With the auto industry gradually moving towards electricity, it’s clear that we’re looking at a future that won’t hold a single drop of gas in powering vehicles around the world. Ford recently announced that it is on track to power its factories around the world with 100% locally sourced renewable energy by the end of 2035 and aims to be carbon neutral by 2050. Even General Motors is showing commitment to an all-electric future with plans to reach it by 2050 to offer at least 30 new electric vehicles by 2025.
Family-oriented customers are now more interested in EVs than ever before and the best options to consider are those with a striking design, a comfortable interior, a large battery pack and an impressive range with a reasonable price tag. Any discussion of EVs would be nearly incomplete without mentioning Tesla, but if you’re looking for the best family EVs besides the American EV giant, here’s the way to go.
8 Hyundai Ioniq 5
With the Ioniq 5, Hyundai is taking a giant leap to become one of the fiercest competitors in the all-electric compact crossover segment. EV buyers motivated by family friendliness, great onboard technology, stylish design and decent charging time will find the Hyundai Ioniq 5 worth every penny.
The interior of the Ioniq 5 is furnished with a good dose of environmentally friendly materials and offers maximum cabin and load space. You can recline the front seats and place your feet on the footrests to relax while you charge the Ioniq 5. The 800V ultra-fast charger only takes five minutes to do its job and the battery can last up to 110 miles.
7 Audi e-tron
The e-tron is the first all-electric SUV with Audi’s DNA, combining comfort and sportiness with a touch of luxury. The forward-thinking five-seat crossover is suitable for everyday use, with massaging front seats and a spacious boot that can accommodate approximately seven cabin bags.
The 2022 Audi e-tron has that punchy acceleration of a typical EV and the ride is smooth. The EPA estimated range is approximately 222 miles with a 150 kW fast charger that will charge the battery by 89% in less than 30 minutes.
6 Pole star 2
North Star was once Volvo’s racing skunkworks, but it’s now a standalone electric offshoot, co-owned by Volvo and Geely. While the Polestar 1 was Polestar’s first attempt at a plug-in hybrid, the Polestar 2 is a testament to how the brand has evolved in a short space of time.
The 2022 Polestar 2 is an electric four-door hatchback with eco-friendly vegan fabric. The five-seat hatchback offers ample space for passengers in both rows, and a 150 kW charger charges the battery to 80% in approximately 40 minutes.
5 Skoda Enyaq iV
The Enyaq iV is Skoda’s first all-electric vehicle and it does a good job of creating a family-friendly car with excellent battery capacity and the utmost comfort to suit the busy lives of its customers. The Enyaq iV is available in three wide flavors – 60, 80 and 80x – with ranges of 255 and 336 miles.
The robust build quality and decent space for a family of five make the Enyaq iV a great alternative to the Volkswagen ID.4. The Skoda Enyaq iV looks more conventional than the VW ID.4.
4 Kia EV6
The Kia EV6 is more stylish than many regular EVs, with an athletic feel and enough power for all of life’s adventures. Tested in the toughest weather conditions, the Kia EV6 is built to keep you and your family comfortable, whatever the weather.
If you want a good eco-friendly vehicle, you can’t go wrong with the 2022 Kia EV6, which scooped the Carbon Measured Certification from the Carbon Trust. The Kia EV6 has a range of 217 miles and the 800v DC fast charger charges the battery in just 18 minutes.
3 Ford Mustang Mach E
While putting a Mustang badge on a crossover EV may be very surprising, we have to admit it’s a great marketing strategy from Ford. Its striking looks, athleticism, impressive range and reasonable price put the 2022 Mustang Mach-E almost out of competition from its competitors.
The Mach-E’s EPA-estimated range is between 211 and 305 miles, depending on the electric motor and battery pack. Because the battery is mounted under the floor, there is maximum space for a family of five.
2 BMW iX
The 2022 BMW iX is based on the Vision iNext concept unveiled in 2018. The iX is the Bavarian carmaker’s first all-electric SUV and exceeds expectations with its powerful electric powertrain, downright chic interior and decent range. BMW only makes the xDrive50 model for the 2022 iX, and it shoots to 60 mph in just 4.0 seconds.
BMW outfitted the iX with a large 105.2 kWh battery pack with an estimated EPA range of 324 miles. The standard DC fast charger charges the battery to more than 70% in 35 minutes. The Bimmer SUV is similar in size to the BMW X5 and X6, so there’s a decent amount of passenger and cargo space.
1 Volkswagen ID.4
The clean aerodynamic lines of the Volkswagen ID.4 make it a feast for the eyes on the road. The VW ID.4 won the 2021 Wards 10 Best User Experiences award for its futuristic space-age interior design. The 2022 ID.4 is spacious and packed with high-tech features and mood lighting.
The cargo area can accommodate at least eight cabin bags, making the SUV ideal for family outings. The ID.4’s estimated EPA range of 77.0 kWh battery pack is 280 miles, putting it in the class of the Kia Niro EV and Hyundai Kona Electric.