New Electric Cars 2024

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The ongoing business impact of the coronavirus pandemic has slowed auto development and production, but manufacturers’ plans to introduce electric vehicles (EVs) continue unabated. In fact, dozens of pure electric models are set to debut by the end of 2024.

On the menu are cars and an increasing number of SUVs and pickups. And there will be a broader array of plug-in hybrid models, which can run on mostly electric power for a stretch before a gasoline engine kicks in and operates the vehicle more like a traditional hybrid.

The rollout of new EV and plug-in hybrid models across different segments is good news for consumers looking for an alternative-fuel vehicle that will fit their needs.

Below is a rundown of some of the models that are worth watching for in the next couple of years. The list is alphabetical by automaker. Prices are estimates in most cases.

Safety term glossary: AEB = automatic emergency braking; BSW = blind spot warning; LDW = lane departure warning; LKA = lane keeping assistance; RCTW = rear cross traffic warning.

Acura ZDX

2024 Acura ZDX front top

With the introduction of the ZDX, Acura has a modern electric vehicle that looks poised to go up against its established competitors. Like the Honda Prologue, the ZDX is being co-developed with General Motors, sharing much of its platform with the Cadillac Lyriq. The ZDX A-Spec version is available with single or dual electric motors that produce an estimated 340 hp. The RWD version has an estimated range of 325 miles, while the AWD version is expected to go 315 miles on a charge. The performance-oriented Type S has dual electric motors making 500 hp and a range of about 288 miles. All versions use a 102-kWh battery. The cabin features an 11-inch digital instrument panel and an 11.3-inch infotainment touchscreen. Many of the interior controls, including the steering wheel, turn signal stalk, and wiper stalk are sourced from GM.

Price: $64,500-$74,500
On sale: Spring 2024

Afeela Sedan

Honda Sony Afeela sedan concept

Honda formed a joint venture with Sony to produce battery electric vehicles together under the brand Afeela. The first prototype, shown at CES in January 2023, features electronics galore, including 45 cameras and sensors. It previews a production model. Sony Honda Mobility announced that orders would begin in 2025, with deliveries scheduled for 2026. 

Audi Q6 E-Tron

2025 Audi Q6 E-Tron and SQ6 E-Tron

The midsized Audi Q6 E-Tron SUV uses the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) chassis developed with Porsche for use throughout the Volkswagen Group, including underpinning the Porsche Macan Electric. It is 4 inches longer and about 3 inches wider than the Q5, although it is the same height. It launches as the 422-hp Q6 E-Tron and sportier 483-hp SQ6 E-Tron, each with all-wheel drive and the ability to briefly boost horsepower for rapid acceleration in launch mode. Audi estimates the range will be over  300 miles. Later, rear-wheel drive drivetrains and a coupe-like Sportback body style will be added to the line-up. 

Price: $60,000-$80,000
On sale: Fall 2024

BMW Vision Neue Klasse X 

BMW Vision Neue Klasse X

BMW has revealed a concept vehicle that teases the innovations and styling direction for future X-badged electric vehicles that will include sport sedans and SUVs. This uses the sixth-generation BMW eDrive technology, with a new lithium-ion battery pack design that increases energy density by 20 percent. It marks a move to an 800-volt electric system that improves DC-fast charging speeds by up to 30 percent. Further, the bodywork enables a 20-percent improvement in aerodynamic efficiency compared to current BMWs. The company says new tire designs and a special brake system help increase overall vehicle efficiency by up to 25 percent.

Chevrolet Equinox

2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV studio

Chevrolet continues its electric product offensive with the Equinox EV. This small SUV will be offered in two configurations: The front-drive versions have 210 hp with 250 to 300 miles of range and all-wheel-drive versions have 290 hp with 280 miles of range. Numerous trims pile on comfort and convenient features, such as a massive 17.7-inch infotainment screen. It is notable for its generous roster of active safety features and the availability of the hands-free Super Cruise driver assistance technology. The 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV sales start with the uplevel 2RS trim.

