2016 Tesla Model S
2016 Tesla Model SEnlarge Photo
2017 Tesla Model S and Model X (both priced at $70,000 or higher)
Both the Tesla Model S and Model X offer at least 200 miles of range, but at prices significantly higher than what the majority of new-car shoppers can afford.
Tesla has changed the specifications, features, available versions, and prices of both cars several times during 2017, so shoppers should use that company's online configurators for the latest details on each model.
Ranges vary from more than 200 miles to 335 miles for the Model S 100D version with a 100-kwh battery pack.
While multiple automakers seek to achieve 100- and 200-mile ranges at mainstream prices, Tesla was the first automaker to break the 300-mile barrier with a mass-produced battery-electric car.
2017 Kia Soul EV
2017 Kia Soul EVEnlarge Photo
Cars that didn't make the cut
Not every electric car currently on sale in the U.S. can muster 100 miles of range, though.
The Kia Soul EV comes close, with 93 miles of range, while the Honda Clarity Electric is rated at 89 miles of range. The Mercedes-Benz B250e, which has been withdrawn for 2018, is rated at 87 miles of range.
All three are low-volume models sold only states deemed by their manufacturers to be sufficiently friendly to electric cars.
The Fiat 500e is rated at 84 miles, and is a compliance car sold only in California and Oregon.
2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEVEnlarge Photo
The 2016 Chevrolet Spark EV was sold only in those states and Maryland, with an EPA-rated 82 miles of range.
It was replaced by the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV, now sold in all 50 states, and the last Spark EV units were sold in early 2017.
The redesigned 2018 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive went on sale in the U.S. at midyear, and the 2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV actually suffered a range downgrade, going from its traditional 62 miles to a mere 59 miles.
The little i-MiEV too has been withdrawn from the U.S. market after just 2,000 units were sold over several model years.