10 New Electric Cars That Are Coming Soon and Bringing the Future With Them
Whether we like it or not, electric cars are the future of the automotive industry. And while the pandemic slowed down production on a global scale, many automakers still have their sights set on adding more electric cars to their lineups by 2024. Here is a list of 10 electric cars that we can look forward to, courtesy of Consumer Reports.
1. BMW i4 – Early 2022
BMW touts the i4 as an all-electric luxury Gran Coupe, thanks to its four doors and hatchback body style. It’s available in two different flavors; the eDrive40 and the all-wheel-drive M50. The former makes 335 hp and has an estimated driving range of 300 miles, while the latter makes 536 hp and can go up to 245 miles on a single charge. Stats and figures aside, it’s clear that if the i4 is a glimpse into BMW’s future, then its future looks really bright and sharp.
2. Cadillac Lyriq – Early 2023
The Cadillac Lyriq is a great indicator of not only the direction that GM is going when it comes to the electrified future but also what we can expect from future EVs in general. We say that because its futuristic styling inside and out and its SUV body is what most buyers would likely want and need in an electric car.
For example, in addition to its eccentric exterior styling, the Lyriq also has a curved 33-inch display that stretches across most of the dash. Additionally, the Lyriq will make 340 hp and achieve up to 300 miles of range.
3. Chevrolet Equinox – Spring 2023
According to Consumer Reports, “this next generation of the Chevrolet Equinox SUV will be powered by GM’s Ultium platform.” It sure looks the part and what’s even better is that GM announced that it should cost around $30,000.
4. Chevrolet Silverado EV – Spring 2023
Speaking of GM’s Ultium platform, the forthcoming 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV will also be based on it. It will also have four-wheel steering, an adaptive suspension, and a 400-mile range. As for pricing, consumers can expect to spend anywhere from $50,000 to over $100,000 depending on the trim level and options they choose.
5. Ford F-150 Lightning – Spring 2022
The Ford F-150 Lightning is coming back into the market and living up to its name. This time, it will be an EV with two different powertrains that will make 426 hp and 563 hp. Additionally, the F-150 Lightning will have a standard-range battery that’s good for up to 230 miles along with an optional extended-range battery that’s expected to give the truck a 300-mile range. It’s also slated to have a 2,000-pound payload capacity and a 10,000-pound tow rating. Overall, the F-150 Lightning will be quite the shock in the EV world when it comes out later this year.
6. GMC Hummer EV – Spring 2022
The Hummer used to be known as a gas-guzzling giant SUV that could swallow a Prius for breakfast. But now, GM is planning on reviving the Hummer nameplate as an electric vehicle that can be had as an SUV or with four doors and a five-foot truck bed. Both models will have glass roof panels, the ability to “crab walk,” and up to 18 cameras for maximum trail visibility. The Hummer EV is slated to debut this year with a price tag range of $80,000 to $100,000.
7. Genesis GV60 – Sometime in 2022
The Genesis GV60 will be based on the Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5 platform, Consumer Reports noted. There aren’t too many details about it yet, however, we’ll know more as the production date gets closer.
8. Kia EV6 – Winter 2022
The Kia EV6 is the brand’s first electric car offering. It will have different available powertrains with several motor combinations in addition to offering a rear-drive or all-wheel-drive configuration. Kia says that it should be able to go from 0-60 mph in only 3.5 seconds and will be compatible with 400 and 800-volt fast-charging stations. That type of charging compatibility should equate to 0 to 80% charge times of 18 minutes, which is pretty amazing for an EV.
9. Lucid Air – Available now
The Lucid Air is a luxury EV that has all-wheel drive, a 1,111-hp dual-motor setup, and up to a 400-mile range. There will be less-powerful, and less-expensive versions available later on, but until then, you can expect to pay around $170,000 for the top-trim Lucid Air.
10. Subaru Solterra – Mid 2022
The Solterra is Subaru’s first entry into the electric market. It’s a four-door SUV that has a dual-motor setup that combines to make the brand’s signature Symmetrical All-Wheel drivetrain. Like other vehicles in the Japanese automaker’s lineup, the Solterra boasts 8.3 inches of ground clearance and will come with Subaru’s Eyesight suite of active safety features.