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See The Top 5 EVs By Battery Capacity As Of Q3 2021 In US – InsideEVs

In this post we will take a look at the electric cars, SUVs and pickups launched (or soon to be launched) in the U.S. with the highest battery capacity.
It’s an interesting time to make such a comparison as Tesla is no longer the lone leader as it used to be a few years ago, when it was the only model with up to  100 kWh battery.
Let’s see the current numbers, which are far higher than 24 kWh Nissan LEAF in 2010.
The number five in our Top 5 is the refreshed Tesla Model S/Model X duo, which as far as we know has about a 100 kWh battery (reportedly 99 kWh).
That’s only slighly more than some newer EVs like Ford Mustang Mach-E (98.8 kWh) and a few kWh more than Audi e-tron/Audi e-tron Sportback (95 kWh), Porsche Taycan/Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo/Audi e-tron GT (93.4 kWh).
In the Long Range version, the Model S can get up to 405 miles (652 km) of EPA range out of that battery.
Number four is the upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQS, which is promised to be launched in the Fall of this year with a usable battery capacity of 107.8 kWh, which makes us believe that the total might be at roughly 115 kWh (maybe more).
The EPA range with such a large pack is lower than we anticipated, but still a solid 350 miles (547 km).
Next on the list is the recently launched Lucid Air with the largest battery ever used in a series production passenger car at 118 kWh (total capacity, we believe).
This battery, combined with a very high efficiency of the car, translated into an all-time record EPA range rating of 520 miles (837 km). We will rarely see those cars at charging stations, because mostly they will need just home and destination charging.
The 118 kWh battery is for the initial Dream Edition version, while the more regular Grand Touring will be equipped with a 112 kWh (range will be similar due to higher efficiency).
The Rivian R1T pickup and upcoming Rivian R1S SUV are equipped with an even bigger, double-stacked battery pack that is estimated to have a capacity of about 135 kWh.
Despite the size and weight, the R1T and R1S actually has a relatively high range of over 300 miles on a single charge.
The R1T pickup will get an even bigger battery option of about 180 kWh for some 400 miles (644 km) of EPA range, which should keep it in the top 5 for quite some time.
Finally, the largest of them all – the GMC Hummer EV – scheduled for the market launch before the end of this year. It has monstrous dimensions and an equally big, but not disclosed yet, battery capacity. We estimate that it must be around 200 kWh.
The range is expected to exceed 350 miles (563 km), which would mean that it will eat a kWh every two miles or so.
The GMC Hummer EV will be followed by the GMC Hummer EV SUV in 2023 with mirrored specs (see both here).
* estimated/unofficial values
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Deidre Richardson is a tech enthusiast who loves to cover the latest news on smartphones, tablets, and mobile gadgets. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A, History/Music), you can always find her rocking her Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and LG Nexus 5 on a regular basis.