- From the Audi Q6 e-tron to the VW ID.Buzz: an overview of all newcomers
- Audi e-tron facelift
- BMW i7
- BMW iX1
- Fisker Ocean
- Ford F-150 Lightning
- Genesis GV60
- Genesis Electrified G80
- Hyundai Ioniq 6
- Kia e-Niro
- Lucid Air
- Mercedes EQB
- Mercedes EQE
- Mercedes EQE SUV
- Mercedes EQS SUV
- Mercedes EQT
- Nio ET7
- Nissan Ariya
- Polestar 3
- Renault Megane E-Tech Electric
- Skoda Enyaq Coupe
- Smart SUV
- Ssangyong Korando e-Motion
- Subaru Solterra
- Tesla Cybertruck
- Toyota bZ4X
- Vinfast e35 and e36
- VW ID.5
- VW ID.Buzz
- The new electric cars for 2023
- Audi Q6 e-tron
- Audi A6 e-tron
- Hyundai Ioniq 7
- Opel Astra-e
- Porsche electric Macan
- Renault 5
- Rolls-Royce Specter
- VW Electric Passat (Aero B)
From the Audi Q6 e-tron to the VW ID.Buzz: an overview of all newcomers
Electric cars are booming, and more and more models are coming onto the market. The overview can get lost. In the following we show you the newcomers in 2022 and separately also those of 2023 (pretty far down in this article).
For each model we offer its own picture gallery as well as some basic information and a link to a further article. The models are arranged alphabetically.
Audi e-tron facelift
The Audi e-tron, which was launched at the beginning of 2019, will be given a facelift in 2022. The car received slimmer headlights and a redesigned radiator grille with hexagonal trim. The taillights get a slightly updated light signature. Allegedly, the car should also get other batteries and more efficient electric motors. That would not be a bad idea, because so far a maximum range of 440 km is possible – while the BMW iX can do over 600 km.
The BMW i7, often referred to as the electric 7 series, will be presented in 2022, which BMW has already officially announced. It could also come onto the market in 2022 in order to stand up to the Mercedes EQS as soon as possible. Visually, it is little different from the combustion models. The technology, however, is more likely to be based on the BMW iX. That would mean: Batteries with 71 and 105 kWh for ranges of up to 650 kilometers and all-wheel drives between around 250 and 450 kW, but possibly also a rear-wheel drive.
It is also officially confirmed that the BMW iX1 starts in 2022. The technical basis is to be provided by the front-wheel drive architecture (FAAR), which also carries the combustion versions of the X1. The technical data should be based on the competition: the VW ID.4, the Mercedes EQA and the Volvo XC40. As there, there should be versions with two-wheel and all-wheel drive, the maximum range will probably not be less than 400 kilometers.
The Fisker Ocean should come on the market in November 2022, first in Germany. Because the 4.64 meter long electric SUV is not produced in California, but at Magna-Steyr in Austria.
A front-wheel drive with around 200 kW and 400 km range and an all-wheel drive with around 400 kW and 550 km range have been announced. Prices should start at 42,000 euros. The highlights include the solar roof, the rotating touchscreen and California Mode: all windows and the rear window can be opened at the push of a button.
Ford F-150 Lightning
The Ford F-150 Lightning, The electric version of the US bestseller will hit the market in spring 2022, but only in the USA. The pick-up gets all-wheel drive as standard; Two motor-battery combinations are offered: The basic version with 318 kW is supposed to cover 370 km according to the American EPA standard, the 420 kW variant is specified with 480 km. The basic version (for commercial users) costs around $ 40,000.
The first electric car of the premium offshoot from Hyundai is the Genesis GV60. Like its sister models Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6, the 4.52 meter long compact SUV is based on the E-GMP platform. A 77 kWh battery is always used, and you can choose between a 168 kW rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions with 234 or 360 kW. At 450 km, the rear-wheel drive version is the longest-range version. Prices and an exact market launch date are not yet available.
