Thursday, March 23, 2023

These Are the Fully Electric Vehicles Hitting the Market in 2023


From SUVs to sporty coupes, here are some of the hottest electric vehicles launching in 2023.

In the market for an electric vehicle? Whether you want to lease or buy, there are already a number of electric models to choose from. And next year, your options will be even greater. From spacious SUVs to luxury sports cars, dozens of all-electric vehicles are set to debut in 2023. 

The growing popularity of electric cars

Tesla has largely dominated the electric vehicle market over the years. The now Texas-based electric car company accounted for 79 percent of all new electric vehicle sales in the U.S. in 2020, according to registration data. But the company now has some major competition. 

Jaguar Land Rover revealed it was transitioning to electrification. The British car company plans to launch all-electric versions of its Range Rover and Range Rover Sport in 2024.

“The exceptional New Range Rover Sport sets new standards as the ultimate sporting luxury SUV, building on seventeen years of unique customer appeal,” Joe Eberhard, president and CEO of Jaguar Land Rover North America, said in a statement.

Courtesy Jaguar Land Rover

“It is the latest embodiment of our vision to create the world’s most desirable modern luxury vehicles,” he said. “Effortlessly blending new levels of sustainability with the signature qualities that have made Range Rover Sport so popular.”

Car companies like Audi, Mercedes-Benz, General Motors, and Volvo are also opting to forego fossil fuels and combustion engines in favor of electric cars. And customers can’t seem to get enough. EV sales around the world surged by 140 percent during the first quarter of 2021, compared to the same time period the previous year.

The burgeoning electric car market can be largely attributed to consumers’ affinity for the lower long-term costs of EVs as well as the growing climate crisis. In an attempt to curb global warming, a growing number of countries are shifting away from fossil fuels in favor of carbon neutrality.

By 2030, Germany plans to have upwards of 10 million EVs on the road. By that same time, California has a goal of having five million zero-emissions vehicles, as part of the state’s plan to phase out gasoline-powered cars by 2035.

2023: The year of the electric car

Despite the fact that the coronavirus pandemic hit the automotive industry hard — shuttering production plants, halting assembly lines, and causing a global chip shortage — 2023 is still set to have the highest number of new electric car launches. 

A 2020 prediction by management consulting firm McKinsey expressed that there would be around 400 new electric vehicles launched through 2023. 

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“With growing consumer environmental awareness, global emissions regulations and the future needs of autonomous vehicles, now is certainly the right time to be investing in EVs,” said Chet Babla, former vice president of semiconductor manufacturing company Arm. 

He added: “A recent Strategy Analytics report we commissioned predicts that by 2027, electrified vehicles of all types will make up approaching 40 percent of global light-vehicle output.”

Electric cars to shop in 2023

Wondering what new electric cars will be available next year? You can definitely count on new Teslas. 

“Production of Cybertruck is coming next year,” said Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, during a Cyber Rodeo event in April. “We will be in production with Roadster, and with Semi. That’s all coming. This year is all about scaling up and next year there’s going to be a massive wave of new products.” 

An affordable Tesla model may be revealed next year, too. Musk has long hinted at the launch of an autonomous $25,000 Tesla model, dubbed the Model 2, which he has previously stated wouldn’t contain a steering wheel. Rumor has it the vehicle—which will still feature the brand’s customary touchscreen and luxury interior despite its lower price tag—will debut in 2023. But don’t hold your breath…

So, what other EVs are set to debut? From SUVs to sporty coupes, here are some of the hottest electric vehicles launching in 2023.

Electric SUVs

Audi Q6 e-tron
Audi Q6 Sportback e-tron
Cadillac Lyriq
Chevrolet Blazer
Fisker Ocean
Ford Explorer
Genesis GV70
GMC Hummer SUV
Kia Niro
Lexus RZ 450e
Nissan Ariya
Polestar 3
Rivian R1S
Subaru Solterra
Toyota bZ4X
Volvo XC40 Recharge

Electric cars

BMW i5
BMW i7
Hyundai Ioniq 6
Mercedes-Benz EQE
Mercedes-Benz AMG EQE

Electric trucks

Canoo Pickup Truck
Chevrolet Silverado RST
GMC Sierra Pickup

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