When considering investing in an electric vehicle, one of the most natural concerns is what its range will be. Perhaps you wonder how far can you travel between charges? Maybe you’re concerned you could get a flat-battery mid-journey?

The good news is that most EVs on the market have a decent driving range that will easily get you from A to B and beyond. To give you reassurance, we explore everything you need to know about how far you can travel with an electric vehicle.

How far can I travel with one charge?

Every EV make and model is different so will offer varying ranges. The average range on an EV is between 300-400km. In Australia, the EV with the longest range currently is the 2024 Polestar 2 Long Range Single Motor. Capable of travelling 654km on just one charge, this vehicle’s mighty battery gives the car long-lasting power.

Considering that a first-generation Nissan LEAF that was introduced in 2011 only had a maximum range of 175km, EV’s have come a long way in the last decade, and their ranges will only increase as battery technology progresses and prices continue to come down.

How often will I need to charge my EV?

In short it depends on how often you use it and what your EV’s range is. On average, Australian cars drive 36.4km per day. Assuming your EV has the average range, you would only need to charge it about once a week.

Of course, you don’t have to fully charge it every time. In fact, to maximise the battery’s longevity, EV manufacturers recommend it’s charged between 20% – 80%.

Be confident in the knowledge that you will be able to go around your day-to-day tasks or regular commute without having to power-up multiple times.

What can I do to extend my EV’s battery life?

When an EV battery is fully charged then fully discharged, it’s called a cycle. Similar to a mobile phone, the more cycles that are spent over time, the further the battery’s capacity will deplete and be able to last as long.

To maximise the lithium-ion battery’s number of cycles, and support your EV’s range capabilities be mindful of:


Excessive cold or heat could damage the EV battery. Too cold and it will need energy to heat itself up, depleting range, so warm the car up when it’s still plugged in.


It’s recommended you keep speeds under 104kph to keep the car running at an optimal state of efficiency.


Poorly inflated tyres or poor-quality tyres can result in excess battery drainage and range loss.


  • The average range on an EV is between 300-400km.
  • If your EV has a range similar to the median, you will likely have to charge it around once a week.
  • Extend you EV’s range and battery life by being aware of the car temperature, keeping it under 104kph and making sure the tyres are in good order.

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