Price: $30,000-$48,000
On sale: Mid 2024

Chevrolet Silverado EV

2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV

The Silverado EV is built on General Motors’ unique EV-only Ultium platform, unlike the popular gasoline- and diesel-powered Silverado pickup trucks with which it shares a name. It has more in common with the GMC Hummer EV Pickup, including—on top trims—four-wheel steering and an adaptive air suspension system. Priced at $105,000, the top-of-the-line RST First Edition trim is both performance- and luxury-oriented, and GM says it will sprint to 60 mph in less than 4.5 seconds. A fleet Work Truck trim will focus more on towing and utility, and have a starting price below $40,000. GM says both Silverado EV trims will have a 400-mile range.

Price: $39,900-$105,000
On sale: First half of 2024

DeLorean Alpha5

DeLorean Alpha5 electric car concept side

DeLorean is back to the future with an all-new concept EV that portends a production model. This is a high-performance four-seater, with gullwing doors and a claimed 0 to 88 mph in 4.35 seconds. It is curious that the design for this new car bears no resemblance to the original. With the high-demand Tesla Cybertruck moving toward production, it would seem that the market would be poised for a nostalgic, angular, unpainted car from DeLorean. Instead, the Alpha5 concept looks quite modern, even futuristic, with a polished design that borrows from a few existing cars and might look at home in the Lucid Motors portfolio. The company initially planned to build 9,351 cars, a nod to the original DMC-12 production run. But it announced in February 2023 that it will instead target 4,000 cars “due to supply chain bottlenecks.” Pre-orders require an $88 membership fee, and they are managed through an NFT system, allowing buyers to sell and trade their reservations. The price has not been announced.

The Alpha5 will be followed by the Plasmatail, a shoot-brake version—think squared off hatchback. The company has stated that cars will be followed by an SUV.

Price: $150,000-plus (estimated)
On sale: Late 2024

Fiat 500e

2024 Fiat 500e, front

The quintessential minicar is already on sale in Europe, and it is expected to return to the U.S. for the 2024 model year as an EV only. It retains the original 500’s cheerful charm and small footprint, along with its tiny rear seat and cargo area. Fiat is positioning the new 500e as a stylish city car rather than a cheap runabout, and as such we expect the cars sold in the U.S. to be well equipped with modern technology and stylish interior trim. Fiat says the 500e has about 150 miles of range per charge from its 42-kWh battery. It will be able to add 30 miles of range from a 5-minute stop at a DC fast-charging station. Even though it is made in Italy, Fiat says the 500e will qualify for some EV tax credits.

Price: $32,500
On sale: Spring 2024

Fisker Ocean

2023 Fisker Ocean SUV static, viewed from side

Fisker is poised to return to the automotive market—after being absent for about a decade—with its all-new Ocean electric vehicle. Features that seem likely to create a buzz are the optional solar roof, the 17-inch center touchscreen that can be rotated to a horizontal or vertical orientation, and something Fisker is calling “California mode,” which lowers all the windows and retracts the roof panel at the touch of a button to create a convertible-like experience.

The automaker announced pricing on four trim levels, starting at less than $40,000 for the front-wheel-drive base Sport version and reaching close to $70,000 for the top two all-wheel-drive trims. Reservations are open, and Fisker said the Ocean would be available late in 2022. But as we’ve seen, this date is not carved in stone.

