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7-seater EVs in New Zealand

Looking for an electric vehicle with the capacity to carry 7 people? Look no further. We’ve compiled a list of our favourite 7-seater EVs, including, SUVs, vans, and people movers that will tick all your boxes.

The vehicles outlined below are either with us now, or arriving in early 2024. Be sure to sign up to our emails for the latest information, or make an enquiry with our team for more. Have a burning question? You can also live chat with us in the bottom right-hand corner.

Compare 7-seater Electric SUVs

After a vehicle that can handle anything you can throw at it, has room for 7 people (including their luggage), the latest technology and safety features, plus the added benefit of zero-emissions driving? Browse our 7-seater electric SUVs below.

Volvo EX90

With seven seats, a large trunk, and Volvo’s highest level of safety standards to date, the Volvo EX90 is ready for any adventure.

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Volvo XC90 Electric SUV

Kia EV9

Following the success of their EV6, Kia has introduced the EV9 – their large electric SUV that fuses a bold attitude and design with all the credentials of a modern EV.

“With its choice of six or seven seats I think the Kia EV9 is the flexible SUV many families wanting to go electric have been waiting for.” – Nicki, Electrifying.com

Mercedes-Benz EQB

With a spacious interior and an optional 7 seaters (with an additional third row), the Mercedes-Benz EQB is all about flexibility.

“There aren’t many other ways into a new seven-seat EV. The EQB has a USP and runs nicely with it” – Top Gear Team

Merceds-Benz EQB

Mercedes-Benz EQS

Coming to the NZ market soon, the EQS brings a new level of progressive luxury to the sports utility category – with room for up to seven occupants.

“… if you like the idea of a silent, super luxurious electric limousine that’s jam-packed with impressive technology, then you’ll love the Mercedes EQS.” – Carwow.co.uk

Mercedes-benz EQS

Compare Electric Vans and People Movers

Gone are the days of the clunky, traditional people movers of the past. These options below feature a myriad (if not all) of the features you’ll find in an electric SUV, ready to move people in comfort, style, and with zero emissions.

Volkswagen ID.Buzz

The legendary T1 Kombi has been reimagined – and it’s all-electric. The ID.Buzz has the capacity to seat 7, all while delivering maximum space, flexibility, and cutting-edge technology. Due to arrive in New Zealand in late 2024.

“A convincing vision of a family car done better. We love it because it’s different, because it’s a new anti-SUV template, because it’s fun to be in and around.” – Top Gear Team

Volkswagen ID.Buzz

Mercedes-Benz EQV

This isn’t your regular MPV. Take work and play to the next level with the all-electric EQV, with room for up to 7 occupants.

“The Mercedes-Benz EQV is well specced, comfortable enough for everyone onboard and doesn’t compromise much on practicality.” – Top Gear Team.

Mercedes-Benz EQV van

Mercedes-Benz eVito Tourer

Based on the eVito panel van, and as good as that is at carrying tools is the eVito tourer passengers. With seating occupancy for up to 8, and the flexibility of fold-down seating for additional cargo room.

“Driving the eVito Tourer is no punishment, quite the contrary. Its comfort, versatility, safety and durability help it rise above its van status.” – Lease Plan

Mercedes-Benz eVito tourer

Compare Hybrid and PHEV 7-seater SUVs and People Movers

Go further for less. Hybrid vehicles are a popular choice for Kiwis looking to decrease their C02 emissions, without having to take the full plunge into EVs. With hybrid technology having been in development by most major automotive manufacturers for longer than EVs, there’s a greater pool of vehicles to choose from. Below, we’ve compiled both PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid) and Hybrid 7-seaters.

Toyota Highlander

Meet Toyota’s most powerful hybrid SUV yet. With AWD, an impressive towing capacity, and room for 7, it’s the perfect go-anywhere do-anything SUV.

“The Highlander is a really nice vehicle that returned good fuel economy, despite its size. Mild hybrids work well in rush hour so you don’t feel too guilty about polluting the planet when you drive to work in this, despite it being a large SUV.” – James le Page for Consumer NZ

Toyota Highlander hybrid SUV

Kia Sorento

The Kia Sorento is all about driving enjoyment made easy. This 7-seater SUV is available as either a PHEV or Hybrid.

“The Highlander is a really nice vehicle that returned good fuel economy, despite its size. Mild hybrids work well in rush hour so you don’t feel too guilty about polluting the planet when you drive to work in this, despite it being a large SUV.” – James le Page for Consumer NZ

Kia Sorento 7-seater SUV

Volvo XC90 Recharge

Turn everyday journeys electric with Volvo’s luxury PHEV 7-seater SUV.

“It offers up luxury, a terrific amount of practicality and a more planet-friendly way of motoring. And, in my humble opinion, it looks fantastic.” – Alex Jeffs for Finder.com.au

Volkswagen Multivan PHEV

The 7th generation Volkswagen Multivan changes the game with a fresh new design, Plug-in Hybrid solutions, and seating for 7.

“It’s an ultra-versatile people mover that’s comfortable for all, crazily efficient and very easy to drive. A true alternative to those that have the need to move more than five regularly, or need to move a substantial amount of gear too.” – Dave McLeod for Tarmac Life.

MHEV 7-seater SUVs

It’s worth noting that a select few manufacturers also have MHEV (Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicles), which we haven’t covered here. Mild hybrid vehicles do not generate power to propel the wheels. Instead, combining energy from the engine and regenerative braking, the mild hybrid electrical motor activates during start-to-stop acceleration to minimise fuel consumption, and also carries some of the weight managing electrical components (the air conditioning, for example).

Make an Enquiry

Purchasing a 7-seater EV is an exciting journey, and for most people it’s the second biggest purchase after home ownership. With such a big purchase, you naturally want to do some research. With so many different options available, we understand it can get overwhelming, quickly. So, we’ve done the hard work for you; comparing brands, models, price range, fuel economy, boot space, and more.

We understand that you may not be ready to speak to a salesperson just yet, but keep in mind our dealerships do hold insights into current stock availability, including what’s available at the dealership, what’s available in the country, and what’s yet to arrive in New Zealand.

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*WLTP is the new official EU test used to calculate standardised fuel consumption and CO₂ figures for passenger cars. It measures fuel, energy consumption, range and emissions. This is designed to provide figures closer to real-world driving behaviour. It tests vehicles with optional equipment and with a more demanding test procedure and driving profile. Figures are shown as a range under WLTP testing measures. The most economical figures refer to the most efficient/lightest set of options. A vehicle’s actual fuel consumption may differ from that achieved in such tests and these figures are for comparative purposes only.

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