All the electric cars coming soon

Electric cars are rapidly gaining popularity, and your choice is broadening all the time. Here are the hottest new models you'll see in showrooms between now and 2026...

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If you're in the market for a new electric car, you're in luck. Not only are the best electric cars truly outstanding, but more and more great new models are hitting the showrooms every month.

This means, whether you're looking for practicality, luxury, sportiness or any blend of the three, you're bound to find something to suit. And if it hasn't arrived yet, chances are it will do soon.

In this feature, we'll run through all the new electric models expected to go on sale over the few years. Keep this page bookmarked, because we'll be keeping it up to date with all the most exciting new releases as soon as we hear about them.

Summer 2024

Audi Q6 e-tron

Audi SQ6 e-tron front driving, grey

Closely related to the upcoming electric Porsche Macan, the Audi Q6 e-tron fills a slot between the Audi Q4 e-tron and the Q8 e-tron in Audi's electric SUV line-up. Like the Audi E-tron GT, the Q6 e-tron is expected to have an 800-volt electrical system, allowing it to take on electricity at rates of up to 270kW. That means a 10-80% battery boost should take around 20min – if you can find a suitably powerful charging point.

Cupra Tavascan

Cupra Tavascan front left static

Following on from the Cupra Born, this is the second electric car from Seat’s performance brand. This coupé SUV is expected to undercut premium-badged rivals, such as the Audi Q8 Sportback e-tron and Jaguar I-Pace. The Cupra Tavascan will offer a range of up to 341 miles, with 282bhp in the entry-level, single motor version, and 335bhp in the range-topping, dual motor, four-wheel drive VZ version.

Dacia Spring

Dacia Spring review, euro spec, front, 2023

While the idea of a 'people's car' is nothing new, affordable electric cars have been a long time coming. The Dacia Spring, though, is intended to put zero-emissions motoring within reach of more people than ever before. To do so, it offers a pared-down package with small electric motors (44bhp and 66bhp) and a compact battery; the smallest motor offers an official range of 149 miles, which should be enough for many a family's daily motoring chores.

Fiat Topolino

Fiat Topolino front static

The Fiat Topolino – Italian for "little mouse"  – is much smaller than any Minnie. In fact, it's not technically a car, but a quadricycle, and that means you can drive one if you're 16 or older and hold an AM (50CC moped) licence. If its proportions seem familiar, that's because it's closely related to the Citroën Ami and will share that car's 8bhp electric motor and 5.5kWh battery. Top speed is 28mph, and a range of around 46 miles is expected.

Ford Explorer 

Ford Explorer EV front

For those whose family requirements render a Puma too small, the Ford Explorer EV is one size bigger, taking on the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Skoda Enyaq iV. It’ll share technology with the latter car, too; the Explorer has been developed jointly with Volkswagen Group, and is deliberately sized between the Volkswagen ID 3 and ID 4 so as not to directly compete with either. Expect up to 335bhp, and a sub-6.0sec 0-62mph time for the top model.

Maserati GranCabrio Folgore

Coming Soon Maserati GranCabrio Folgore

Based on the Maserati GranTurismo Folgore, this version adds a convertible roof. However, it offers the same 745bhp output as its hard-top sister, while the official range delivered by its 83kWh battery should still be close to 280 miles.

MG Cyberster

MG Cyberster front right static

The fully electric MG Cyberster, the first all-new MG convertible since the 1995 MGF packs almost four times the power in range-topping form.  All versions use a 77kWh battery; in the Trophy, it powers a 335bhp electric motor, giving it a 0-62mph time of 5.0sec and an official range of 316 miles. The GT adds four-wheel drive and ups power to 496bhp, reducing the 0-62mph spring to just 3.2sec and giving a range of 276 miles. An MG that can slay a Porsche? Well, yes;  the fastest Porsche 718 Boxster – the 4.0-litre GTS – makes do with ‘just’ 395bhp. 

