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Which electric car to choose in 2024? Our Top 15!

TOP 15 VE 2024

2024 marks a decisive turning point in the world of electric vehicles. electric vehicleswith a plethora of different models on offer. To help you navigate this technological labyrinth, we've put together an exhaustive guide to the top 15 must-have electric cars. This ranking is the result of a rigorous analysis based on essential criteria such as range, recharging performance, driving comfort, innovative features and total cost of ownership.

Among the flagship models, the Dacia Spring Electric stands out for its affordable price and controlled fuel consumption. The Tesla Model Y continues to dominate the SUV segment with its impressive performance and extensive supercharger network. For those looking for excellent value for money, the MG4 offers great range and a dynamic driving experience.

The market is also adapting to new environmental standards, with innovations such as higher-capacity batteries and faster recharging systems. Automakers are vying with each other to offer ever more efficient vehicles, while taking into account ecological impact and future legislative changes.

Our detailed guide will give you all the information you need to make an informed choice, whether you're looking for a nimble city car, a stylish sedan or a robust, spacious SUV. Discover the models that marked the year 2024 and find the electric car that will accompany you in the transition to greener, more sustainable mobility.

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How will I be helped to buy an electric car in 2024?

The French government has announced a reduction in the amount of the environmental bonus for certain French taxpayers, in particular households in the five highest income deciles. For these taxpayers, this means a reduction in assistance for the purchase of new electric cars, from €5,000 to €4,000.

For less affluent households, on the other hand, the amount of assistance remains unchanged, with the bonus maintained at €7,000. It should be noted that the limit of reference tax income per unit, used as a criterion of distinction, has been adjusted, rising from €14,089 to €15,400.


For more details, see our article : Ecological bonus 2024: changes to come

Electric car subsidies for businesses in 2024

From February 13, 2024, the ecological bonus for legal entities has been completely withdrawn, dropping abruptly from €3,000 to €0.

The conversion bonus remains open to professionals, with a ceiling of €1,500 for cars complying with the eco-score introduced with the bonus in 2024. For commercial vehicles, it offers between €4,000 and €8,000 depending on their size, in return for scrapping a polluting vehicle.

Companies benefit from an exemption from Taxe sur les Véhicules de Sociétés (TVS) when purchasing an electric vehicle, as well as for certain plug-in hybrids (if their emissions are below 50 g/km of CO2).

Various cities and regions offer local grants to help professionals renew their vehicle fleets. These include Paris, Lyon, Grenoble, Saint-Étienne, Pays de la Loire, Normandy...

Not forgetting the Advenir program program can help finance installation of charging stationswhether for staff or customers.

What assistance is available for the purchase of a used electric car in 2024?

The decree of February 13, 2024 put an end to the €1,000 ecological bonus for the purchase of used electric vehicles. 

However, it is still possible to benefit from a €2,000 subsidy for a lease (LOA or LLD) of at least 48 months. In addition, the conversion bonus is still available for the purchase of less-polluting used vehicles.

Support for the installation of charging stations 2024

Owners or tenants of single-family homes can obtain a tax credit for the purchase and installation of a plug-in charging station.installation of a charging station. The tax credit is capped at 75% of expenditure, with a maximum of €500.

All taxpayers are eligible, regardless of their income, and the measure applies to both primary and secondary residences, with the exception of properties rented out for seasonal purposes. 

Our top 15 electric car rankings for 2024

Tesla Model Y

tesla model Y

The Tesla Model Y stands out as an electric SUV of choice, offering a combination of performance, convenience and durability. With a WLTP range of 455 km, it's perfectly suited to everyday needs and long-distance driving. Acceleration is equally remarkable, with the Propulsion version reaching 0 to 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds, while the Performance version does so in 3.5 seconds. Pricing starts at €42,990.

