We had to take a step back while making this list to appreciate how big it is and how important so many of these electric vehicles might be to consumers in 2022.
As we close the book on 2021, some of these models may start to trickle out to customers soon, but in general, these are 2022/2023 models that (should) be accessible to consumers in the following twelve months.
To make things easier, they’re arranged alphabetically by the automaker. Plus, we’re not here to pick winners; we’re here to get you excited about all of the electric vehicle options that will be available to you shortly.
BMW iX xDrive50
BMW is the first to speak, with its planned iX electric “sports activity car.” Initially unveiled as a concept EV called the iNext that would compete with the Tesla Model 3, customers were ecstatic to see an electrified 3 series with a price tag of under $40,000.
Unfortunately for those drivers, the iNext grew into the luxury crossover iX that we see today, with an MSRP of $82,300 before taxes and destination costs. Despite this, the iX offers dual-motor AWD with 516 horsepower, 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds, and a range of 300 miles. In just ten minutes of DC rapid charging, it can recuperate up to 90 miles of range.
The BMW iX xDrive50 is expected to arrive in Europe shortly, followed by the US in March of 2022.
The Cadillac Lyriq will be the brand’s first electric vehicle, and it will be built on GM’s BEV3 platform, as part of its parent company’s much criticised plan to release 20 new electric vehicles by 2023.
We’ve learnt (and reported) a lot about the Lyriq since its official presentation in August 2020, including its three-foot display, Heads Up AR Display, and infotainment system designed to compete with Tesla’s UX.
Following a production presentation in August, we found that the Cadillac Lyriq will similarly start at $58,795, which is slightly under $60,000. As a result, the Lyriq was completely sold out in less than 19 minutes. Cadillac just published footage of its latest prototype before going into full production, which is expected to begin in 2022.
Initial deliveries of the Lyriq in the US are expected to begin in March of 2022.
Ford F-150 Lightning
In 2022… and 2023… and so on, the Ford F-150 Lightning has the potential to be the most popular electric vehicle. Ford will have to work hard to keep up with demand for the Lightning if sales of the electric version are anything like those of the gasoline F-Series (the best-selling pickup in the US for 44 years).
Especially because the Lightning has already had over 200,000 reservations, none of which are from businesses (although it has created a separate business to support that segment too). Lightning production is already sold out through 2024, based on Ford’s disclosed intentions.With a 230-mile baseline range, home charging, and the ability to charge other EVs at Level 2 speeds, Ford appears to realize it has a winner on its hands with the Lightning.
It has already increased Lightning manufacturing to match demand, despite the fact that the EV has yet to be released. The commercial variant of the 2022 Lightning has an MSRP of $39,974 before taxes and fees, and features like the 300-mile extended battery go up from there.
According to Ford, Lightning sales will begin in January 2022, with production and deliveries starting in the spring.
Mercedes-Benz has already begun to introduce electric vehicles to its fleet with its new EQ series of vehicles, which includes the opulent EQS. The EQS will be joined by an EQB SUV and the EQE, a smaller electrified version of the former, in the United States in 2022.
This mid-size vehicle will be equipped with a 90 kWh battery that will provide a range of 410 miles (660 kilometres) and 292 horsepower from a single RWD engine. With its MBUX Hyperscreen and huge touch panel, the EQE closely mimics the EQS inside the EV.
The EQE does not yet have a price, but Mercedes-Benz has stated that it will be available in 2022.
Tesla and CEO Elon Musk have been far more forthcoming about the electric trucks’ progress since then, as the $80 billion+ in preorders ultimately approach production.
Alas! Four motors, four-wheel steering, and “crab mode” have all been added to new prototypes. Does this ring a bell? Tell me Tesla isn’t keeping a careful eye on its rivals in order to stay ahead.
While the American carmaker has already removed all specifications and pricing from its Cybertruck configurator, we were able to find out more about it, we know production is scheduled to begin in late 2022… for now.
