2024 Electric Cars List: 49 models to watch out for [Update]

Update: ‘Audi A6 Electric,’ ‘Audi Q6 e-tron,’ ‘Audi Q6 Sportback e-tron,’ ‘Cadillac Optiq,’ ‘Chevrolet Blazer EV,’ ‘Chevrolet Equinox EV,’ ‘New Fiat 500e,’ ‘Hyundai Ioniq 5 N,’ ‘ Jeep Recon,’ ‘Jeep Wagoneer S,’ ‘Lucid Gravity,’ ‘Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV,’ ‘Polestar 4,’ ‘Range Rover EV,’ ‘Rolls-Royce Spectre,’ ‘Tesla Cybertruck,’ ‘VW ID.7,’ and ‘VW ID. Buzz’ updated and ‘Kia EV4’ added.

The auto industry is undergoing a paradigm shift due to the carbon neutrality goals in North America, Europe, and China, and top automakers are preparing a massive ZEV onslaught to bring down their average emissions. 2024 will likely be the year with the highest number of new electric car unveils and launches. 40+ new EV models are either debuting or launching for customers, and unsurprisingly most are SUVs. Many of the new 2024 electric car models will be vehicles designed from the outset to run solely on electric power.

Below we have listed many EVs that have been unveiled recently as either they haven’t been shown in regional specifications (launched only in the home or limited markets) or they aren’t physically available yet in most countries. Detailed information on these upcoming electric cars or electric pickup truck models can be found in the links placed in the descriptions.

Acura ZDX

Acura ZDX Type S front three quarter Monterey Car Week 2023
The Acura ZDX is the brand’s most powerful SUV to date. Image Source: Acura

The 2024 Acura ZDX, the Japanese premium brand’s first all-electric model, is a mid-size SUV built on the same platform as the Chevrolet Blazer EV. Designed at the Acura Design Studio in SoCal, it has references to the Acura Precision EV Concept and its shape looks quite similar to that of the Blazer EV.

Acura has announced the 2024 ZDX in A-Spec and Type S variants. A-Spec will be available in single-motor RWD and dual-motor AWD configurations. The single-motor RWD configuration generates 340 hp, and it’s powered by a 102 kWh battery pack, estimated to deliver a range of 325 miles. The dual-motor AWD configuration uses the same battery but consumes more energy, so it’s expected to deliver a range of 315 miles, which is a negligible drop.

The performance-oriented Type S variant sports a dual-motor AWD powertrain that develops 500 horsepower. It uses the same battery pack, which is expected to give it a range of 288 miles. While the A-Spec variant has a fixed coil suspension with reactive dampers, the Type S variant boasts air suspension with adaptive dampers.

The Acura ZDX will become available to pre-order in the U.S. soon, and customer deliveries are to commence in early 2024. Prices will start in the USD 60,000 (A-Spec)/USD 70,000 (ZDX) range.

Audi A6 Electric

2024 Audi A6 Electric (Audi E6) render
The Audi A6 Electric, riding on the PPE Platform, will compete with the BMW i5, Mercedes EQE, Tesla Model S, and Lucid Air. TopElectricSUV’s rendition of the future model pictured.

The Audi A6 Electric, the production version of the Audi A6 e-tron concept from Auto Shanghai 2021, will likely debut in early 2024. Its design will be nearly identical to the show car.

Designed and engineered as an electric car from the outset, the Audi A6 Electric will most likely be available in single-motor RWD and dual-motor AWD variants, with the former focused on energy efficiency and range and the latter targeted at customers seeking higher performance, better handling, and all-weather capability.

A large battery pack with an installed (gross) energy storage capacity of about 100 kWh is a given, be it as part of standard specification or optional. Expect it to deliver an EPA-est. range of up to around 325 miles. With a peak charging power of up to no less than 270 kW, expect a 5-80% DC fast-charging session to take less than 25 minutes.

The Audi A6 Electric will enter production in November 2024, as per a report Hanadelsblatt (via Electrive) released on November 18, 2023. Thus, we expect its world premiere to take place in mid-2024 and its customer deliveries in the U.S. to start in early 2025.

Audi Q6 e-tron

Audi Q6 e-tron prototype front three quarter dynamic
The Q6 e-tron will premiere at the end of the year, and should go on sale in the U.S. in 2024, with a starting price of over USD 60,000. Image Source: Audi

The Audi Q6 e-tron will be the Volkswagen Group’s first model to ride on the Porsche-Audi co-developed PPE platform. Unlike the e-tron’s MLB Evo, PPE is a dedicated EV architecture.

The Q6 e-tron features Matrix LED headlights with new daytime running lights and second-gen OLED rear lights, both giving customers greater personalization with the flexibility to choose from up to eight digital light signatures.

Another significant difference compared to the Q4 is the 800-volt charging system instead of a 400-volt charging system. Up to 600 PS (592 hp) of power, 600 km (373 miles) of WLTP range, a more spacious cabin, and an all-new Android Automotive OS-based infotainment system are other things customers can look forward to. Gathering from media reports and spy photos, standard, SQ6, and RSQ6 variants are planned.

Audi plans to unveil the Q6 e-tron in Spring 2024, as per an Automobilwoche report dated November 28, 2023. The new electric SUV should start arriving at U.S. Audi dealers around the second half of 2024.

Audi Q6 Sportback e-tron

The Audi Q6 family would include a coupe version called ‘Audi Q6 Sportback e-tron.’ While more aerodynamic than the standard model, the SUV-coupe will offer a marginally higher driving range, a more engaging driving experience, and sportier styling. It could debut on the same stage, like how the Q4 Sportback e-tron was unveiled alongside the Q4 e-tron. The Audi Q6 Sportback e-tron should be launched soon after the regular SUV, and more details, including the first look, should be available in 2024.

Buick Electra E6/Buick Electra E7

Buick Electra concept front three quarter
The first Buick EV to be launched in the U.S. will likely be a large electric SUV. Buick Electra concept pictured for reference. Image Source: GM

Buick, GM’s brand that’s out to regain its lost glory in the U.S., may find its way back as it transforms itself into an EV-only brand by 2030. The first Buick EV in the U.S. will arrive in 2024 and be part of a model series with the Electra name, GM has confirmed. We think it’ll be called ‘Electra E6’ or ‘Electra E7.’ We expect design elements from the Chinese-spec E5 and the Wildcat concept to inspire the design of the U.S.-bound crossover.

The Buick Electra E6 or Buick Electra E7 will likely be a large electric SUV comparable to the Cadillac Lyriq in GM’s line-up. It may come in a single-motor RWD variant with a ~325 hp powertrain and a dual-motor AWD variant with a ~450 hp powertrain. A 102 kWh battery pack could be standard, and it may provide an EPA-est. range of over 300 miles.

The prices of the first Buick EV in the U.S. may undercut the Cadillac Lyriq and start at around USD 55,000.

Cadillac Celestiq

The Cadillac Celestiq is GM’s ultimate sedan, offering the swankiest design, most advanced technologies, and most luxurious cabin to date, all with zero tailpipe emissions.

2024 Cadillac Celestiq front three quarter right side
Production of the ultra-luxurious Celestiq will take place at GM’s Global Technical Center in Warren, Michigan. Image Source: Cadillac

The Celestiq features many futuristic technologies to appeal to young luxury car customers. One of them is a Fixed Smart Glass Roof featuring Suspended Particle Device (SPD) technology that allows setting four dimmable zones. For most customers, the biggest attraction should be the two screens — one for the driver and one for the front passenger — placed under a single pane of glass on the dashboard, stretching pillar-to-pillar and measuring 55 inches diagonally. Another highlight is the Ultra Cruise “door-to-door” autonomous driving system, an evolution of the Super Cruise.

