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Best electric SUVs of 2022

If you’re looking to make the switch to electric for your next new car and also want the benefits of an SUV, you’re spoiled for choice. There are shedloads to pick from in this not-so-niche category, with the boom in popularity for high-riding cars resulting in a variety of emissions-free options.

There are a couple of reasons why there are so many electric SUVs to choose from. First, SUVs are undeniably popular, with the high riding position giving a great view out and the high seating position they bring making ingress and egress easy; this can be particularly helpful for those who need to contort their back to strap children into seats, or people with mobility issues who find low cars tricky to get in and out of. With SUVs wildly popular, it makes sense for manufacturers to design and build new cars they are confident will find a market.

But aside from the inherent convenience SUVs bring and the commercial logic of building them, electric cars lend themselves well to this format for a reason related to engineering. EV battery packs are very heavy, as well as being long and wide, but not too tall, meaning the best place for them is in the floor of a car, which results in a design sometimes known as 'skateboard architecture. This, in turn, means you need to have the passenger compartment above the battery pack, which means the relatively tall SUV format is a sensible one for electric cars.

With so many EV SUVs to choose from though, you might find yourself a little stuck. Well, here are the 10 best all electric SUVs to help you out.

Kia EV6

1. Kia EV6

Battery range up to 328 miles
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£474* / month (£44,800)
Audi Q4 e-tron

2. Audi Q4 e-tron

Battery range up to 314 miles
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£644* / month (£49,806)

3. BMW iX

Battery range up to 380 miles
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£785* / month (£68,201)
Skoda Enyaq

4. Skoda Enyaq

Battery range up to 339 miles
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£485* / month (£38,586)
Hyundai Ioniq 5

5. Hyundai Ioniq 5

Battery range up to 315 miles
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£473* / month (£42,512)
Tesla Model Y

6. Tesla Model Y

Battery range up to 351 miles
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£466* / month (£51,990)
Ford Mustang Mach-E

7. Ford Mustang Mach-e

Battery range up to 379 miles
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£617* / month (£50,576)
Volvo XC40 Recharge

8. Volvo XC40 Recharge

Battery range up to 270 miles
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£500* / month (£44,750)
Audi Q8 e-tron

9. Audi e-tron

Battery range up to 330 miles
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Nissan Ariya

10. Nissan Ariya

Battery range up to 328 miles
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£483* / month (£43,840)

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Electric SUVs FAQs

Just like a car running out of petrol, an EV running out of charge will simply come to a stop. You’ll have to call for a recovery vehicle to tow you to an available charging point — it’s not quite as easy as bringing a jerry can along.

Keeping your electric car on charge at home overnight may be wise if you’re using it often and for longer journeys, particularly if you’re unsure when the next available charging point may be.

You can get a discount on the price of brand new low-emission vehicles through a grant the government gives to vehicle dealerships and manufacturers. This is called the Plug-in Car Grant.

You do not need to ask your dealer about the grant nor do you have to apply for it – the dealer will include the value of the grant in the vehicle’s price.

The grant means you can get up to a maximum of £2,500 off the price of an electric car – for EVs priced under £35,000. This grant was £3,000 for vehicles under £50,000 but was changed in March 2021 when the government announced it wanted to target less expensive models and allow the scheme’s funding to go further.

The Peugeot e-208 is pretty small for an electric SUV, measuring four metres long and 1.76 metres wide.

The chunky Tesla Model X makes a good case for itself in this category, coming in at just over five metres long, and around two meters wide. The upcoming Lotus Eletre is slightly longer and wider, though.

That would be the MG ZS SUV, which starts at £29,495 (as of Dec '22) - though head over to our MG configurator to see how much you could save.

With a range of 388 miles officially, the Mercedes EQE just pips the 380-mile BMW iX for this title.

Indeed there are. The Tesla Model X is a full-size EV SUV with seven seats, while the Mercedes EQB can also be specified with a third row. As covered above, the Tesla Model Y is only currently offered with five seats in the UK.