Top 8 EVs with big boots

When it comes to storage space, it seems to be the one thing there’s never enough of – whether it’s at home or in your car. Extra boot room can be really useful for carrying around sports equipment, getting the weekly shop back home or ferrying around children, friends and family. There are few things more stressful than packing for a family holiday only to realise that you can’t quite fit all the suitcases (and passengers) in the car. 

With modern electric cars now purpose-built from the ground up, there’s no longer the need for compromised conversions from petrol-powered counterparts. Plus, without the need for engines or gearboxes, components can be arranged in such a way that electric cars are emerging as practical choices with a highly efficient use of space.  

So, with that in mind we’ve put together a list of electric cars with big boots and best storage capacity below:


Tesla Model X

  • Behind Second Row: 1,050 litres
  • ‘Frunk’ (Front Trunk): 183 litres
  • Total: 1,233 litres (with five passengers)
  • With Second Row Folded: 2,410 litres

Leading the pack in terms of electric cargo capacity, the Tesla Model X rivals even electric vans. The area behind the second row of seats boasts a vast 1,050 litres of space. Combining this with the 183-litre ‘frunk’ (front trunk), the total carrying capacity reaches 1,233 litres while accommodating five passengers. By folding down the second row, a huge 2,410 litres, akin to a van, becomes available.

Tesla Model X exterior and boot space
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The Tesla’s large boot space is without a doubt a game-changer for road trips – fitting luggage, camping gear, and more without breaking a sweat.

Volvo EX90

  • Behind Second Row: 665 litres
  • With Third Row in Use: 310 litres

This all-electric EX90 SUV stays true to the Swedish brand’s commitment to practicality. This five-metre-long model, essentially an electric alternative to the popular XC90, provides a boot capacity of 665 litres behind the second row. Even with the third row of seats in use, you still get 310 litres of available space.

Volvo EX90 exterior and boot space
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Here too, the Volvo has a really spacious, comfortable interior which makes it an ideal family car. The large boot space behind the second row easily fits pushchairs, sports equipment, and all the stuff you need for a weekend getaway. It’s a car that embodies Volvo’s commitment to safety and functionality all while celebrating the brand’s move towards electric cars.


  • Boot Space: 470 litres
  • With Rear Seats Folded: 1,100 litres

The ZS EV stands out as a relatively larger compact SUV in the market. Its size is an advantage, offering 470 litres  of boot space which is great for those who value practicality. Folding down the rear seats will get you 1,100 litres of cargo capacity. This makes the MG ZS EV more spacious than a Nissan Leaf and comparable to the pricier Kia Niro EV. The boot is well designed and you have the flexibility to adjust the floor height for a flat surface or maximum space as needed.

MG ZS EV exterior and boot space
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What sets the MG ZS apart from the others in this list is its affordability. For the starting price of just £30,440, not only do you get lots of space – but also lots of range (440km). Compared with other electric cars of similar size, it’s notably more affordable.

Renault ZOE

  • Boot Space: 527 litres
  • With Rear Seats Folded: 1,587 litres

The Renault ZOE. We’ve put this one on the list because it’s small but mighty! Whilst not quite Tesla-like in boot space, it offers an impressive amount of storage relative to its size – ideal for those looking for a smaller car without compromising too much on practicality. There’s 338 litres of boot space, which expands to 1,100 litres with seats folded down. You also get an optional false floor lets so you can hide the charging cables out of the way and get an almost-flat load space with the seat backs folded.

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Tesla Model Y

  • Standard Boot: 854 litres
  • With Rear Bench Folded: Over 2,000 litres

To kick off the best of the rest list, we’ve got the Tesla Model Y – the smaller counterpart to the Model X. Derived from the Model 3 sedan, the Model Y takes practicality to another level. In addition to a decently sized front trunk (117 litres), the standard boot capacity measures 854 litres and expands beyond 2,000 litres when the rear seats are folded flat.

Tesla Model Y exterior and boot space
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The Tesla Model Y feels like a more refined version of the Model 3, but with the added versatility of an SUV. The large cabin and expansive glass roof makes the inside feel spacious and airy. Again, it’s very practical – from grocery shopping to moving furniture, the generous boot space with the option to fold down the rear seats turned it into a mini cargo hauler. It’s the perfect companion for both daily commutes and more spontaneous adventures.

Audi Q8 e-tron

  • Boot Space: 660 litres
  • With Rear Bench Folded: 1,725 litres

Undergoing an extensive update and rebranding as the Q8 e-tron, the Audi e-tron maintains its practicality while receiving updated aesthetics, new technology, and an extended range. The boot space offers 660 litres, which expands to 1,725 litres when the rear bench is folded down.

Audi Q8 e-tron exterior and boot space
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The Audi Q8 e-tron offers its drivers a bit of modern luxury. It’s super smooth to drive, quiet, and with a stylish, refined interior complemented by expansive storage space for all kinds of trips.

Mercedes Benz EQS SUV

  • Behind Second Row: 645 litres
  • With Adjustable Rear Bench: 880 litres
  • With Seven Seats: 195 litres

Within the expanding Mercedes EQ lineup, the EQS claims the title of the largest electric SUV, with considerable practicality. In its standard configuration, the rear area provides 645 litres of space. Adjusting the rear bench maximises cargo space to 880 litres, albeit with some impact on passenger legroom. Even with seven seats in use, 195 litres of space is available.

Mercedes EQS SUV exterior
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The Mercedes EQS SUV is a classy option, and for sure offers a refined interior. It’s practical too – the adjustable rear bench is particularly useful, and easily configured for more cargo space without compromising on comfort. 

Volkswagen ID.4

  • Boot Space: 543 litres
  • With Rear Seats Folded: 1,575 litres

The Volkswagen ID.4 retains its practicality, presenting a 543-litre boot in conjunction with its 4.5-meter footprint. The rear seats can be folded to unveil a capacious 1,575 litres of cargo space, aided by the low boot lip that simplifies loading.

Volkswagen ID.4 exterior and boot space
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The Volkswagen ID.4 brings a bit of a modern twist to familiarity. And it’s impressively versatile. The already ample boot space handles everything from shopping bags to weekend escapes. Plus, you can easily turn it into an even larger cargo area with the rear seats folded, so ideal for longer road trips too. 

Hyundai Ioniq 5

  • Boot Space: 527 litres
  • With Rear Seats Folded: 1,587 litres

Beyond its appealing design, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 stands out as a practical car, slightly larger than some competitors at just over 4.6 metres in length. The rear boasts a 527-litre boot, expanding to 1,587 litres when the rear seats are folded flat.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 exterior and interior dash
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The Ioniq’s use of space is thoughtful, with the cabin feeling like a comfortable lounge while still offering more than enough boot space. 

Of course, this list isn’t everything! EVs with big boots aren’t lacking, and you’ll find something to suit every type of driving and storage needs out on the market. If you’re considering the switch to an electric car but aren’t sure where to start, or which EV could suit you best, check out our related articles below: 

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