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The Best New Electric Cars In 2024 (For All Sizes & Budgets)

  • Feb 1, 2024
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The Best New Electric Cars In 2024 (For All Sizes & Budgets)

This year will see all the world’s biggest manufacturers reveal a new generation of all-electric models across the pricing and sizing spectrum. As many companies are now on their second or even third generation of EV tech, lessons have been learned and the software experience has been far more intimately integrated into the physical hardware underneath the skin.

If you’re thinking of taking the plunge into an EV, there will almost certainly be a model or two that’ll take your fancy in the list below.

Audi Q6 E-Tron

2024 is a huge year for Audi, with a myriad of next-generation EV models on their way. And it’ll all kick off with the eagerly awaited Q6 E-Tron.

This midsize SUV will be the centre of Audi’s reformed range, not only running on a whole new platform but also introducing all sorts of new tech features. This includes a revamped interior with huge new digital interfaces and fresh materials.

For the first time, Audi will offer a passenger display, while outside new generation OLED rear lighting and Digital LED headlights will debut a new era of lighting tech. Due to be revealed in full early this year and on sale sometime after summer, get ready for what might be the new standard in electric SUVs.

Renault 5

Renault might well be the coolest new name in EVs in 2024 with the rebirth of its iconic R5. Just like the new MINI and Fiat 500, the Renault 5 E-Tech has taken the style of its 1980s hatchback and translated it into a new-age EV that is the first in a whole new generation of Renault models.

First revealed in Concept form way back in 2020, the Renault 5 production car emulates the concept’s details, while offering an affordable yet still very funky overall package.

Porsche Macan EV

Porsche’s new all-electric Macan is the next revolutionary EV model coming in 2024, replacing the popular petrol-powered model for this all-new electric replacement. The new Macan will be more expensive than the current model, but then it’s also bigger and full of even more tech inside the cabin, replacing one of Porsche’s older models.

Under the skin, it uses the same cutting-edge 800V electrical architecture as the Taycan, and should be able to deliver up to 380 miles of range in the more efficient base model.

Those wanting all the bells and whistles can opt for the Turbo, which is all about speed, reaching 62mph in just 3.3 seconds.

Volvo EX90

It was the seven-seater Volvo XC90 that helped position Volvo from being a boring mum-and-dad brand into something much cooler, and the new seven-seat EX90 will likely do much the same when it arrives later this year.

This all-new pure electric family SUV majors in safety and sustainability, but does so with the typical Swedish cool the brand’s now associated with. Its digital interfaces are underpinned by Google, which is integrated right into the system unlocking the best navigation, assistant and search functions in the car world.

The new EX90 is also extremely plush and luxurious, making it a do-all family car that appeals as much now as the original XC90 did back in the early 2000s.

Lotus Emeya

The new era of Lotus is already here, with the massive Eletre SUV currently on sale, but it’s the saloon-shaped Emeya due later this year which should translate Lotus’s sporty image with sustainable motoring even more cleanly.

The Emeya is what Lotus is hoping to rival the Porsche Taycan and Audi RS E-Tron GT, two models that are leading the charge in offering a four-door package with extreme performance and luxury.

Lotus hasn’t just done this by building a sleek saloon, but it’s also created a next-level interior that’s unlike any of its rivals, with plush materials, clever design features and cutting-edge tech.

Porsche Taycan

You’re probably thinking this isn’t a new car for 2024, but Porsche is working on some big updates for its sporty EV – namely injecting over 1,000bhp into its new Tesla Plaid-baiting flagship.

Porsche has already gone to work lapping it around the Nurburgring, while also previewing new technology it’ll use to keep all that power on the ground. This includes a world-class suspension system that, like a McLaren 750S, is truly independent.

In fact, we’d imagine there isn’t much this side of a McLaren that would be able to keep up with the new Taycan when it arrives later this year – yours with five seats, four doors and two boots.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 N

This Hyundai Ioniq 5 N might just look like a chavved-up version of its funky electric SUV, but the difference between the two is far more dramatic than you might think.

This is Hyundai’s first all-electric N model, and while it may still have two electric motors and a battery pack between them, it will drive completely differently from any other EV on sale in the UK. That’s because if you select the right driver mode, the Ioniq 5 N will display a rev-counter on the driver’s display and start emanating a noise reminiscent of the i30 N hot hatchback.

The paddles behind the steering wheel can then virtually change gear, and when you do the e-motors will jolt, giving you the impression that it’s done just that. In the quest to make EVs fun to drive, Hyundai is way out in front. Oh, we forgot to mention, it has over 600bhp too.

Cadillac Celestiq

The American car brands have never been particularly subtle with their luxury or sports cars, but the Celestiq is something on a totally different level. For its first generation of EVs, General Motors – the company behind Chevrolet, Cadillac and GMC – decided to go all out and create some wild machines.

This concept car-like luxury saloon is massive, at nearly 6 meters long, and will cost over $300,000 – comparable to Bentleys, Maybachs and even entry-level Rolls-Royce. It hopes to be able to compete by offering even more opulence and personalisation than those aforementioned cars, as well as a road presence that’s unlike anything else on sale.

The Celestiq is an extreme example of what the Americans can do if they throw caution to the wind – there’s no subtlety here, and we’re all for it.

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