The Growing Popularity of Electric SUVs
Electric SUVs provide an eco-friendly alternative to gas-powered vehicles, requiring less maintenance and being capable of traveling long distances between charges.
The 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 provides an upscale interior and impressive driving range thanks to its 201 horsepower electric motor mounted to the rear axle. If more power is necessary, opt for its dual motor version which boasts up to 295 horsepower of power output.
1. Environmentally Friendly
Gas-powered SUVs may provide unparalleled freedom and comfort — yet their emissions produce significant pollution. Battery-powered SUVs provide a cleaner alternative.
While electric vehicles (EVs) may appear environmentally friendly due to their zero emission operation, their environmental credentials may be higher than anticipated due to energy sources that produce carbon dioxide and other emissions that contribute to pollution.
The 2023 Kia EV6 stands out as an eco-friendly electric SUV, boasting a maximum range of 312 miles, fast charging capability and an elegant, high-tech interior space with industry leading safety ratings.
SUVs are popular among drivers because of their versatility and utility. Capable of transporting families or gear, taking off-roading adventures, and often featuring spacious cabins – they also tend to cost more than sedans.
Electric SUVs are becoming more affordable. The 2023 Bolt EUV currently holds the title for most affordable electric SUV, having seen its price decrease significantly in 2023. Other similarly-priced options such as Kia EV6, Subaru Solterra, and Toyota bZ4X models can also be found within this price range.
Volvo, known for their luxury products, has also joined in this movement with their Polestar 3 model which will come in two dual motor configurations with up to 300 miles of range each and include advanced safety features like radar-based occupant detection and hands-free Super Cruise – set for release sometime in 2023.
Electric SUVs may be an economical solution for some families looking to go green. Their instant torque makes for quick maneuvering around town, while regenerative braking allows drivers to practice one-pedal driving by simply lifting off of the throttle pedal.
These models are generally affordable compared to their gas-powered counterparts, and most can travel more than 200 miles on one charge. If you want something fancier there are also plenty of luxurious electric SUVs to consider.
Kia’s eye-catching EV6 features an eye-catching design, and can be ordered with rear or all-wheel drive. Shoppers may also select from dual or quad motor setup options and either standard or large battery packs for driving ranges between 228 miles and 310 miles as per EPA estimates.
As electric vehicle technology develops, manufacturers are producing more SUV models with impressive driving ranges.
In comparison, the 2023 Kia EV6 offers refined and effortless luxury driving that boasts an EPA-estimated driving range of up to 310 miles, while 2024 Audi EQE stands out with both rear- and all-wheel drive with dual motors for offroading capability and rear parking sensors for ease of parking. Rivian R1S stands out with an offroading capability and claims an EPA-estimated range of 445 miles – so far!
Alternatively, hybrid SUVs offer even greater fuel efficiency and provide more traditional driving experiences than their non-hybrid counterparts. Plug-in hybrids combine an internal combustion engine with an electric motor in order to maximize fuel economy while still offering traditional driving characteristics.
5. Fun to Drive
Recent electric vehicles (EVs) are sleek and powerful, providing drivers with a thrilling driving experience. Offering instant torque and innovative features like Supercruise and Bang & Olufsen audio systems. One such affordable, stylish model is the 2023 Hyundai Kona Electric which offers smooth handling as well as instant torque delivery. It even comes equipped with its own 33-inch display display!
And for drivers who prefer more fuel efficiency than all-electric drives, many SUVs also come as plug-in hybrids that allow drivers to rack up all-electric miles while taking advantage of gas engine’s added efficiency. For instance, Mazda MX-30 hybrid can travel an astounding 100 miles before shifting over to normal operation; similarly Volkswagen ID.4 Pro and Pro S models offer driving range of up to 275 miles.