Mini Aceman

Mini Aceman driving front

Slipping into the Mini range between the Cooper small car and the Mini Countryman family SUV, the Aceman is a small electric SUV to take on such rivals as the Jeep Avenger Electric and Smart #1. The entry-level Aceman E is powered by a 181bhp electric motor that drives the front wheels for a 0-62mph sprint of 7.9sec, using a  42.5kWh battery for an official range of up to 193 miles. The Aceman SE brings a power boost to 215bhp, cutting the 0-62mph sprint time to 7.1sec. Official range is up to 253 miles between charges, thanks to a larger, 54.2kWh battery. 

Late 2024

Alfa Romeo Junior Elletrica

Alfa Romeo Milano red, front

Proving that shared underpinnings don’t necessarily dictate a car’s visual identity, the first all-electric Alfa Romeo is closely related to the Fiat 600e, Jeep Avenger and Peugeot e-2008. That means a 51kWh battery, 154bhp and front-wheel drive. Its official range is 255 miles and 0-62mph takes around 9.0sec; a quicker Elletrica Veloce will follow.

Aiways U5

Aiways U5 driving front 2023

Our first drive of the Aiways U5 suggested that this Chinese electric SUV is competent and cable in most respects, and highly impressive when it comes to space and tech. It should cost around £40,000 in fully loaded form, which is the sort of money you'll pay for the entry-level versions of better-known rivals.

Alpine A290

Alpine A290 white front static

Revealed before the new electric Renault 5 that forms its basis, the Alpine A290 is an electric hot hatch that offers as much as 220bhp. It can crack 0-62mph in just 6.4 sec, handily outsprinting its Abarth 500e rival. With a 52kWh (usable) battery as standard, the A290 has an official range of 236 miles – comfortably longer than the 500e's, but behind that of the Smart #1. Its start price is likely to be similar to the latter car's, too. 

Audi A6 Avant e-tron

2022 Audi A6 Avant e-tron front tracking

Set to become Audi's first fully electric estate car, the Audi A6 Avant e-tron is capable of travelling for up to 435 miles between charges, and can replenish its batteries in less than 25 minutes – if you can find a charging point capable of providing enough juice. In concept form, the car's headlights double as projectors, allowing drivers to display games and movies against walls or flat surfaces when the car is parked up, but these aren't expected to make it onto the production version.

BYD Seal U

BYD Seal U front quarter

Following up the Tesla Model 3-rivalling BYD Seal is this taller, wider SUV variant to take on the Tesla Model Y. There’s a choice of 204bhp or 228bhp electric motors, and 71kWh or 87kWh batteries. Official range hasn’t yet been confirmed, but up to around 375 miles is expected from the larger of the two batteries.

Fisker Ronin

New Cars 2024 Fisker Ronin

This rival to the Mercedes EQE and Porsche Taycan puts a different slant on sporty electric cars; it has four doors and a folding carbonfibre roof, so five can enjoy wind-in-the-hair electric motoring. And, with Fisker aiming for an official range of 660 miles, those roof-down trips could be long ones. A sub two-second 0-60mph time is on the cards, too.

Ford Gen-E

Ford Puma electric

The electric version of Ford’s sporty Puma small SUV will be given the name Gen-E when it arrives to take on the Peugeot e-2008. It’s expected to use a 134bhp electric motor, and it’ll support 100kW charging – technology shared with the Ford E-Transit Courier van. A 10-80% top up of the Puma’s 55kWh battery should take 35 minutes, or 54 miles of range can be added in around 10mins.

GWM Ora 07

Coming Soon GWM Ora 07

Great news for anyone who fell in love with the Ora 03 (née Funky Cat): it now has a bigger sibling, although a bit of walrus DNA appears to have crept in.
It’s a match for the Tesla Model 3 in terms of price, size and power; with up to 402bhp from twin electric motors, 0-62mph can take as little as 4.5sec, helped by four-wheel drive. There'll be a choice of 64kWh and 83kWh batteries, with the latter offering an official range of 354 miles

Kia EV3

Kia Concept EV3 front left static

Understudy to the EV6 and EV9 SUVs in Kia’s electric line-up is the new EV3. Replacing today's Kia Soul EV, it could come in below the £30,000 barrier when it goes on sale. Expected to look very similar to the concept model depicted in our photo above, the EV3 blends the looks of the seven-seat EV9 and Soul EV. Single and twin-motor versions will be offered, with front and rear-wheel drive.