Price: $37,499-$68,999
On sale: Now

GMC Sierra EV

2024 GMC Sierra EV Elevation driving

Based on the GM Ultium platform shared with the Hummer EV, the Sierra EV will launch as an innovative, premium six-figure pickup truck. Over time, GMC will introduce lower trims at more attainable prices, descending to a $50,000 base price. The Denali Edition 1 boasts 754 hp. GMC says the crew cab truck can launch from 0 to 60 mph in under 4.5 seconds and achieve an estimated 400-mile range. The unified bed and body allows a midgate to open up into the cab, extending enclosed cargo space from a 5-foot, 11-inch bed to 9 feet. Other clever features include crab walk, allowing the truck to move diagonally at low speeds, and all-wheel steering, enabling a tight turning circle. The Denali Edition 1 and the off-road focused AT4 come with a towing-compatible version of the Super Cruise hands-free driver assistance technology.

Price: $50,000-$107,000
On sale: Early 2024 (Denali Edition 1), late 2024 (AT4), early 2025 (Elevation)

Honda Prologue

Honda will launch its all-new electric Prologue SUV in 2024, similar to the already announced Acura ZDX. Co-developed with General Motors, the automaker bills it as an adventure-ready vehicle with a long, 121.8-inch wheelbase and sizing akin to the Passport. Honda estimates the front-wheel-drive EX will have an EPA driving range of 300 miles. All-wheel drive is available, but range estimates for those versions are not available. The cabin features an 11-inch digital instrument panel and an 11.3-inch infotainment screen; both look like tablet computers, rather than being integrated into the dash design. Honda says the Prologue will be followed by a wave of EVs based on its new in-house developed e:Architecture, along with those created via partnerships with GM and Sony.

Price: $48,795-$59,295
On sale: March 2024

Jeep Recon

Jeep Recon EV climbing rocks

The Jeep Recon looks like a next-generation Wrangler designed to compete with the Ford Bronco and Land Rover Defender. To ready it for adventure, the Recon has electric axle locking to enhance traction, driver-selectable modes to dial in the capabilities for different environments, and underbody protection. As with the Wrangler, the Recon can be opened up for a wind-in-the-hair driving experience. It has a one-touch power top, plus removable doors and rear side windows. 

Price: Unknown
On sale: 2024

Mini Cooper

Mini Cooper SE EV

With the introduction of the fifth-generation Mini Cooper, the BMW-owned brand marches on to its stated goal of 100 percent electrification by 2030. The next step in that progress is the three-door, 2025 Mini Cooper—to be offered as both a gas-only and electric car. The base Cooper E is powered by a 135-kW/184-hp electric motor and uses a 40.7-kWh battery, while the more powerful Cooper SE has a 160-kW/218-hp motor and a larger 54.2-kWh battery. Both versions are front-wheel drive. At-home charging speed is 11 kW for both; at DC fast chargers the Cooper E can charge at speeds up to 75 kW, while the SE speed is up to 95 kW. This, Mini claims, allows the battery to be charged from 10 percent to 80 percent in less than 30 minutes. The interior is still minimalist, with a 9.5-inch round touchscreen and a small bar of controls beneath it that houses the climate functions.

Price (for gas-only): $28,950-$32,200
On sale (for gas-only): Spring 2024

Mini Countryman

Mini Countryman EV

The Mini Countryman SUV is redesigned for the 2025 model year, growing longer and taller. Even bigger news: a fully electric version will be available. The automaker’s first all-wheel-drive EV, the Country SE ALL4, has 313 hp, when factoring a temporary boost. The battery capacity is 65 kWh. The Countryman can be charged at 22 kW via alternating current, and at speeds up to 130 kW on DC fast chargers, enabling the battery to go from 10 to 80 percent state of charge in just under 30 minutes.

Interestingly, every fifth Mini is already electric today. The new Countryman will be the first Mini to be built in Germany. 

Price: $45,200
On sale: Fall 2024

Polestar 3

2023 Polestar 3 SUV

The midsized Polestar 3 SUV will expand the electric-only brand’s portfolio in 2023, packed with luxury features and safety equipment. Each 3 comes in a dual-motor configuration with all-wheel drive. The standard “long range” model has 489 hp, with an estimated 300-mile range. The step up is a “long range” model with a Performance Pack. It has 517 hp and an estimated 270-mile range. Both have a 400-volt lithium battery, with 111-kW capacity, and a maximum tow capacity of 3,500 pounds. First-year models are well equipped, from HUD and 25-speaker stereo to a generous roster of active safety systems that includes AEB with cyclist and pedestrian detection, LDW, LKA, BSW, and many more features, supported by five radars and five external cameras. There is an upgrade that adds lidar and more external sensors.

