10 electric cars we're excited about soon

10 electric cars we’re excited about soon

If you were thinking about buying an electric car a couple of years ago, we wouldn’t mistake you for thinking that your options are limited, both in quantity and quality. Perhaps you haven’t been able to find an electric vehicle that fits your needs, lifestyle, or budget. With the latest generation of electric vehicles launched in the last year or two, your options have changed – and improved – dramatically. If you still don’t see the EV you like, wait a little longer. It won’t take long. There’s a lot on the horizon, and the problem may soon lie in narrowing your options.

To give you an example, here are 10 electric cars we’re glad you could buy very soon, from GM, from Germany, from Japan and more. Some will be available by the end of the year, and all of them are expected to be launched by the end of 2023.

Chevrolet trio: 2024 Blazer EV, Equinox EV, and Silverado EV

General Motors is stepping into the future with strong feet. Following on from the high-end electric launches of GMC (Hummer EV) and Cadillac (Lyriq), Chevrolet is introducing three electric vehicles with familiar names. The 2024 Chevy Blazer EV (top left) will offer a number of versions, starting with the 2LT trim and RS in summer 2023, followed by the 557-hp SS in the fall and the base 1LT in early 2024. The 2024 Chevy Equinox EV (top right) will be introduced. On sale in the fall of 2023 as a limited-edition model, with sales increasing in 2024, at a base cost of “about $30,000”.

For those who prefer a bed over a tailgate, the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV is an electric pickup that looks more like the old Chevrolet Avalanche than the current Silverado. The WT (working truck) model launches in the fall of 2023, while the 664-horsepower RST will follow in 2024.

2023 BMW i7

BMW has revealed the all-electric 2023 i7 sedan alongside the gas-powered 7 Series. It should go on sale before the end of 2022. The i7 xDrive60 will be the only alternative, with its two engines providing a total of 536 horsepower and 549 pound-feet of torque, and its battery expected to offer a range of around 300 miles. Just like its internal combustion counterpart, this full-size sedan won’t be cheap, with the i7 starting at $120,295.

2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6

After the Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6 and Genesis GV60, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 2023 will be the fourth vehicle to use Hyundai’s range of E-GMP electric vehicle architecture. However, its elegant four-door coupe appearance will distinguish it from those three crossovers. It can be rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, and the top line is the big battery AWD version with 320 horsepower and 446 pound-feet of torque. Its 800-volt electrical engineering will make the Ioniq 6 one of the fastest charging electric vehicles. It will arrive in the United States in early 2023.

2023 Lexus RZ 450e

Developed from the ground up as an EV, the 2023 Lexus RZ 450e will be the luxury brand’s first all-electric vehicle in the United States. This compact crossover will use a pair of electric motors totaling 308 horsepower, and a 71.4 kWh battery pack. Like the Toyota bZ4x with which it shares its underpinnings, the RZ models with wire-steering will replace its steering wheel with “compact shape steering control”—we think that’s the steering-like powertrain the Lexus introduced earlier in 2022. The RZ 450e will be launched at the end of 2022.

2023 Polestar 3

Volvo’s third vehicle, the 2023 Polestar 3, will be the young brand’s third vehicle and the second all-electric car. We don’t have all the details about the “electric performance SUV,” but based on the Polestars 1 and 2, we expect the 3 to be fun to drive and fun to live in. We know the brand is targeting a driving range of more than 372 miles in the European WLTP cycle – it’s likely rated lower here in the US. Polestar 3 will be launched for the first time in October 2022, and sales will begin in 2023.

2023 Fisker Ocean

The new company of famed car designer Henrik Fisker is set to begin production of the Ocean SUV in November 2022. Fisker says the Ocean will start at $37,499 (before destination) for the sporty single-engine version, while the higher rims will offer a dual-motor all-wheel drive And a driving range of up to 350 miles. While the Ocean One launch edition is already sold out, potential buyers will be able to reserve a second copy when production begins.

2023 April Arria

Nissan has been selling its Leaf EV since 2010, and now it will finally offer a second full nameplate with the Nissan Ariya 2023, due out by the end of this year. Ariya was revealed in 2020, but COVID and a lack of parts have delayed Tis’ launch. From what we’ve seen, Ariya should be worth the wait. We’re particularly impressed with its sleek, futuristic, and practical interior, and others will appreciate that it’s an SUV, offers all-wheel drive and has a liquid-cooled battery pack that offers about 300 miles of range.

2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV

Based on what we’ve seen from the various Mercedes-EQ sedans and SUVs, we’re excited for what’s coming next. The German luxury brand launched the EQS SUV this fall, and a smaller EQE SUV will follow. As of this writing, we’ve only seen official interior shots (plus some spy photos), but it looks just as impressive as the other EQ models. Mercedes-Benz will unveil the EQE SUV on October 16, 2022, with sales starting soon after.

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