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The biggest electric cars you can buy

Electric cars come in all shapes and sizes, with SUVs being one of the most popular body types. Here are 10 of the best:

a red skoda enyaq iv parked among mountains in the uk

As a rule of thumb, electric cars offer much more interior space than internal combustion engine cars.

That's because there’s no transmission hump between the two rear seats and there’s no engine up front, which gives you two boots.

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But like with all cars, electric vehicles (EVs) come in all shapes and sizes, including some large ones.

So, if you want to save the environment while carrying lots of gear, here are 10 of the largest electric cars that’ll suit you.

Tesla Model X

white tesla model x driving on a road

The Model X is the largest car that Tesla makes, offering up to seven seats (depending on the configuration) and an impressive 2,180 litres of bootspace once the rear seats are folded flat – there’s also an extra 187-litre boot where an engine would ordinarily be.

Other stand-out features of this used Tesla include its falcon-wing rear doors, extensive infotainment system complete with quirky features, autopilot driving function, and insane performance.

Speaking of which, the top-spec Model X Plaid is powered by a set of electric motors that produce 1,020hp, allowing it to launch itself from 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 163mph.

Somehow it manages to do all this and return a range of up to 337 miles on a single charge.

Volvo EX90

a white Volvo EX90 charging

Following the great success of the Volvo XC90 SUV, Volvo figured it would turn it fully electric and name it the EX90.

This new model is set to arrive in 2025 and it brings a lot of promises with it. This includes seven seats and 310 litres of bootspace, or fold down the third row of seats and get 650 litres.

You can also expect a 365-mile range and up to 517hp in the top-spec variant.

When it comes out, it’ll be competing with models such as the Mercedes EQS SUV, BMW iX and Audi Q8 e-tron, all of which are excellent – but will the Swede be able to beat them?

Audi Q8 e-tron

An image showing the rear angle of the Audi Q8 e-tron model

The 2018 e-tron was such a hit that just a few years later Audi decided to rename it the Q8 e-tron to sit at the top of its electric SUV range.

Being such a large SUV, you can expect to find 569 litres of boot space, plenty of room for passengers in the back, and a high-quality interior, which is a common theme throughout all the brand’s models.

The entry-level Q8 e-tron 50 is powered by two electric motors mated to an 89kWh battery pack, getting you 284 miles on a single charge. Move up to the range-topping SQ8 in this used Audi line-up and you get over 500hp and 330 miles of range.

Tesla Model Y

Model Y

Sitting just below the Model X, the Tesla Model Y is the perfect SUV for those who don’t want a car that’s too big on the road yet still appreciate practicality and safety.

When the rear seats are folded flat, the Model Y offers a full 1,869 litres of boot space, which isn’t all that much less than its larger relative. It’s also got five seats (with a rumoured seven-seat variant coming soon).

It’s quick too, thanks to Tesla’s ingenious technology. The two variants include Long Range and Performance. The latter can complete the 0-60mph sprint in 3.5 seconds, and both have ranges of 331 miles and 319 miles respectively.

BMW iX

A grey BMW IX parked by the sea

The iX is BMW’s largest electric SUV, and it’s therefore one of the most sought-after models in its lineup.

Being so large comes with its perks, and the main one is space. This used BMW offers a total of 500 litres of storage space in the boot, as well as plenty of legroom and space for more bags in the rear seat area.

There are a few different specs to choose from, but the most popular is the range-topping iX M60 that comes with 619hp, 348 miles of range on a single charge, and rapid charging capabilities meaning you can get from 10% to 80% charge in around 40 minutes.

Ford Mustang Mach-E

It may borrow its name from a V8 American muscle car, but the Ford Mustang Mach-E couldn’t be further from it.

The all-electric practical family SUV is spacious, quiet, and refined – three words you wouldn’t necessarily associate with the standard ‘stang.

At the rear, this used Ford has 402 litres of bootspace and plenty more storage solutions dotted throughout the cabin – including an 81-litre front boot that’s ideal for muddy boots or extra shopping.

In terms of electric range distance, the longest-range model gets a 91kWh battery pack that’s good for 379 miles. But if it’s power you want then the 487hp Mach-E GT is the one for you.

Hyundai IONIQ 5

a grey and silver hyundai ioniq 5 parked showing its rear next to a field

If style and presence are your thing, then you needn’t look further than the retro-looking Hyundai IONIQ 5.

While it may not look all that big, this used Hyundai is more spacious and practical than you may think, boasting a 527-litre boot at the rear and a smaller storage area under the bonnet.

It’s great at being an electric car too, with the choice of two battery packs: a 58kWh; or a 72kWh battery. These offer 238 miles and 298 miles respectively.

The IONIQ 5 is also clever in that it can charge other things using its charge port including an electric bicycle, a laptop, a fridge, or even a Honda e electric city car, giving it 200 miles of extra range.

Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV

a white mercedes EQS SUV driving on a desert road

Mercedes is good at making luxurious cars with an ‘S’ in the name. The most notable is the S-Class, but what if you wanted a quieter SUV version? That’s where the EQS steps in.

It shares many components with the smaller EQS saloon including its batteries, which allow for up to 365 miles of range on a single charge.

The boot measures 610 litres for this used Mercedes, which is a massive amount of space, making it a perfect EV for longer motorway journeys or trips away with the family.

Its performance won’t blow you away, but it will get you from 0-62mph in 4.6 seconds, which we don’t think is bad at all for a 2.8-tonne SUV.

Skoda Enyaq iV

a red skoda enyaq iv parked facing away from the camera next to a mountain range in the uk

Skoda is famous for making some of the best family cars on the planet, so it only made sense for it to come out with an all-electric one to wow the masses.

The Enyaq iV is the brand’s five-seat electric SUV that proves you can succeed if you put your mind to something.

Power comes from a 77kWh battery in the top-spec models that return a range of up to 336 miles and 264hp that’s sent to all four wheels.

Tesla Model S

a red Tesla Model S driving through a town

While its SUVs are wildly popular, Tesla has made sure not to forget where it came from, because it’s still making the Model S saloon it started with (after the Roadster) in 2009.

Today’s version is much more advanced than the older one, with up to 405 miles of range, more than 1,000hp with the Plaid model, and a sleek and modern interior that’s the best in its class.

The storage space is good too, especially for a saloon. You get a massive 745 litres of boot space and an extra 150 litres at the front. Drop the rear seats are you get a full 1,795 litres of space – enough to comfortably store a bicycle or many cardboard boxes and suitcases.

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