Price: $73,400-$79,400
On sale: Mid-2024

Polestar 4

2025 Polestar 4 rear

The Polestar brand continues to expand its line with sequentially named products. Following the Polestar 3 SUV will be the Polestar 4, a genre-blending model that borrows from both cars and SUVs. The automaker describes it as a coupe. The most distinct styling element is the absence of a rear window. As you can see in the photo, the glass roof flows into that space. Instead, it uses a rearview mirror with a live video feed from a roof-mounted rear camera. There will be single motor, rear-wheel drive and dual motor, all-wheel-drive versions, with a peak output of 544 hp. Polestar says the 4 is “the fastest production car the brand has ever developed to date,” with a claimed 3.8-second 0 to 60 mph time. Long-range Polestar 4s are fitted with a 102-kWh battery. Up to 200-kW DC and 22-kW AC charging is included for all versions. 

Price: $60,000
On sale: Late 2024

Porsche Macan Electric

2024 Porsche Macan Electric Turbo, studio

The all-new Macan Electric is based on the company’s new Premium Platform Electric (PPE) chassis, which will be used for future models. Compared to the gas-only Macan, the Macan Electric rides on a three-inch longer wheelbase, and its overall length is likewise about three inches longer. There are two configurations: The Macan 4 and Macan Turbo, each defined by power levels. Both versions have all-wheel drive via two motors and use an 800-volt architecture for rapid DC public charging. Technical trickery enhances this electric model, from the creative head-up display with augmented reality to the standard adaptive suspension and available rear steering. The Macan EV will be offered alongside the current Macan, possibly for a few years.

Price: $78,800-$105,300
On sale: Late 2024

Ram 1500 REV

2025 Ram 1500 REV electric truck

The 1500 REV looks every bit like a next-generation Ram pickup truck, with many familiar styling cues and features. There is a single 654-hp electric powertrain, with a choice of standard (350-mile range) or large (500-mile range) battery packs. The electrical system is compatible with 800-volt DC fast chargers for rapid replenishment, and it can route power to a house, the grid, or supply a work site. It uses an independent rear suspension and will be available with an adjustable air suspension. The new Tungsten top trim pushes the Ram’s luxury boundaries, with a more premium interior, Klipsch stereo, and even massaging front seats. The 1500 REV will be available with a hands-free driver assist system. 

Price: $55,000-$90,000 (estimated)
On sale: Late 2024

Rivian R2

Rivian R2

The Rivian R2 is a two-row, five-passenger all-electric SUV that’s smaller than its R1S sibling. Sized like a Honda CR-V, the R2 will be available in single-, dual-, and tri-motor applications, with the latter two giving the SUV all-wheel drive. While battery and motor specs haven’t been released, the automaker says all versions will be able to go at least 300 miles on a full charge. The R2 will come standard with a NACS charging port, and it can be charged with a CCS coupler using an adaptor. Like its larger siblings, the R2s interior is dominated by a large center touchscreen, with a smaller instrument panel used for speed, selected gear, and other data. The R2 features a few tricks, such as the ability to fold both the front and rear seats flat for no-tent camping, along with a rear window that lowers into the tailgate for better airflow or to carry long items without using a roof rack. A slightly smaller R3 hatchback will follow the R2 into production.

