Top 10 Electric Cars to Watch Out for in 2024

Upon hitting the market in 2024, Honda’s Prologue midsize electric vehicle (EV) will in fact compete with other available EVs which include Audi Q4 e-tron, Ford Mustang Mach-E and Nissan Ariya, and likely, even Volkswagen ID.4.

Yet buyers will choose exactly how much range they want, from 310 to 450 miles, thanks to the modular electric-drive architecture of Volkswagen’s MEB platform, and fast-charging capabilities on the long-range model.

Hyundai Ioniq 5

Hyundai’s all-electric poster boy has peak outputs of 204bhp and 295 lb ft: impressive figures that send a 2.2-tonne car from rest to 60mph in seven seconds and charge around Europe’s finest corners with real conviction. But it’s the handling that impresses most.

As with previous N models, it includes different drive modes to tailor performance to your ability (and affect) and insure the authentic N experience – even the automatic gearbox is ‘feels like’ a manual.

Ford Mach-E

The Mustang Mach-E crossover still wears the pony badge that’s on the Mustang GT, only the all-electric vehicle offers one of the most enjoyable driving cars you can buy right now, while still having ample space for four usable seats plus decent luggage room.

Prices start at PS101,765 for an ID.7 Pro Match with a claimed 384-mile range, all the way up to the 1093bhp flagship Turbo GT.

Volvo XC40 Recharge

    Enhanced cooling management ensures improved performance: as standard, the 82kWh battery delivers a range of 500km on a single charge and, within eight hours at home, or in 28 minutes on a fast-charger (10-88 per cent), care and maintenance can also be done autonomously.

    It has a decent-sized, roomy cabin with a good pickup. However, its direct competitors are more quality-oriented, offering better ergonomics when it comes to space and comfort.

    Hyundai Ioniq

    Hyundai’s all-electric Ioniq, meanwhile, is this generation’s go-to zero-emissions commuter car and road-tripping companion – it has excellent safety features that will help spot pedestrians and vehicles, while the infotainment system is super-easy to figure out on the fly.

    It provides a spacious cabin and driving amenities, including one of the best warranties in the industry, and one of the most configurable regenerative braking systems – maximum customisability!

    BMW i3

    GM hopes BMW i3 will show the world that electric cars can look as smart and classy as the kind powered by gas. The battery has recently been upgraded for increased driver-friendliness, offering up to 395 miles of range per charge.

    It has seating for four, but with rear-hinged doors it has a cramped rear seat and one small touch to make car ownership with a tiny pack more tolerable.

    BMW i8

    The BMW i8 EV is a supercar with a very unsupercar-like all-electric range of 231 miles, which can be charged on a 50kW Level 3 fast charger in as little as 30 minutes. The striking EV6 crossover from Kia not only offers good acceleration, but also a sporty handling and a great interior for people who don’t have much money to spend on a green car.

    Nissan Leaf

    Its instantaneous power delivery and need for no shifting on the road makes for a more natural ride, and its Long Range model can travel up to 390 miles between charges.

    It’s the best possible EV out there, and one that is fun to drive, reliable and downright practical. Now that’s a mouthful! When you toss in a selection of techie aftermarket accessories, this characterization of the Nissan LEAF starts to make some sense.

    Tesla Model 3

    Whether the Tesla Model 3, with its estimated range, spacious cabin and avant-garde styling at an affordable price, was going to emerge as another epic-selling EV, and appeals to a wider market than just those with a Noah’s Ark saving account were definitely going to gain traction for the EV industry.

    Don’t be surprised if the 2024 iteration of this luxury SUV offers greater range, higher-quality materials inside and out, and face-flattening acceleration, too. All we can hope is that its on-board infotainment offers better integration of electric drive features.

    Volkswagen ID.4

    Its electric SUV will be among the most inexpensive of its kind, enabling it to qualify for a $7,500 federal tax credit. Including normal driver assist features such as lane departure warning as standard equipment is an additional advantage.

    Aiming to compete with rival luxury combustion-engined models, this luxury SUV is bound to have cool exterior and interior styling, as well as a strong battery for the same approximate 379-mile range.

    Fiat 500e

    Now that electric vehicles are offered by an ever-growing number of manufacturers at a wider range of prices, with more cruising ranges and options available for purchase, it has never been easier to make the switch to an EV. My beloved EV is actually the Fiat 500e (it is even an eligible green car for rebates) and I can confirm that with this car, going electric has never been simpler, even with this diminutive vehicle.​

    BMW i7 electric sedan, outside stylish and roomy, perform with the assured acceleration and confidence of a large luxury car, while still handling well.

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