Electric cars are a hot item these days, with the $7,500 – $12,000 tax credit inspiring consumers and manufacturer’s alike to hop on the electric vehicle bandwagon. So, which electric vehicles (EVs) can we look forward to this year?
Some EVs coming in 2022 include the Audi Q4 e-Tron, Cadillac Lyriq, Ford F-150 Lightning, and new options from Mercedes-Benz. There’s also a buzz around the Genesis EV line and the Sony Vision-S 02 Concept. Most new EVs in 2022 are expected to have starting costs from $40,000 to $60,000.
With electric vehicles becoming more affordable and widespread, it’s a great time to start considering options for your first or next EV. Let’s take a closer look at the most anticipated EVs of 2022.
Electric Cars in 2022: The Most Anticipated EVs
Nearly every large automobile manufacturer is working on an electric vehicle, so there’s no shortage of exciting cars coming to the market this year. Here are some of the ones we’re keeping an eye on:
Audi Q4 e-Tron and Q4 Sportback e-Tron
The Audi Q4 e-Tron is sleek, stylish, and functional. The sporty-hatchback look serves practical purposes without harming the aesthetic. The Q4 is between the Audi Q3 and Q5 in terms of size.
Base models will have a 201 horsepower electric motor and a 77.0-kWh battery pack, starting at around $45,000.
All-wheel-drive models will also be offered with a higher horsepower of 295 and a range of around 250 miles, starting at around $50,100.
Byton M-Byte Concept
The M-Bye concept by Byton serves as a crossover or a sedan. These vehicles were first shown at the CES technology show in 2021.
European countries will have first dibs with an expected starting price of around $45,000. The 272 horsepower rear-wheel-drive options will contain a 72.0-kWh battery for starters.
There will be larger versions with 408 horsepower and a 95.0-kWh battery pack. Depending on the Model, you might expect around 224-286 miles of range.
Coming out of Spring Hill, Tennessee is the first electric Cadillac known as the Cadillac Lyric. The Lyric will come in single-motor rear-wheel-drive and dual-motor all-wheel-drive options.
The expected range is more than 300 miles on a single charge. The vehicle offers a 100-kWh battery, standard DC fast charging, and a starting price of just under $60,000.
The Canoo Van is a seven-seat EV built on a skateboard-like platform, reminiscent of BMW, Volkswagen, and Mercedes-Benz options.
Canoo will be testing a subscription service upon release. This service will allow consumers to use and pay for the electric vehicle only when required.
The expected range is around 250 miles with about 300 horsepower. Unfortunately, the price of the subscription has yet to be released.
The Fisker Ocean is a more stylish offering expected for late 2022. This electric SUV was officially revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2021.
The expected maximum mileage is around 350 miles with a dual-motor all-wheel-drive option. The most affordable version will have roughly 250 miles of range with a price starting around $39,000.
Ford F-150 Lightning
The Ford F-150 Lightning is sure to be an electric vehicle for the history books. The F-150 has been the best-selling vehicle in America for nearly 40 years.
You’ll have options of 230 miles for rear-drive trucks and 300 miles for dual-motor all-wheel-drive options. Both models will have 775 pound-feet of torque.
The 563 horsepower dual-motor option is expected to reach 60 mph in under 5 seconds. However, this has yet to be put to the test, and only time will tell.
Genesis Electrified G80
The Genesis G80 looks like a typical vehicle, but what’s inside is going to be something much more exciting. The G80 is battery-powered with an electric motor.
More details have yet to be released, but you can expect 310 miles of range, fast-charging capability, and traditional all-wheel drive. Starting prices are expected to be around $49,000.
The Genesis GV60 is also expected to come out in the United States sometime in 2022. This is a luxury offering similar to the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6.
This vehicle is expected to have models with horsepower between 225 and 429. It’s also expected to have the most powerful AWD option claiming to reach 60 mph in 4 seconds.
Genesis Electrified GV70
The Genesis GV70 has the same characteristics as the gas-powered version. However, it’s electric, coming with a closed-off grille, electric charging port, and no exhaust pipes.
The Genesis Electrified GV70 is likely to have a total horsepower of 483. Pricing hasn’t been revealed just yet, but it’s expected to start selling in the USsometime in 2022.
Hyundai Ioniq 6
The Hyundai Ioniq 6 is expected to come out in late 2022 or early 2023. This low-profile sedan is expected to be a competitor to the popular Tesla Model 3.
The Ioniq 6 is expected to offer around 300 miles of range, but we can’t be too sure of that just yet.
The Lexus RZ is the first all-electric vehicle coming from the luxury automobile manufacturer. It will provide more power than the Toyota bZ4X and the Subaru Solterra.
The Lexus RZ is expected to have an all-wheel-drive powertrain, as well as front and rear motors that offer 200 horsepower each. More details have yet to be released regarding the Lexus RZ.
Joining the EQ family is the Mercedes-Benz EQA. This will be their smallest electric compact SUV offering. The starting price is around $57,000 with 187 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque.
The US version might have all-wheel drive capabilities with around 280 horsepower. The expected range is somewhere around 250 miles.
The EQB is another model in the Mercedes-Benz EQ family. This SUV will have around 221 horsepower and ranges between 200 and 250 miles. This Model can fit five passengers, but it’s unsure if an all-wheel-drive powertrain model will come to the US.
The Mercedes EQE falls between the Tesla Model 3 and Model S in terms of size. The EQE sedan was revealed in 2021. It’s expected to launch as a single-motor model with around 288 horsepower.
You can expect a 300-horsepower all-wheel-drive version with two motors to follow shortly thereafter. Mercedes is claiming a 410 driving range, but it’s yet to be tested.
Expected to arrive in the fall of 2022, the Ariya is the latest electric vehicle from Nissan. The most powerful offering is expected to have 389 horsepower, and the option with the longest range promises to travel 300 miles on a single charge.
You’ll receive Nissan’s new semi-autonomous driving system, ProPilot 2.0, along with dual front-/rear motor drive configurations. The starting price in the US is around $47,000.
The Polestar 3 is the next entry into the Swedish brand’s electric vehicle family. It’s been described as an “aerodynamic performance electric SUV.” More details have yet to be released, but you can expect single and dual-motor configurations.
Sony Vision-S 02 Concept EV
Sony is breaking into the electric vehicle market as well. The Sony Vision-S 02 concept is expected to have 536 horsepower and dual motors. However, the range and starting price have yet to be released. The seven-passenger model might compete with the Tesla Model Y, but it’s hasn’t been tested.
Toyota will release a wide variety of electric vehicles before 2025. Seven of these models will use the bZ model descriptor. The bZ4X is similar to the RAV4 EV in terms of size. It’s expected to offer ranges around 250 in the front-wheel-drive version.
You can expect prices to start under $40,000, but that could vary in the future.
Volkswagen ID. Space Vizzion
Making its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the Volkswagen ID. Space Vizzion is expected to enter the market in 2022. This is Volkswagen’s third American electric vehicle.
The manufacturer claims large interiors, high aerodynamic efficiency, and an expected range of 300 miles. Prices have yet to be released.
The Volvo XC90 is expected to be released in late 2022 or in 2023. Right now, we only have concept pictures of the three-row electric SUV from Volvo. More details have yet to come, but this is sure to be a high-quality and durable option.