In terms of recharging, the Model Y is flexible: a full recharge at home with a standard socket takes around 36 hours, but with a 150 kW fast-charging station, it can recharge from 20% to 80% in just 20 minutes. These features make the Model Y an attractive electric vehicle for those seeking an exceptional driving experience without compromising their commitment to the environment.

Dacia Spring

Dacia spring 2024

The Dacia Spring is an electric car that stands out for its accessibility and practicality, especially in urban environments. With a range of over 300 km in the city and over 220 km in the WLTP combined cycle, it meets the needs of carefree daily commuting. Its design is modern and its interior is equipped with a multimedia system with a 10-inch touch screen, and priced at €22,300.

Recharging is simple: at home, a recharge from 20% to 80% takes around 7 hours on a standard socket. For faster recharging, a 30 kW public recharging point recovers 80% of the battery in less than an hour. With its large 308-liter trunk and latest-generation driving aids, the Dacia Spring is an economical and ecological option for electric mobility.

MG4

MG_MG4

The MG4 is a compact electric car launched in August 2022 by the subsidiary of Chinese giant SAIC. With a starting price of €29,990 before deducting the ecological bonus, it offers excellent value for money, positioning itself as an affordable alternative to equivalent European models.

The Standard version of the MG4 is equipped with a 51 kWh battery promising a range of 350 km according to the WLTP combined cycle, and comes with features such as keyless access and start, reversing radars, 7-inch digital instrumentation, and a 10.25-inch central touchscreen compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. 

The MG4 also boasts a generous 7-year/150,000 km warranty, underlining the manufacturer's confidence in the durability of its vehicle. With its decent performance and decent roominess, the MG4 is an attractive option for those looking for a reliable, economical electric car.

Hyundai Kona electric

Hyundai Kona Electric car

The Hyundai Kona Electric is an innovative electric SUV offering an impressive combination of performance, range and technology. With acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 7.9 seconds and torque of 395 Nm, it promises dynamic, responsive driving. Users can choose between two battery sizes, with the larger offering a range of up to 484 km, ideal for long journeys without the worry of recharging. The price is €41,700.

When it comes to technology, the Kona Electric is equipped with an advanced regenerative braking system and an i-PEDAL driving mode for an optimized driving experience. Comfort is not left out, with a state-of-the-art infotainment system, immersive sound provided by the BOSE audio system and the convenience of the Hyundai Digital Key 2 Touch.

Safety is also a priority with Hyundai Smart Sense, which includes driving assistance and collision avoidance, as well as a blind spot monitor for added peace of mind. Last but not least, rapid charging enables the battery to be recharged from 10% to 80% in just 47 minutes, making the Kona Electric as practical as it is fun to drive. These features make the Hyundai Kona Electric an attractive choice for those looking for a reliable, well-equipped electric vehicle.

BYD Seal U

BYD SEAL

The BYD Seal U is an electric SUV that combines elegance and performance. Its exterior design features U-shaped headlamps and an ocean-inspired rear light signature. 19-inch wheels enhance its dynamic look. The interior is no exception, with a floating center console, rotating touchscreen and multifunction seats for optimum comfort, complemented by a panoramic sunroof.

On the performance side, the Seal U offers two battery options providing up to 500 km of range, and thanks to NVH technology, driving is quiet and peaceful. The high-quality audio system and intelligent voice commands, combined with advanced safety technologies, ensure a safe and enjoyable driving experience.

In terms of charging, the Seal U stands out for its ability to recharge quickly. With a DC charging power of 115 kW, it can recharge from 30% to 80% in just 28 minutes, ideal for long journeys. What's more, the Seal U offers remarkable acceleration, accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds, making it one of the most powerful electric SUVs on the market. This SUV is priced from 45,390 INCL. VAT.

Renault Scénic e-tech

Renault Scenic e-tech 2024

The Renault Scénic e-tech is an electric family car that combines modern design and advanced technology. Its futuristic styling is complemented by integrated headlamps and an elegant silhouette. Inside, the openR link system with integrated Google and generous trunk space ensure comfort and connectivity.

