If you were thinking about buying an electric car a couple of years ago, we wouldn’t blame you for thinking that your options were limited, both in terms of quantity and quality. Maybe you just haven’t been able to find an electric car that fits your needs, lifestyle, or budget. With the latest generation of electric vehicles that have hit the market in the last year or two, your options have changed and improved dramatically. If you still don’t see an EV you like, just wait a little longer. It won’t take long. There’s a lot more on the horizon, and soon the problem may be narrowing down your options.
For example, here are 10 EVs we’re really excited about that you’ll be able to buy very soon from GM, Germany, Japan, and more. Some of them will be available before the end of the year, and all are planned to be launched by the end of 2023.
The Chevy trio: 2024 Blazer EV, Equinox EV and Silverado EV
GM steps into the future with solid footing. Following the launch of high-end electric vehicles from GMC (Hummer EV) and Cadillac (Lyriq), Chevrolet is introducing three electric vehicles with familiar nameplates. The 2024 Chevy Blazer EV (above left) will be offered in several trims, starting with 2LT and RS trims in the summer of 2023, followed by the 557-horsepower SS in the fall and the base 1LT in early 2024. The Chevy 2024 Equinox EV (above right) will go on sale in the fall of 2023 as a limited-edition model, with sales increasing in 2024 with a base price of “around $30,000.”
For those who prefer a bed to a liftgate, the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV is an electric pickup that looks more like the old Chevy Avalanche than the current Silverado. The WT (work truck) trim will be launched in the fall of 2023, and the 664-horsepower RST will follow in 2024.
2023 BMW i7
BMW revealed the 2023 i7 all-electric luxury sedan alongside the gas-powered 7 Series. It should go on sale by the end of 2022. The i7 xDrive60 will be the sole option, with two engines delivering a combined output of 536 horsepower and 549 lb-ft of torque, and its battery is expected to provide a range of around 300 miles. . Just like its combustion engine counterpart, this full-size sedan won’t come cheap: the i7 starts at $120,295.
Hyundai Ioniq 6 2023
Following the Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6 and Genesis GV60, the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 will be the fourth vehicle to use Hyundai Group’s E-GMP electric vehicle architecture. However, its sleek four-door coupe looks will set it apart among these three crossovers. It can be purchased with rear- or all-wheel drive, with the all-wheel drive version being the best option with a large battery and 320 horsepower and 446 lb-ft of torque. Its 800-volt electric architecture will make the Ioniq 6 one of the fastest-charging EVs. It will arrive in the US in early 2023.
2023 Lexus RZ 450e
Designed from the ground up to be an electric vehicle, the 2023 Lexus RZ 450e will be the luxury brand’s first all-electric offering in the United States. This compact crossover will use a pair of electric motors with a total capacity of 308 horsepower and a 71.4 kilowatt-hour battery. Like the Toyota bZ4x with which it shares a common base, steering-equipped RZ models will replace the steering wheel with a “compact steering shape” – we’re guessing a yoke-style Lexus tiller. demonstrated earlier in 2022. The RZ 450e will be launched at the end of 2022.
2023 Polestar 3
The third car from the Volvo division, the 2023 Polestar 3, will be the young brand’s third car and second all-electric car. We don’t have all the details on this “electric SUV,” but based on the Polestars 1 and 2, we expect the 3 to be fun to drive and fun to drive. We know the brand is aiming for a range of more than 372 miles on the European WLTP cycle — here in the United States, it’s likely to be rated lower. The Polestar 3 will debut in October 2022, and sales will begin in 2023.
2023 Fisker Ocean
In November 2022, the new company of the famous car designer Henrik Fisker will start production of the Ocean SUV. Fisker says pricing for the Ocean will start at $37,499 (before destination) for the single-engine Sport trim, while the top trim will offer dual all-wheel drive. driving and range of up to 350 miles. Although the launch edition of Ocean One is already sold out, potential buyers will be able to reserve a second version when production begins.
2023 Nissan Ariya
Nissan has been selling its Leaf EV since 2010, and now it will finally offer a second all-electric nameplate, the 2023 Nissan Ariya, due out later this year. The Ariya was introduced in 2020, but COVID and parts shortages delayed its launch. From what we’ve seen, the wait for Aria is worth it. We’re particularly impressed with its futuristically stylish yet functional interior, while others will appreciate that it’s an SUV that offers all-wheel drive and a liquid-cooled battery pack that provides approximately 300 miles of range.
2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV
Based on what we’ve seen in various Mercedes-EQ sedans and SUVs, we’re excited to see what’s next. The German luxury brand is launching the EQS SUV this fall, followed by the smaller EQE SUV. As of this writing, we’ve only seen official shots of the interior (as well as spy photos), but it looks about as impressive as the other EQ models. Mercedes-Benz will present the EQE SUV on October 16, 2022, and sales will begin shortly thereafter.