Based on the GM BEV3 skateboard platform, the Celestiq looks way more spacious than its gas-powered rivals. It has a comfort-focused 2+2 seating layout. Two electric motors, one on each axle, produce a GM-estimated 600 hp and 640 lb.-ft. of torque. Energy for these motors comes from a 111 kWh battery pack that delivers a GM-est. range of 300 miles. A 0-60 mph sprint takes just 3.8 seconds!

The Celestiq’s production may begin in the final weeks of the year, and customer deliveries could commence in 2024. Prices should start at over USD 300,000. Clients have to custom-order the Celestiq at Cadillac House at Vanderbilt, a new, dedicated retail outlet located on GM’s Global Technical Center campus in Warren, Michigan. GM named the new retail facility in honor of 1950s Cadillac designer Suzanne Vanderbilt, one of only a few women in automotive design at that time.

Cadillac Optiq

2025 Cadillac Optiq front three quarter
The Cadillac compact EV is GM’s Tesla Model Y rival, riding on the Ultium platform. Image Source: GM

The Cadillac Optiq is a luxury compact SUV slotted below the Lyriq. Similar to the larger model, it wears a sleek and sporty design with a low hood, vertical headlights, and a smooth covered panel in place of a traditional grille. The interior is expected to be sophisticated, sporting high-end features, a low-profile dashboard, and a curved ultra-wide cockpit display.

As per the MIIT declaration chart from China, the Optiq is slightly smaller than the Lyriq. Targeted at younger customers, it sits on the dedicated Ultium EV platform, offering plenty of space and features. It is likely to retail in 150 kW or 180 kW motor options and different battery pack sizes, potentially providing an EPA-estimated range of 300+ miles in the U.S.

The Cadillac compact EV will compete with the Tesla Model Y, Lexus RZ, and Audi Q4 e-tron. Production and sales should begin in 2024. Prices should start slightly north of USD 50,000.

Cadillac Escalade Electric

Cadillac Escalade IQ front three quarter
The Cadillac Escalade IQ is GM’s most aerodynamic full-size SUV. Image Source: GM

The Cadillac Escalade IQ is a testament that there is no vehicle too large for complete electrification. In terms of size, it slots between the Escalade and Escalade ESV.

The pure-electric Escalade uses a battery pack with an energy storage capacity of over 200 kWh, which GM estimates will deliver a range of 450 miles. Two permanent magnet synchronous motors, one at the front and one at the rear, produce 680 hp and 615 lb.-ft. of torque. A boost function allows temporarily increasing the system power and total torque to 750 hp and 785 lb.-ft., respectively, and hitting 0 to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds.

The Escalade IQ accommodates up to seven occupants and packs features like 24-inch wheels with 35-inch tires, Four-Wheel Steer, dashboard-integrated curved LED displays, massaging seats, 36-speaker AKG Studio Reference audio system, V2H, and V2L. It will go on sale in late 2024, with prices starting at around USD 130,000 (incl. destination charges).

Chevrolet Blazer EV

2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV RS front three quarter live image
The Blazer EV features a hunkered-down stance and a design that gives it a more upmarket appeal than the gas-engined model. It will challenge the Mustang Mach-E and the Model Y. Image Source: GM

The 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV is a zero-emission alternative to the Blazer midsize SUV that arrived in June 2018. The electric vehicle is available in 2LT, RS, and SS (Super Sport) trims for individual customers, and a pursuit-rated Police Pursuit Vehicle (PPV) trim for police forces. Additional trims will be available for other fleets and commercial customers as well. Customer deliveries of the RS trim in AWD are underway, but the full line-up will become available in 2024.

The Blazer EV features five seats, a flat floor, a 17.7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and an 11-inch digital instrument cluster. The RS and SS trims additionally feature unique trim and design cues, with the RS having blue and red contrast stitching and the RS featuring Adrenaline Red suede microfiber seats and Argon Orange accents (optional). The front seats of these trims are heated and ventilated as standard. Additionally, the SS trim has heated rear outboard seats, an option in the RS trim.

The Blazer EV delivers an EPA-est. range of 279 miles in the 2LT AWD and RS AWD trims. It is expected to get a rating of 293 miles in the 2LT FWD trim, 320 miles in the RS RWD trim, and 290 miles in the SS AWD trim. It allows charging at up to 11.5 kW (AC)/190 kW (DC). Customer deliveries of the Blazer EV have commenced.

TrimStarting PriceSales Commencement Timeline
2LT AWDUSD 56,715Fall 2023
RS AWDUSD 60,215Started
RS RWDUSD 61,790December 2023
SS AWDTBDSpring 2024
Chevrolet Blazer EV prices in the U.S. (Source: GM Authority)

Chevrolet Equinox EV

The Chevy Equinox EV is a compact SUV that rivals the VW ID.4. It is not available to reserve yet, but prospective customers can sign up for updates on the Chevrolet U.S. website.

2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV charging port
The Chevy Equinox EV will be available in a sportier RS trim, and is one of the important upcoming electric cars for the American market. Image Source: GM

The Chevrolet Equinox EV features a bolder and sportier design compared to the gas-engined Equinox, and though it looks smaller and squarer, it could be more spacious, as it appears to have a long wheelbase compared to the overall length, courtesy of GM’s BEV2 dedicated EV platform.

The Equinox EV features a more upmarket interior with a sleeker dashboard, a fully digital instrument cluster, a floating touchscreen infotainment system, horizontally positioned, slim central AC vents, and a more compact climate control panel. It will be available with GM’s Super Cruise autonomous driving system.

GM will offer the Equinox EV with a 210 hp/242 lb.-ft. single-motor powertrain in FWD configurations and a 290 hp/346 lb.-ft. dual-motor powertrain in AWD configurations. The company has indicated two battery pack options will be available. Depending on the configuration, the range will vary between 250 and 300 miles. Do note all these figures are GM estimates, and the final values might be slightly different.

The Chevrolet Equinox EV will start reaching U.S. dealerships in early 2024. The full line-up will become available in mid-2024, though. Prices start at USD 34,995 and will likely go up to over USD 50,000.

Chevrolet Silverado EV

Chevrolet Silverado EV RST side profile
The Chevy Silverado EV will have versions priced from MSRP of USD 50,000 to USD 105,000 (plus DFC) when it hits the market in 2023.

GM’s could steal the Ford F-150 Lightning’s thunder if it gets its first mainstream all-electric pickup right, the Chevrolet Silverado Electric. The Silverado EV will debut on the market this year with the WT (Work Truck) variant offering GM’s longest-range battery pack with an EPA-estimated range of 450 miles on a single charge. However, the full line-up will become available in 2024.

The Silverado EV RST will generate up to 754 hp and 785 lb-ft of torque in the ‘Wide Open Watts Mode,’ enabling a GM-estimated 0-60 mph time of under 4.5 seconds. The Silverado EV WT has a dual-motor powertrain producing 510 hp and 615 lb.-ft. of torque. It delivers an EPA-est. range of 450 miles.

