Prime 10 greatest electrical SUVs 2022 – Driving Electrical

By | July 22, 2022

There loads of alternative in terms of the electrical SUVs on the UK market in 2022. From the reasonably priced MG ZS EV – winner of our 2022 Automotive of the Yr and Greatest Worth Electrical Automotive awards – to the thrilling Ford Mustang Mach-E and Tesla Mannequin Y, these zero-emissions household haulers boast a fascinating set of attributes: modern styling, helpful practicality and low operating prices.
As well as, company-car drivers will admire electrical SUVs' rock-bottom Profit-in-Type (BiK) charges, whereas those that ceaselessly drive into central London will get pleasure from exemption from the Congestion Cost till 2025.
The variety of electrical SUVs in the marketplace is continually increasing. Polestar, Sensible, Toyota, Subaru and Lotus are all launching new ones throughout 2022, whereas Kia’s upcoming flagship shall be a zero-emissions seven-seater and a pure-electric Vary Rover is ready to reach by 2024.
So, to make discovering the electrical SUV that’s best for you slightly simpler, we’ve put collectively our round-up of the highest 10 greatest electrical SUVs on sale in 2022, with video opinions on all of them beneath so you possibly can be taught extra:
Make sure that to take a look at our checklist of the general greatest electrical automobiles to purchase in 2022, too – and don't overlook to comply with DrivingElectric on TwitterFbInstagram and YouTube for all of the very newest EV information and opinions.
Because it launched in 2019, the ZS EV has supplied a really reasonably priced route into zero-emissions motoring. For 2022, MG gave it a facelift, updating its styling and introducing a brand new Lengthy Vary model, with a variety of as much as 273 miles. The beginning worth stays below £30,000 and there’s a number of inside area, together with a 470-litre boot that ought to make the ZS EV superb for households. The refresh additionally introduced a brand new digital driver’s show and a ten.1-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Learn our full evaluate for extra. 
Skoda is famend for producing great-value and properly thought-out household automobiles with petrol and diesel engines, however the Enyaq iV is the primary to do the identical with electrical energy. Utilizing the VW Group's MEB electric-car structure means an infinite quantity of inside area for each passengers and baggage, to not point out nice all-round visibility. You’ll be able to select from three totally different powertrains: the Enyaq iV 60, Enyaq iV 80 and all-wheel-drive Enyaq iV 80x. They ship between 255 and 335 miles' vary and there are additionally a wide range of inside 'themes' to select from, with sustainable supplies employed. Learn our full evaluate to search out out extra. 
The iX is the premium German model's flagship electrical SUV, and the biggest mannequin in its quickly increasing i vary of zero-emissions fashions. Due to the dual-motor setups in all three variations introduced to date, you get all-wheel-drive and spectacular efficiency. The i7 can be nice to drive for a automobile of this dimension, and might cowl as much as 380 miles on a cost. The centrepiece of the cabin is the slim instrument panel, which includes a 14.9-inch curved display screen and 12.3-inch digital driver’s show. Inside, the iX general feels mild and ethereal, plus there's room for adults within the again and a 500-litre boot. Learn our full evaluate to search out out extra. 
The Mustang Mach-E is Ford's first correct effort at a purpose-built electrical automobile: designed to beat Tesla at its personal sport. It drives properly sufficient to justify the Mustang badge, however on the similar time it's no hardcore sports activities automobile: it's massive and sensible to fulfil the household SUV temporary. Quite a lot of fashions is obtainable, with ranges from 249 to 379 miles, both rear or four-wheel drive and nice rapid-charging functionality. There’s a high-performance GT mannequin, too. Learn our full evaluate for extra, and take a look at our twin take a look at of the Mach-E and Tesla Mannequin 3 right here.
The This fall e-tron makes use of the identical underpinnings because the Skoda Enyaq iV and VW ID.4, so it has a variety of as much as 316 miles and 125kW rapid-charging. It's additionally Audi's most reasonably priced electrical automobile and is nice for households, as a result of it’s spacious inside and cozy to drive. The This fall e-tron’s inside is as upmarket as you’d anticipate from an Audi, whereas right here’s a number of rear leg and headroom, even for adults, and a giant boot. The Audi isn’t nearly as good worth because the Skoda, however if you’d like one thing a bit extra upmarket, the This fall e-tron is a superb choice. Learn our full evaluate for extra and take a look at our twin take a look at between the This fall e-tron and Tesla Mannequin Y right here.
The Mannequin Y is the small electrical SUV many individuals have been ready for. Based mostly on the Mannequin 3 saloon, it boasts a spacious cabin, slick infotainment and boatloads of practicality due to a 117-litre ‘frunk’ below the bonnet and a whopping 854 litres of boot area. Efficiency remains to be staggering, due to dual-motor setups in each the Lengthy Vary and Efficiency fashions. Costs begin from practically £55,000, however one of many main advantages of Tesla possession is the model’s in depth Supercharger community. Use considered one of its newest V3 Superchargers and you’ll prime up the Mannequin Y's battery from 0-80% in simply 36 minutes. Learn our full evaluate to search out out extra.
Earlier than the EQB arrived on the scene, the one seven-seater EVs round have been van-derived minibuses and the ultra-premium Tesla Mannequin X. All EQBs bought within the UK include three rows as customary; the rearmost seats present sufficient room for kids and get ISOFIX factors. Each the EQB 300 and EQB 350 get a 66.5kWh battery for a variety of over 250 miles, plus all-wheel drive, with sufficient energy in even the entry-level model for a easy and stress-free driving expertise. The EQB additionally will get the identical nice MBUX infotainment setup because the dearer EQC. Learn our full evaluate to search out out extra.
Genesis is a brand new luxury-car model from the Kia and Hyundai group. It has launched a number of petrol and diesel fashions within the UK, however this is its first purely electrical effort. It will get off to begin through the use of lots of the similar components as sister fashions the Ioniq 5 and EV6, but additionally has an identification of its personal, with glossy, coupe-like styling and an opulent however not overdone inside atmosphere. Genesis additionally guarantees a singular possession expertise. There's a five-year guarantee, plus 5 years’ servicing and roadside help, together with mapping and software program updates. The corporate will accumulate and drop off your automobile on a lined transporter each time it’s booked in for work, and also you’ll be assigned a Genesis ‘private assistant’ all through. Learn our full evaluate.
Toyota was late to the electrical SUV social gathering, however its bZ4X (the primary of an enormous vary of EVs on the best way from the Japanese model) incorporates a long time of battery and electric-motor know-how gained from big-selling hybrid fashions just like the Prius. It's as quiet, easy and low-cost to run as you'd anticipate a zero-emissions SUV to be, but additionally manages to impress in two areas Toyota has carried out poorly up to now: driver enchantment and in-car expertise. It's not a game-changer, however the bZ4X is nonetheless a really robust rival for the established competitors. Learn our full evaluate for extra.
When it arrived in 2018, the I-Tempo shot to the highest of its class and it nonetheless options among the many greatest electrical SUVs 4 years later. It gives a variety of practically 300 miles, with efficiency to rival sportier equipment (395bhp and a 0-62mph time of 4.5 seconds) and the practicality that household SUV consumers need. Whereas it's heavy, the load is low down, so the I-Tempo handles sweetly and rides easily. There's additionally a number of area inside, to not point out a big 638-litre boot capability. Learn our full evaluate to search out out extra.
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