Affordable Electric SUVs: The Complete Guide

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Overview


There is now an abundance of choice in the availability of pure electric vehicles in the UK, to include all-electric saloons, all-electric hatchbacks, all-electric superminis and yes, all-electric SUVs. All these electric vehicles (EVs) come in different sizes and prices, to suit the needs and budgets of all families.

The UK market has seen a significant increase in the availability of battery-electric SUV i.e. all-electric SUVs. It is not surprising to see this increase, as this segment is hugely popular with families across the UK, given the practicality of interior seating space and boot space. Within the e-SUV segment, the choice of affordable electric compact SUVs for families keen on migrating to environment-friendly electric driving is impressive. Pure electric SUVs are becoming hugely popular as these electric vehicles (EVs) are cheap to run (running a compact pure electric SUV can cost as little a 3 pence per mile), improve air quality (zero-tailpipe emissions) and lower the negative impact on our environment.

Apart from the environmental benefits, small electric cars/ SUVs can save individuals and families a lot of money. As an example, if you charge a small electric SUV overnight, you can achieve a fully charged EV battery in under £5. To fill a petrol and diesel small car is significantly more, and in most case more than £50 for a full tank. The annual savings to the family budget are significant when switching to pure electric driving.

The latest affordable pure electric SUVs have impressive electric range and can easily meet the needs of most families and individuals. In most cases these e-SUVs can achieve close to 200 miles (WLTP) range and in some cases closer to 300 miles. As an example, the all-electric Hyundai Kona SUV has a WLTP range of 300 miles. In any case, in the UK the average car journey is 12 miles, so for most requirements, a small electric SUV, will be perfect.

All these electric SUVs are equipped for rapid charging and in most cases the EV battery can achieve 0-80% SOC within 40 minutes. Of course, also keep in mind that more than 80% of the time, electric cars are charged overnight at home using a dedicated charging station. We at e-zoomed strongly encourage the use of a high-quality EV charging point for home charging. At e-zoomed there is a fantastic selection of electric car charging points to include a seamless installation service. Follow this link to learn more.

The pure electric SUVs below combine elegance, performance and practicalty with ease. There is ample room for children to sit on the rear seats and to carry their school gear and more in the boot. Moreover these green SUVs are also a perfect getaway vehicle for family outings and weekends, without worrying about range anxiety! Of course these electric vehicles are also well suited for chores like grocery shopping, school-runs etc. You can lease electric cars at fantastic prices via e-zoomed to include electric SUVs! Follow this link to learn more!

Our list of cheap electric SUVs include:


Electric Cars: The Basics


For those of you new to zero-emission electric driving, we recommend a read of the following articles:


The Mazda MX-30 Electric SUV


The all-electric Mazda MX-30 crossover SUV, is the first production battery-electric vehicle (BEV) from Mazda. The pure electric compact SUV was unveiled at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. The Mazda electric vehicle (EV) has been positioned for the urban driver, with the Japanese automotive manufacturer following a very similar ethos to Honda-e, in keeping the EV battery size small. Both the Mazda MX-30 and Honda-e use a 35.5 kWh lithium-ion EV battery.

Mazda is unique, in that, one of the key determinants of the EV battery size was the ‘life-cycle’ environmental impact.  According to Mazda, the smaller battery pack has a more positive environmental footprint, challenging some of the conventional wisdom in the electric vehicle sector, with automotive manufacturers aspiring for large EV batteries with longer zero-emission range. 

The electric vehicle is positioned for the young urban commuter and its 35.5 kWh battery size reflects the shorter city commutes.  However, the 124 miles zero-emission electric range can easily be used for weekend getaways.  The battery is supplied by Panasonic. The company has also opted for low-impact and sustainable materials for the inside cabin, to include, recycled plastic bottles and cork harvested from the bark of trees without felling. 

