2024 is shaping up to be a thrilling year for electric vehicles, with exciting new models from established brands and fresh contenders entering the scene. From rugged voltage monsters to slick city skimmers, the future of electric cars looks to be a varied and captivating one.
Let’s take a look at six entries rolling onto the scene.
1. Rivian R1S: Conquer Mountains in Comfort
Imagine conquering mountain trails in luxurious comfort — not with roaring pistons, but with silent electric torque and a 260-mile range at your command (400 miles, with the largest battery.) That’s the 2024 Rivian R1S in a nutshell.
The R1S isn’t just a capable off-roader; it’s a sanctuary on wheels. A panoramic sunroof reveals starry skies above plush, vegan leather seats. Tech-savvy features like a driver-assist system and a terrain-adapting suspension keep you safe and in control. And its spacious interior allows 7 passengers in a 3-row setup.
Next-gen explorers: ditch the gas cans and embrace the wilderness in the R1S.
2. GMC Hummer EV SUV: Electric Beast Awakens
If you crave head-turning looks and monster power, the Hummer EV SUV obliges.
This electric beast roars with 830 horsepower, shredding challenging terrain with crab-walking mobility, a generous 16-inch ground clearance, and the ability to rotate at a tight 35.4 ft turning radius. But beneath the intimidating exterior lies surprising sophistication. A plush, tech-laden interior pampers passengers, while a removable roof lets nature in.
This isn’t a car for the faint of heart — it’s for those who crave adrenaline. Charge up in minutes and drive off into the wild. Just be ready for the hefty price tag.
3. Fisker Ocean: Sun, Surf, and Sustainable Style
California dreams come alive in the 2024 Fisker Ocean. Carve coastal roads with the wind in your hair or harvest sunshine for added power, thanks to an optional retractable SolarSky roof.
Choose between FWD efficiency or exhilarating dual-motor performance for AWD, both boasting up to a 360-mile range. Inside, recycled fabrics and ethically sourced materials make up a slick, luxurious interior, while a rotating 17-inch central display keeps you connected and entertained.
The Fisker Ocean isn’t just an electric SUV. It’s a statement that driving can both be fun and environmentally responsible.
4. Volkswagen ID. Buzz: The Iconic VW Bus Returns
Retro vibes meet modern miles in the 2024 Volkswagen ID. Buzz. The iconic VW microbus dates back to the 1950s and is now back — all electrified and minus the round headlights.
Headlights aside, this modern version retains the charm of its predecessor, with a two-tone paint job and that instantly recognizable silhouette. Inside, a digital cockpit and spacious interior, with configurable seating and a panoramic sunroof, transform it into a mobile adventure hub.
This electric VW packs a punch with an estimated range of up to 263 miles, optional AWD, ready to navigate city streets or winding mountain roads. It’s a reminder that sometimes, the best things come back, brighter than ever. So, hop in, crank up the tunes, and let the good vibes roll.
5. Chevrolet Blazer EV: City Street to Dirt Tracks, Emissions-Free
The 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV is the classic SUV with an eye on the future.
Stylish and spacious, it zips through city streets with zero emissions and then shreds dirt trails with its optional AWD. We’re looking at 0-60 in just 4 seconds, up to 557 horsepower, with an estimated 320-mile range per charge.
Inside, the Blazer EV boasts a tech-packed cabin with a large touchscreen, a panoramic sunroof, and 2 rows of seating with plenty of legroom. Whether you’re a city commuter or a weekend warrior, the Blazer EV proves electric can be both practical and thrilling.
6. Dodge Charger EV: Muscle Reborn, Voltage Amplified
When the last gas-powered Charger rolled off production lines in 2023, many had a tear in their eyes. But those tears aren’t shedding for long.
Enter the 2024 Dodge Charger EV — this beast isn’t your grandpappy’s muscle car.
While there’s still not much known about this electrified powerhouse, it’s likely to retain the iconic Charger silhouette but with two doors instead of four, following the concept Charger Daytona SRT.
Two versions are expected to pack 455 and 590 horsepower, spitting out neck-snapping acceleration, though there are rumors that the next-gen Chargers won’t all be electric-only. We’ll just have to wait and see when the production models drop in 2024.