Before the real push for electric cars, it was quite rare for a family to own a four-wheel-drive car because they’re traditionally more expensive and less needed in the UK unless we had a lot of snow... which doesn’t happen very often.
But with more electric vehicles (EVs) arriving on the scene, we can expect to see a larger uptake of 4WDs because all of the dual-motor EVs are powering all four of the car’s wheels.
The main benefits to having a 4x4 electric car include being able to cope better in harsher conditions and – particularly for EVs – increased acceleration because when the power is sent to all four wheels, the car gets much more traction.
Here are 10 of the best four-wheel-drive electric cars in 2023.
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