By Nzilili Sam
EVs keep gaining ground, and these are the most family friendly models for those who want to save on the ever-increasing fuel costs.
For a long time, electric vehicles have been finding their way into the automotive space. And with the vastly advancing technology in battery pack design, EVs are now more practical than ever before. The auto market now offers electric cars that can handle every duty a gas-powered vehicle can, from extreme off-road conditions to hauling heavy loads. With electric vehicles, buyers now have a wide range of options. And since the battery pack normally goes to the floor, most of these vehicles are SUVs. But, of course, there is a good selection of super-performance sports cars, hot hatches, and sedans on the EV market.
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There’s a lot to consider when hunting for the most ideal vehicle for the family. Factors such as space, comfort, and overall practicality. Featured here are ten of the best family electric cars. And to qualify for the list, these cars have proven to offer respectable range, highly usable interior and cargo space, driving dynamics, and value for money. Some of these 2022 electric cars might be a little more costly than gas-powered family vehicles, but the manageable running costs balance off their initial premiums.
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10 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo
The Taycan is among the best daily driver electric cars for the family man. And its Cross Turismo model is undoubtedly the most complete, fast wagon in the market today. The car is designed to embrace the lifestyle of a family man while offering the performance of a supercar. It is a better version of the regular Taycan, similar underneath they may be, but the Cross Turismo is a whole different car in terms of outlook and ability.
The car comes with a larger rear luggage compartment and a more spacious interior. Its capabilities are further emphasized by the fact that it features an optional off-road design package. And with a dynamic range of 300 miles, the Cross Turismo is possibly the most ideal family electric car on sale today.
9 Hyundai Ioniq 5
The fact that Hyundai is confident enough to develop and put a car as bold as the Ioniq 5 on sale is impressive. It is a remarkable automobile featuring an XXL retro hot hatch bodywork. And underneath that iconic shell lies one of the most reliable family EVs of the modern world.
The Ioniq 5 is constructed on a bespoke 800-volt electronic architecture that allows fast charging. The only other electric cars offering similar platforms are the Porsche Taycan and Audi E-Tron GT. If the brand maintains the momentum with future Ioniq models, other family-friendly EVs, such as the Mercedes EQ, should worry a lot.
8 Polestar 2
The Polestar 2 is adored across the globe for its uncompromising character. The car is unmistakably handsome, and its build quality will give other EV drivers PTSD. The vehicle is developed to work smoothly and perfectly, not just wow drivers with gimmicks and break down after a few miles down the road.
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While the Polestar 2 shares its fundamental architecture with the Volvo XC40, it features a stark exterior styling, warm interior ambiance, and android-developed infotainment. The minimalist design backed by the powerful performance and the EPA-estimated range of 270 miles makes the Polestar 2 a perfect machine for the family.
7 Skoda Enyaq iV
The Skoda Enyaq IV is the brand’s first full-electric vehicle. So, the vehicle needs to convince family vehicle buyers that the shift to the battery will fit smoothly into their lives. Does it deliver? Perfectly well. The Enyaq IV is still a Skoda underneath. It features plenty of usable space and robust build quality, making it an appealing choice.
The vehicle also comes with impressive levels of technology and exciting safety features. And for the range-anxious lot, rest assured that this vehicle comes with a fast-charging battery pack, offering a reliable driving range.
6 Kia EV6
The Kia EV6 is a fully-electric EV designed to mark the beginning of an era and set standards for future EVs. The crossover features an eye-catching and inspired design that makes it stand out. Its cabin is designed with the entire family in mind. It has a flat floor and relaxation seats, and if the journey is long, there’s enough space for all the luggage and up to 328 miles of range.
There’s more. The Kia EV6 is a portable power supply. Thanks to the Electric-Global Modular Platform, the Ev6 can be used to power the owner’s daily life or leisure activities. The vehicle produces up to 3.6kW of electricity, enough to power camping equipment and even charge other EVs.
5 Tesla Model 3
The Model 3 was introduced in 2017, and half a decade later, nothing has come close to beating the all-wheel-drive EV in the form of performance and reliability. Safety is the main focus of every Tesla vehicle, and the Model 3 is designed to exceed all the safety standards. It comes with dual-motor all-wheel-drive system and 20” Überturbine Wheels backed by performance brakes designed to give total control to the driver in all weather conditions.
While not without its fair share of flaws, the Model 3 is arguably the most compelling, interesting family electric vehicle globally.
4 Ford Mustang Mach-E
The Mustang Mach-E is a superb electric vehicle and a terrific crossover. The vehicle seamlessly blends the past with the present with this highly desirable package that seems ready for the future. While it seems blasphemous that Ford would name a crossover EV a Mustang, blending the iconic brand name with an equally in-demand body style is a smart move.
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The Mach E features a beautifully appointed interior brimming with the latest technology. It also comes with a spacious back seat and usable cargo space. Sitting behind the wheel of this electrified Mustang reveals an agile and quick family vehicle perfect for all occasions.
3 VW ID 4
The Volkswagen ID-4 is truly an SUV to behold. On the outside, the family EV features clean aerodynamic lines that clearly demand attention on the road. Enter the ID-4 – there’s plenty of room. The spacious and comfortable cabin is designed to change how everybody looks at electric vehicles. Best of all? The vehicle’s 77.0-kWh battery pack can power the vehicle for up to 280 miles before recharging.
Powering the ID-4 is a rear-mounted single motor that makes 201 horsepower, but an optional dual-motor all-wheel-drive version with 295 horsepower is also available.
2 Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron
Audi wants to play big in the luxury electric vehicle segment, and with the Q4 e-Tron and the Q4 Sportback e-Tron, the brand presents its first full-electric vehicles in the compact segment. The vehicle features an expressively designed body, offering a large interior and a high level of everyday practicality.
The strong charging and excellent driving performance mean the SUV is not only spacious, but it is also fun, thus an exciting journey. And there’s up to 323 miles of driving range, so there’s no need to keep stopping to look for recharge stations. The augmented reality head-up display on the Q4 avails pioneering operating innovation on request.
1 MG 5
Looking for a fuss-free entry into electric vehicle ownership? Here is the best option, the MG 5 EV. The MG 5 drives and feels like the electric version of the Dacia. It wasn’t designed to be the best, but the brand got the electric powertrain perfectly right.
To ensure the family man is happy, MG prioritized the vehicle’s driving range, charge times, and price over steering feel. And to sweeten the deal further, there are a bunch of techs thrown in to make the vehicle as safe for the family as possible.