On October 3, 2022, GM announced along with its Q3 2022 results that it has 170,000 Silverado EV reservations. The company has started production of the Silverado EV fleet spec, and retail sales (RST version) are expected to commence soon.

New Fiat 500e

New Fiat 500e 3+1 convertible hatchback charging
The Fiat 500e will arrive in the U.S. four years after its official reveal. Image Source: Stellantis

The new Fiat 500e, introduced globally in March 2020, is coming to U.S. dealerships in early 2024. Globally, the 2024 Fiat 500e comes in two-door hatchback, three-door hatchback, and two-door cabriolet versions. Only the two-door hatchback version will be available in the U.S., with a 37.3 kWh battery pack that delivers a range of 149 miles.

The 2024 Fiat 500e has a front-mounted motor that produces 118 hp and 162 lb.-ft. of torque, and it can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 8.5 seconds. A one-pedal driving function is available in the electric city car.

At launch, the 2024 500e will be exclusively available in a (RED) Edition grade, for a price of USD 32,500 (excl. USD 1,595 destination fee). 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, electric door handles with e-latch system, 7-inch digital instrument cluster, 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and wireless Android Auto, etc. are some of the key features of the new EV.

Ford Mustang Mach-E refresh

2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Vapor Blue front three quarter
The 2025 Ford Mustang Mach-E could be a facelifted model. Current Mach-E pictured for reference. Image Source: Ford

The Ford Mustang Mach-E will turn four years old in November 2023, and while it has received several significant technical changes in this time, rising competition should call for a facelift. 2024 could be the year a restyled model comes out in the U.S.

We imagine that the improved Mustang Mach-E will feature new bumpers, a revised grille, and tweaked headlights and tail lights. The Blue Oval may extend new options for the wheels, paints, and styling packages. Inside, expect upgraded electronics, new color scheme options, additional sustainability measures, etc.

Ford may upgrade select powertrains of the Mustang Mach-E with the mid-cycle refresh, improving power and torque. We’re also hoping the company makes charging quicker. Fast-charging the current model from 10 to 80% SoC takes 33 minutes. The range figures may also be slightly better than those of the current model, which tops out at 312 miles.

The new Mustang Mach-E could be launched in the second half of next year as a 2025 model.


2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV front
Production of the GMC Hummer EV SUV started earlier this year, but the sales launch of the variants is in a phased manner. Image Source: GM

The GMC Hummer EV SUV, the second GMC supertruck, is on sale in the U.S., but its full line-up launch is scheduled in 2024. The trim line-up is the same as the pickup: EV2, EV2X, EV3X, and Edition 1. Reservations are closed at the moment. As of October 3, 2022, GM had 90,000 reservations for the Hummer EV Pickup and Hummer EV SUV.

GM has started producing and shipping the Hummer EV SUV. Following the Edition 1 trim, the EV2X and EV3X follow. The basic EV2 trim will become available in spring 2024. Interestingly, the SUV costs the same as the pickup in the EV2, EV2X, and EV3X trims. Its Edition 1 trim, costing USD 105,595, is USD 4,700 cheaper than that of the pickup.

The EV2 and EV2X trims will get twin motors producing 625 horsepower, while the EV3X and Edition 1 will boast a tri-motor setup with 830 horsepower. The EV2 trim will likely have a smaller battery pack that provides a range (GM est.) of 259+ miles, although an option to upgrade to a larger battery pack that provides a longer range of 300+ miles will be available. GM estimates 300+ miles of range in all other trims, which means it could employ the latter as standard in them.

Electric Hummer SUV TrimPriceDeliveries
EV2USD 84,650Spring 2024
EV2XUSD 94,650Spring 2023
EV3XUSD 104,650Spring 2023
Edition 1USD 105,595Early 2023
Hummer EV SUV price and release date (Source: GM)

GMC Electric Truck

2024 GMC Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 trailering towing
The GMC Sierra Denali EV has 9,500 lbs. of max towing capacity and up to 1,300 lbs. of payload. It gets features like 16.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 11-inch fully digital instrument cluster, and SuperCruise. Image Source: GMC

GMC has announced its plans to retail the Sierra Denali electric truck in various configurations, featuring different powertrains and battery packs. While specific details are yet to be disclosed, GMC has confirmed that it will offer a maximum range of 400 miles. With regards to performance, the range-topping Denali Edition 1, which is the first edition trim, will come with an impressive 754 horsepower and 785 lb-ft of torque in the Max Power mode.

The Silverado EV’s premium cousin will celebrate its market launch in the United States in the Summer of 2024. Prices (excl. USD 1,795 DFC) of the GMC Sierra EV begin at around USD 50,000 and touch USD 107,000.

Honda CR-V Hydrogen Fuel Cell

2024 Honda CR-V Plug-in Hybrid front three quarter
The Honda CR-V Hydrogen Fuel Cell will have a plug-in feature. CR-V PHEV pictured for reference. Image Source: Honda

The sixth-gen Honda CR-V will combine a plug-in feature with FCEV technology, which should make it more practical than the Hyundai Nexo and Toyota Mirai. It should feature a much larger battery pack than a typical hydrogen FCEV, one that allows it to cover longer distances without using hydrogen.

The Honda CR-V Hydrogen Fuel Cell will be powered by an all-new fuel cell system jointly developed with General Motors and manufactured at a Honda-GM JV plant in Michigan. The newly developed system is officially expected to offer more than double the durability of the 2019 Clarity Fuel Cell’s fuel cell system, at one-third of the cost. V2L capability is likely to be offered in this model, which will come in handy during emergencies and outdoor camping.

The CR-V Hydrogen Fuel Cell will likely be a low-volume model offered only on lease and in select U.S. states. Its production will take place at the company’s Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio. PMC is a small, specialty manufacturing facility, previously responsible for the Acura NSX.

Honda Prologue

The 2024 Honda Prologue will be the brand’s first electric SUV in this region and is expected to usher in a new era for Honda in North America. Pre-sales of the Prologue EV will start in 2023, with customer deliveries in the U.S. beginning in early 2024.

2024 Honda Prologue exterior
The Prologue is a joint effort between Honda’s American and Japanese design studios, while it was the automaker’s first model to be mostly designed using VR technology. Image Source: Honda

Featuring a traditionally modern crossover SUV body with a sporty but stylish ‘Neo-rugged’ design language, the 192-inch-long Prologue will be positioned alongside the Passport but above the CR-V in the U.S.

Honda’s EV packs an 11-inch digital instrument cluster, an 11.3-inch touch-infotainment system supporting wireless Apple CarPlay and wireless Android Auto, 7×3-inch head-up display, dual USB Type-C ports in the center console, an automatic HVAC system with physical controls, and a cabin boasting over 102.6 cubic feet of room. Underpinning the 2024 Prologue EV is GM’s BEV3 platform that’s found in the Cadillac Lyriq and Chevrolet Blazer EV.

The Prologue has independent front & rear suspension and is expected to be a comfortable cruiser with competent driving dynamics for the class. It will be available in a single-motor 2WD variant and a dual-motor AWD variant, both with an 85 kWh battery pack. The latter’s powertrain produces 288 hp and 333 lb.-ft. of torque.

The 85 kWh battery pack can be charged at up to 155 kW, and with just about ten minutes of charging, up to 65 miles of range can be added to it. On a full charge, it should deliver a range of up to 300 miles.

Further info should be released in a few months.

