Worldwide production of Electric Vehicles (EV) was about four million units in 2021. With all of the pure EV only manufacturing facilities coming online in Europe and Asia over the next several years, it is easy to predict that worldwide production of EV’s will be roughly about twenty million vehicles in 2025. That five-fold capacity change in EV production is clearly paving the way for what is coming over the next 3-4 years. Now is the time to dump the pump. Now is the time to lower your carbon footprint, not your standards.
From the CyberTruck, to the Ford F-150 Lightning & Mustang, to Rivian, some of the hottest electric vehicles will be coming out in 2022-23.
Volkswagen’s electric vehicles have outsold many markets in 2021. Motor Trends’ coveted awards for best pickup and car of 2022 were awarded to Rivian’s R1T pickup and Lucid Motors’ Air, respectively.
There’s more, too. Ford and Toyota are each investing tens of billions of dollars to turn out many different models of battery-powered electric vehicles by 2030. That followed a November pledge from Nissan, which plans to spend nearly 18 billion themselves on its own planned lineup of electric vehicles before the end of the decade.
Below are some of the anticipated new electric vehicles expected to hit the market, including some that could challenge for EV supremacy:
Ford’s F-150 Lightning electric pickup, which goes on sale in the spring, is a bet that the Detroit-based automaker can gain a strong foothold in the electric truck market off a single vehicle. It’s a good bet: Ford’s F-150 series of pickups have won the title as America’s best-selling car — not just trucks – for 40 straight years. That’s the sort of unmatched popularity that makes the Lightning one of the most anticipated vehicles to ever hit the market.
The F-150 Lightning comes with a starting price of nearly $40,000, and will be able to drive up to 300 miles with an extended-range battery, reaching up to 563 horsepower. In early December, Ford CEO Jim Farley stated that Ford actually had to halt reservations after the first 200,000 orders, due to excess demand.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduced the Cybertruck at Tesla’s design studio Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in Hawthorne, California. Tesla is one of the world’s most dominant electric vehicles. Tesla’s CyberTruck is expected to begin production in late 2022, with expected large-scale deliveries following in 2023. One of the world’s most valuable car companies, with a market value north of $930 billion, outpaced most other automakers in electric vehicle sales in 2021. But Tesla is from alone in a market that becomes more packed with competition with each passing year.
The futuristic-looking truck — which takes its aesthetic inspiration from the films “Blade Runner” and “The Spy Who Loved Me,” according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk — was originally supposed to arrive on the market by the end of 2021. When it arrives, the Cybertruck is expected come with a starting price of $39,900 for a single-motor version with a range of 250 miles. A three-motor version with a range of 500 miles will likely start at $69,900.
Rivian’s R1S electric SUV arrives in 2022. Rivian delivered an award-winning pickup truck in 2021, and consumers are already looking ahead to the Irvine, California-based start-up’s second act. The R1S SUV is expected to start shipping out to customers in March of 2022 with a starting price of $70,000, up to 750 horsepower and a range of 316 miles per battery charge.Lucid Air Pure
Electric vehicle start-up Lucid on Sept. 28, 2021 said production of its first cars for customers has started at its factory in in Casa Grande, Arizona. The Newark, California-based electric automaker released its first car, the Lucid Air, this year — and it won Motor Trend honors right out of the gate. Next up: the less expensive Air Pure version, which costs roughly $77,000, compared to the $169,000 price tag for the high-performance Dream Edition. The Air Pure is expected to hit the market in late 2022, and will likely feature a top range of more than 400 miles.
Fisker Inc. officially revealed the Fisker Ocean all-electric luxury crossover at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. Fisker, another California-based electric car start-up, is set to start production on its first vehicle — the Ocean SUV — in the fourth quarter of 2022. The hype largely comes from its environmental promise: Fisker says it wants the SUV to be the “world’s most sustainable vehicle.” Starting at $37,499, it’ll feature a solar-paneled roof for additional battery charging and an interior made from recycled materials.
The Los Angeles-based electric car start-up with aa unique aesthetic made waves by going public at the end of 2020, before announcing a bubbly pickup and camper in March 2021. In late 2022, Canoo will finally start delivering its first vehicle, an electric compact minivan, which the company calls its Lifestyle Vehicle. Described by Canoo as a “loft on wheels”, the electric van offers lounge seating in the rear, up to 350 horsepower and a range of 250 miles at a starting price of $34,750.
The German luxury automaker’s first electric SUV will arrive for U.S. customers in March 2022. The iX starts at $83,200 and features a maximum of 523 horsepower and a range of up to 300 miles. The SUV’s prominent “intelligent kidney grille” in the front contains cameras and sensors to help melt ice or snow. BMW also advertises the car’s exterior as made from a “self-healing” material that’s resistant to minor chips and scratches.
Cadillac’s first-ever electric vehicle is an SUV that will be available at dealerships in the summer of 2022, according to the GM-owned brand, which plans to be fully electric by 2030. Starting at nearly $59,000, the Lyriq will have a range of more than 300 miles. It’ll also be the first car on the market with GM’s new Ultium EV platform, a next-generation battery system that purports to both cheaper and more efficient than standard EV batteries.
This compact SUV will be the first entry from Hyundai’s new Ioniq line of electric vehicles. The Ioniq 5 goes on sale at the end of December for a starting price of $39,700 and features a top range of more than 300 miles. In February, the Korean automaker unveiled the SUV’s “sliding” interior, which includes a middle island between the driver’s and front passenger seats that slides forward and backward — making it easier to enter or exit the car on either side, useful for narrow parking spots.
More than a decade after launching the Leaf, one of the first mass-market electric cars, Nissan is expanding its slate of electric vehicles. The Ariya is a crossover SUV that starts at almost $46,000, offers up to 300 miles of range, and will be available starting in the fall of 2022. Nissan says it will launch 23 new electric car models, including the Ariya, by 2030. Out of those upcoming releases, 15 will be fully electric while the other eight will be hybrids.
Due out in January, the EV6 is a fully electric SUV from Kia, and part of the Korean company’s plan to rollout 11 electric vehicle models by 2026. The EV6 has a base price of $56,000 and a range of more than 300 miles. It also boasts “ultra-fast charging” with an 800 volt system that can theoretically take the car’s battery from 10% to 80% charged in just 18 minutes.