Most developed nations observe that SUVs consistently rank among the best-selling vehicles. On the other hand, the tendency originated in North America. Before examining the top electric SUVs in 2024, it is essential to consider a few things.
With almost 5,000 sales, the Tesla Model Y continues to be the best-selling zero-emission car on the EV market. The Tesla is first in sales, followed by the KIA e-Niro. In October, there were 362 registrations for this South Korean SUV, a 217% rise from last year. The Chinese model MG4, which got 273 registrations in October and brought the year total to 2,694 units, comes in third position.
The BYD Seal U, the CUPRA Tavascan, the Kia EV3, and the 100% electric Renault Scenic E-Tech are some new electric SUVs available in 2024. Some vehicles, like the Citroën C4 and the BMW iX2, will get additional features as the year progresses. Ultimately, other electric SUVs, such as the Kia e-Niro and the Tesla Model Y, will continue to be appealing.
10 best electric SUVs for 2024
Here is a list of electric SUVs that must be considered in 2024 because of their sales and road and urban performance.
Renault Scenic E-Tech 100% electric
The newest electric model in the Renault catalog is the Scenic E-Tech. Two power choices for this model—one with 170 HP and another, more potent, with 220 HP—will be available in 2024. Furthermore, two battery capacities are available: 60 kWh and 87 kWh. An authorized range of 420 kilometers is predicted for the version with the 60 kWh battery, while 620 kilometers is stated for the version with the 87 kWh battery. Its exact price has not yet been disclosed, but estimates place it between $46,000 and $49,747.
BYD Seal U
2024 will see BYD add to its SUV lineup with the anticipated release of the Seal U. A powerful 218 HP engine will power it and have batteries with capacities of 71.8 and 87 kWh. The maximum range is projected at 500 km in the months preceding the official introduction based on the rigorous WLTP cycle. BYD plans to release further information on the peak speed, acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h, and cost in the second half of 2024.
The first electric coupe SUV from CUPRA is available with dual-motor 4WD and a rear gearbox. It can go up to 547 km and produce up to 340 horsepower (250 kW). It can charge from 0 to 100 kilometers of autonomy in just 7 minutes and accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.6 seconds. The first units of the new CUPRA Tavascan will be delivered in 2024, after it is presented in April 2023. The pricing is not yet available.
The Kia EV3, a smaller electric SUV that resembles the Niro in size but has a more avant-garde style influenced by the Kia EV9, will be released in 204. Although this vehicle’s range, engine specs, and pricing are unknown, it is said to have a 500-kilometer range. The Kia EV3 is anticipated to be reasonably priced, starting at about $30,000.
The second generation of the BMW electric vehicles generates a combined power of 313 HP. With all-wheel drive, the vehicle offers an impressive range of up to 449 kilometers. The starting price of the BMW iX2 xDrive30 is $85,700.
Volvo EX30 Cross Country
One of the most alluring electric cars for 2023 is expected to be the EX30. The following year, it will add the Cross Country variation to its lineup, especially for the most daring drivers. This variant has more safeguards, black plastic moldings, and increased ground clearance. The Volvo EX30 Cross Country will have optional all-terrain tires for off-road enthusiasts and 18-inch wheels for reliable performance in rough terrain.
Peugeot e-3008 2024
This electric SUV, available in Spain in February 2024, is constructed on the cutting-edge STLA Medium platform. It has three engines that can go up to 700 km each. The new Peugeot e-3008 is 4.54 meters long by 1.89 meters wide by 1.64 meters high, with a 520-liter trunk.
The midsize SUV from the German company, the BMW iX3, is the electric development of the model. With the latest generation of BMW’s unique electric motor, it delivers a maximum torque of 400 Nm together with 286 HP of power. According to the WLTP cycle, its 74 kWh battery has a range of up to 460 km. What makes it unique is that it can be fully charged at fast charging stations in just 34 minutes, allowing for an 80% energy recovery. Starting at $89,100 is its pricing.
The ë-C4 and ë-C4 WLTP are the two iterations of this Citroën electric vehicle. They have a new 54 kWh battery that powers a hybrid synchronous electric motor with 156 HP (115 kW). The Citroën Ñ-C4 is available for $37,740 for the base model and $38,905 for the Ñ-C4 X.
Tesla Model Y
It is still Tesla’s most popular and best-selling model, domestically and internationally. Its 475-meter length, ultra-fast recharge capability via its network, and 299 to 533 horsepower (Model Y Rear-Wheel Drive, Great Range and Performance) all combine to entice. Regarding technology, it is notable for having semi-autonomous driving features such as Autopilot and FSD (which aren’t fully functional in Europe). With rear propulsion and LFP batteries, the Tesla Model Y starts at $47,490, which puts it inside the MOVES III pricing range and entitles you to assistance.
The Kia Niro 2022’s all-electric version is known as the e-Niro SUV. This vehicle, which is 4.42 meters long and features a body style that falls in between an SUV and a passenger car, is propelled by 204 horsepower. Based on certified data, it has a range of 460 km between recharges, and it is only available with a 64.8 kWh gross capacity battery. It costs between $40,925 and $42,314 and comes in three finishes: Concept, Drive, and Emotion.