Honda Pilot-sized EV concept

New Honda eN SUV concept front three quarter
A new mid- to large-size Honda EV is coming stateside in 2026. It could be a pure-electric alternative to the Honda Pilot. Image Source (unrelated): Honda

Honda plans to launch a new mid- to large-size EV that has its electrical and electronic components running on its new E&E architecture. Unlike the Prologue, it will be based on a dedicated EV platform developed by Honda, not GM.

We think the mid- to -large-size model will slot above the Prologue. It will likely be a three-row electric SUV that competes with the Kia EV9 and Hyundai Ioniq 7, giving Honda Pilot customers an in-house upgrade option. The launch is still some time off, but Honda may unveil a concept version in 2024.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 N

2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N front three quarters view
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N will take just 3.4 seconds for a 0-62 mph sprint, and can reach a top speed of 260 kmph (161.5 mph). Pictured is TopElectricSUV’s rendering.

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N is Hyundai Motor Company’s first high-performance EV. Competing with the Kia EV6 GT, it sports uprated motors, a bigger battery, new battery management system, a stiffer suspension setup, wider tracks, lighter wheels wrapped in stickier tires, and an electronic limited-slip rear differential that allows for torque vectoring, electronic dampers, drift mode, and sport suspension.

The dual-motor Hyundai Ioniq 5 N’s powertrain produces 448 kW (609 PS), with a ‘Boost’ output of 478 kW (650 PS). The car features a new 84 kWh battery pack, and the EV’s EPA-est. range could be around 250 miles. It comes with N e-shift and N Active Sound+, which produces artificial effects to lift up the sensory experience of the driver.

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N will start arriving at U.S. dealerships in March 2024.

Hyundai Ioniq 7

Hyundai Ioniq 7 2024 production SUV design render
The Hyundai Ioniq 7 will compete with the Kia EV9 and VinFast VF 9 in the U.S. Pictured is TopElectricSUV’s rendering.

Customers looking for a large family SUV that offers spacious three-row seating and loads of luggage space will be the target of the E-GMP-based Ioniq 7. In other words, this model would be a zero-emissions alternative to the Palisade, beginning in 2024.

Hyundai will likely offer the Ioniq 7 with a 76.1 kWh battery pack and a 99.8 kWh battery pack that delivers a range of more than 300 miles. Powertrain choices in the U.S. may include a single-motor unit developing 160 kW (215 hp) and 350 Nm (258 lb.-ft.) of torque and a dual-motor unit producing 350 kW (379 hp) and up to 700 Nm (516 lb.-ft.) of torque. The former could be clubbed with the 76.1 kWh battery pack and the latter with the 99.8 kWh battery pack.

The Ioniq 7 will support ultra-fast DC charging at up to 230 kW and likely take less than 25 minutes to go from 10 to 80% SoC. Bidirectional charging, Plug and Charge (PnC), camera-based Digital Side Mirrors (DSM), Level 3 autonomous driving, OTA updates for drive components, Intelligent Front-lighting System (IFS), electric Active Sound Design (e-ASD), etc. could also be among the highlights of the Ioniq 7.

Global production will take place at the Hyundai Asan plant in South Korea, Chosun Biz reported on January 31, 2023. More recent reports have stated July 2024 as the SOP timeline. Later, the upcoming Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America production facility will also build the new electric SUV, Reuters reported on May 9, 2022.

Next-gen Hyundai Nexo

U.S.-spec Hyundai Nexo front three quarter dynamic
The next-generation Hyundai Nexo will have a much higher range, and V2L capability. Image Source: Hyundai Motor Group

A new Hyundai Nexo is expected to arrive in 2024. Some reports say it’ll be a facelifted model, while others say it’ll be a new-generation model. However, it’s certain that the new hydrogen fuel cell EV will be a thoroughly re-engineered SUV.

The new Hyundai Nexo will be powered by the third-gen, 100 kW hydrogen stack that is 30% smaller than the second-gen, 95 kW unit of the outgoing model. Expected to be more efficient, the all-new fuel cell system may allow driving for a longer distance, perhaps close to 500 miles. It will be significantly more durable, too, giving the vehicle a longer life.

Unlike the outgoing SUV, the new Nexo will have Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) capability. Thus, it’ll be possible to use the vehicle’s power to run or charge electrical equipment. Hyundai Motor America has announced the MY2024 Nexo as a carry-over model, and the new Nexo could arrive as a MY2025 model.

Jeep Recon

Jeep Recon front three quarters
The Jeep Recon will make its market debut in North America and then go to markets in other continents, including Europe. Image Source: Jeep

The Jeep Recon belongs to the brand’s traditionally designed, boxy utility vehicle family that currently consists of the Renegade, Wrangler, and Gladiator. Designed to be a pure-electric vehicle and a 100% Jeep from the outset, the Recon possesses the capability to cross the Rubicon Trail and has enough range to drive back home at the end.

Jeep doesn’t get into the specifics about the platform, battery pack, and powertrain of the Recon yet. It’s safe to assume that the electric SUV will have two motors for eAWD. The company has confirmed the Jeep Selec-Terrain traction management system and e-locker axle technology (to offer the functionality of a locking differential). One-touch powertop, removable doors and glass, tow hooks, off-road tires, under-body protection, and the latest-gen Uconnect infotainment system are among the other confirmed highlights of the Jeep electric SUV.

The Recon may make its public debut in early 2024, and reservations may begin soon after. Production, and presumably customer deliveries, will likely start in the second half of 2024. Stellantis held a dealer preview of the Recon in March 2023.

Jeep Wagoneer S

Jeep Wagoneer S EV front three quarter
The Jeep Wagoneer S will compete with the BMW iX, when it launches in the U.S. in 2024. Image Source: Jeep

In addition to the Jeep Recon EV, the U.S. will get the all-electric Jeep Wagoneer S. Not to be mistaken for a Grand Wagoneer Electric, this model will be a Grand Cherokee-class pure-electric mid-size SUV.

Featuring a sleek, aerodynamic design, the Wagoneer S will appeal to the brand’s elite customers who prefer a swanky SUV that makes a bold statement. It will be a high-performance model with up to 600 horsepower available at disposal, enough to hit 0 to 60 mph in just around three and a half seconds. Jeep is targeting a range of 400 miles for the Wagoneer S.

Like the Recon, the Wagoneer S may have its public debut in early 2024 and become available to reserve shortly after. Production will begin in a North American location later in 2024. The production vehicle will carry a different branding.

Kia EV3

Kia Concept EV3 front three quarter
The Kia EV3 would belong to the Sportage segment. Kia Concept EV3 pictured for reference. Image Source: Hyundai Motor Group

The Kia EV3 would be a compact SUV positioned between the Kia Niro Electric and Kia EV6. Think of it as a proper pure-electric alternative to the Kia Sportage. EV3 would feature a design heavily inspired by the EV9 but in a compact body. Compared to the Sportage, it’d be visibly boxier and more athletic.

Inside, too, the EV9 would be the template for the EV3. We expect it to feature an open, floating panoramic dashboard, a dual-level, floating center console, two free-standing 12.3-inch cockpit displays housed in a single panel, and soft mood lighting. We expect Kia to use bioplastic, Bio Polyurethane, recycled PET, and many other alternative materials in the cabin. A generative AI assistant has been confirmed, and we expect it to allow customers to give more natural voice commands for emergency support, travel planning, route optimization, etc.