The e-SUV is affordable and eligible for the UK government plug-in incentive (PiCG). The electric vehicle (EV) has a 6.6 kW AC on-board charger and is capable of DC charging up to 50 kW (0-80%: 36 mins). A perfect step into affordable and fun urban electric driving.

Mazda MX-30 electric SUV
The Mazda MX-30 Electric SUV (credit: Mazda)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:SUV (Compact Crossover)
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Available
Engine:Electric
Available In UK:Yes

Trims (4 Options)
SE-L LUX (from £26,045)
First Edition (from £27,995)
Sport LUX (from £28,045)
GT Sport Tech (from £30,345)

PROSCONS
An affordable compact electric SUVLimited electric range
Familiar in design to petrol variants (for those consumers who prefer familiarity when migrating to electric driving)Access to rear seats not easy
Low-impact and sustainable materials for the inside cabinLimited legroom, headroom for rear seats and small boot space

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size (35.5 kWh)
Charging:50 kW DC Rapid Charging (0-80%: 36 mins). On board charger: 6.6kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Battery Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

Dimensions
Height (mm):1555
Width (mm):1795
Length (mm):4395
Wheelbase (mm):2655

First Edition
EV Battery Capacity:35.5 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):124 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):19.0
Charging:50 kW DC Rapid Charging (0-80%: 36 mins). On board charger: 6.6kW AC
Top Speed:87 mph
0-62 mph:9.7 seconds
Drive:Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Electric Motor (kW):107
Max Power (PS):145
Torque (Nm):271
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Kerb Weight (kg):1,645
Colours:4

The All-Electric MG ZS EV SUV


The pure electric MG ZS EV was unveiled in 2016 at the Guangzhou Auto Show. The e-SUV was launched in 2017 in China. The MG ZS EV is a practical and affordable electric vehicle (EV), appropriate for families keen to migrate to zero-emission electric driving, but at prices that are affordable. The MG ZS EV is priced below £35,000 and therefore eligible for the UK government plug-in car grant (PiCG).

The e-SUV is practical and versatile without compromising on comfort. The rear seats are comfortable for adults, with ample legroom and headroom. Also decent boot space. The electric vehicle (EV) has a decent range (over 160 miles WLTP on a full charge), more than appropriate for most family requirements, to include, school runs, family outings, grocery shopping and a lot more! The BEV is available in only one EV battery size (44.5 kWh). The SUV is equipped with a decent infotainment system and other driver aids. A perfect step into electric driving: affordable and practical.

MG ZS EV SUV
The All-Electric MG ZS EV SUV (credit: MG)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:SUV
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Available
Engine:Electric
Available In UK:Yes

Trims (2 Options)
Excite (from £28,595)
Exclusive (from £31,095)

PROSCONS
An affordable compact family electric SUVNot fitted with a heat pump, which increases energy use efficiency
Ample headroom and legroom at the rearDC charging only up to 50 KW
Decent driveInterior quality can be improved

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size (44.5 kWh)
Charging:50 kW Rapid Charging. On board charger: 7kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Battery Warranty:7 years or 80,000 miles

Dimensions
Height (mm):1620 – 1644
Width (mm):1809
Length (mm):4314
Wheelbase (mm):2579

MG ZS EV Excite
EV Battery Capacity:44.5 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):163 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):12.8
Charging:50 kW Rapid Charging (0-80%: 40 mins). On board charger: 7kW AC
Top Speed: 87 mph
0-60 mph:8.2 seconds
Drive:Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Electric Motor (kW):105
Horsepower (PS):143
Torque (Nm):353
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Kerb Weight (kg):1,502
Colours:4

The All-Electric KIA e-Niro SUV


Like the all-new Kia Soul EV SUV, the Kia e-Niro pure electric SUV has been positioned for ‘affordability’ and ‘value’. Of course, as one would expect, there is much in common between the two pure electric compact crossovers SUVs from Kia.

