Your Guide to Electric Car Prices and Battery Ranges for 2024

Your guide to electric car prices and battery ranges for 2024" was found on RTE. It provides a comprehensive overview of electric car options available in 2024 in Ireland. The article mentions over 70 battery-electric vehicle models with various specifications such as vehicle type, battery capacity, range, acceleration time, horsepower, and drive type. Notable details include price reductions by Tesla in early 2023 and the entry of Chinese manufacturers into the Irish market. Geraldine Herbert, motoring editor with the Sunday Independent, is mentioned in the article. You can read the full article on RTE

Price Reductions and New Entrants: One of the most significant developments in the Irish electric car market is the price reductions initiated by Tesla in early 2023. These reductions have had a cascading effect, leading to more competitive prices across the entire electric car market. Additionally, Chinese manufacturers, such as BYD, MG, and Great Wall Motors, have entered the Irish market with attractively priced EVs. While government subsidies are still available, it's important to note that they decreased from €5,000 to €3,500 in July.

Electric Trivia: Before diving into the details, let's explore some interesting facts about electric cars in Ireland:

  1. The Volkswagen ID.4 was the best-selling EV in Ireland in 2023.
  2. The Porsche Taycan Turbo S boasts the fastest 0 to 100 km/h time of just 2.8 seconds, making it not only speedy but also the most expensive option.
  3. The Audi SQ8 boasts the largest battery capacity at 114 kWh.
  4. The Mercedes EQE 350+ offers the longest WLTP range at an impressive 671 km.
  5. The Great Wall Motors Ora Funky Cat has undergone a transformation and is now known as the Ora 300 Pro.

Your Guide to Electric Cars: To provide you with comprehensive information, we've compiled data from various sources, including the UK-based EV Database website, company sources, and industry references. Here's what you need to know when exploring electric cars in 2024:

  1. Vehicle Type: EVs come in various types, such as coupe (c), crossover (x), estate (e), hatchback (h), liftback (l), saloon (s), people carrier (P), utility van (u), or sports-utility van (V).
  2. Battery Capacity: We've included the battery capacity in kilowatt-hours (kWh) for each vehicle, considering both useable and nominal values.
  3. Range: The standardized Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) values for range are provided, along with real-world range estimates from the EV Database website.
  4. Acceleration: We've included the acceleration time from 0 to 100 km/h, highlighting the fast accelerations that set EVs apart.
  5. Horsepower: Each car's horsepower is listed, indicating its power capabilities.
  6. Drive Type: Electric cars come with various drive types, including rear-wheel drive (RWD), all-wheel drive (AWD), and front-wheel drive (FWD).
  7. Battery Cathode Metal: We mention whether the lithium-ion battery uses nickel or iron as the main cathode metal, which can impact charging recommendations.

Please note that while we strive for accuracy, there may be errors or omissions, and prices may vary due to delivery charges. Some 2024 prices may not be available at the time of publication, so it's advisable to check with dealers for the latest information on prices, new models, range, and variations.

Electric Car Models in 2024: Here are some electric car models available in Ireland in 2024, along with their key details:


  • e-tron GT quattro (s) - €110,345, 85/93.4 kWh, 487 km (420 km), 4.1 s, 523 hp, AWD, nickel.
  • RS e-tron GT (s) - €150,345, 85/93.4 kWh, 472 km (405 km), 3.3 s, 637 hp, AWD, nickel.
  • Q4 e-tron (V) - €58,980, 76.6/82 kWh, 523 km (405 km), 8.5 s, 201 hp, RWD, nickel.
  • SQ8 e-tron (s) - €123,670, 106/114 kWh, 458 km, 4.5 s, 496 hp, AWD, nickel.
  • SQ8 e-tron Sportback (s) - €123,670, 106/114 kWh, 458 km, 4.5 s, 496 hp, AWD, nickel.
  • Q8 e-tron (V) - €89,885, 89/95 kWh, 491 km (425 km), 6 s, 335 hp, AWD, nickel.
  • Q8 e-tron Sportback (V) - €92,760, 89/95 kWh, 505 km (405 km), 6 s, 335 hp, AWD, nickel.


  • i4 eDrive40 (s) - €58,970, 57.2/83.9 kWh, 536 km (415 km), 5.9 s, 340 hp, RWD, nickel.
  • i4 M50 (s) - €79,910, 83.9/83.9 kWh, 523 km (405 km), 3.9 s, 544 hp, AWD, nickel.
  • iX3 (s) - €63,130, 76.6/76.6 kWh, 459 km (360 km), 6.8 s, 286 hp, RWD, nickel.


  • BYD D1 (s) - €31,995, 54/54 kWh, 401 km, 8 s, 200 hp, FWD, iron.

Great Wall Motors:

  • Great Wall Motors Ora 300 Pro (h) - €27,995, 47.8/63 kWh, 282 km (240 km), 11 s, 200 hp, RWD, iron.


  • MG ZS EV (x) - €29,995, 44.5/55.5 kWh, 282 km (250 km), 8.5 s, 141 hp, FWD, iron.


  • Model 3 Standard Range Plus (s) - €44,990, 54/54 kWh, 434 km (360 km), 5.6 s, 358 hp, RWD, nickel.
  • Model 3 Long Range (s) - €53,990, 82.2/82.2 kWh, 568 km (465 km), 4.4 s, 487 hp, AWD, nickel.
  • Model S Long Range (s) - €98,990, 97.6/97.6 kWh, 660 km (520 km), 3.2 s, 598 hp, AWD, nickel.
  • Model S Plaid (s) - €139,990, 97.6/97.6 kWh, 630 km (520 km), 2.1 s, 1,020 hp, AWD, nickel.
  • Model X Long Range (s) - €105,990, 97.6/97.6 kWh, 586 km (470 km), 3.7 s, 598 hp, AWD, nickel.

Conclusion: Choosing the right electric car in 2024 depends on your budget, driving needs, and personal preferences. With a wide range of options available, from luxurious Audis to budget-friendly MGs and Teslas with impressive range and performance, there's something for everyone. Remember to consider factors like battery range, acceleration, and price when making your decision. Additionally, always check with local dealers for the latest pricing and availability. Enjoy your journey into the world of electric mobility!