Based on the E-GMP platform, the EV3 would be a model designed and engineered as an EV from the outset, which would make it more space-efficient and practical than similar-sized conventional SUVs or conversion electric SUVs (like the Niro Electric). Reports say it may come with single- and dual-motor powertrains producing 226-321 hp and 58 and 77.4 kWh battery packs delivering a WLTP range of up to over 300 miles.

The Kia EV3’s global launch will likely take place in the second half of 2024, with S.Korean reports suggesting that the model would be manufactured at one of the local plants, and shipped overseas. Kia is testing the EV3 in the U.S., which has opened up the possibility of an American launch.

Kia EV4

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The Kia EV4 will likely be a pure-electric compact sedan priced lower than the Hyundai Ioniq 6 within the HMG family. Image Source: Kia

Kia will take a break from its SUV offensive and introduce a new sedan called ‘EV4’ in 2024. The Kia EV4 will be fully electric and likely serve as an eco-friendly alternative to the Kia Forte.

Expected to be based on the Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), the Kia EV4 will feature an offbeat exterior and a minimalist interior, following the theme set by the EV6, EV5, and EV9. Unlike the E-GMP-based EVs that are currently available in showrooms, including the ones from Hyundai and Genesis brands, the EV4 may come with an LFP battery pack option for more affordability.

According to a report ET News released on December 12, 2023, Kia plans to price the EV4 in the USD 35,000-50,000 price bracket globally. Thus, as expected from the dimensions, it would slot below the Hyundai Ioniq 6, the prices of which range from USD 42,450 to USD 53,650 (excl. USD 1,115 freight charge). The company will unveil the pure electric compact sedan in the second half of 2024, as per the report.

Kia EV9

The Kia EV9, a large electric SUV, is the company’s first three-row electric vehicle, targeted at family customers looking for an all-electric alternative to the Kia Telluride. It is the South Korean brand’s new flagship model.

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The EV9 will reach dealers in the U.S. in the coming days. The SUV will be assembled in Georgia starting next year. Image Source: Hyundai Motor Group

The Kia EV9 shares the E-GMP platform with the already-on-sale Kia EV6. The EV9 will be available in six- and seven-seat versions, with the latter optionally featuring individual second-row seats that can rotate 90 degrees outward to face the side door or 180 degrees inward to face the third-row seats. The EV9 is the first Kia to FoD (Feature on Demand) services, meaning customers will be able to purchase and unlock new/additional features and enable them with an OTA software update after the delivery.

In the U.S., EV9 customers will be able to choose from a 160 kW (215 hp)/350 Nm (258 lb.-ft.) RWD variant and a 283 kW (379 hp)/600 Nm (443 lb.-ft.) [700 Nm (516 lb.-ft.) with boost] AWD variant. The former has a 76.1 kWh battery pack that delivers an EPA-est. range of 230 miles and the latter has a 99.8 kWh battery pack that delivers an EPA-est. range of up to 304 miles. The peak charging power of the EV9 is 11 kW (AC)/230 kW (DC). A 10-80% DC charging session takes less than 25 minutes.

The Kia EV9 will start arriving at U.S. dealerships by the end of December 2023. Its prices range from USD 54,900 to USD 73,900. A USD 1,495 destination charge is additional. We think availability will be extremely limited initially and normalize in 2024. Kia will import the EV9 from S.Korea in the initial months, and the West Point assembly plant in Georgia is undergoing upgrades to begin assembling the EV from the second quarter of 2024.

Lotus Eletre

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The Lotus Eletre, arriving in the U.S. next year, features a world-first LiDAR consisting of deployable sensors that appear only when required. Image Source: Lotus

Designed in the UK and manufactured in Wuhan, China, the Lotus Eletre is a performance-focused E-segment SUV challenging the Polestar 3 and the upcoming Audi Q6 e-tron. It’s a sporty crossover-SUV design with sharp cuts and creases at the front and rear, short overhangs and a long wheelbase.

Riding on the Lotus Premium architecture, it gets a 112 kWh battery pack, targeting a WLTP range of up to 600 km (373 miles). The Eletre supports charging at 350 kW, and Lotus expects just 20 minutes of charging to provide a range of 400 km (248 miles). 22 kW AC charging support is standard.

The Eletre’s electric motors, one for the front wheels and one for the rear wheels, produce a combined power of up to 905 hp and a combined torque of up to 726 lb.-ft. With this setup, the Eletre can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.95 seconds. Deliveries have commenced in China, while in the UK, order books are open and test drives are underway.

The Lotus Eletre will arrive at U.S. dealers in 2024. Lotus Dallas, a dealer from Earth Motorcars in Dallas, Texas, will see an upgrade to match the brand’s new global identity as it prepares to welcome customers for the new SUV.

Lotus Emeya

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The Lotus Emeya is as quick as the Porsche Taycan Turbo S, taking just 2.8 seconds for a 0-62 mph sprint. Image Source: Lotus

The Lotus Emeya is an electric four-door grand tourer that competes with the Porsche Taycan. It has a sleek and athletic exterior featuring two slanted horizontal headlamp DRLs, a full-width tail light, and a retractable rear wing. Inside, it looks minimalist and futuristic and is equipped with a super-narrow instrument cluster, a 55-inch AR HUD, a squircle steering wheel, a 15.1-inch central display, and more.

The Emeya sports a twin-motor powertrain that produces 905 hp and 726 lb.-ft. of torque, enabling an ultra-low 0-62 mph acceleration time of 2.8 seconds and an impressive top speed of 159 mph. These motors get their juice from a 102 kWh battery pack that takes just 18 minutes to be topped up to 80%.

The Lotus Tech Creative Centre (LTCC) in Warwickshire, UK, reportedly led Emeya’s overall exterior and interior design, and the Wuhan Lotus Technology Co., Ltd. plant in Wuhan, China, is expected to manufacture the car for the global market. The Chinese factory, which has an annual production capacity of 150,000 units, has been allocated three models, as per an announcement from Wuhan Economic and Technological Development Zone dated July 27, 2022. We expect the U.S. release of the Emeya in 2024.

Lucid Gravity

The Gravity is an SUV alternative to the Air, officially expected to be priced from under USD 80,000. Featuring an upright face and tail section, muscular wings, large, squarish wheel arches, flattish hood and roof, and large wheels, the Gravity is a proper American SUV. At the same time, it has the sleekness and poise of a coupe with a steeply raked A-pillar and a long, bow-shaped greenhouse.

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The Lucid Gravity promises to be the most advanced electric SUV to launch in the United States. Image Source: Lucid Group

The first Lucid SUV features a minimalist design similar to that of the Lucid Air and will be available in five- and seven-seat configurations. Lucid Group has indicated that the Gravity will set benchmarks in the aspects of range, space, and performance, for its category.

Lucid Group uses the world’s most power-dense EV motors and an evolution of its 900-volt electrical architecture in the Gravity. With up to 800 horsepower, the sleek three-row electric SUV can accelerate to 60 mph from the word go in less than 3.5 seconds. It has a payload capacity of 1,500 lbs. and a towing capacity of 6,000 lbs.

The Lucid Gravity’s batteries can add up to 200 miles of range with just about 15 minutes of charging and travel more than 440 miles on a full charge. Do note that these figures are preliminary estimates.

The Lucid Gravity will enter production in late 2024, Lucid Group executives revealed during its Q2 2023 earnings conference call on August 7, 2023. Customer deliveries should begin immediately after the start of production.