Kia Corporation, launched the all-electric Kia e-Niro in 2018 at the International Electric Vehicle Expo in Korea. The Kia Niro concept was unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. The emission-free e-Niro order book opened in the UK in January 2019, with the initial allocation sold out within three weeks. The EV has also won the prestigious 2019 What Car? Car of the Year award. It is the first ever all-electric SUV to win this accolade. The e-SUV has also won the prestigious WhatCar? Car of the Year 2021 award.

Kia e-niro electric SUV
The All-Electric KIA e-Niro SUV (credit: KIA)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:SUV
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Available only for Niro ‘2’ and Niro ‘2’ 64 kWh
Engine:Electric
Available In UK:Yes

Trims (4 Options)
e-Niro ‘2’ (from £30,345)
e-Niro ‘2’ 64 kWh (from £32,445)
e-Niro “3′ (from £37,100)
e-Niro ‘4+’ (from £39,395)

PROSCONS
Affordable electric compact SUV for families and good all-rounderThe exterior stying is not for everyone
Good EV range39 kWh battery option has limited range
Winner of WhatCar? Car of the Year awardThere is room for improvement for the interior

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in two battery size (39 kWh and 64 kWh)
Charging:100 kW Rapid Charging. On board charger: 7.2kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Warranty:7 years or 100,000 miles

Dimensions
Height (mm):1560
Width (mm):1805
Length (mm):4375
Wheelbase (mm):2700

e-Niro 39 kWh
EV Battery Capacity:39 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):180 miles (combined)
Electric Energy Consumption (Wh/km):153
Charging:100 kW Rapid Charging (on board charger: 7.2kW AC)
Top Speed:96 mph
0-60 mph:9.5 seconds
Drive:Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Electric Motor (kW):100
Max Power (bhp):134
Torque (Nm):395
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Kerb Weight (kg):1,667
Colours:5

e-Niro 64 kWh
EV Battery Capacity:64 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):282 miles (combined)
Electric Energy Consumption (Wh/km):159
Charging:100 kW Rapid Charging (on board charger: 7.2kW AC)
Top Speed:104 mph
0-60 mph:7.5 seconds
Drive:Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Electric Motor (kW):150
Max Power (bhp):201
Torque (Nm):395
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Kerb Weight (kg):1,812
Colours:5

The Hyundai New Kona Electric SUV


The pure electric Hyundai Kona Electric EV was launched in South Korea in 2018. The Kona has also been available as an internal combustion engine (ICE) variant since 2017. The vehicle is named after the western district of the island of Hawaii.

The Kona e-SUV is the second pure electric car from the South Korean manufacturer. The first was the all-electric IONIQ EV. The upgraded New Kona Electric SUV EV is a practical and affordable electric vehicle (EV), appropriate for families keen to migrate to zero-emission electric driving, but at prices that are affordable. The SE Connect and Premium trims are priced below £35,000 and therefore eligible for the UK government plug-in car grant (PiCG). The Ultimate trim is not eligible for the PiCG.

The e-SUV is practical and versatile with an excellent zero-emission range. The KONA SUV EV is available in two EV battery sizes (39.2 kWh and 64 kWh), with a WLTP range up to 300 miles for the larger lithium-ion EV battery. The compact crossover electric SUV is more than appropriate for most family requirements, to include, school runs, family outings, weekend trips, grocery shopping and a lot more! The electric vehicle (EV) also has a 10.5 kW AC on-board charger and is capable of DC charging up to 100 kW (0-80%: 47 mins). A perfect step into affordable and fun electric driving.

