The EV market experienced a notable surge this year, signaling a pivotal moment for the electric automotive industry. Major players rolled out an impressive array of EVs, showcasing advancements in technology, range, and design. The market saw the introduction of sleek electric sedans, versatile SUVs, and high-performance electric sports cars. Cutting-edge features such as enhanced autonomous driving capabilities, rapid charging infrastructure, and extended battery ranges became standard. 2023 set the stage for a new era of sustainable and electrifying transportation. Consumers embraced the transition to cleaner and more efficient electric vehicles.
But as we look ahead, 2024 promises to bring an even more exhilarating wave of cutting-edge EVs. From sleek city cruisers to family tourers, there’s an electrifying lineup that’s bound to make your pulse race. Here are the top 5 EVs coming in 2024. They’re the game-changers, the trendsetters, and the bold disruptors that you won’t want to miss.
The Polestar 4, set for release in spring 2024 in the UK at approximately £55,000. It’s a sleek coupe-SUV, evolving from the Polestar 3. With options for a 272-hp single motor or a potent 544-hp dual-motor. That means it accelerates to 62 mph in 3.8 seconds, seriously challenging top EV competitors.
Boasting a 300+ mile range for the rear-motor-only model, the Polestar 4 offers two versions – the base with a 272-hp rear-wheel drive and a dual-motor with all-wheel drive and 544 horsepower. The latter includes a standard adaptive suspension system.
Featuring a 94-kWh battery pack, the Polestar 4 supports swift DC fast charging up to 200 kW.
The interior showcases a sleek Scandinavian design with a “mono material approach,” promoting recyclability and sustainability.
As the Charger and Challenger ride into the sunset, Dodge premises it’s not done with muscle cars. Enter their electric coupe, poised to uphold the legendary legacy.
The Daytona SRT, boasting the Banshee 800-volt electrical architecture, sets the stage for Dodge’s electrified muscle car era. With the enhanced voltage, it offers faster charging, superior motor cooling, and lighter wiring. Going against its ICE predecessor, this all-wheel-drive powerhouse promises a four-wheel burnout and features six-piston brakes. Notably, the Daytona SRT introduces the Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust, amplifying the electric hum to a roaring 126 decibels.
Inspired by the iconic 1969 Charger Daytona, the Daytona SRT incorporates the R-Wing for improved aerodynamics and downforce. The exterior, a nod to the Charger’s classic silhouette, emphasises performance. Inside, a modern and sleek design with a hatchback layout and fold-flat rear seats adds a practical touch. Paddle shifters control the PowerShot feature and multiple drive modes.
The ambitious Daytona SRT, aiming for production in 2024, challenges the notion of an electric car as a muscle car – a verdict yet to be determined.
Meet the Jeep Wagoneer S, an electrifying counterpart to the conventional Jeep Grand Cherokee. While details about this upcoming mid-size EV SUV remain a mystery, including its official name, “Wagoneer S” stands as a temporary placeholder.
This EV is Jeep’s bold move into the electric SUV arena, standing alongside the fierce Jeep Recon. Unlike its plug-in-hybrid counterparts, the Wagoneer EV is a pure electric powerhouse, boasting an impressive 600-horsepower output and a lightning-fast 0-60 mph sprint in approximately 3.5 seconds. With an estimated 400-mile range, this SUV is set to redefine the off-road experience.
This model effortlessly marries inspiration from its petrol-powered counterparts with avant-garde elements, including a luminous grille. The synthesis of modern and traditional styling creates a futuristic yet distinctly Jeep aesthetic, emblematic of the brand’s audacious foray into the electric frontier.
Introducing The Ocean: a sleek all-electric SUV, roughly the size of a Škoda Enyaq or Volkswagen ID.4, riding on a brand-new lightweight platform by Fisker, giving you the choice between front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive models.
Choose from three variants starting with the £36,900 Sport, featuring a single motor and a range of 289 miles. Step up to the £50,900 Ultra for a boosted 429-mile range and all-wheel drive. Ultimate stretches that range to an impressive 440 miles.
In the electrical realm, The Ocean opts for a 400-volt system, a deviation from the 800-volt trend. Fisker assures us that both battery options—the 106kWh Hyper Range and 80kWh Touring Range—can DC fast charge at speeds of up to 250kW. This aligns it with Tesla, promising to add around 100 miles in under eight minutes and an 80% charge in under 30 minutes.
The Ocean is a quiet wave of innovation in the electric vehicle world, making a statement without being too flashy.
Over several decades, the G-Class has evolved from an off-road conqueror to a six-figure status symbol, particularly embraced by celebrities. Now, adapting to the changing automotive landscape and the shift towards electric vehicles, the G-Class introduces its electric counterpart – the all-electric EQG.
True to its heritage, the EQG maintains the iconic box-style of the G-Class with subtle modifications for aerodynamics – all while promising to uphold its reputation as an exceptionally capable all-terrain vehicle with four electric motors, one for each wheel, seamlessly integrating its batteries into a rugged and resilient ladder frame.
The EQG is set to feature advanced charging technology akin to the EQS, allowing for an impressive range boost of approximately 190 miles in just 15 minutes. With expectations of 200kW rapid charging, the EQG is rumored to have the potential for a range surpassing 400 miles on a full charge. This charging capability positions the EQG as a compelling option for those seeking both extended range and efficient charging, making it a notable player in the evolving landscape of electric vehicles.
Inside, the EQG concept showcases a familiar cabin, hinting at a departure from the extravagant ‘Hyperscreen’ infotainment system seen in other Mercedes models. The production version will modernize the G-Class cabin.
The not-so-good news however: parking the EQG on your driveway will likely cost you more than £100,000. Buckle up for a premium ride with a premium price tag.