Lotus Emeya

Lotus Emeya front static

Complementing the Lotus Eletre SUV as the second prong of Lotus's assault on the electric luxury car market, the Emeya packs 905bhp and four-wheel drive, with tech from Lotus's sister company, Polestar. That power's enough for a 0-62mph sprint in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it 2.8sec, matching the rival Porsche Taycan Turbo S and making the Emeya one of the quickest four-door electric cars out there.

Nio EL6

New Cars 2024 Nio EL6

Although yet to arrive in the UK, this electric SUV has been on sale in its native China since 2019. It's around the same size as the Kia EV9, and its interior is promised to deliver a luxurious feel, with the driving seat having 20 ways of adjustment as standard. Four-wheel drive is standard, with a 201bhp motor for the front wheels and a 282bhp item for those at the back. A unique feature is that, when the 70kWh battery is flat, it can be swapped for a fully charged one at a promised network of Nio battery-swap stations.

Nio ET5

Nio ET5

Also expected from Nio is a rival to the Tesla Model 3 and other electric exec rivals, including the BMW i4 and Polestar 2. As with the EL6, the ET5 is powered by two electric motors; 201bhp at the front and 282bhp at the rear, giving it four-wheel drive. Expect it to offer the same battery-swap technology as the EL6, too.

Peugeot e-5008

Peugeot E-5008 front right driving

With seven-seat electric vehicles still a comparative rarity,  the e-5008's arrival will be welcomed by larger families. The sister model to an all-new combustion-powered 5008 to go on sale around the same time, the e-5008 is powered by a 201bhp electric motor. Two battery sizes will be offered – 73kWh (usable) and 98kWh (usable), the latter being predicted to offer a maximum range of 410 miles.

Polestar 4

Coming Soon Polestar 4

Plugging the gap between the upcoming Polestar 3 SUV and today's Polestar 2 electric hatchback, the 4 is a coupé SUV to rival the Mercedes EQE SUV. Sharing underpinnings with the 2, the 4 is likely to offer as much as 536bhp in its most potent form, together with a choice of rear or four-wheel drive. A 373-mile range has been mooted, too.

Renault 5 

Renault 5 concept rear

Of all the new cars due to go on sale in the near future, What Car? readers voted the Renault 5 as the one they were the most excited by, during our 2023 Electric Car awards. Seen only in concept form thus far, but with the Alpine A290 strongly hinting at how the production car will look, the new 5 takes visual cues from the petrol-engined car of the same name, which was sold in the UK from 1972 until 1996. Expect a 134bhp electric motor and a 40kWh battery on entry-level models, and an official range of around 200 miles. Renault is aiming for an official range of 249 miles with the optional, larger 52kWh battery. Possibly the most exciting thing about the 5 is its price; the entry-level model could cost as little as £22,000. 

Tesla Cybertruck

Tesla Cybertruck front

At 5.87 metres long, Tesla's first foray into the pick-up truck market is around the same length as conventional rivals in the US, but slightly longer than the models we currently get in the UK. It features a radical wedge-shaped design that's a major departure from the styling of other Teslas – and indeed pretty much everything else on the road. Plus, buyers will be able to spec it with one, two or three electric motors.

Toyota bZ3X

Toyota bZ3X concept

Toyota's bZ range of electric cars will expand with a smaller sister to the Toyota bZ4X, and under its more streamlined bodywork it’s expected to share that model’s 71.4kWh battery. That means it’s likely to match or beat its sibling’s official range of 317 miles, putting it slightly ahead of its Volvo C40 rival. Among innovations are a yoke-style steering wheel shared with the Lexus RZ.

Vauxhall Frontera

Vauxhall Frontera, orange, front three quarters

Another name from the past will soon be back with us. The previous Vauxhall Frontera will be remembered as a rough-and-ready family SUV, with a strong reputation for off-road prowess (if a poor one for quality). This time around, though, it's smaller and much more biased towards life on the Tarmac. It's Vauxhall's counterpart to the Alfa Romeo Junior and Jeep Avenger from Vauxhall's sister brands within the Stellantis group. That means the Frontera will share underpinnings with those models, including fully electric and mild hybrid options.