Canoo Lifestyle Vehicle
Canoo may not be as well-known as some of the other automakers on this list, but with its exclusive technology and distinctive designs, it may become so in the future. Canoo’s Lifestyle Car will be the company’s first electric vehicle, with numerous models already announced and planned through 2023.
This makes sense, given that the Lifestyle Vehicle was the company’s first electric vehicle, back when it was known as EVelozcity. For good reason, Canoo calls its Lifestyle Vehicle as “a loft on wheels.” The inside has a volume of 188 cubic feet and seating for two to seven people, all of which is encircled by panoramic glass and a driver-facing street view window.
The Lifestyle Vehicle will be offered in four distinct packages, ranging from the Delivery trim to the loaded Adventure version, with an MSRP of $34,750 before taxes and fees. All guarantee a range of at least 250 miles and may be pre-ordered with a $100 deposit.
The Lifestyle Vehicle will be available in late 2022.
GMC Hummer EV Pickup (EV³ˣ)
As previously said, GM has some catching up to do in terms of electric vehicle deliveries by 2022, but an electrified version of its series of enormous gas guzzlers – the Hummer – will be a tremendous spark for one of the world’s largest automakers.
In 2020, the public will be able to see a new Hummer EV and everything it has to offer, which includes an SUV and a pickup truck. When the vehicle was first introduced, GM admitted it didn’t have a functional prototype. However, in December of last year, it made public some remarkable footage of a working Hummer EV.
Customers can expect more expensive and decked-out variants of the new Hummer in 2022 and 2023, while the most affordable version will not be available until 2024. While we’re calling this a 2022 EV, GM’s Edition 1 Hummer electric, which costs more than $110,000, just started shipping to first customers. Last year, though, those models sold out in ten minutes.
So far, the specifications are remarkable, with capabilities such as crab walking. However, because these Hummers differ so much between trims (and years), it’s easier to receive the whole breakdown from GMC.
Volkswagen ID.5 and ID.Buzz
The Volkswagen Group’s ID family of all-electric vehicles has added the ID.5 to its lineup. The German carmaker has already had a lot of success with its ID.3 and ID.4 electric vehicles all over the world, and it plans to expand its electrification strategy to all of its brands.
Before the IAA Auto Show in Munich, we covered the tease of a “near-production” version of its ID.5 GTX. Volkswagen, on the other hand, revealed more details about the ID.5 and ID.5 GTX in November, including single RWD and dual motor AWD models based on the automaker’s own MEB platform.
Volkswagen has yet to disclose the exact range or price of any ID.5 variants, although it is expected to arrive in the UK and EU in early 2022, following pricing news.
Even better, VW has hinted that its ID may be revealed.
By the end of 2022, the Buzz electric minibus will be available.
The Rivian R1S is the SUV version of the company’s flagship R1T, the world’s first all-electric pickup truck. It has many of the same standout features that helped the R1T win Electrek’s vehicle of the year award, but with additional interior space.
The R1S’s first Launch Editions began shipping at the end of December, although two lower-cost trims are scheduled for release in 2022. Both the Adventure and Explore packages have an EPA-estimated range of 316 miles, which is impressive for an EV of that size and capacity.
Delivery timelines for the R1S will vary depending on the trim and options you select, but in 2022, expect to see a lot more of them on the road and trails.
With its long-running LEAF, Nissan was an early EV celebrity, however it hasn’t done much inventing since then. It was, however, one of the global automakers to join the United Nations-backed “Race to Zero” programme, which aspires to be all electric by “the early 2030s.” The Ariya crossing is the start of this adventure.
Nissan has shared the development of its first electric SUV, which was first unveiled in the summer of 2020, via prototype testing. The Ariya debuted in the United States this fall, with reservations starting at $46,000 before taxes and other expenses.
It will be available in four trim levels, each with an 87 kWh battery, three of which are front-wheel drive. The estimated ranges range between 265 and 300 miles. Nissan is giving a free two-year EVgo membership as well as $500 in charge credits to the first 10,000 orders placed before January 31, 2022, to entice customers to make a reservation.
The Ariya is slated to arrive in the United States in the fall of 2022.
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