2024 will see lots of new electric cars arriving in showrooms, here’s our top ten EVs that will be arriving to UK roads over the next twelve months:
On sale: spring
Citroen claims that the new e-C3 is the first European affordable electric car and it’s hard not to agree. With its small, chunky, purposeful looks, the baby Citroen will feature a 44kWh battery pack with a 199-mile range making it perfect for urban driving and beyond while wearing a price tag that’s likely to be less than £23,000.
Elsewhere in Europe, there is even a 124-mile version at less than €20,000 though this version is yet to be confirmed for the UK. Citroen’s logic and thinking is simple though – the e-C3 is a largely urban car that will be driven for short distances (Citroen estimates an average of less than 50 miles a day) and therefore doesn’t need the extra weight, range and, crucially, cost that comes with a larger battery.
On sale: early 2024
Following on from the success of the smaller Fiat 500e, the 600e is its big brother with a 51kWh battery and a 250 mile range. With a strong family resemblance, the 600e features more space and practicality, but has the muscle to back up those looks with a 100kW fast charger system that has the ability to get from 20 to 80% state of charge in less than half an hour.
Better yet, there’s also an electric tailgate (which are usually fitted to much more expensive cars) and a Tom Tom navigation system that displays all the charging stations available on your route and will even given real-time information on free parking spaces on public roads.
Hyundai Ioniq 5 N
On sale: spring
If you thought that the retro-looks of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 were cool before, then just check out this hot hatch N version. With the equivalent of up to 641bhp from its 84kWh battery, the new Ioniq 5 N is capable of the 0 to 60mph sprint in a staggering 3.4 seconds along with a 161mph top speed.
There are plenty of changes to make the car appeal to keen drivers too with changes to its steering, brakes and suspension, a drift mode and even an Active Sound system to simulate the sound of a petrol engine or even a jet fighter! The Ioniq 5 N also gets a sporty body kit and 21-inch alloy wheels, with new bucket seats and trim inside. Everyday EVs don’t get much more exciting than this!
On sale: summer
Make no mistake, MG has been one of the hottest brands of 2023 with much of that due to the success of its EV models, especially the MG4 and MG5. MG’s new car sales this year are up by more than 50% and 2024 is unlikely see that tailing off anytime soon. Part of the reason for that will be this, the stunning MG Cyberster.
A two-seater EV roadster, the MG Cyberster has already been awarded by Carwow as its most anticipated new car of 2024. The order books will be opening in early summer with the first deliveries due a few months later, making it the perfect car to enjoy some late summer sun.
On sale: February
More than 1.3 million 3008s have left Peugeot showrooms in the past seven years making it one of the French firm’s most successful models. This all-electric E-3008 is sure to continue that with a choice two battery sizes, either 73kWh or 98kWh, and a range of up to 435 miles.
The E-3008 will also feature Peugeot’s amazing new i-cockpit which has a floating panoramic display as well as customisable ambient LED lighting. It will also come with an 11kW three-phase onboard charger and be available in two or four-wheel drive versions.
On sale: early 2024
Polestar is all set for a bumper 2024. Not only does it have the 3 SUV arriving to UK roads, but there’s also this, the gorgeous Polestar 4. On paper, the idea of an SUV Coupe shouldn’t work, but in practice we think it looks stunning.
Despite its name, the 4 will actually sit between the 2 and 3 in terms of size, but it will have a 102kWh battery, a target range of up to 372 miles and feature Polestar’s latest Snapdragon Cockpit Platform with a large 15.4-inch landscape-oriented screen in the centre of the dashboard.
Perhaps the most surprising design feature however will be the lack of a rear windscreen. A panoramic roof will allow plenty of light to enter the cabin, while a rear-facing camera will project the view behind onto a screen where the rear view mirror traditionally sits.
Renault Scenic E-Tech
On sale: May
For almost 30 years, the Renault Scenic has been providing drivers with practical, family transport. This latest generation Scenic will be doing that, with two crucial new changes. The first is that it’s now an SUV and the second is that it’s now electric too.
The new Scenic will get an 87kWh battery capable of a 379 mile range, but it still boasts the practicality of its predecessors with clever storage solutions throughout and a total of 38 litres of storage in the cabin. There’s even a panoramic sunroof that you can change the opacity of the glass one section at a time. The Scenic’s interior is also packed with recycled materials underlying the Renault’s sustainability.
On sale: January
The Volkswagen ID range of electric models is already one of the most extensive on the EV market and this new ID.7 might just be one of the most crucial yet.
A family saloon that’s slightly larger than the popular Passat, the ID7 will eventually come in both saloon and Sport Tourer estate versions and offer a range of up to 435 miles with a choice of two different battery sizes. The ID.7 will boast special aerodynamics for improved efficiency as well as a host of luxury equipment including smart air conditioning and a panoramic sunroof with glass that can be switched between opaque and transparent by touch control.
Volkswagen ID. Buzz long-wheelbase
On sale: summer
Is the Volkswagen ID. Buzz one of the coolest-looking EVs on the road today? Well it’s about to get even more so in 2024 with the arrival of this, the long-wheelbase version.
At 25cm longer than the standard model, this longer ID. Buzz gets a third row of seats giving it room for seven as well as more luggage space and a new 85kWh battery. That means more range and more practicality, while there’s also a new head-up display, next-generation infotainment system and remote parking via your smartphone. Even better, there will be a four-wheel drive GTX model too.
On sale: March
Need a small electric SUV with a price tag under £40,000? Then welcome to the new Volvo EX30. As its name suggests, it sits below the XC40 in the Volvo range and has already been crowned as Car of the Year by both Carwow and The Sun in their respective end of year awards.
With a range of up to 298 miles and two battery options (either 49kWh or 64kWh), the EX30 will boast sleek looks alongside good equipment levels and incredible performance with a 0 to 60mph time of just 3.6 seconds.