Mercedes EQB facelift

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The 2024 Mercedes EQB features styling changes and an upgraded interior. Image Source: Mercedes-Benz

The 2024 Mercedes EQB, to be launched in the U.S. next year, features design changes inspired by the EQE and EQS SUVs. The black panel grille seamlessly integrates with the headlights, presenting a streamlined look. Additionally, the refreshed EQB receives a new bumper and wheels to enhance its appeal.

Also on the list of items is the new-generation steering wheel, the latest generation MBUX with new display styles, improved range (EPA estimated range of around 250 miles), and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. However, the latest generation MBUX does not include a touchpad controller. The facelifted EQB will start reaching U.S. dealers in the first half of 2024.

Mercedes EQG

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The Mercedes EQG will likely be launched in the U.S. in early 2025, following the world premiere next year. The electric SUV will be made by Magna Steyr in Austria. Image Source: Mercedes-Benz Group

The Mercedes EQG will be one of the world’s most capable 4×4 vehicles, clubbing luxury off-roading with sustainability. The G-Class electric will be even more extreme than its gas-powered donor, boasting ‘tank turn ‘G-Turn (tank turn)’ and, Mercedes-Benz G CEO Dr. Emmerich Schiller has confirmed, at least one more surprise.

The EQG will be available with two types of batteries, one of which will contain the most advanced cells ever used in a production EV from any Mercedes-Benz Group brand, sourced from Sila Nanotechnologies. Thus, even though it’ll be quite heavy, it won’t be as bad at energy consumption and range as one would think. It should achieve 300+ miles of range on a full charge.

Like the gas-powered G-Class that’s currently on sale in the U.S., the EQG will be Schöckl-proved. It will debut in 2024 and likely begin reaching U.S. dealerships in early 2025, at around USD 150,000.

Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV

The Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV is the most sophisticated SUV with the three-pointed star, offering more style, comfort, convenience, and exclusivity than the EQS SUV.

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The Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV is the brand’s first all-electric model. Image Source: Mercedes-Benz Group

Step on the standard-fit illuminated steps to enter, and you’ll see an avant-garde cabin. Maybach emblems, natural wood trim, individual, reclining rear seats with ventilation, neck and shoulder heating, back and calf massage functions, vegetable-tanned leather, etc. are among the interior highlights.

The Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV is only available in a ‘680’ dual-motor AWD variant. Two motors provide it with 484 kW (649 hp) of total power and 950 Nm (700 lb.-ft.) of total torque. Encapsulated motors, special acoustic foams, and various other measures to control noise, vibration, and harshness, and an exclusive Maybach drive mode provide the rear-seat passengers more comfort.

The motors draw energy from a standard 108.4 kWh battery pack, which delivers a respectable EPA-est. range of 280 miles. By default, the rear of the cabin consists of two VIP seats, but a free option to replace them with a three-person bench is available.

The Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV has started arriving at U.S. dealerships and retails at USD 179,900 (excl. USD 1,150 destination and delivery charge).

MINI Aceman

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The MINI Aceman will be a small electric crossover slotted below the Countryman Electric. TopElectricSUV.com’s rendering pictured for reference.

The MINI Aceman will be the indirect successor to the MINI Paceman, featuring four doors and a pure electric powertrain. It’ll also serve as a bigger, 4-door alternative to the 2-door-only MINI Cooper Electric (new-generation MINI Electric).

Based on a dedicated EV platform, the MINI Aceman should come in E and SE variants at launch. The former may have a 135 kW (181 hp) front motor, while the latter may use a more powerful, 160 kW (214 hp) front motor. The base variant will likely utilize a 40.7 kWh battery pack that delivers a WLTP range of around 175 miles, while the top-end variant may have a 54.2 kWh battery pack that allows traveling close to 235 miles on a full charge, also as per WLTP. Sportier and more capable variants with dual-motor powertrains generating up to 300+ hp may follow later.

The MINI Aceman is expected to debut next year and go on sale in the U.S. in 2025.

All-new MINI Electric

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The all-new MINI Electric, like the outgoing car, is only available as a two-door model. Image Source: BMW Group

The all-new MINI Electric, officially called MINI Cooper, features an evolutionary design and is based on a bespoke EV platform co-developed with China’s Great Wall Motor. The redesigned model has a more spacious cabin, offering more comfort and practicality.

The 2024 MINI Electric includes features like circular headlights, flush door handles, rear lights and rear fog light, digital key, and a 9.4-inch OLED touchscreen. It is available in E and SE variants, with the former having an 181 hp/214 lb.-ft. motor getting its juice from a 40.7 kWh battery pack and the latter packing a 214 hp/243 lb.-ft. motor sourcing its energy from a 54.2 kWh battery pack.

The E variant takes 7.3 seconds for a 0-62 mph sprint, while the SE variant takes 6.7 seconds for the same. The E variant should deliver a WLTP range of 190 miles and the SE variant’s WLTP range should be 250 miles.

The global launch of the MINI Cooper (next-gen MINI Hatch electric model) will take place soon. The new MINI electric car could begin arriving at U.S. dealers in the first half of 2024.

MINI Countryman Electric

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The MINI Countryman Electric had its U.S. debut in Brooklyn, New York on September 18, 2023. It will start arriving at U.S. dealerships in Fall 2024. Image Source: BMW Group

The third-gen MINI Countryman includes a first-ever MINI Countryman electric, a technical cousin of the BMW iX1. A compact crossover by classification, the Countryman EV is the largest model in the MINI line-up and competes with the Volvo XC40 Recharge. Trapezoidal headlights, flush door handles and rear lights, 20-inch wheels, 9.4-inch OLED touchscreen, and an adaptive suspension are some of the main features.

The MINI Countryman Electric is available in E front-wheel drive and SE ALL4 all-wheel drive variants. The former has a 201 hp/184 lb.-ft. single-motor powertrain, and the latter uses a 308 hp/364 lb.-ft. dual-motor powertrain, feeding off a common 66.5 kWh battery pack. 22 kW (AC)/130 kW (DC) is the peak charging input. A 10-80% DC fast-charging session takes less than half an hour.

The E variant takes 8.6 seconds for a 0-62 mph sprint and has a top speed of 170 km/h (106 mph). It is expected to deliver a WLTP range of 287 miles. The SE ALL4 variant can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 5.6 seconds and hit a maximum speed of 180 km/h (112 mph). The targeted WLTP range is 269 miles.

The Countryman Electric will start arriving at U.S. dealerships in Fall 2024, likely with prices starting at around USD 45,000.

Polestar 3

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The Polestar 3 is a large (E-segment) electric SUV like the BMW iX, and will be made in the U.S. and China. Image Source: Polestar.

The Polestar 3 is a large electric SUV that competes with the Audi Q6 e-tron and Mercedes EQE SUV. There are not even traces of Volvo in its design, unlike the Polestar 1 and Polestar 2, which were previewed by Volvo 40 concept vehicles. The company will produce the electric SUV on two continents, Asia and North America.

At launch, the Polestar 3 will be available with a rear-biased dual-motor powertrain and torque vectoring via a dual-clutch system on the rear electric motor across the range. An optional Performance Pack will allow increasing the total power and torque of the powertrain to 380 kW (510 hp) and 910 Nm (671 lb.-ft.), respectively. This paid upgrade will include a Polestar Engineered chassis tuning for the SUV’s standard-fit adaptive dual-chamber air suspension and active dampers.