Hyundai New Kona Electric
The Hyundai New Kona Electric SUV (credit: Hyundai)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:SUV (Compact Crossover)
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Available for SE Connect/ Premium trims
Engine:Electric
Available In UK:Yes

Trims (3 Options)
SE Connect (from £30,450): 39.2 kWh battery
Premium (from £31,800): 39.2 kWh battery/ 64 kWh battery
Ultimate (from £37,200): 64 kWh battery

PROSCONS
An affordable compact family electric SUVNot all variants qualify for PiCG
Good EV range (up to 300 miles)Boot is smaller than rivals
Infotainment system has Apple CarPlay/ android autoInterior quality can be improved

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in two battery sizes (39.2 kWh and 64 kWh)
Charging:100 kW DC Rapid Charging (0-80%: 47 mins). On board charger: 10.5kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Battery Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

Dimensions
Height (mm):1570
Width (mm):1800
Length (mm):4205
Wheelbase (mm):2600

New KONA Electric (39.2 kWh)
EV Battery Capacity:39.2 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):189 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):14.3
Charging:100 kW DC Rapid Charging (0-80%: 47 mins). On board charger: 10.5kW AC
Top Speed:96 mph
0-62 mph:9.9 seconds
Drive:Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Electric Motor (kW):136
Horsepower (PS):100
Torque (Nm):395
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Kerb Weight (kg):1,535 – 1593
Colours:10

New KONA Electric (64 kWh)
EV Battery Capacity:64 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):300 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):14.7
Charging:100 kW DC Rapid Charging (0-80%: 47 mins). On board charger: 10.5kW AC
Top Speed:104 mph
0-62 mph:7.9 seconds
Drive:Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Electric Motor (kW):204
Horsepower (PS):150
Torque (Nm):395
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Kerb Weight (kg):1,658 – 1,743
Colours:10

The All-Electric Skoda ENYAQ iV SUV


The Skoda ENYAQ iV is Skoda’s first pure electric SUV and second battery-electric vehicle (BEV). The EV uses the Volkswagen Group’s MEB EV platform (the Volkswagen all-electric ID.3 uses the same platform). The nameplate has been derived from the Irish name ‘Enya’, which means ‘source of life’. The ‘E’ refers to electromobility and the ‘Q’ characterising the final letters of SKODA’s SUV family.

The Skoda ENYAQ is an affordable pure electric SUV, well suited for families keen to migrate to zero-tailpipe emission electric driving, seeking affordability and practicality. The e-SUV has been awarded the maximum five stars by WhatCar? and the reviewer describes the EV as “practical, good to drive, smart inside and well-equipped”.

SKODA ENYAQ iV SUV BEV (credit: SKODA)
The All-Electric Skoda ENYAQ iV SUV Available To Lease Via e-zoomed (credit: Skoda)
At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:SUV
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Available on only one model (ENYAQ iV 60 Nav)
Engine:Electric
Available In UK:Yes

Trims (3 Options)
ENYAQ iV 60 Nav (from £31,995): standard trim Loft. Optional trims: Suite, Lounge, ecoSuite, Lodge
ENYAQ iV 80 (from £39,350): standard trim Loft. Optional trims: Suite, Lounge, ecoSuite, Lodge
ENYAQ iV Sport Line 80 (from £42,900): standard trim: Sport Line

PROSCONS
Affordable electric SUV for families and good all-rounderElectric performance won’t set the heart racing
Ample interior (rear seats) and boot spaceOn board charger limited to 7.2 kW AC
Good quality interiorNot all variants come with 125 kW DC charging as standard

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in two battery sizes (62 kWh/ 82 kWh)
Charging:Up to 125 kW Rapid Charging. On board charger: 7.2kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

Dimensions
Height (mm):1616
Width (mm):1879
Length (mm):4649
Wheelbase (mm):2765

ENYAQ iV 60 Nav
EV Battery Capacity:62 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):256 miles (combined)
Electric Energy Consumption (miles/kWh):4.0
Charging:100 kW Rapid Charging (on board charger: 7.2kW AC)
Top Speed:99 mph
0-60 mph:8.4 seconds
Drive:Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
Electric Motor (kW):132
Max Power (PS):179
Torque (Nm):310
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Total Vehicle Weight (kg):2,509
Colours:8

ENYAQ iV 80
EV Battery Capacity:82 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):333 miles (combined)
Electric Energy Consumption (miles/kWh):3.7
Charging:125 kW Rapid Charging (on board charger: 7.2kW AC)
Top Speed:99 mph
0-60 mph:8.2 seconds
Drive:Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
Electric Motor (kW):150
Max Power (PS):204
Torque (Nm):310
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Total Vehicle Weight (kg):2,612
Colours:8

