EV models to look out for in 2024

Last updated on March 21, 2024
Electric vehicles (EVs) are making up more of what we see on our roads. With many models about to hit Australian roads, we thought it would be great to take a look at some of the newest EV models to launch in 2024.
Man charging his electric car.

When many drivers think of EVs, Tesla comes to mind. The Tesla Model 3 happens to be Tesla’s most-affordable vehicle in the country and up until 2023, was the brand’s best-selling vehicle according to EV sales data from The Driven.

In 2024, the new Tesla Model 3 has now been refreshed with some significant changes over the outgoing 2023 model.

Looks-wise, it looks quite similar to the previous model but with changes to the front and back of the car.

The headlights showcase a sleeker look at the front, while the taillights are also embedded into the boot lid of the all-electric sedan.

Side view of a 2024 Tesla Model 3 in a car park. Image: Riz Akhtar (carloop)
    Image: Riz Akhtar (carloop)

The new Tesla Model 3 is 26 mm longer than its predecessor. It comes in at 4,720 mm in length.

The additional length is not noticeable when driving the car. It’s still quite easy to park thanks to its many cameras and large screen, giving you a near Birdseye view of the surroundings parked cars and structures.

Most of the key changes are on the inside, where you can notice improved material quality and a better sound system. Speaking of interior quality, the new Model 3 now offers ventilated seats, which are ideal for cooling during summer.

The range on the new model has improved, with Tesla claiming 513 km for the base model and up to 629 km for the long-range model. This makes it one of the best cars in the market when it comes to going the distance.

The new Model 3 is already available to order in Australia, but those looking at a performance version of the car will have to wait until later this year.

Polestar 4 is the latest vehicle from a brand that first made its presence in the Australian market in 2022.

The new electric SUV has hints of a coupe and is expected to be the brand’s fastest production car under development. The top trim of the Polestar 4 can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in a blistering 3.8 seconds.

When it comes to range, this sleek electric SUV can travel up to 610 km on a single charge. That’s thanks to its 100 kWh battery pack, which is on the larger side compared to other electric SUVs on the market.

On the inside, the Polestar 4 offers a large 10.2-inch screen. It also features a unique digital rear-view mirror, which gives the driver a view of the rear camera instead of a real mirror as found in many other cars.

With the Polestar 4, the brand has put significant effort into the sustainability of the materials used to produce the Polestar 4. This goes as far as the fabric used in the cabin. First customer deliveries are expected to begin in the second half of 2024.

Volvo has come a long way in its efforts to electrify its line up. 2024 will see the brand deliver its most affordable electric vehicle yet.

With a starting price of $59,990, it’s likely to create plenty of buzz in the market. For this price, drivers can expect up to 460 km of Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) range.

There are more powerful versions of the EX30 on offer with the fastest twin-motor variant accelerating from 0-100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds.

Coming in at 4,233 mm in length, it’s on the smaller side of the SUVs on offer but it does make it easier to park around town.

By 2026, Volvo Australia plans to only sell EVs in the market and the EX30 will form a big part of this goal.

Deliveries of the new EX30 SUV are expected to begin in the first half of 2024.

Upgrades to the Hyundai Kona Electric SUVs have been made with the recent launch of the car in Australia.

It will be available in three different trims with the base model starting under $55,000 before on-roads. For this price, the car comes with a smaller 48.6 kWh battery pack, which gets you 370 km of range.

Meanwhile, a larger battery for a higher price of under $60,000 in the extended range variant can offer up to 505 km.

Side view of a 2024 Hyundai Kona Electric in a car park.
    Image: Riz Akhtar (carloop)

The interior of the car has also been upgraded and includes a large 12.3-inch infotainment screen, combining driver information and entertainment in one place.

This newer Kona Electric also takes the interior quality up a notch, bringing it closer to the Ioniq 5 electric SUV from Hyundai.

Standard features on all variants of the car include an efficient heat pump to heat and cool the cabin, LED headlights for better visibility on the road, and a wireless phone charger.

The new Hyundai Kona Electric is already available to order in Australia.

In 2023, French brand Peugeot launched two EVs into the Australian market. The brand aims to take things up a notch in 2024, by bringing in a fun new hatchback it calls the Peugeot e-208.

This city hatchback is already offered in New Zealand with a 50 kWh battery that offers up to 383 km of WLTP range. The variant on offer has a 100 kW motor making it a pretty zippy city car.

Not much is known about the timing of this electric 208 hatchback’s arrival in Australia apart from its launch in 2024, which keeps things fairly interesting.

With EV sales reaching new highs in 2023, 2024 brings many new models for drivers to choose from. This makes it an exciting time for anyone looking at getting behind a new set of wheels. Explore how the 2024 models compare with our rundown of top models that launched in 2023.

If you are considering making the switch to an electric vehicle, check out the Allianz EV Hub for info and resources to help give you a head start on your EV journey.

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