Price: $45,000-$55,000 (estimated)
On sale: Mid-2026

Tesla Cybertruck

2024 Tesla Cybertruck rear driving in Mars-like dirt

The all-electric Cybertruck is a radical take on pickups, with a polarizing, angular design and paintless alloy body panels. The spartan, five-passenger cabin has a large center screen, cup holders, center armrest, and little else. The roof is all glass. The bed measures six feet long, four feet wide, and it can haul a 4×8-foot plywood sheet with the tailgate down. For the first production year, there are two versions: A mid-level, all-wheel-drive truck with 600 hp and 340 miles of range, and a Cyberbeast with 840 hp and 320 miles of range. Both have a claimed 11,000-pound maximum towing capacity and an available bed-mounted range extender that can add more than 100 miles. There is an adaptive air suspension that can raise and lower the truck. A lower-priced rear-drive version joins the line in 2025. 

On sale: Now

Tesla Roadster

Tesla Roadster

Tesla’s road map has the electric-only product line expanding from the Model S, Model X, and Model 3 to the Cybertruck, Semi tractor-trailer truck, and the Roadster. The name is a nod to the original Tesla car, an electric convertible based on a Lotus platform. This car promises performance quite unlike any car that has come before, but well-heeled driving enthusiasts will need to wait longer for the model to reach production. When it was initially unveiled in 2017, Tesla said it aimed to build the Roadster in 2020. And as the saying now goes, that plan went all “2020.” Other models have taken longer to develop, stretching out the timeline as the company faces the challenge of expanding its factories, creating next-generation batteries, and engineering more advanced Full Self-Driving capability. Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, said the Roadster should ship in 2023, but more recently he has indicated that all new products are delayed because of supply constraints. A launch in 2024 seems more likely.

The Roadster is a bit of a misnomer. It’s a four-seater, with a snug back seat and a partly retractable hardtop. It uses three motors powering all wheels to deliver its claimed rocketlike acceleration, with the automaker citing 0 to 60 mph in 1.9 seconds. And it will offer 620 miles of range.

Price: $200,000 to $250,000
On sale: 2024

VinFast VF 6 and VF 7

VinFast VF7
VinFast VF 7

The VF 6 is roughly the same size as subcompact SUVs like the Honda HR-V, while the VF 7 is similar in size to the Mazda CX-5. As with the larger models, the VF 6 and VF 7 will come in Eco and Plus trims, and they will be available with either a standard- or long-range battery pack. Customers will have the option to pay a monthly subscription fee for the batteries, which includes free replacement as capacity degrades. 

The smaller VF 6 will be available only in front-wheel-drive configuration, while the Plus trim on the VF 7 will come with a two-motor all-wheel-drive system. The power level will also vary. The VF 6 Eco will have 174 hp of output, while the higher-end Plus trim will put out 201 hp. The VF 7 Eco picks up with the 201-hp front-wheel-drive configuration from the VF 6 Plus, while the VF 7 Plus comes with a 349-hp all-wheel-drive system.

Prices: $30,000 to $45,000
On sale: 2024

VinFast VF 8 and VF 9

VinFast VF 9 charging
VinFast VF 9 at an Electrify America public charger.

There’s a new electric vehicle company in town: VinFast. Its home base is in Vietnam, and it plans to invest $4 billion in a manufacturing plant in North Carolina. The automaker showed two SUVs at the 2022 New York auto show, the VF 8 and VF 9.

Both the VF 8 and the VF 9 feature a dual-motor all-wheel-drive system. The Eco version has 348 hp, and the Plus trim has 402 hp. Standard and long-range batteries are available in either model. VinFast says the VF 8 Eco with the standard battery has a 260-mile estimated driving range and a 5.8-second 0-to-60-mph time, while models equipped with the extended-range battery have an estimated 292-mile range and a 5.3-second 0-to-60 time.

VinFast has a unique twist on pricing, with a battery subscription on top of the vehicle’s purchase prices, tailored to the buyer’s expected usage. The company explains it this way: “By separating the price of the battery from the acquisition value of the automobile, VinFast takes on all the risks related to the vehicle’s battery and ensures a reasonable price for its products, while providing customers with peace of mind about the battery’s quality during use.”