The 100% electric powertrain offers a range of up to 625 km, with rapid recharging providing 2 hours of range in just 30 minutes. Heated front seats and over 30 safety features guarantee a safe and enjoyable driving experience. The list price is €46,990 incl. VAT.

What's more, the Scénic e-tech recharges quickly, going from 15 to 80% battery in 37 minutes at a DC1 terminal, and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.4 seconds, making it an ideal choice for families looking for a practical, high-performance electric vehicle.

Peugeot e-3008

The Peugeot e-3008 is an electric SUV that combines style and performance. With its 210 hp motor, it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.4 to 8.9 seconds, which is quite competitive for its class. As for recharging, the e-3008 is equipped with ultra-fast direct current (DC) recharging capacity of up to 160 kW. This means that the Long Range model can be recharged from 20% to 80% in less than 30 minutes.

For a full charge, the time may vary according to the capacity of the charging station used, but with a 160 kW fast charging station, it takes around 45 minutes. These features make the Peugeot e-3008 a solid choice for those looking for a practical, high-performance electric vehicle for daily commutes or long distances. It is available at a price of €44,990 incl. VAT.

Volvo XC40 (EX40)

The Volvo XC40 or EX40, formerly known as the XC40 Recharge, boasts a remarkable range of up to 467 km, depending on model and road conditions. It is available at a price of 48,950 INCL. VAT.

In terms of performance, this electric SUV accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 to 8.5 seconds, depending on the configuration chosen. As for recharging, the time required varies: a 2.3 kW domestic socket requires up to 34 hours and 30 minutes, while a 150 kW fast-charging station recharges from 10% to 80% in just 34 minutes. Formerly known as the XC40 Recharge, the EX40 is a compact electric SUV that combines innovative design with cutting-edge features for first-rate driving. 

Its spacious, well-thought-out interior is tailored to contemporary needs. The model offers two audio systems: a standard high-performance system with 8 speakers and 250 W, and an optional Harman Kardon system with 13 speakers and 600 W. With its connectivity, infotainment and safety technologies, the EX40 is positioned as a unique vehicle. Volvo Car France emphasizes the versatility and intelligence of this SUV, perfectly suited to a variety of lifestyles.

Porsche Macan 4

The Porsche Macan 4 stands out for its performance and efficiency. With an impressive range of 613 km according to the WLTP cycle, it promises long, carefree journeys, although the Turbo version boasts a slightly reduced range of 591 km. In terms of acceleration, this electric vehicle does not disappoint, reaching 100 km/h in just 5.2 seconds. The list price is €86,439 incl. VAT.

When it comes to recharging, the Macan 4 is at the cutting edge of technology: a rapid charge from 10 to 80% takes just 17 minutes on a 270 kW terminal. Even on an 800 V terminal, it accepts a charge of up to 270 kW, bringing its charging capacities into line with those of the Taycan. A full AC charge takes around 5 hours and 13 minutes at 11 kW. These features make the Macan 4 a preferred choice for electric car enthusiasts looking for both power and range.

Kia niro EV

Kia Niro EV

The Kia Niro EVan electric SUV that combines style and functionality, offers an impressive driving experience with advanced technical features. Equipped with a 64.8 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery, the Niro EV promises a generous range of 460 km in the WLTP cycle, ideal for long journeys without the need for frequent recharging. It is available in France at a price of €45,690 incl. VAT..

In terms of performance, the Niro EV lives up to expectations, accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.8 seconds. This ability to accelerate quickly ensures a responsive and enjoyable drive, whether in urban environments or on freeways.

For recharging, the Niro EV is equipped for DC fast charging with a Combo CCS connector and accepts a maximum power of 72 kW. This enables the battery to be recharged from 20% to 80% in around 54 minutes. For those who prefer recharging at home or at public AC charging points, the Niro EV can be recharged at a maximum power of 11 kW in three-phase, enabling full recharging in around 6 hours and 10 minutes.