The Polestar 3 Long Range Dual motor (489 hp & 620 lb-ft) with Plus and Pilot packages is now available to order. The variant is priced at an MSRP of USD 83,900.

Deliveries of the Polestar 3 in the U.S. will start in 2024. Volvo Cars’ U.S. plant located in Ridgeville, Berkeley County, South Carolina, will manufacture the Polestar 3 for the local market.

Polestar 4

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The Polestar 4, a Tesla Model Y rival, will be imported from China. Image Source: Polestar

Based on the SEA platform, the Polestar 4 is an electric SUV coupe that’s smaller than the Polestar 3 electric SUV and competes with the Tesla Model Y rival. In the future, it will compete with the Lotus Type 134 and Audi Q6 Sportback e-tron, and Nio EC7 as well.

The Polestar 4 packs up to 400 kW (544 hp) of power and 686 Nm (506 lb.-ft.) of torque, which is enough to finish a 0-60 mph sprint in just 3.8 seconds. Depending on the configuration, it’s possible to attain a top speed of up to 200 km/h (124 mph).

A 94 kWh lithium-ion NMC battery pack should deliver an EPA-est. range of up to 300 miles in the Polestar 4. 200 kW is the peak charging input, so a 5-80% DC fast-charging session is a matter of just about half an hour, 32 minutes to be precise.

Polestar plans to launch the 4 in the U.S. in 2024, with prices starting at around USD 60,000. Currently, the production of the 4 takes place at the Geely Holding plant located in Hangzhou Bay, China. The U.S. will initially get the 4 from this factory. From the second half of 2024, a joint venture factory of Renault, Geely Holdings, and Samsung in Busan, South Korea, will start manufacturing the U.S.-spec 4.

Porsche Macan Electric

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The Porsche Macan Electric won’t feature one-pedal driving. TopElectricSUV’s rendering shown for reference.

Customer deliveries of the Porsche Macan EV will begin globally in 2024. The brand’s smallest electric SUV will share the PPE platform and many components with the Audi Q6 e-tron. It will be the first Porsche to use not only the PPE vehicle platform but also an Android Automotive OS-based software platform, called ‘E³ 1.2.’

The Porsche Macan Electric will be available in single-motor RWD and dual-motor AWD variants, with the latter packing up to approximately 450 kW (603 hp) and up to 1,000+ Nm (738+ lb.-ft.) of torque. These motors will get their juice from a ~100 kWh battery pack, which we expect to offer a 275-300-mile range in at least one configuration in the U.S. Charging this battery pack from 5 to 80% will take as little as under 25 minutes.

Porsche will reportedly release the Macan Electric in standard RWD, 4S AWD, and Turbo AWD configurations. We expect the company to price it from around USD 75,000.

Porsche Taycan Facelift

The 2024 Porsche Taycan will feature design updates, including revisions to the bumper, lights, and grilles across its different body styles and variants. Spy media suggest that Porsche might introduce new advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) functions enabled by a new radar system positioned behind the windscreen. The Taycan is also likely to come equipped with Porsche’s newly developed HD LED Matrix headlights, offering 2X brightness and 4X spread compared to the current lighting system. The improved maximum range of the 2024 Taycan is estimated to be around 275 miles.

The improved Taycan is anticipated to be available for sale in the U.S. by early 2024.

Ram 1500 REV

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The first Ram electric truck is a conversion of the fuel-engined Ram 1500, and will come with class-leading towing and payload. Image Source: Stellantis

The 2025 Ram 1500 REV is a future full-size electric pickup that will compete with the Ford F-150 Lightning and Chevrolet Silverado EV. It differs from the ICE Ram 1500 with features like a deleted radiator grille, illuminated brand logo, “tuning fork” headlight design, aero wheels, and weatherproof frunk with V2L power outlet.

We expect all the configurations to have an AWD layout with at least one motor mounted on each axle. There are rumors of a high-performance triple-motor AWD variant as well. The EPA-est. range will likely be well over 300 miles. There will be a range-extender variant as well, fitted with a compact engine and gas tank.

The Ram 1500 REV is available reserve now and will start arriving at U.S. dealerships in Q4 2024 (October-December 2024). Prices are expected to begin at around USD 50,000.

Range Rover Electric

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The Range Rover Electric (rendered) will compete with the Mercedes EQS SUV and Cadillac Escalade IQ.

As part of its ‘Reimagine’ global strategy, JLR plans to unveil six Land Rover electric models by 2026. The first of the lot will be a Range Rover Electric, competing with the likes of the Cadillac Escalade IQ and Mercedes EQS SUV. It will be a conversion of the gas-powered Range Rover, not a model designed and engineered as an EV from the outset like these two direct rivals.

While the gas-powered Range Rover has a wading capacity of up to 35.4 in., the Range Rover Electric’s wading capacity will be 33.4 in. Thanks to double the normal system voltage – 800 volts, its batteries will take advantage of rapid chargers available at public charging stations.

JLR has started taking pre-orders for the Range Rover Electric in the U.S. It plans to start production in late 2024 and commence customer deliveries in early 2025.

Rolls-Royce Spectre

Measuring 214.7 in. in length, 81.9 in. in width, and 61.4 in. in height, the Rolls-Royce Spectre is a two-door coupe with seats for four people. The first Rolls-Royce electric car is the spiritual successor to the Phantom Coupe. Based on the Architecture of Luxury platform, which underpins the Phantom and the Cullinan, it has a 126.4 in. wheelbase and weighs 2,975 kg or 6,559 lbs.

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The Rolls-Royce Spectre is priced at USD 413,500. Image Source: BMW Group

The Spectre’s battery pack is 700 kg (1,543 lbs.), and while it hasn’t revealed the energy storage capacity, it has disclosed 323 miles as the targeted range as per Europe’s WLTP. The EPA-est. range could be around 275 miles. The powertrain of the Spectre produces 430 kW (576 hp) and 900 Nm (664 lb.-ft.) of torque. A 0-60 mph sprint in the electric Rolls-Royce takes 4.4 seconds.

An aero-tuned Spirit of Ecstasy figurine, 23-inch wheels, Starlight Doors (coach doors consisting of 4,796 illuminated ‘stars’ or backlit perforations), fully digital instrument cluster, etc. are some of the key features of the Rolls-Royce Spectre. There’s a wide range of other technologies that make the first series-production Rolls-Royce electric car more interesting to operate than the gas-powered models.

Slotted between the Cullinan and Phantom, the Spectre costs USD 413,500 in the U.S. Customer deliveries in the U.S. have begun.

BMW Group had 300 orders in the U.S. even before the unveil, CNBC reported on October 18, 2022. During the company’s Q4 2022 earnings conference call on March 15, 2023, CEO Oliver Zipse said that it has never had so many pre-orders for an all-new Rolls-Royce vehicle.

Tesla Cybertruck

The Tesla Cybertruck is one of the most advanced electric pickup trucks on sale in the U.S. Its deliveries have commenced but in limited numbers. High-volume deliveries should be achieved next year.

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The production of the Tesla Cybertruck is on at the company’s plant in Texas, but availability will be limited this year. Image Source: Tesla

The Tesla Cybertruck is available in Rear-wheel drive, All-wheel drive, and Cyberbeast variants. With up to 845 horsepower, it can accelerate from 0-60 mph in as little as 2.6 seconds (with rollout subtracted). It can achieve a top speed of up to just 130 mph, though, which we believe is an electronically limited figure.

