Step into the future of transportation with our guide showcasing some of the leading electric cars set to be released in 2024.
Explore their cutting-edge features, stylish designs, and environmentally conscious innovations set to revolutionize the automotive industry.
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2025 Volkswagen ID.7
The ID.7, set to rival the Tesla Model 3, features a 77-kWh battery, a new 282 hp electric motor (upgradable to an 86-kWh battery), and a spacious 116.8-inch wheelbase. With a sleek drag coefficient of approximately 0.23, the midsize sedan prioritizes energy efficiency.
Standard features include a PDLC electrochromic dimming panoramic sunroof. While a dual-motor version is expected in the future, the debut model, already in production and launching in Europe and China first, is a highly anticipated competitor in the electric sedan segment, offering a compelling choice for EV enthusiasts and family sedan shoppers alike.
2025 Kia EV5
Kia has unveiled the EV5, a compact electric SUV sharing design elements with the larger EV9 crossover. While confirmed for China, South Korea, Canada, and Mexico, the EV5 won’t be available in the U.S. due to manufacturing complexities tied to the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, altering EV incentives.
Utilizing the same underpinnings as Kia’s new EV models, it features 800-volt electrical architecture for fast charging. The SUV may offer single and dual-motor versions and the choice of standard or long-range battery packs.
The interior boasts a tech-centric setup with a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, a 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen, and a 5.0-inch climate control touchscreen. Notably, the showcased version at Kia’s EV Day event in Seoul had a second row that folded into a small bed for camping.
Regarding U.S. availability, if plans change, the EV5 could be positioned below the mid-size EV6, alongside the gasoline-powered Seltos crossover.
2024 Polestar 3
Entering the market amid the surge of electrified SUVs, the 2024 Polestar 3 boasts a striking design and elevated seating position. Unlike its predecessor, the Polestar 2, which blurred the lines between a tall car and a low-riding SUV, the Polestar 3 eliminates such ambiguity.
Set to be available in early 2024, its streamlined roofline, prominent fenders, and bold wheel arches contribute to its captivating aesthetic. Inside, the cabin exudes luxury with a clean design and premium materials.
The base model, powered by a 489-hp dual-motor all-wheel-drive setup, offers ample performance. For enthusiasts, the optional Performance trim cranks it up to 517 horsepower, featuring distinctive 22-inch wheels, summer tires, and a tuned suspension.
With a respectable range of 300 miles per charge for the standard model and 270 miles for the Performance, both versions support quick charging via a DC fast charging connection.
The Polestar 3 is equipped with a range of active safety features, with future enhancements planned, including Volvo’s lidar technology, aiming for full self-driving capabilities.
While the original Tesla Roadster played a pivotal role in establishing the all-electric automaker’s presence, it often fades from memory for many Tesla buyers. Despite the initial plan for its comeback in 2021, the new model has yet to hit the market, suggesting a possible delay.
The second-generation Roadster surpasses its predecessor with the addition of two small rear seats, significantly extended driving range, and a notably heightened level of performance.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk confidently touted impressive specs, including a 1.9-second 60-mph acceleration time and a top speed of 250 mph, during the Roadster concept’s unveiling in 2017—figures eagerly anticipated to hold true when this sports car finally makes its debut.
2025 Volvo EX30
Volvo expands its EV lineup with the stylish EX30 SUV, featuring a high-tech platform. In Single- and Dual-Motor versions, the former has a 268-hp rear-wheel-drive setup, and the latter, a 422-hp all-wheel-drive, claiming Volvo’s fastest acceleration.
Both versions share a 64.0-kWh battery, offering an estimated 275 miles per charge. The EX30 highlights LED elements and Volvo’s renowned comfortable seats, with a sustainable cabin using recycled materials. Positioned below the C40 Recharge and XC40 Recharge, the EX30 establishes a new entry-level in Volvo’s hierarchy.