These specifications make the Kia Niro EV an attractive choice for drivers looking for a reliable, high-performance and practical electric vehicle for everyday use and longer journeys. With its modern design, comfortable interior and on-board technologies, the Niro EV is well positioned in the electric SUV segment.

Fiat 500e Sedan

The Fiat 500e embodies the essence of electric urban mobility with its iconic design and environmentally-friendly performance. This little city car is equipped with a 42 kWh battery that gives it a remarkable range of 313 km in the WLTP cycle, making it easy to navigate city streets without worrying about range. Price: €30,400.

In terms of acceleration, it proves lively and responsive, capable of reaching 100 km/h in just 9 seconds. When it comes to recharging, the Fiat 500e is just as practical: a full charge at an 11 kW public charging point takes just 4 hours and 15 minutes, while a DC fast charging point can restore 80% of its charge in just 35 minutes at 85 kW. These features make the Fiat 500e an ideal choice for those looking for an electric car that's stylish, practical and suited to city life.

Peugeot e-208

Peugeot e-208

The Peugeot e-208 is an elegant, high-performance electric city car. It offers a range of 340 to 410 km in the WLTP cycle, thanks to a battery with a total capacity of 50 kWh, and 46 useful kWh. A new, improved version offers a 51 kWh gross battery, or 48.1 kWh net, for maximum range. The list price is €34,100 incl. VAT.

For recharging, the e-208 is equipped with a 7 kW on-board charger and can be optionally fitted with an 11 kW charger. It also accepts up to 100 kW direct current (DC) for rapid recharging at suitable terminals. These features make the Peugeot e-208 an attractive choice for those looking for a practical electric car for the city, with good range and flexible recharging options.

Renault megane e-tech

Renault Megane e-Tech

The Renault Mégane E-Tech electric is an attractive option in the compact electric vehicle segment. It is available with two battery capacities: a 40 kWh version offering up to 300 km of range, and a more powerful 60 kWh version that can reach up to 470 km in the WLTP cycle. The latter ensures worry-free driving for longer journeys. In town, the 130 hp version can cover 375 km, while on the freeway it can reach 320 km. It is priced at €40,000..

The 220 hp version offers a range of 345 km in the city and 300 km on the freeway. When it comes to recharging, the Mégane E-Tech is equipped for fast charging with a 130 kW DC charger, enabling it to go from 0 to 100% in just 1h14.

For home recharging or recharging at public AC stations, the duration varies according to the power of the station, from 6h30 for a 7.4 kW station to 21h for a standard socket.

With its attractive design, comfortable interior and excellent roadholding, the Mégane E-Tech electric meets the expectations of modern motorists seeking to combine aesthetics, comfort and ecological awareness.

Volkswagen ID.4

Volkswagen ID.4 electric family car

The Volkswagen ID.4 is an electric SUV with extended range and rapid recharging capabilities. With a 77 kWh battery, it offers a range of between 358 km and 526 km on the WLTP cycle, depending on the version chosen. Acceleration is also remarkable for a vehicle in its class, with the AWD Pro model capable of reaching 0 to 100 km/h in around 6 seconds. Pricing starts at €45,990.

As far as recharging is concerned, the ID.4 can be fully recharged in less than 8 hours on an 11 kW domestic terminal, and benefits from a rapid 5-80% charge in just 36 minutes on a 125 kW terminal. These features make the Volkswagen ID.4 a solid choice for those looking for a spacious, high-performance electric SUV suitable for both everyday life and long-distance driving.

Citroën ë-C4

Citroën ë-C4

The Citroën ë-C4 is an electric car distinguished by its driving comfort and modern design. It is equipped with a 50 kWh battery, offering a range of 350 km in the WLTP cycle, making it ideal for urban and suburban journeys. The latest version, with an improved 54 kWh battery, extends this range to 420 km, offering greater flexibility for longer journeys. It is priced at €45,100.

