BYD may not be a household name in North America, but they are the largest EV maker in mainland China. The YangWang U8 electric SUV aims to take on the Tesla Model X Plaid, Mercedes-Benz EQG as well as the Land Rover Defender EV, and it’s definitely no slouch. Power comes from four electric motors in each wheel that generate over 1,100-horsepower and 1,200 pound-feet of torque combined, enabling it to hit 62 mph in 3-seconds flat.
The Munro MK1 electric 4×4 off-road SUV is the first from Scotland-based startup Munro Vehicles, and it gives off Land Rover vibes without the high price tag. Priced from $61,000 USD, buyers can choose from either 220kW (295hp) or 280kW (375hp) variants powered by an single axial flux motor, along with either a 61 kWh or 82 kWh (190-mile range) battery pack.
The AEHRA electric SUV is aimed at the ultra luxury market, and rightfully so, as this Milan-based automaker has a vision of elegant futurism. Technical specifications have not been revealed, although its CEO says that it will have either 2 or 3 electric motors that generate a combined 750hp – 815hp and have a range of 500-miles on a full charge.
Based on the Volvo XC90 platform, the 2024 Polestar 3 electric SUV is ready to take on the Tesla Model X / Y. Priced from $83,900 USD in the US, the base R1S model comes equipped with a dual motor setup that makes 483 hp and 620 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to hit 62 mph in 5-seconds, while topping out at 130 mph. On a full charge you can expect a 379-mile range.
The BMW Dune Taxi prototype is teased in a new cinematic short film that showcases exactly what an electric off-road machine is capable of in the Arabian Desert. There’s no official word on its powertrain, but we do know that its electric motors make 536 hp and 738 lb-ft, plenty of power to get around just about any dune.