Genesis Electrified G80
Also the Genesis Electrified G80 should start in 2022. As the name suggests, it is an electric version of the G80 combustion engine, a five-meter-long sedan. Because of the 800-volt system, the car charges as quickly as the relatives based on the pure electric platform E-GMP. The 87 kWh battery should provide a range of around 450 km. Two 136 kW machines provide the (all-wheel) drive.
Hyundai Ioniq 6
That the Hyundai Ioniq 6 Coming on the market next year is clear, but there is still no picture of the production car. For the time being, we are showing the Prophecy study from 2020. The sedan based on the E-GMP platform should have the 58 kWh battery from the Ioniq 5 as well as the 77 kWh battery from the Kia EV6.
Thanks to very good aerodynamics, a range of 550 km should be possible here. In addition, there is the well-known 800-volt system for fast charging. As with the Ioniq 5 and EV6, there will probably also be rear-wheel and all-wheel drive. Market launch is scheduled for mid-2022. The date has been postponed to make the car about eight inches longer, The Korea Economic Daily wrote in August. After that, the car will be a proud 4.90 meters long.
The new generation of the Kia Niro will also start in 2022. The look will change significantly, but as usual there will be hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric drives again. All are based on a combustion platform. There is still no official information about the batteries and motors of the e-Niro, but the basic version with 100 kW drive power and a 39 kWh battery for 289 WLTP kilometers may be discontinued. Then there would be the variant with a 150 kW motor and a 64 kWh battery for a range of 455 kilometers.
The Lucid Air is already being delivered in the USA, with us it should start in the spring. Our indication: A Lucid showroom has moved into Munich's Odeonsplatz, which, according to the posters affixed there, should open in April.
The car is a large luxury sedan that can charge very quickly thanks to its 900-volt system – a maximum of 300 kW is possible. The range is also top at up to 837 km according to the demanding EPA standard, as is the output of up to 1,111 hp (817 kW). US prices start at around 69,000 euros.
The Mercedes EQB is a big brother of the EQA: At 4.68 meters, it is 22 centimeters longer. With its box-like look and up to seven seats, it focuses more on suitability for everyday use and transport volume than on a chic look. At the start there are the two all-wheel drive versions 300 4Matic and 350 4Matic known from the EQA, prices start at 55,311 euros. A cheaper front-wheel drive is to follow.
From the Mercedes EQE there are already official pictures and information. You can tell by looking at the sedan that it is the little brother of the EQS: the silhouette is the same, even if the EQE is 20 centimeters shorter and has no large tailgate, just a trunk lid.
The market launch is in summer 2022, when two rear-wheel drive cars should be available. One of them is already known: The EQE 350 has a 215 kW motor and a small 90 kWh battery, which, however, provides an impressive 660 km range. Charging takes place with a maximum of 170 kW, not with 200 kW as with the EQS. All-wheel drive variants will follow.
Mercedes EQE SUV
An SUV version of the EQE is also planned. It will be built in Tuscaloosa, USA, as early as 2022, as Mercedes revealed in December 2020. We cannot promise that the EQE SUV will also be launched in 2022, but it is quite possible.
The car has already been caught as Erlkonig, and in principle it is probably already finished. Now the only question left is when the marketing strategists want to launch it. The approximately 4.90 meter long SUV will compete against the Audi e-tron and the BMW iX.
Mercedes EQS SUV
Mercedes is also planning an SUV version of the EQS. The car is based on the same platform called EVA as EQE, EQE SUV, and EQS; like the EQE SUV, the larger EQS SUV will also be manufactured in the USA from 2022 and could be launched on the market in the same year.
Presumably, the more than 5.20 meter long boom will be built primarily for the USA. Competitors include the Tesla Model X and the Rivian R1S. Our pictures above show the Maybach version of the vehicle as a study, but there are also spy photos of the EQS SUV in abundance. The drives and batteries should in principle be the same as in the EQS.
