Here are five electric MPV’s spearheading the family chariot comeback

Are you as excited as we are to see electric MPVs making a comeback? Let's take a look at some of the notable ones right here.

Volkswagen ID.Buzz

Volkswagen’s reborn Type 2, also known as the ID.Buzz, is making waves!

Did you now that in June 2023, Volkswagen announced a long-wheelbase version of the ID.Buzz with room for up to seven passengers? This proper MPV measures almost five meters from head to tail and offers three seating configurations: five (two up front, three in the back), six (two up front, two in the middle, two in the back), or the full seven (two/three/two), according to Volkswagen.

The extended wheelbase allows for a larger 91kWh (85kWh usable) battery and a more powerful 282bhp electric motor, says WhatCar?. So you can expect a range beyond the standard Buzz’s 258 miles.

Zeekr 009

Zeekr, a Chinese brand under Geely, introduces the Zeekr 009. This all-electric luxury MPV is based on the Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) platform.

Inside, it features three rows of two seats, Nappa leather, and a 15.6-inch fold-down screen for rear passengers, according to Zeekr. The standout feature is its massive 140kWh ‘Qilin’ battery, providing an impressive 511 miles of range. The twin-motor powertrain delivers a whopping 536bhp – insane!

Volvo EM90

Volvo’s first fully premium electric SUV, the EM90, offers a Scandinavian living room on the move.

It boasts lounge seats with “zero-gravity cushions,” a fold-down 15.6-inch rear infotainment screen, and Scandi nature/Asian art-inspired styling. The six-seater cabin can transform into a theater, meeting room, or bedroom. Under the skin, it packs a 268bhp motor and a 116kWh battery, providing up to 458 miles of range, says Volvo.

Unfortunately, it’s currently available only in mainland China, with currently no plans to offer the EM90 in the UK at the moment sadly, according to AutoTrader.


The LEVC L380 is an eight-seat electric multipurpose vehicle (MPV) produced by the London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC), which is owned by Geely.It’s designed to cater to the more premium end of the market, offering a luxurious and spacious ride for families and passengers.

The L380 utilizes Space Oriented Architecture (SOA) from Geely, which brings advancements in range, efficiency, safety, charging time, durability, and connectivity, according to Auto Express.

Thanks to the SOA platform, the L380 boasts an impressive range of up to 431 miles on a single charge. Buyers can choose between two battery options: a 73kWh version and a larger 120kWh battery. The long wheelbase of the L380 suggests it will likely utilize the larger battery option.

The L380 will be launched in China in 2024 and is expected to arrive in the UK within the next two years, according to Auto Express.

Zeekr Mix

Zeekr Mix, an innovative electric MPV that’s reimagining family travel.

The Zeekr Mix leverages its electric architecture to maximize interior space. Inspired by the original Renault Espace, it eliminates the traditional B-pillar, resulting in a spacious cabin.

Unique design features include four sliding doors—both front and rear—and seats that can swivel 270 degrees. This flexibility allows for various interior layouts, making it suitable for different applications, according to UK Motor 1.

The Zeekr Mix features a 140kWh ‘Qilin’ battery, allowing for an impressive 511 miles of range on a single charge. While there are no specific plans for the UK yet, it’s exciting to see the brand’s innovative approach to electric vehicles.

These electric MPVs are redefining family transportation, combining practicality, style, and eco-friendliness and we’re here for it!

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