Most Anticipated Electric Vehicles 2022
This blog will go over some of the automotive industry leaders and their latest endeavors when entering the electric vehicle market. We will go over the price point, battery drive range, and design modifications each company has to offer.
The Tesla Cyber truck is the most anticipated electric vehicle. Tesla has been leading the EV market with its Model S, Model X, Model 3, and latest Model Y. The Tesla Cybertruck starts around $40,000 for its RWD version and goes up to $80,000. Its top model is a tri-motor AWD with a self-driving capability. The tri-motor option has a towing capacity of over 14,000 pounds, has a battery range over 500 miles and a 0-60 of 2.9 seconds. This vehicle can be pre-ordered now and was expected to release in 2021 but is pushed back to 2022. The futuristic body style is definitely different than what we currently have on the roads but impressive nonetheless.
Kia has announced the EV6 starting at around $45,000. This vehicle has a targeted range of 300 miles on a single charge and the world’s first multi-charging system allowing both 400v and 800v DC. Only 18 minutes is required to charge a 210 mile range when using a compatible 800v DC fast charger. Its standard model comes RWD with available options of AWD and is expected to begin selling in January 2022. The design of this 5-passenger crossover has an outer body with a front end that is round because of the removed grill and a back end that has a modern thin light bar expanding in from the rear fenders across the entire trunk. Kia also redesigned their logo emblem exiting away from their conventional branded logo KIA inside a horizontal oval shape.
BMW has continued their ventures in the EV market with their latest I4 expected to be released in 2022. The BMW I4 is priced at around $50,000 for the standard version. The targeted range of this car is expected to be 300 miles on a single charge of 35 minutes. BMW is keen on providing their customers with performance so the standard I4 comes with over 500 horsepower and a 0-60 of about 4 seconds. The design of this sedan has a redesigned grill, electric blue accents, low roofline, long wheelbase, and short overhangs that create an elegant profile. The four-door coupe design means this five-seat electric luxury car has plenty of space for the driver and passengers.
Volvo C40 Recharge
Volvo brings a sporty Coupe-SUV to the mix of EV vehicles with the C40 Recharge with an estimated price point of $60,000. This vehicle has a battery range of 200+ miles with a single charge which is less than some competitive models like the BMW IX series. The Volvo has twin electric motors giving it a horsepower of around 400 and a 0-60 in 4.7 seconds. The front end design has a slightly modified front grill, front trunk compartment, and a sporty backend with a spoiler.
Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo
Porsche strikes again with yet another sporty luxury EV crossover sedan. The Taycan is expected to be priced between $80,000-188,000 depending on different modification packages. There is an option for an off-road package that provides more plastic body cladding and gravel driving mode. The Taycan is exclusively sold with an air suspension and a dual motor AWD powertrain. The horsepower ranges from 469 and goes up to 750 with the turbo S. The 0-60 ranges by model starting with slowest at 4.8 seconds and fastest at a whopping 2.6 seconds. The battery range goes from 185-257 miles. The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo received praise from TopGear claiming that the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo was the best electric vehicle they have ever driven with its speed and handling being top notch.
Hyundai Ioniq 5
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a midsize SUV that encompasses the rest of the Ioniq sub-brand by Hyundai. This SUV is estimated to cost around $48,000. The charging packs support both 400v and 800v charging infrastructure which means that 60 miles can be replenished in about 18 charging minutes while the maximum range is 290 miles on a full charge. Using standard AC Level 2 charging gets the SUV from from 10% to 100% in 6 hours, 43 minutes, Hyundai says. Further information on this vehicle will be released as the vehicle is introduced.
This California EV pickup brand has developed a truck for everyday use as well as utility. The price for this vehicle is to be determined. The bed of this vehicle is 6 ft in length but can be extended to 8 ft. The truck also comes equipped with two flip out tables and bed dividers to keep items secure. The front of the Canoo houses a large storage area for tools, work tables, and has charging ports to power your tools. The vehicle offers 200 miles of range on a full single charge. The dual rear motor will provide 600 horsepower and a payload of 1800lbs.
Audi Q4 E-Tron
Audi is expected to release their Q4 E-Tron at an estimated price point of around $45,000. Audi will be providing this vehicle in AWD and will have around 300 horsepower with a battery range of 280 miles on a full charge. This car possesses an adaptive suspension which makes for a smooth ride and has a 0-60 of 6.3 seconds.
Sion By Sono
The first solar-electric vehicle is being produced by Sono. This vehicle is still a ways away but is expected to bring 158 miles on the full charge, store 21 miles per day without plugging in, and have a top speed of 87 MPH. More to be expected in the future on this model EV.
The California startup Alpha is ready to present the Wolf pick up. This truck has a unique design almost like a classic truck with touches of modern vehicle design. This truck seats two offers a single motor FWD and dual motor 4WD, has a range capability of 250-275 miles on a full charge and a 0-60 in 5.2 seconds. Being a truck it has exceptional towing capability towing around 3,000 lbs. There appears to be plenty of space with a trunk in the front as well as the bed in the back. There is also room for a solar panel to be equipped.
These are the world’s most anticipated electric vehicles expected to hit the market by 2022. With the state this new technology is in today, the expected full charge for any of these vehicles varies from minimum 6 hours and 30 minutes to even eleven hours. Now you are familiar with their price points, battery drive ranges, and design modifications that each company has to offer. The future seems to be electric. Which vehicle would you want to drive as this era begins to take off?