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Last updated July 01, 2024 by Darren Cassey

Best electric hot hatches of 2024

The British love affair with the hot hatch is the stuff of legend – so it’s no surprise that electric hot hatches are taking over the scene in 2024. It’s a combination that makes sense – hot hatches are great because they combine everyday practicality with exciting performance, wrapped up in a relatively affordable package. Meanwhile, electric cars typically offer lots of oomph off the line anyway.

Carwow’s expert reviews team has put together a list of the most exciting electric hot hatchbacks you can buy in 2024.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 N
Most Anticipated New Car
Highly Commended

1. Hyundai Ioniq 5 N

Hyundai Ioniq 5 N review
Battery range up to 278 miles
Volvo EX30
Car Of The Year Award

2. Volvo EX30 Twin Motor Performance

Volvo EX30 review
Battery range up to 295 miles
Kia EV6

3. Kia EV6 GT

Kia EV6 review
Battery range up to 328 miles
Cupra Born

4. Cupra Born e-Boost

Cupra Born review
Battery range up to 366 miles

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Smart #1
Urban Living Award
Highly Commended

5. Smart #1 Brabus

Smart #1 review
Battery range up to 273 miles
Genesis GV60

6. Genesis GV60 Sport Plus

Genesis GV60 review
Battery range up to 321 miles
Smart Spender Award
Highly Commended

7. MG4 XPower

Battery range up to 239 miles
Abarth 500e

8. Abarth 500e

Abarth 500e review
Battery range up to 164 miles
MINI Cooper Electric

9. Mini Cooper SE Electric

MINI Cooper Electric review
Battery range up to 249 miles

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Electric hot hatch FAQs

The best electric hot hatch is the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N. It’s quite expensive, but compared with cars that offer similar performance, and which haven’t had the extensive makeover this Ioniq 5 has been given, it’s actually reasonably priced.

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N is the fastest electric hot hatch. If you press the (ridiculously named) N Grin Boost button you get all 650hp, which gets you from 0-62mph in just 3.4 seconds and on to a top speed of 162mph.