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Top 6 Electric Vehicles Coming To Australia in 2024

28 December 2023 AutoMarket, Tips & Advice

Electric vehicles are dominating Australian roads, so don't miss your chance to join the trend!

As an increased number of Australian car enthusiasts prioritising eco-conscious driving, electric vehicles, or EVs, offer a compelling alternative. And now, even renowned car manufacturers traditionally associated with fuel-powered models are now embracing the electric movement.

As always, it's exciting to look at some of the best electric vehicles hitting the roads in 2024, and we've compiled the top six right here! 

Top Electric Vehicles Coming To Australia in 2024

Mini Countryman EV

Top 6 Electric Vehicles Coming to Australia - Mini Countryman EV

For those who prefer their EVs compact, you are only a few months away from getting your hands on the perfect one, with the arrival of the Mini Countryman in the country next year.

Mini will offer this small, quirky electric vehicle in two all-electric powertrains. The first is the Countryman E, equipped with a single electric motor producing 150 kW of power and 250 Nm of torque. It boasts a rapid 0 to 100 km/h acceleration in under 9 seconds. It's quite impressive, isn't it?

The next one, the Countryman SE, features a dual-motor all-wheel drive setup, delivering 230 kW of power and 494 NM of torque. It offers even more speed, reaching 100 km/h in just 5.6 seconds. 

Inside, you'll be treated to Mini's upgraded interior and infotainment which includes:

  • A 9.4” round OLED display
  • A refreshed user interface design
  • MINI’s Intelligent Personal Assistant
  • Eight MINI Experience Modes
  • Wider room and handling 

Hyundai Ioniq 7

Top 6 Electric Vehicles Coming to Australia - Hyundai Ioniq 7

Looking for something more spacious? Look no further, because the Hyundai Ioniq 7, also dubbed “Seven” for its seven-seater capacity, is coming your way in 2024!

Despite being heavily camouflaged, industry insiders have already tested this EV on Australian roads and their initial reviews are promising.

Drawing design inspiration from the earlier 2021 Seven concept, its impressive 480 km range is set to become the longest for an EV in Australia upon its release. Additionally, its spacious interior offers ample legroom and headroom, ensuring everyone’s comfort.

Toyota BZ4X

Top 6 Electric Vehicles Coming to Australia - Toyota BZ4X

While you might already be aware of its anticipated release this year, Toyota's contender in the Australian electric vehicle race, the BZ4X, is expected to hit the Australian streets in just a few months.

While little is known about this Toyota EV, it is expected to debut as a midsize SUV-like model. The estimated range is around 440 km., but official numbers and specs have yet to be disclosed. 

Either way, the anticipation is thrilling, especially coming from a car manufacturer that has already made its mark in the Australian automotive industry! 

Audi SQ8 e-Tron 

Top 6 Electric Vehicles Coming to Australia - Audi SQ8 e-tron

Looking for an electric vehicle with a sporty feel and performance? Then, the Audi SQ8 e-Tron is the car for you!

A standout characteristic of a sporty electric vehicle like the SQ8 e-Tron is its power and speed, accelerating from 0-100 km/h within 4.5 seconds. The good news is that this doesn’t compromise its range, which is estimated at 316 km when fully charged.

The SQ8 e-Tron will feature the 55 quattro drivetrain, which combines a dual-motor electric drive system with a 114kWh lithium-ion battery pack along with a two-stage planetary gearbox with single gear. 

GAC Aion Hyper GT

Top 6 Electric Vehicles Coming to Australia - GAC Aion Hyper GT

Adding to its expanding EV presence in Australia, China is introducing another electric car brand in 2024, GAC's Aion Hyper GT.

Featuring scissor doors and contemporary seating, the aesthetics of this impressive-looking electric vehicle are only part of its appeal. Its range is reported to fall between 500km to 600km, and it boasts a next-generation super-energy lithium-ion battery that charges rapidly and offers a battery life exceeding 1.5 million kilometres.

In terms of power, it can generate 250 kW of power and 430 Nm of torque, allowing it to accelerate from 0-100 km in under 5 seconds. 

Aion Hyper GT comes as an expected competitor to the Tesla Model 3 and is seeking the same success China has had with their manufacturers of electric vehicles, BYD and MG.

Ford E-Transit Custom

Top 6 Electric Vehicles Coming to Australia - Ford E-Transit Custom

Combining electric vehicles with business needs? Whether you’re a tradie or a business owner, there's an electric vehicle designed for you: the Ford E-Transit Custom!

Leading the charge in the electric van range, the E-Transit Custom offers a 124-kW fast-charge power, capable of recharging from 15% to 80% in just 41 minutes. Additionally, it is equipped with an 11kW AC three-phase onboard charger, which can fully charge up the battery in 7.2 hours. This rapid charging capability ensures it's ready for your next day's worth of driving.

Space-wise, it carries a maximum load length of 3450mm and a cargo volume of 6,800 litres, which can be upgraded to 9,000 litres in the optional high-roof version.

Drive your way to an electric 2024! 

Intrigued by these upcoming electric vehicles? With their imminent arrival in the country, it's wise to stay informed and prepared for what's to come! 

For more information on electric vehicles, driving, and tips, our Car Research section is open anytime for your questions and information needs!