The Mercedes EQT is the passenger variant of the electric Citan, and this in turn is practically identical to the new electric Kangoo from Renault. But you can't tell by looking at the EQT, at least if you assume that the production version looks similar to the study. The EQT is also scheduled to start in 2022.
The car, which is almost five meters long, offers space for up to seven passengers and has two sliding side doors at the rear. Nothing is known about drives and batteries. We don't believe that Mercedes will be satisfied with the Kangoo Rapid's 75 kW and 44 kWh battery.
The Opel Rocks-e will be launched in Germany in 2021, and so is the Microlino the smallest electric car in this overview. Because it will not start in Germany until 2022, shortly after the Swiss home market.
The L7e class electric light vehicle, which is only 2.52 meters long, is powered by an electric motor with a power of just 13 kW. The maximum speed is 90 km / h. Depending on the size of the battery, the range is 95, 175 or 230 kilometers. The prices start at 12,500 euros, there is no funding for the L7e class.
Also the Nio ET7 should start in 2022, including in Germany. According to the announcement on Nio Day, the 5.10 meter long flagship sedan should be available for order from January 20, 2022 Deliveries are scheduled to begin on March 28, 2022. Whether this only applies to China or also in this country remained open, but the car will probably also start here at least sometime in 2022.
The all-wheel drive offers an impressive 480 kW, so the car sprints to 100 in 3.8 seconds. You can choose between a battery with 70 kWh (for a range of around 500 kilometers) and 100 kWh (for around 700 km). A solid-state battery with 150 kWh is to follow at the end of 2022, with which 1,000 km should be possible. The prices for Germany have not yet been determined.
The Nissan Ariya, which was presented as a study almost two years ago almost looks like an old friend, but it won't hit the market until 2022. The 4.60 meter long electric SUV competes against the VW ID.4. Front-wheel drive vehicles (with around 160 to 180 kW) and all-wheel drive vehicles (with 200 to 300 kW) are available, the batteries store 63 or 87 kWh and thus enable up to 500 kilometers. Prices and the exact market launch date are not yet known
At the beginning of December the first halfway reasonable picture of the Polestar 3 released. Our rendering above is based on that. A lot more than the optics is actually not yet known about this electric SUV, even if it is to be presented in 2022. It is not yet clear whether it will also start in 2022, but since the Polestar 4 is coming in 2023, we assume it will.
In any case, the car will be built in Charleston (USA), where the successor to the Volvo XC90 is also to be built. A lidar sensor for (more or less) autonomous driving on the autobahn is standard on board.
Renault Megane E-Tech Electric
The electrically powered Renault Megane E-Tech Electric technically has nothing to do with the internal combustion Megane, it is based on a purely electric platform called CMF-EV – this is the same basis on which the Ariya from partner brand Nissan is based. The electric Megane is scheduled to start in 2022 and is already configurable; prices start at 35,200 euros.
The names EV40 and EV60 stand for the storage capacity of the batteries in kWh, the ranges are up to 450 km. The basic version only charges with a meager 7 kW, the top versions charge with 22 kW AC and 130 kW DC. All-wheel drive is reserved for the Ariya, the electric Megane always has a front engine with an output of 96 or 160 kW.
Skoda Enyaq Coupe
The Skoda Enyaq Coupe we were even able to drive a short drive ourselves in September. The space in the rear is surprisingly generous, and the trunk also seems to be usable (apart from the low height due to the sloping roof).
The car premieres on January 31st, Market launch for the Skoda version of the VW ID.5 and Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback should be soon afterwards. In contrast to the normal Enyaq, the coupe SUV will only be available with the larger batteries (58 and 77 kWh), and the entry-level engine with 109 kW will also be omitted. Then there are the Enyaq Coupe 60 with 132 kW and 58 kWh battery and two versions with the large battery: the Enyaq Coupe 80 with 150 kW and the all-wheel drive version 80x with 195 kW. The prices are not yet known.