The Cybertruck can carry a payload of up to 2,500 lbs. and tow up to 11,000 lbs. It can add up to 136 miles of range in just 15 minutes and deliver a range of up to 340 miles on a full charge. Interestingly, there is an option to install batteries into the bed and extend the range to up to 470+ miles.

Tesla equips the Cybertruck with features like steer-by-wire, rear-wheel steering, shatter-resistant glass, full-width roof lightbar, an all-glass roof, an 18.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 9.4-inch touchscreen entertainment system (rear), and a 15-speaker sound system.

The Cybertruck’s prices start at USD 60,990 and go up to USD 99,990. Tesla manufactures the Cybertruck alongside the Model Y at the Giga Texas factory.

New Tesla Model Y (Project Juniper)

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The new Tesla Model Y could deliver an EPA-est. range of up to 400 miles! TopElectricSUV’s rendering of the future model pictured.

The Tesla Model Y, the world’s best-selling electric car, is said to be replaced by a refreshed model in 2024. The updated EV reportedly goes by the codename ‘Tesla Juniper.’

On the outside, the new Tesla Model Y should feature new headlights, bumpers, and wheels. Inside, the dashboard design could be new, and there could be two steering options – a newly designed wheel and a yoke. Unlike the outgoing model, the new EV may have an instrument cluster. All in all, the 2024 Model Y may have extensive design and feature changes.

The facelifted Model Y is said to have many comprehensive technical changes as well, including a new battery architecture, 800-volt system voltage that enables ultra-fast charging capability with a peak input of 350 kW, and an upgraded powertrain. Like the 2024 Model 3, it may get CATL’s new M3P battery pack option with an energy storage capacity of 66 kWh.

The new Model Y is expected to deliver an EPA-est. range of up to 400 miles. It could be launched in the second half of 2024.

Tesla Roadster

Following the Cybertruck, Tesla’s immediate focus in the passenger line-up will be the second-gen Roadster. Tesla has significantly improved the performance it can deliver in its series models since the unveiling of the second-gen Roadster concept in November 2017. So, expect the production version to be even more capable than originally promised.

The next-gen Roadster will likely boast single-piece casting, AWD with up to four motors, and a battery pack consisting of 4680 cells. The concept version’s battery pack capacity is 200 kWh, enough to cover a distance of 620 miles. Its 0-60 mph acceleration time is just as impressive – 1.9 seconds! That’s possible with a tri-motor setup, and a quad-motor powertrain in the production version, if offered, could allow even quicker acceleration. Depending on the variant, the top speed could be as high as 250+ mph.

Prices of the next-gen Roadster should start at around USD 200,000. The redesigned model will face competition from the Fisker Project Ronin-derived electric sports car for this model. Musk has said its production will “hopefully” begin in 2024. So, expect only a handful of units going to customers that year, if the car meets production in time.

Volvo EX30

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The Volvo EX30 will be made in China, meaning it won’t qualify for federal tax credit under the Clean Vehicle Program. Image Source: Volvo Cars

The Volvo EX30 is the first small SUV of the brand with the Iron Mark logo. The practical commuter looks somewhat like a mini-EX90, but features several unique design cues, especially on the inside. For example, there’s no instrument cluster in this model. Being a Volvo, the EX30 is big on understated style and offers plenty of space, clever storage and convenience features, and innovative safety features.

Volvo Cars offers the EX30 with powertrains generating up to 422 horsepower and up to 400 lb.-ft. of torque and battery packs with an energy storage capacity of up to 64 kWh (net). 62 mph from a standstill comes as quickly as in just 3.4 seconds, which is impressive for a model of this class. On a full charge, the EX30 is officially expected to deliver an EPA-est. range of up to ~275 miles.

Prices of the EX30 in the U.S. start at USD 34,950, and customer deliveries will commence next year.

Volvo EX90

The Volvo EX90 is Sweden’s answer to the Tesla Model X but in a lower price segment. It measures roughly the same as the XC90 and comes with seven seats across the range.

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As for its design, the Volvo EX90 is an evolution of the XC90, and will be made in South Carolina. Image Source: Volvo Cars

Volvo Cars will sell the EX90 in two dual-motor AWD variants – Twin Motor and Twin Motor Performance. The base variant, with 300 kW (402 hp) and 568 lb.-ft. of torque, takes 5.7 seconds for a 0-60 mph sprint. The top-end variant, thanks to 370 kW (496 hp) and 671 lb.-ft. of torque can perform the same in 4.7 seconds. Both max out at 112 mph, though. One-pedal driving technology is available in the new Volvo electric SUV.

The electric motors get their power from a standard 107 kWh battery pack, which can accept charging at 11 kW (AC)/250 kW (DC). Volvo Cars expects it to deliver an EPA-est. range of up to 482 km (300 miles).

Volvo Cars has started taking pre-orders for the EX90 with a USD 500 refundable deposit and will allow customers to place confirmed orders by December 2023. The company plans to price the base configuration under USD 80,000. Production of the EX90 will take place at Volvo Cars’ South Carolina factory. Volvo Cars has delayed the start of production of the EX90 SUV, by 5-6 months to mid-2024, due to software issues.


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The VW ID.7 will arrive in U.S. showrooms in H2 2024. Image Source: Volkswagen Group

The VW ID.7 is the electric successor to the Passat sedan. Based on the MEB platform, the electric sedan competes with the Tesla Model 3 and Hyundai Ioniq 6. Volkswagen has confirmed it will launch the ID.7 in the U.S. The first ID.7 units will show up at American dealer lots in the second half of 2024, shipped from the German plant.

The VW ID.7 features a sleek design but still looks like a proper sedan, not overdoing the aero thing that results in something bizarre like Hyundai’s Ioniq 6. The electric sedan features a new 15-inch touchscreen infotainment system, “Smart Air Vents,” illuminated touch sliders, an augmented reality head-up display, and more.

Reports say the U.S.-spec model will ship with a 77 kWh battery pack and a rear motor that generates up to 282 hp and up to 402 lb.-ft. of torque. This battery pack will support DC fast-charging at up to 170 kW. The maximum EPA-est. range will likely be over 300 miles. Prices could start at approximately USD 50,000.

VW ID. Buzz

U.S.-spec 2025 VW ID. Buzz three-row front three quarter
The VW ID. Buzz will be available in the U.S. in 7- and 6-seat versions. Image Source: Volkswagen Group

The U.S.-spec 2024 VW ID. Buzz will be available in a single-motor RWD variant and a dual-motor AWD variant. The former’s powertrain generates 282 horsepower and the latter’s powertrain produces about 330 hp. Both have a battery pack with a gross energy storage capacity of 91 kWh. The net energy storage capacity is likely 85-86 kWh. The range and charging specifications aren’t out yet.

The U.S.-spec 2024 VW ID. Buzz has the largest sunroof ever fitted on a Volkswagen Group model. Measuring 67.4 in. long and 40.8 in. wide, this gigantic glass panel has electrochromic tinting, which allows its user to change its surface from clear to opaque and vice-versa. The new electric minivan features dual power-sliding rear doors with power-sliding windows built into their glass. As standard, it is a 7-seat model with a 2+3+2 seating layout, but optionally, it is possible to get it as a 6-seat model with a 2+2+2 seating layout.

Volkswagen plans to launch the ID. Buzz in the U.S. in Fall 2024. The company has not offered guidance on the pricing, but given the specifications, we’d be surprised if the electric minivan starts at under USD 60,000.

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