Latest Electric Vehicles Prove That There’s Never Been a Better Time to Switch

TheĀ Latest electric vehicles are proving that there’s never been a better time to switch to an eco-friendly model. The battery-powered cars and SUVs that are entering the market today offer impressive range, unique high-tech features and, often, performance that rivals similar gasoline-powered vehicles. In 2024, motorists have more choices than ever before.

EVs have a lot to offer, but many drivers are still nervous about the transition to an all-electric vehicle. There are a number of factors that have contributed to this, from concerns over range versus a gasoline car to worries about access to charging infrastructure for long journeys. The good news is that these fears are slowly being allayed by the arrival of longer-range models and new, more accessible ways to recharge.

For example, a handful of automakers are offering plug-in hybrids that combine the efficiency and driving fun of an electric car with the versatility of a conventional gas-powered vehicle. The Honda ZDX is a prime example of this, combining a sleek, modern design with single or dual electric motors that make up to 325 hp and a 315-mile estimated range. Its performance-oriented sibling, the Type S, has an estimated range of up to 288 miles and dual electric motors making 500 hp for rapid acceleration.

There are also plenty of mainstream models coming to market that will appeal to families and commuters. The Kia EV9, for example, is the first fully practical electric seven-seat SUV. Its large 100-kWh battery allows a claimed 349-mile range, while its ultra-rapid charging capability should allow you to spend more time on the road and less time waiting at a charger.

Some brands are taking an interesting approach to electrification by focusing on the things that made them popular in the first place. The DeLorean Alpha5 is a four-seater with gullwing doors and claims 0 to 88 mph in just 4.35 seconds, but it doesn’t look anything like the nostalgic angular original. Bollinger’s B1 Truck, meanwhile, strips away luxuries and leaves a bare-bones truck that some might love but others might find lacking.

Alfa Romeo is another brand betting on excitement to lure buyers, and it will take its existing Giulia Quadrifoglio to EV form for 2025. With a Ferrari-derived powertrain that could produce up to 1,000 horsepower, it will be one of the most exciting electric cars when it arrives. Of course, if you want something more modest but equally compelling, the Hyundai Kona EV has a lot going for it. It offers solid performance, a comfortable ride and ample rear-seat space. A base-battery version will hit the streets in 2024, while a faster 577bhp GT is also in the works.