With the smart SUV, we are still moving on somewhat unsafe terrain. Most rumors speak of a market launch in 2022, but some also speak of 2023. Our pictures show the design study Concept # 1, which could be seen at the IAA in autumn. The car is based on Geely's SEA platform and will be approximately 4.30 meters long. In addition, one speaks of 180 kW drive power and ranges beyond the 400 km limit.
Ssangyong Korando e-Motion
The Ssangyong Korando e-Motion will be launched in early 2022 launched, the Korean manufacturer's first electric car. At 4.45 meters, the electric SUV is about as long as a Mercedes EQA, but the prices are likely to be significantly lower.
A 140 kW motor provides the drive. It is not yet known whether he works in the front or in the back. The 62 kWh battery should provide electricity for around 340 WLTP kilometers. SsangYong has not yet revealed more.
The Subaru Solterra was developed together with Toyota and is practically identical to the bZ4X. At 4.69 meters, the Japanese twins are about as long as the Ford Mustang Mach-E or the Tesla Model Y..
There is a front-wheel drive version and a four-wheel drive version. Strangely enough, the system performance is almost the same: The all-wheel drive has two 80 kW motors and thus comes to 160 kW, the front-wheel drive is hardly weaker with 150 kW. With 150 kW direct current, the battery should be able to be charged to 80 percent in around half an hour. With alternating current, only 6.6 kW are possible. It is not yet known when the car will start and what it will cost.
In the Tesla Cybertruck people have even fallen in love who actually don't want a car – simply because it looks so unusual. According to the German Tesla side, the pick-up, which is huge by European standards, is to be produced from the beginning of 2022 and can already be reserved there.
In spring 2021, the available versions were also listed there, including versions with one, two and three electric motors. Elon Musk recently spoke of a variant with four electric motors that should make a start. As you can see, the information on the Cybertrack is not yet very specific.
The Toyota bZ4X is the Subaru Solterra in green. Both are 4.69 meters long, look quite angular and have either front or all-wheel drive, depending on your preference. The front-wheel drive offers 150 kW, the all-wheel drive is hardly more powerful with 160 kW. Both will be equipped with a 71 kWh battery that should last for around 450 kilometers.
Both the Toyota and the Subaru have an optional solar roof that is supposed to increase the range. It is charged with up to 150 kW via a CCS connection. One weak point is the on-board charger, which apparently only supports 7 kW alternating current at the beginning; 11 kW should not be available until the end of 2022.
Vinfast e35 and e36
The Vietnamese manufacturer Vinfast plans to launch two new electric cars in Germany in 2022, the approximately 4.75 meter long e35 (our picture gallery) and the more than 5.20 meter long e36. Both cars are to have around 300 kW four-wheel drive. The ranges are around 500 and 550 km, respectively. Much more is not yet known.
Sometimes everything happens very quickly: The VW ID.5, which was only presented in November can already be ordered. The base price for the coupe-like version of the ID.4 is 46,515 euros; for this you get a rear-wheel drive with 128 kW. There is also a rear-wheel drive with 150 kW and the all-wheel drive ID.5 GTX with 220 kW.
All ID.5 versions available to date have the large 77 kWh battery; they can all cover around 600 kilometers on one charge.
In addition to the ID.5, VW will be launching another electric car based on the modular electrical construction kit (MEB) in 2022, and this is significantly more interesting than the ID.5. Because the ID.Buzz has a completely new body; it should be the largest car based on the MEB.
The drives and batteries will probably be the ones known from ID.3, ID.4 & Co. Erlkonige are already driving around in abundance. The market launch is expected to take place in 2022, but we don't know any more details yet. It is also not yet clear whether the production car is also called ID.Buzz, like the study.
