Top 10 Electric Cars to Look Out For in 2024January 4, 2024 0 By Kelly Ben
The iconic minicar makes its return as an electric car in 2024 with sleek design and impressive specs. A dual motor version provides 576hp for acceleration from zero to 60 in just 3.2 seconds!
Tesla’s mass market Model 3 sedan and Y SUV provide broad appeal, qualifying fully for federal EV tax credits. If luxury is more your style, Mercedes-Benz EQS and BMW i7 models offer solutions.
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1. Tesla Model Y
The Tesla Model Y electric SUV stands out as one of the most fuel-efficient and fastest accelerating on the market, thanks to its sleek design and cutting-edge technologies that are both popular among consumers and makes a statement about their environmental consciousness.
It boasts impressive driving range, with the Long Range version covering an estimated 330 miles on a charge. Meanwhile, Performance models can accelerate from 0-60mph in only 3.5 seconds! However, this car carries a steep price tag and slow charging times.
2. Kia EV5
Kia’s EV5 delivers all of the technology, practicality, and design features found on its flagship EV9 model in an easily accessible package aimed at appealing to tech-minded millennial buyers.
Inside, dual 12.3-inch displays handle gauges and infotainment functions while a separate 5-inch display handles climate controls. There’s wireless CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility along with driver assistance features like remote smart parking assist and highway driving assist – promising an exceptional driving experience.
3. Ford Explorer
Ford Explorer SUVs feature various fuel economy options. Their most frugal turbo four model achieves an EPA-estimated 21 city and 28 highway mpg rating; while hybrid powertrain models boast impressive 27 city/29 highway gas mileage.
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4. Mercedes-Benz EQS
Mercedes’ first zero-emissions S-Class sedan, the EQS offers premium comfort, impressive tech features, and an incredible 350-mile range.
The EQS is the ultimate luxury electric vehicle available today. Featuring an aerodynamic body designed for comfort and aerodynamic efficiency as well as an exquisite interior, its 56-inch MBUX Hyperscreen display and driver assistance technologies; luxury buyers have finally had a car to match them!
5. BMW i7
The BMW i7 stands out with its spacious cabin and smooth ride. Additionally, advanced driver assistance technologies such as adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping steering can be added for extra safety on long motorway drives.
BMW’s i7 is an innovative electric vehicle built from scratch to blend sustainability and luxury. Boasting a massive battery that provides ample range, as well as fast charging capabilities, its design stands out as one of the premier sustainable luxury offerings on the market today.
6. Lucid Air Sapphire
Lucid Motors’ $249,000 Sapphire is an advanced version of their flagship Air sedan. Equipped with an eye-popping triple motor electric drivetrain capable of breathtaking acceleration and an estimated range of 427 miles.
It can go from zero to 60 in just 1.89 seconds and will easily lap a drag strip or road course, even outstripping the $2 million Rimac Nevera in horsepower output. No other all-electric sedan offers such power and range.
7. Nissan Ariya
Even with its heavy kerb weight, the Ariya is enjoyable to drive thanks to light steering and progressive pedals that encourage acceleration when needed. Unfortunately, its heavy reliance on regenerative braking at high speeds means abrupt brake stops if this feature is engaged – this vehicle needs to feel responsive!
Engage and Evolve+ trims of this front-wheel drive electric vehicle offer up to 226 miles between charges. Opting for the dual motor e-4ORCE will increase this figure even further to 272 miles!
8. Mercedes-Benz B-Class
Mercedes-Benz B-Class EVs offer moderate pricing with an 88-mile range EPA estimate, placing them slightly behind rival models like the BMW i3 and Chevy Bolt.
The B-Class offers many standard features, such as blind-spot monitoring, lane keep assist and parking assistance with Parktronic. In addition, its radar-based regenerative braking system enables drivers to customize it on the fly for optimal driving performance.
9. Lexus RZ
Lexus has made waves in the luxury electric car market with their RZ. Boasting a high-density lithium-ion battery and all-wheel drive capability, its driving experience will leave you breathless.
Lexus’ first dedicated EV model exudes luxury while also featuring some cutting-edge tech like One Motion Grip and a head-up display.
10. Smart EV 9
Kia’s three-row electric SUV stands out with its striking style and innovative tech features. The EV9 is simple to operate with smooth acceleration and effortless parking capabilities.
The EV9 rides on a platform shared by Kia’s Telluride and Hyundai Palisade three-row crossovers. Rivian’s R1S and Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV start well above its expected price point; Genesis’ GV60 will also compete against it.