Volvo EX90

Volvo EX90 front

The Volvo XC90 luxury SUV is going electric for its next generation and will even receive a new name: EX90. What won't change is Volvo's focus on comfort and safety. Plus, you'll still get seating for seven. Two versions of the Volvo EX90 will be offered, both with twin electric motors for four-wheel drive. Together, they produce 402bhp in the standard version and 510bhp for the Performance model. That means they'll match range-topping versions of the closely related Polestar 3 and the rival BMW iX for power.

Early 2025

Abarth 600e

Abarth 600e front quarter render

Fiat’s performance division turned the tiny 500 electric car into the first electric hot hatch, but as disarming as the Abarth 500e is, it isn’t the last word in practicality. The follow-up 600e, based on the upcoming Fiat 600e, aims to fix that with five doors and a much more spacious interior.  A 190bhp electric motor is likely, as is a 0-62mph time of around 7.0sec.

Chery Omoda 5

Chery Omoda 5 Coming Soon

This Chinese brand hopes to grab a share of the UK EV market with the coupé-style five-seat Omoda 5. Pure electric and combustion-powered versions will be offered, the latter arriving first. Specification is yet to be confirmed, but the electric version is likely to use a single front-mounted 198bhp motor, with a 64kWh battery for an official range of 280 miles.

Fiat Grande Panda

Fiat Panda small SUV yellow rear

The Grande Panda is the first of what will be a range of Panda SUV models, with electric power offered alongside hybrid alternatives. It'll share underpinnings with its Vauxhall Mokka cousin from within the Stellantis empire, so it follows that the electric Grande Panda will use the same 50kWh battery as the Mokka-E, and that's likely to result in an official range of around 250 miles. Expect cutting-edge tech, such as AI-assisted infotainment, and a starting price similar to that of the Mokka-E.

Hyundai Ioniq 7

Hyundai Ioniq 7 front

This large SUV features a 73kWh battery, which should give a range of more than 300 miles, making the Hyundai Ioniq 7 competitive next to rivals. As well as having a futuristic design, it's been built to showcase Hyundai's self-driving technology, so expect the front seats of later versions to swivel around to face those in the rear when the car is driving itself.

Volkswagen ID 2

2025 Volkswagen ID 2 GTI Concept front static

The Volkswagen ID 2, VW's entry-level electric car, is arguably among the most significant new models of 2025, and the VW ID 2 GTI (seen here as the ID Concept GTI) is probably the most hotly anticipated version. Its charged with doing the same thing for electric cars as the original Volkswagen Golf GTI did for petrol-powered ones, and it has the right ingredients to do so – a 300bhp electric motor, front-wheel drive and a o-62mph time of around 6.0sec.

Summer 2025

Aehra SUV

Aehra 01 Coming Soon

Italian-US start-up Aehra will aim for the upper end of the EV market when it launches its rival to the BMW iX and Lotus Eletre. Technical details are few, but the new car is expected to use three electric motors, one for the front wheels and two for the rears, with 794bhp an accelerator pedal's press away. The battery, at 120kWh, will be among the biggest on the market.

BYD Atto 2

Electric cars coming soon BYD Atto 2

This addition to the Chinese brand's fast-expanding electric car family is an understudy to the BYD Atto 3 SUV, and big sister to the BYD Dolphin hatchback. Regulatory information published by China's ministry of Industry and Information reveal that it'll use a single front-mounted electric motor of either 94bhp or 174bhp, making it a close mechanical twin to the Dolphin, and a rival for the Jeep Avenger.

Fisker Pear

Fisker Pear front quarter

Although it's bound to feature all the latest technology, the smaller sister to the Fisker Ocean will embrace simplicity in the way it's designed and constructed, in an effort to keep the price super-competitive. Fittingly, buyers who don't need a long range won't have to pay for a huge battery that they won't use to the full; two sizes will be offered, the smallest and cheapest officially returning between 100 and 150 miles, and the larger providing up to 348 miles of travel on a charge. A high performance version will also be offered to compete with the MG4 XPower.

