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January 24

Electric Wonders: An In-Depth Look at 2024’s Most Exciting EV Releases

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Hold on to your charging cables, folks! 2024 is here, and a dazzling array of electric vehicles is about to hit centre stage. 

Whether you're a city slicker looking for a compact companion, an adventure seeker ready to off-road into the unknown, or the family type looking for durability, this year's electric lineup is the ultimate mix of style and sustainability. It's not just transportation; it's an experience. 

So buckle up, because the road ahead is paved with excitement, and we have a list of the best of the best cars coming to you in 2024.

Lets get plugged in…

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The Citroen e-C3

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The city car: Citroen e-C3

Citroen, the true rebels of the road, has once again unleashed their bold brilliance with the new e-C3, and we're totally smitten! Priced at an oh-so-affordable £21,000, set to hit the scene in early 2024, this funky four-wheeler promises nearly 200 miles of pure driving bliss.

Underneath its stylish exterior, the e-C3 packs a punch with a 111bhp electric motor, making city streets its own. And don't get us started on the 44kWh battery pack – it's the heart that keeps this electric party going for 199 miles! We’ve heard whispers of larger batteries making an appearance but let’s be honest, the pocket-friendly £21,000 price tag can’t be beaten!

This isn’t just a car; it's an opportunity to switch to electric without breaking the bank. A small family car that's not just sensible but downright sensational, with the range, performance, and practicality to make every drive a hit. If it handles as smoothly as it sounds, Citroen might just have a chart-topper on their hands!

The Dacia Spring

A new dark blue Dacia Spring electric vehicle in motion driving down a quiet road alongside a yellow brick building
The budget friendly: Dacia Spring

Brace yourselves, thrill-seekers and budget-savvy road warriors – the Dacia Spring is ready to make its grand entrance! Already making waves as Europe's most affordable electric car, this pint-sized powerhouse is crossing the Channel to bring affordable electric vibes to the UK. Expected to hit the streets in mid-2024 at a wallet-friendly £18,000, the Spring is about to turn our electric dreams into a reality.

The Spring, a mini-SUV that's practically pocket-sized, is here to conquer city streets with charm and a touch of cheekiness. Perfect for urban adventures, this little daredevil can also handle the fast lanes with a bit of patience. Now, it may not have the biggest battery in the game – a modest 27kWh – and a choice between 45 or 65bhp motors, but hey, good things come in small packages, right?

Sure, the charging speed maxes out at 30kW, so you might want to pack a snack for the refill, but with up to 140 miles of range, the Spring is more than ready to dance through your daily commute. Don't expect a tech extravaganza or a surplus of safety gizmos – Dacia keeps it real, claiming you shouldn't pay for stuff you don't need. So, get ready to embrace the Spring – the affordable electric ride that's big on charm and light on the wallet!

Chery Omoda 5

A dramatic image of the new Omoda 5 electric vehicle on a flat ground with misty mountains in the background
The newcomer: The Chery Omoda 5

Hold onto your steering wheels, Europe, because Chery is rolling onto the scene with the Omoda 5, and it's ready to give the SUV game a serious shake-up! Hailing from China where it's already a big deal, Chery is on a mission to make waves in Europe, and the Omoda 5 is leading the charge. This family SUV is throwing down the gauntlet against the heavyweights – the Hyundai Kona, Kia Niro, and Nissan Qashqai better buckle up!

But here's the twist – the Omoda 5 isn't just another face in the crowd. Sure, it's got combustion engine versions, but the real star of the show is the electric option that's giving Korean manufacturers a run for their money. With entry-level versions boasting 134bhp and a 48kWh battery, delivering a sizzling 217 miles of range, the Omoda 5 is ready to hit the road with style. Splash a bit more cash, and you'll be cruising with a 201bhp motor and a 64kWh battery, pushing the range to an impressive 274 miles. Quick pit stop, anyone? DC charging at 110kW means you can go from 0-80% in just 30 minutes – that's quicker than your average lunch break!

Now, convincing drivers to trade their Kia and Hyundai loyalty for the Omoda 5? That's the challenge, but if Chery can bring that irresistible combo of performance, range, and value to the table, we might just witness a new player stealing the spotlight!

Maserati Granturismo Folgore & Grecale Folgore

A brand new Maserati electric vehicle driving around a bend in the road in a leafy green area
In motion: The Maserati Granturismo Folgore

Maserati, the maestros of roaring V6 engines, are cranking up the volume on electrification, and trust us, it's a display you don't want to miss! In 2024, brace yourself for the electric revolution, Maserati style, as they unveil not one but two electrifying marvels.

First up is the Grantourismo Folgore – a battery-powered beast that tests drivers in awe after a spin. Three motors working in harmony (one up front, two in the rear) deliver a jaw-dropping 751bhp, and if you're feeling the need for speed, engage the over-boost for a lightning-fast 819bhp burst. This Italian stallion will sprint to 62mph in a mere 2.7 seconds, leaving you breathless and the road far behind. With an 83kWh battery under the hood, enjoy a grand tour with an impressive range of 292 miles. And for those pit stops, 270kW rapid charging ensures you're back on the road before your coffee gets cold.

A new matte light brown maserati grecale folgore car in a dramatic showroom. The car is top lit and is set on a grey concrete floor with dark surroundings.
The dramatic Maserati Grecale Folgore

Now, for the SUV enthusiasts, meet the electrified version of Maserati's plush Grecale, set to hit the streets in 2024. Packing a punch with 557bhp and a 0-62mph sprint in around 4 seconds, this Folgore variant is the crown jewel of the Grecale lineup. With a mighty 105kWh battery, it's not just powerful; it's practical too, boasting a range between 300 and 350 miles.

Sure, a £200k sports car might not be everyone's grocery-getter, but the thrill of seeing established legends like Maserati diving headfirst into the electric era? Now, that's a show worth watching!

Porsche Macan

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Powerful: Porsche Macan

Porsche, once synonymous with the roar of combustion, is unleashing an electric storm that'll redefine the thrill of the drive! Famous for their lineup of gas-guzzlers, Porsche is proving that even legends can make the move to electric. 

Hold on tight, because Porsche’s second act is set to be nothing short of spectacular. The Macan SUV, Porsche's second fully electric marvel, is here to make heads turn. Sure, it's fashionably late (blame the software tinkering), but come early 2024, it's rolling onto the scene with all the electrifying grandeur you'd expect from a Porsche. While the petrol-powered version gets a facelift, the electric Macan is an entirely new beast, purpose-built to soar on electrons. Picture this: a two-motor setup unleashing a mind-blowing 603bhp, ready to catapult you into warp-speed performance.

And the range? It's no slouch either. Fueled by a 100kWh battery, the Macan is set to cruise for at least 310 miles before even thinking about a recharge. And did we mention the ultra-fast charging capability? Yeah, the same magic as the Taycan, ensuring you spend more time on the road and less time twiddling your thumbs at the charging station.

Who said the future can't be fast, furious, and utterly fabulous? Buckle up, because Porsche is leading the way, proving that even legends can evolve

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