New Electric Vehicle Model for Sale in the U.S. for 2024

Audi Q8 e-tron

Last year’s Audi e-tron SUV becomes the Q8 e-tron for 2024. A sizable 95.0-kWh lithium-ion battery pack and two electric motors (one at each axle) generate a peak of 402 horsepower and 490 pound-feet of torque. Unfortunately, the Audi’s 226 miles of range isn’t that impressive. That said, in our testing, the Q8 e-tron hit 60 mph in 5.2 seconds, so it’s at least rather quick. An even more powerful 496-hp SQ8 e-tron is also available, however, it manages a mere 73 MPGe combined and offers less range than the standard Q8 e-tron. Audi also offers the Q8 (and SQ8) e-tron in fastback Sportback guise. Though going the Sportback route adds a few grand to the price tag, it also nets an EPA-rated range of up to 296 miles thanks to its additional efficiency.

  • Base price: $75,595
  • EPA fuel economy, combined/city/highway: 81/80/83 MPGe
  • EPA combined range: 285 miles

BMW i4

The BMW i4 is an electric four-door fastback available in four distinct flavors: the sensible eDrive35, the mid-level eDrive40, the dual-motor xDrive40, and the racy M50. The eDrive i4 variants pack a single rear-axle-mounted electric motor. An 80.7-kWh battery pack supplies enough electricity to take the mid-level eDrive40 more than 300 miles on a full charge, according to the EPA. Opting for the pricier all-wheel-drive i4 M50 allows this Bimmer to race to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds. Alas, the additional power of the M50 drops the i4’s driving range down to an EPA-estimated 271 miles.

  • Base price: $53,195
  • EPA fuel economy, combined/city/highway: 120/122/119 MPGe
  • EPA combined range: 276 miles

Cadillac Lyriq

Cadillac’s first entry into the luxury electric SUV category is the slick-looking Lyriq. It shares its battery tech with other high-profile GM EVs, including the GMC Hummer EV pickup truck, but it wears a more upscale wardrobe. The rear-wheel-drive model offers the most range—up to 314 miles per charge. The all-wheel-drive model adds an additional electric motor to produce a combined 500 horsepower. Unlike Caddy’s sports sedans, the Lyriq’s driving demeanor takes on a more comfortable, cruising-focused feel and the quiet cabin is spacious for both people and cargo.

  • Base price: $58,590
  • EPA fuel economy, combined/city/highway: 88/95/82 MPGe
  • EPA combined range: 314 miles

Fiat 500e

The Fiat 500 hatchback returns to our shores for 2024. Except this time, it’s an electric-only affair, as reflected by its 500e moniker. Though this little Fiat oozes style, its driving range is a bit disappointing. Though the EPA has yet to release an official estimate, Fiat is advertising an estimated 149-mile range from this sub-$35,000 city car.

  • Base price: $34,095
  • EPA fuel economy, combined/city/highway: N/A
  • EPA combined range: N/A

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