Fiat Panda

Fiat Panda Electric concept 2023

Following the Fiat Grande Panda mentioned above will come a smaller Panda to take on the upcoming Dacia Spring at the affordable end of the electric car market. It'll feature styling inspired by 2019’s Fiat CentoVenti concept car, which in turn referenced the original Panda of the early 1980s. Sharing tech with the Jeep Avenger, the new car is expected to offer a range of around 200 miles, and a versatile, simple interior design.

HiPhi Z

HiPhi Z Coming Soon

Among the Chinese brands with its eyes on a slice of the lucrative luxury electric car pie in the UK is HiPhi, the automotive arm of the Human Horizons technology group. Pronounced "zee", rather than "zed", the new model is intended to steal sales from the Porsche Taycan, and its looks certainly grab attention. An official range of close to 350 miles is likely, and, with 663bhp at the driver's beck and call, it's unlikely to be sluggish.

Kia EV5

Kia EV5 front left static

Providing buyers with an all-electric alternative to the popular Kia Sportage family SUV, the Kia EV5 will rival the likes of the Ford Explorer when it goes on sale. Taking design cues from the seven-seat EV9, the EV5 is expected to offer 58kWh and 81kWh battery options, and will be available with a single electric motor and front-wheel drive, or – in Long Range AWD form – two motors for rear-wheel drive and 302bhp in total. A hot EV5 GT model is also in the pipeline.

Maserati MC20 Folgore

Maserati MC20 Folgore rendering front

The Maserati MC20 Folgore will be the flagship of the Italian brand's electric car range, and is intended to blend traditional mid-engined styling and handling with zero-emission motoring and outstanding usability. Above all, though, the aim is to substantially boost performance compared with the V6-engined MC20 – a car that can itself sprint from 0-62mph in just 2.9sec.

Smart #5

Coming Soon Smart #5

Revealed only in concept form thus far, and one liberally drizzled with bolt-on off-road accessories, the Smart #5 looks to be a departure from the rounded style seen since Smart launched the #1. The #5 family SUV is set to be the biggest, poshest and most sophisticated Smart yet. It'll use 800-volt charging technology, bringing a 10-80% charge down to just 15min (according to Smart), and its battery could have a capacity of more than 100kWh. Smart says that this would make a 341-mile range possible.

Xpeng P7

Xpeng P7 Coming Soon

Although not yet confirmed for the UK (right-hand-drive production has yet to get the green light), it's easy to imagine the P7 lining up alongside the Tesla Model 3s in a company car park. It's actually closer in size to the larger Tesla Model S, but in even its most powerful guise, the P7 won't be a match for its American rivals in terms of performance. The rear-wheel-drive version has a single 272bhp electric motor and an official 0-62mph time of 6.7sec, while the Performance version's twin motors and total of 466bhp performs the same sprint in 4.1sec.

Zeekr 001

Zeekr 001 Coming Soon

By now, you may have heard of China's Geely, the parent company of Volvo, and an enormous producer of electric vehicles. Geely's technology underpins electric Volvo and Polestar models, as well as the Smart #1, but the Zeekr 001 is, if anything, even more distinctive than those models. It's not yet confirmed to be destined for the UK, but it'll be natural rival to the Tesla Model 3 if it does make it to showrooms on these shores.

And beyond

Kia EV2

Kia EV2 front right static coming soon

Like the car it replaces, the Soul EV, the Kia EV2 will be a distinctive-looking machine that straddles the territory between hatchback and SUV. That’s fitting, because it’ll be taking on rivals as diverse as the Peugeot e-2008 small electric SUV and the Vauxhall Corsa Electric hatchback. Specification has yet to be announced, but the EV2 will use underpinnings that theoretically support single or twin electric motors.

Kia EV4

Kia Concept EV4 front left static

While many of the new Kia models in the pipeline take the form of SUVs, the EV4 is closer to a saloon in the mould of the Polestar 2. It’s a long way off, but the EV4 is predicted to be offered with front-wheel drive and 215bhp, or four-wheel drive and 320bhp. Multiple sizes of battery are expected to be offered.

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