2024 Fiat 500e
Stellantis plans to revive the charm of Fiat showrooms with the reintroduction of the electric 500 for the 2024 model year. This two-door hatchback, available only in electric 500e form, likely features a 117-hp electric motor and a 32.3-kWh battery pack.
Already on sale in Europe, it boasts an estimated 199-mile range per charge, although this may adjust slightly after EPA testing in the U.S. The updated 500e maintains its retro-modern appeal with refreshed exteriors and interiors, including a 10.3-inch touchscreen running Uconnect 5.
Despite facing stiff competition in 2024 from EVs with more space and extended ranges, the 500e aims to capture buyers with its adorable looks and Italian charm, echoing the success of the gas-powered model that relaunched Fiat in the U.S. in 2011.
For 2024, the 500e returns after being absent from the U.S. market since 2019, with a production version debuting at the 2023 Los Angeles Auto Show and sales starting in the first quarter of 2024.
2024 Honda Prologue
Honda’s 2024 Prologue SUV, the brand’s second foray into EVs following the unsuccessful Clarity sedan, boasts a subtle design reflecting its eco-friendly nature.
Developed in collaboration with General Motors, it shares a platform and Ultium battery pack with the Equinox EV. The standard single-motor setup produces 210 horsepower, while an optional dual-motor, all-wheel drive configuration offers 288 horsepower.
The Prologue’s estimated driving range is 250–320 miles per charge, dependent on the chosen setup. Positioned above the CR-V, it aligns in size with the mid-size Passport. The interior features a tablet-style infotainment display, a streamlined dashboard, and a clean center console, drawing inspiration from other Honda models.
The Acura luxury brand offers a more upscale version named ZDX.
2024 Polestar 5
Polestar’s striking Precept concept car, now approved for production, will be named the Polestar 5 upon its 2024 launch. Positioned as a futuristic four-door hatchback, it aims to compete with models like the Porsche Taycan, Tesla Model S, Lucid Air, and Mercedes-Benz EQS.
The Polestar 5 is confirmed to boast dual electric motors generating up to 884 horsepower, an impressive driving range (targeting a minimum of 300 miles), and sustainable interior materials. Notable plans include the establishment of a carbon-neutral manufacturing facility in China dedicated to producing the Polestar 5.
Drawing inspiration from the Precept concept, this new model will feature a bonded-aluminum platform for enhanced lightness and rigidity, marking a significant addition to the evolving Polestar lineup. While exact details on the launch timing are limited, the Polestar 5 is anticipated to make its debut in 2024.
2024 Dodge Charger
The 2024 Dodge Charger concept signifies a notable shift to electric vehicles, promising enhanced performance. Expected to utilize Stellantis’s upcoming large EV platform for a potential 500-mile range, specific powertrain details remain undisclosed.
A teaser video showcases dynamic capabilities, while the design pays homage to classic models with the return of the Fratzog logo. Departing from its predecessor, the new Charger adopts a two-door coupe with a liftback trunk. The Charger Daytona SRT concept features a unique chambered exhaust system mimicking the sound of the outgoing supercharged V-8 SRT Hellcat model.
Innovating for 2024, the Charger marks a complete overhaul for Dodge, potentially debuting in the 2024 model year. While a four-door variant is possible, detailed information on both models is anticipated closer to the launch.
2025 Buick Electra E5
Buick is set to revive the Electra nameplate with an upcoming midsize crossover on GM’s Ultium platform. Sharing similarities with the Cadillac Lyriq, including a potent output of 340 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque, the Electra boasts a sizable 102 kWh battery pack, providing a range of just over 300 miles and an optimal 50/50 weight distribution.
Positioned as a more affordable yet luxurious option compared to the Cadillac Lyriq, the Electra marks Buick’s entry into the electric vehicle market, offering a compelling reason for loyal Buick customers to embrace electric mobility as GM’s Ultium platform diversifies into distinct price categories.