The New All-Electric Mokka-e SUV


The battery-electric vehicle (BEV) SUV variant for the hugely popular petrol and diesel Opel Mokka compact SUV is now available in the UK. The re-designed zero-emission pure electric SUV has a 50kWh EV battery, capable of up to 201 electric miles (WLTP). The electric SUV has three driving modes: Sport, Eco and Normal.

vauxhall mokka e electric SUV
The New All-Electric Mokka-e SUV (credit: Vauxhall)
At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:Compact SUV
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Available
Engine:Electric
Available In UK:Yes

Trims (4 Options)
SE NAV Premium (from £33,040)
SRI NAV Premium (from £34,935)
ELITE NAV Premium (from £34,580 )
Launch Edition (from £34,995)

PROSCONS
Good all-rounder compact SUVInfotainment system could be improved
Improved exterior designSeating 3 adults at the back a challenge
Respectable rangeSmall boot
100 kW fast charging as standard (11kW on-board charger comes as standard)Performance unimpressive
Interior quality goodSlightly more expensive when compared to competition

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size (50 kWh)
EV Battery Warranty:8 years/100,000 miles/70% capacity
Charging:100 kW rapid charging (charge up to 80% in 30 minutes). On-board charger: 11kW
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)

Dimensions
Height (mm):1531
Width (mm):1791
Length (mm):4151
Wheelbase (mm):2561

New Mokka-e SE NAV Premium 11kW
EV Battery Capacity:50 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):201 miles
EV Operation Efficiency (kWh/100km):17.4 kWh
Charging:100 kW Rapid Charging (on board charger: 11 kW AC)
Top Speed:93 mph
0-60 mph:8.7 seconds
Drive:Front-wheel drive
Electric Motor (kW):100 kW
Max Power (PS):136
Torque (Nm):260
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Kerb Weight (kg):1,550
Colours:6

The All-Electric New Peugeot e-2008 SUV


Like the Peugeot pure electric e-208, which hails from the Peugeot 208 supermini  portfolio, the pure electric Peugeot e-2008 SUV hails from the successful Peugeot 2008 model lineup. The Peugeot 2008 accounts for nearly 20% of the European sales. By making this successful crossover available in an electric model, the automotive company is safeguarding the future of this popular crossover! 

The pure electric e-2008 SUV comes with 3 driving modes: Sport, Normal and Eco. The Eco gives priority to range, while the Sport gives priority to performance (0-60 mph: 8.1 seconds). The Normal mode is for everyday use.

Electric Peugeot e-2008
The All-Electric Peugeot e-2008 SUV (credit: Peugeot)
At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:SUV
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Available for certain models
Engine:Electric
Available In UK:Yes

Trims (5 Options)
Active Premium (from £33,230)
Allure (from £34,430)
Allure Premium (from £34,880)
GT (from £37,180)
GT Premium (from £39,180)

PROSCONS
Good looks and exterior stylingLimited range (real-world range lower than claimed)
100 kW rapid charging standardMore expensive than the e-208 and alternatives
Practical for familiesNo reversing camera

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size (50 kWh)
Charging:100 kW rapid charging standard (80% charged in under 30 minutes). On-board charger 7.4 kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

Dimensions
Height (mm):1550
Width (mm):1770
Length (mm):4300
Wheelbase (mm):2605

New Peugeot e-2008 SUV
EV Battery Capacity:50 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):191 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (Wh/km):180
Charging:100 kW Rapid Charging (on-board charger: 7.4 kW AC)
Top Speed:93 mph
0-62 mph:9 seconds
Drive:Front-wheel drive
Electric Motor (kW):100
Max Power (PS):136
Torque (Nm):260
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Kerb Weight (kg):1,548
Colours:6

The All-Electric KIA Soul EV SUV


Like the Kia e-Niro pure electric car, the all-new Kia Soul EV SUV has been positioned for ‘affordability’ and ‘value’. Of course, as one would expect, there is much in common between the two pure electric compact crossovers SUVs from Kia. Kia started developing the all-electric SUV in 2013 and the electric vehicle (EV) was unveiled at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show.