More electric car overviews:
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The new electric cars for 2023
A lot of new electric cars have already been announced for 2023. Models like the Polestar 4, which was previously only seen in veiled form, we have left out, as soon as there are reasonable pictures, we will update this overview.
Audi Q6 e-tron
The highlight from Ingolstadt in 2023 is the Audi Q6 e-tron. Like the electric Macan from Porsche, the SUV is based on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) and is built in Ingolstadt. According to Donaukurier the pre-series production started at the beginning of November 2021. After that, the series production is to start in the fourth quarter, the market launch is then in 2023.
Audi A6 e-tron
The A6 e-tron has already been shown as a study, and the augurs expect a market launch in 2023. The sedan is the shape and size of an Audi A7 Sportback; it also appears to have a large tailgate. We don't know why Audi doesn't call the car the A7 either.
In any case, like the Q6 e-tron and the electric Macan from Porsche, the new model is based on the PPE platform and thus has 800-volt battery technology. The study’s 100 kWh battery should provide a range of 700 km and can be charged with up to 270 kW (like the Audi e-tron GT and Taycan). The study had a 350 kW four-wheel drive.
Hyundai Ioniq 7
If 2021 was the year of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and 2022 was the year of the Ioniq 6, then 2023 could very well be the year of the Ioniq 7. The large, van-like SUV has already been presented as a study. The basis will be the E-GMP platform, so an 800-volt system for fast DC charging will be on board.
The study has a wheelbase of 3.20 meters, i.e. 20 centimeters more than the Ioniq 5. If the length is also 20 centimeters longer, the Ioniq 7 would measure around 4.84 meters. The study seems even bigger. The production version probably has seven seats. In addition, the rumor mill speaks of 100 kWh batteries – so far, the E-GMP cars have a maximum of 77 kWh.
The sixth generation of the Opel Astra will start in early 2022 with combustion and plug-in hybrid drives. But an electric version should be available as early as 2023 follow – so probably an Astra-e. That has already been officially announced.
If we have understood Opel correctly, the electric Astra is based on an updated version of the well-known PSA platform EMP2, on which the Peugeot 308 and 508 are based, but also electric cars such as the Opel Combo-e or Zafira-e. The electric DS4 announced for 2024, on the other hand, will be based on the new Stellantis platform STLA-Medium.
Porsche electric Macan
The Porsche Macan will be available in two technically completely different versions from 2023: as a combustion model on the well-known MLB platform (which is to disappear as early as 2024) and as an electric Macan on the new PPE platform. This supposedly offers rear-wheel steering, air suspension, torque vectoring and 800-volt technology (as in the Taycan). The electric Macan is said to come onto the market six months before the technically identical Audi Q6 e-tron and should be noticeably more expensive.
One of the most attractive newcomers to electronics is the R5, which is announced for 2023. The small car in retro design was presented as a study in January 2021. A Renault manager revealed that the car has a 100 kW drive should get, apparently a modified version of the base engine from the electric Megane with 96 kW. After that, an Alpine variant with 160 kW is also planned; however, it should not start until 2024.
The Specter will be Rolls-Royce's first electric car to be launched in 2023. BMW's own luxury brand has already officially announced this. On Erlkonig pictures from December 2021 the body shape is already clearly recognizable: it resembles that of the Wraith V12 combustion model like one egg to the next. The 440 kW four-wheel drive from the BMW iX M60 could provide the drive.
VW Electric Passat (Aero B)
The electric Passat alias Aero B will be produced at the VW plant in Emden from 2023. VW officially announced this in July. Like VW ID.3 and ID.4, the car is based on the modular electrical construction kit (MEB) and is offered as a sedan and station wagon.
Erlkonig are already driving across the country in abundance. What the model will be called is so far completely unclear, because VW is already reaching its limits with the ID numbers. In terms of drives, the 220 kW all-wheel drive system of the ID.4 and ID.5 GTX will probably mark the upper limit. Even with the batteries, no more than the previous 77 kWh can be expected.
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