New Electric Cars In 2021/2022
The electric car industry is only growing, with car manufacturers improving vehicle ranges and the tax incentives for personal and business users.
All the well known car manufacturers are quickly jumping on the bandwagon to go electric, so we are going to be seeing a vast array of different electric car models being released at the end of 2021 going into 2022. Electric cars are certainly our future, and they are going to become a lot more common a lot sooner than you may think.
Volkswagen ID. Buzz
Set to be available in late 2022, the ID. Buzz is Volkswagen's take on reinventing their popular campervan. The battery and other technology will be inspired by the other VW electric cars such as the ID.3 hatchback and the ID.4 SUV.
The claimed maximum range will be 300 miles on the 82 kwh battery (only 77kwh of which is usable), which will be great for people looking to go on longer road trips and journeys.
WIth similar specifications to the ID.4, the ID. Buzz proposed to be a combination of both a campervan and mini bus that provides a smaller carbon footprint, whilst still having ample interior space.
Tesla Model Y
The Tesla Model Y is the fourth car in Teslas’ line up, and was set to be released before the likes of the Volkswagen ID.4, however it is now set to be released in early 2022.
The Tesla Model Y is intended to be a compact SUV that offers a competitive range of 314 miles between charges. The Model Y will also come in a higher spec, performance version, and while only providing 280 miles of range, will come as a four wheel drive, with 449 brake horsepower, and the ability to get from 0-60mph in just 3.5 seconds.
Mercedes Benz EQE
The Mercedes EQE is intended to be a direct competitor of the Tesla Model S and the BMW i4. This all electric luxury saloon will branch off the already successful E Class and has a range of up to 410 miles between charges. If you’re able to find a charging point that can supply 170kw, then 155 miles of range can be added to the EQE in only 15 minutes.
While only a concept right now, the Dacia Bigster is intended to rival the likes of the Land Rover Defender and Jeep Wrangler, but for a fraction of the price. It will be larger and more expensive than the Duster, but it will stick to the brand's cheap pricing approach. Rumoured to arrive in 2022, the 4.6-metre SUV will be built on the same CMF-B platform as the Sandero hatchback and will have engines that are compatible with 'alternative energy' as well as hybrid powertrains. The thick body cladding, boxy arches, and external panels constructed from raw recycled plastics will make it look like a very powerful off roader.
Alleged to arrive sometime in mid 2022, the BMW iX1 is due to replace the current X1 and is set to be BMW’s smallest SUV on their line up. The iX1 will be available as fully electric and will adopt the UKL platform, with an electrified version already on the market with the MINI Electric. However, the iX1 is likely to use BMW's next-generation EV technology, which will provide better performance and range than the MINI's low figures.
Hyundai Ioniq 6
This low, sleek and sporty looking car resembles the Audi e-Tron GT and Porsche Taycan but minus the hefty price tag. Featuring no grille and a self driving mode, it will be the second model to be released under Hyundai's new all-electric Ioniq sub-brand, and it will go on sale in late 2022.
Sharing the battery and internal technology with the Ioniq 5, it should make this vehicle capable of driving 300 miles before needing to stop at a charging point.
So, there are just a handful of new electric cars arriving on the scene in the upcoming years. There are a whole lot more where that came from too, including sports cars such as the Lotus Emira, classy SUVs such as the Range Rover EV and cars suited more to being a city runaround such as the Mini Hatch Electric, but unfortunately we couldn’t squeeze all those in today.
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