Kia soul electric SUV EV
The All-Electric KIA Soul EV SUV (credit: KIA)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:SUV
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Not Available
Engine:Electric
Available In UK:Yes

Trims (1 Option)
Soul EV ‘First Edition’ (from £37,545)

PROSCONS
Affordable electric compact SUV for families and good all-rounderThe exterior stying is not for everyone
Good EV rangeBoot space is limited
Easy to drive and decent electric performanceThere is room for improvement for the interior

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size (64 kWh)
Charging:100 kW Rapid Charging. On board charger: 7.2kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Warranty:7 years or 100,000 miles

Dimensions
Height (mm):1605
Width (mm):1800
Length (mm):4195
Wheelbase (mm):2600

Soul EV ‘First Edition’
EV Battery Capacity:64 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):280 miles (combined)
Electric Energy Consumption (Wh/km):157
Charging:100 kW Rapid Charging (on board charger: 7.2kW AC)
Top Speed:104 mph
0-60 mph:7.6 seconds
Drive:Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Electric Motor (kW):150
Max Power (bhp):201
Torque (Nm):395
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Kerb Weight (kg):1,757
Colours:3

The All-Electric VW ID.4 SUV


The series production of the all-electric VW ID.4 commenced in August 2020 at the company’s factory in Zwickau (Germany). The ID.3 VW hatchback electric car is also manufactured at the same location. The pure electric ID.4 is a compact crossover, well suited for families, seeking practicality and ample interior space. The ID.4 EV is a good all-rounder and a decent option for those seeking to migrate to zero-emission electric driving.

The all-electric ID.4 SUV will be manufactured in the US in 2022 and is also expected to be manufactured in China. According to Thomas Ulbrich, a Volkswagen board member, “Given the major societal challenges of recent months, the successful start of ID.4 series production is an exception achievement.” The ID.4 is the second electric vehicle (EV) to use the bespoke MEB platform, after the all-electric ID.3.

The pure electric SUV can be charged at home via a dedicated home EV charging station. As most homes in the UK are single phase, maximum charging will be up to 7.4 kW. However, those with 3-phase supply can take advantage of the 11kW on-board charger. The VW ID.4 EV is capable of rapid charging (125 kW) at public electric car charging points (199 electric miles in just 30 minutes).

Volkswagen ID.4 electric SUV
The All-Electric Volkswagen ID.4 SUV Available For Lease Via e-zoomed (credit: VW)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:SUV
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Not available
Engine:Electric
Available In UK:Yes

Trims (4 Options)
ID.4 1st Edition (from £40,800)
ID.4 Life (from £41,570)
ID.4 Family (from £45,520)
ID.4 Max (from £49,990)

PROSCONS
Good electric rangeInfotainment system could be improved
Ample interior (rear seats) and boot spaceAvailable only in one battery size
Excellent turning radiusCheaper electric SUV alternatives available

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size (77 kWh)
Charging:125 kW rapid charging standard. 11 kW on-board charger
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

Dimensions
Height (mm):1640
Width (mm):1852
Length (mm):4584
Wheelbase (mm):2771

ID.4 1st Edition
EV Battery Capacity:77 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):310 miles (combined)
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):414 miles (city)
Electric Energy Consumption (Wh/km):180.34
Charging:125 kW Rapid Charging (on board charger: 11kW AC)
Top Speed:99 mph
0-62 mph:8.5 seconds
Drive:Rear-wheel drive
Electric Motor (kW):150
Max Power (PS):204
Torque (Nm):310
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Unladen Weight (kg):2,124
Colours:3

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Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised AMIH, a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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