In terms of recharging, the ë-C4 can be recharged using a Type 2 connector for accelerated AC recharging, with a maximum power of 7.4 kW, or 11 kW as an option for three-phase recharging. For rapid DC recharging, it uses a Combo CCS connector and can accept a maximum power of 100 kW, enabling 80% of the battery to be recharged in just 30 minutes. 

These features make the Citroën ë-C4 an attractive choice for those seeking an uncompromising electric driving experience, combining range, performance and style.

Summary table top 10 electric cars 2024

Car Autonomy (WLTP) Fuel consumption (kWh/100 km) Battery (kWh) Power (hp) Acceleration (0-100 km/h) Price (€)
Tesla Model Y 455 km 15.0 kWh/100 km 75 kWh 353 hp 5.1 seconds 42 990€
Dacia Spring 300 km (city) / 220 km (WLTP) 13.1 kWh/100 km 27.4 kWh 44 ea. 12.8 seconds 22 300€
MG4 350 km 16.6-18.1 kWh/100 km 51-64 kWh 125-204 hp 7.7-8.5 seconds 29 990€
Hyundai Kona Electric 305-484 km 14.7-16.6 kWh/100 km 39.2-64 kWh 136-204 ch 7.6-10.2 seconds 41 700€
BYD Seal U 500 km 12.5-14.5 kWh/100 km 82.5 kWh 150-530 hp 3.8 seconds 45 390€
Renault Scénic E-Tech 625 km 16.2 kWh/100 km 41 kWh 160-220 hp 8.4 seconds 46 990€
Peugeot e-3008 324 km 14.7-16.2 kWh/100 km 50 kWh 136-156 hp 6.5 seconds 44 990€
Volvo XC40 Recharge (EX40) 467 km 15.8-20.8 kWh/100 km 78 kWh 231-408 ch 4.9 seconds 48 950€
Porsche Macan 4 613 km 16.9-18.4 kWh/100 km 84-105 kWh 354-680 hp 5.2 seconds 86 439€
Kia Niro EV 460 km 15.9-16.5 kWh/100 km 64.8 kWh 150-204 hp 7.8 seconds 45 690€
Fiat 500e 313 km 14.9-18.0 kWh/100 km 23.8-42 kWh 95-118 hp 9.0 seconds 30 400€
Peugeot e-208 340-410 km 14.0-15.8 kWh/100 km 50 kWh 136 hp 8.0 seconds 34 100€
Renault Mégane E-Tech 300-470 km 12.4-16.1 kWh/100 km 40-60 kWh 130-220 hp 8.0 seconds 40 000€
Volkswagen ID.4 358-526 km 14.9-17.5 kWh/100 km 77-82 kWh 148-299 hp 8.5-5.8 seconds 45 990€
Citroën ë-C4 350 km 15.6-16.8 kWh/100 km 50 kWh 136 hp 9.7 seconds 45 100€

Conclusion

The market for electric cars in 2024 is booming, with a diverse offering and ever more efficient models. Our Top 15 presents a selection of outstanding electric vehicles, covering a wide range of needs and budgets.

For city-dwellers:

  • Fiat 500e: an elegant and affordable urban icon.
  • Peugeot e-208: a dynamic, practical city car.

For families:

  • Renault Scénic E-Tech: a spacious MPV with great autonomy.
  • Citroën ë-C4: a comfortable, modern compact SUV.

For long journeys:

  • Tesla Model Y: a high-performance SUV with exceptional range.
  • Hyundai Kona Electric: a reliable, well-equipped SUV.
  • Volkswagen ID.4: a spacious SUV with fast charging.

For performance enthusiasts:

  • Porsche Macan 4: a powerful and elegant electric SUV.
  • Kia Niro EV: a dynamic, versatile SUV.

For tight budgets:

  • Dacia Spring: the most affordable electric car on the market.
  • MG4: excellent value for money.

 

For more information on electric vehicles, or for personalized advice, contact our Beev advisors today!

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