The top electric cars of 2024 come in all shapes, sizes and price tags imaginable – from family SUVs to continent-destroying GTs – offering power and performance comparable to what their gasoline-fuelled counterparts could only dream about.

The BMW i7 is an electric luxury car boasting impressive range and fast charging capabilities for 10-80% top-ups in less than 30 minutes. Equipped with two front and one rear motors to produce 536bhp of power.

1. Hyundai Ioniq 5

Hyundai’s Ioniq 5 offers an ideal and cost-effective starting point for exploring electric vehicle ownership. Offering both rear wheel drive (RWD) and all wheel drive AWD powertrain options with reliable performance and range ratings, plus market-leading warranties, it offers plenty of room inside.

Ioniq 5 offers impressive 220 miles per charge in its base 58 kWh SE Standard Range model and 7.4 seconds from zero to 60mph when equipped with all-wheel drive and dual motor all-wheel drive capability. Furthermore, its support of 800V fast charging makes the Ioniq 5 an attractive EV purchase option.

2. Kia EV6

Kia’s EV6 offers an attractive combination of efficiency and performance, as well as impressive range. MotorTrend conducted tests with an AWD EV6 GT-Line which reached 60mph in just 4.5 seconds!

The 2024 EV6 stands out with an excellent warranty and base content package, and an intuitive but layered infotainment system for maximum comfort in the cabin. Furthermore, its price is competitive as it can travel up to 310 miles between charges in its Light RWD and Wind e-AWD variants.

3. BMW i7

BMW’s luxurious take on electric mobility is the i7. Boasting cutting-edge technologies and an estimated range of 318 miles, its range has won critical acclaim from experts around the world.

The dual-motor BMW i7 M70 is incredible fast, reaching 60mph in just 4.7 seconds and handling like a large luxury sedan without ever feeling unwieldy in spirited driving conditions.

Its magnificent cabin justifies its high price point.

4. Mercedes-AMG EQS

Mercedes’ first foray into the electric car market boasts an impressive powertrain in a large luxury sedan, but convincing buyers away from Tesla Model S Plaid or Porsche Taycan Turbo may prove difficult.

AMG’s modifications make this electric vehicle both faster and more enjoyable to drive, including rear-wheel steering for shorter turning radius and rear-wheel steering for faster acceleration. But be prepared to pay for its privilege: The EQS does not come cheap.

5. BMW i7 M70

BMW’s large all-electric luxury sedan receives a significant performance boost through this upgrade, boasting two electric motors capable of producing 650 horsepower each – making this car one of the most powerful BMW electric vehicles ever created.

It’s also one of the most comfortable and engaging EVs available – not cheap either!

Max Range mode extends every inch of range provided by your 101.7-kWh battery by restricting speed and cutting back power usage.

6. Mini Electric

Though less practical than its rivals with more space, the Mini Electric remains great fun to drive. Recharging its battery when taking your foot off the accelerator generates energy for recharge, and can reach 62mph in just 7.3 seconds!

From behind the wheel, this front-wheel drive EV feels like an enormous go-kart; darting through gaps and zipping into parking spaces quickly. Unfortunately, its taught ride can feel firm over larger bumps.

7. Tesla Model 3 Performance

Tesla’s Model 3 is an incredible technological marvel. Over-the-air software updates fix problems and add features.

Build quality is still an issue and delivery may be unpredictable.

California-based Lucid is making waves in the electric car endurance arena with their highly efficient Lucid Air model, boasting four-figure horsepower and an astounding claimed 0-60 time of 1.89 seconds.

8. Volkswagen e-C4

Citroen’s entry-level EV is refined and affordable to run, yet falls short in terms of range when compared with Hyundai Kona Electric (219 miles of range) and ID3 Pro S models (346 miles of range).

One version uses a 54kWh battery and 156PS electric motor to achieve an official WLTP driving range of 260 miles, while both models feature driver aids like automatic dipped headlights and lane-keeping steering for added safety.

9. BYD Atto 3

The Atto 3 electric car is an efficient and quiet commuter option designed for metropolitan use, featuring rapid charging capabilities as well as an extensive warranty coverage.

Wolfgang Egger, previously of Audi and Lamborghini design firms, designed its curvy shape. Unfortunately, however, unlike rival models like the MG ZS EV and Smart #1, its Atto 3 does not boast dynamic fine-tuning capability – however its battery is estimated to provide an estimated range of up to 260 miles on full charge.

10. Nissan Leaf

Nissan’s Leaf remains one of the top selling electric cars, while the e+ version offers range anxiety relief with its larger battery capacity.

Although not as sleek looking as Tesla models, its traditional hatchback shape and sporty details work perfectly. Tekna models feature Nissan’s semi-autonomous driving system ProPilot to ease motorway cruising easier; additionally the Leaf boasts lively handling with instant torque delivery and decent balance.

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