A key upside to their battery approach is that VinFast provides a lifetime battery warranty covering all maintenance and repair costs, and will replace the battery free when charging capacity dips below 70 percent. This should reduce some concerns among shoppers. 

VF 8: $40,700 to $48,000. VF 9: $55,500 to $61,000
On sale: Now

Volkswagen GTI

Volkswagen ID.GTI concept

The Volkswagen GTI hot hatchback is going all-electric. The German automaker teased this revolutionary redesign by revealing a GTI concept car at the September, 2023, IAA Mobility show in Munich exactly 48 years after the first Golf GTI debuted at a similar event in Frankfurt. We expect a production GTI to closely resemble the concept shown here. It’s a hint smaller than the current GTI, shrinking from 167 inches long to 161.6 inches on a wheelbase that’s down from 104 inches to 102.4 inches. It is an inch wider, however. The styling is a bit more aggressive than the last gas-only GTI, with more dramatic inlets on the front corners to route cooling air to the brakes and a nice twist on the side skirts. Not surprisingly, the grille is smaller, because there is no engine to cool. The rear door handle appears to be hidden in the window frame, which reduces aerodynamic drag. A shifter shaped like a golf ball has long been a GTI styling cue; here, that historical touch is represented by using a ball to interact with the infotainment system, which has a 12.9-inch display. The digital instrument panel can be configured to look modern or transformed in vintage mode to mimic the analog setup of classic GTIs. Another heritage touch is the use of plaid upholstery, another longtime GTI cue. 

Volkswagen ID.7

Volkswagen ID.7 front

The Volkswagen ID.7 midsized electric sedan uses the company’s modular electric drive (MEB) platform, shared with the ID.4 SUV. It is sized like the retired Passat sedan, but it promises to be even roomier than that spacious four-door. And this latest electric car has a few tricks up its sleeves, such as a giant 15-inch center screen, head-up display, adjustable tint glass roof, adaptive suspension, and available massaging seats. And although it may not be readily apparent, it is a hatchback. The ID.7 uses a new electric drivetrain, with a 282-hp electric motor paired with a two-stage, one-speed transmission. A lithium-ion battery is packaged in the floor with a 77-kWh capacity and a 170-kW charging capability. A larger 86-kWh version may be offered later. Made in Germany, the ID.7 goes on sale in 2024. 

Price: $45,000 to $55,000 (estimated)
On sale: 2024

Volvo EX30

2025 Volvo EX30 electric SUV front

Volvo says the all-new, all-electric EX30 is the smallest, fastest, and most efficient SUV the brand has ever made. It is slightly shorter than the similarly priced Hyundai Kona Electric or Kia Niro EV. Volvo says the all-wheel-drive version of the EX30 can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds, and the rear-wheel-drive version has an estimated range of up to 275 miles. It is available with either rear- or all-wheel drive. The design is minimalist, with a single center-mounted touchscreen doing the work of speedometer, climate control, and infotainment. The interior is chock-full of recycled and natural materials. Safety features include a warning if occupants are about to open a door in the path of an oncoming cyclist. The EX30 will initially be built in China, which means it won’t qualify for federal tax credits.

Price: $34,950 to $50,000 (estimated)
On sale: 2024

Volvo EX90

2024 Volvo EX90 driving

Volvo’s new seven-passenger, three-row electric SUV promises to push boundaries on the safety front. It will be equipped with cutting-edge technology, including a driver monitoring system that can pull the SUV over and call for help, and a sophisticated lidar sensor to support the EX90’s advanced driving assistance systems. Its large 111-kWh battery has a range up to 300 miles, and power is pegged at 496 horses. The minimalist interior gets a massive 14.5-inch center screen, and there’s radar-based occupant detection to help prevent children from being left unattended inside.

Price: $75,000 to $90,000 (estimated)
On sale: Early 2024

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