Top Ten Electric Vehicles That You’ll Soon Be Seeing Everywhere
The times they are a’ changing! Electric vehicles are coming like a tidal wave in 2023, with many more on the way in 2024. Automakers are filling out their lineups with EVs that could replace some of their core gasoline vehicles. Like, soon.
If you haven’t heard of Canoo, you will. Canoo expects to begin production of its first vehicles at a new plant in Oklahoma by the end of 2023. They’ll feature the Canoo Pickup, a cab-forward mid-size truck with a reported 1,800-pound payload. Available as rear- or all-wheel drive, the Canoo Pickup delivers an estimated range of more than 200 miles. It’s 6-foot bed extends to 8 feet and flip-down bed sides that can be used as work surfaces. Yeah, it looks funny, but it’s uniquely designed for pickup owners who actually need a pickup.
Or should we call it the “alleged” Tesla Cybertruck? The much-delayed game-changing pickup from Tesla now is expected to be in mass production late in 2023. Tesla better hurry — there are a flurry of amazing all-electric pickups in development or already on the road. Tesla’s crew-cab truck with an exotic triangular shape and 6.5-foot bed eventually will offer one-, two- and three-motor versions for rear- or all-wheel drive, offer up to 500 miles of range, have a payload of up to 3,500 pounds and be able to tow up to 14,000 pounds. Hurry, Tesla, we can’t wait.
Audi A6 e-Tron
In short, a spectacular vehicle, and it knocks Mercedes off this list! With a sloped hatchback design that evokes an A7. The A6e-Tron marked the debut of the new modular premium electric platform developed with sibling brand Porsche that will underpin other new EVs, perhaps including a Q6 e-Tron SUV. The A6 e-Tron features AWD with two motors that put out a combined 469 hp, DC fast-charging capability up to 270 kW and a maximum range that could exceed 400 miles. A luxurious Audi interior, with a snarling, powerful electric beast underneath. Audi expects deliveries in late 2023 or early 2024.
Alas, Dodge will say ‘goodbye’ to legendary the Challenger and Charger — the Mopar mosters — making way for a new generation of electric muscle cars to follow. Dodge will launch an electric muscle car in late 2023 or early 2024 under what it’s calling eMuscle. The new Dodge EV will use one of Stellantis’ dedicated electric vehicle platforms providing up to 500 miles of range. It’s muscle for a new age.
Not much has been revealed yet, other than the brand says its Polestar 5 EV will be a high-performance four-door GT car and that the production car is an evolution of the brand’s Precept concept revealed in 2020. What we know is that it is a four-door midsize electric vehicle taking the form of a sleek, aerodynamic sedan. The Polestar 5 sets the company in a new direction with regard to design and engineering, further distancing Polestar from its parent company, Volvo. A quick vote around the MiamiCars office and it’s official — we’d all love to drive a Polestar 5.
VW’s first electric sedan is among the best valeues in electric vehicles. Scheduled for the second quarter of 2023, we expect 2024 Volkswagen ID Buzz pricing to start at around $45,000 when it goes on sale in North America in 2024. The Buzz Microbus is an all-electric minivan with seating for up to seven and a range of about 275 miles. A great EV from a reliable, established automaker.
The PEAR is a smaller and sportier version of the Fisker Ocean — called “an electric vehicle for global citizens and young urban innovators” — will be available in single motor (RWD) or dual-motor (AWD) variants with four optional packages. The PEAR will come with two battery options, including the Hyper Range battery that delivers 310 miles of range. The Fisker Pear is described as an “agile city EV” that will be about 15 feet long and seat five. To date, the projected starting price at about $30,000.
Hyundai Ioniq 7
The year 2024 will see a 100% electric and 100% Jeep 4×4 — loyal to the heart of the legendary Jeep Wrangler, the new Jeep Recon is designed for adventurers looking for a rugged and capable fully electric SUV. The Jeep Recon retains the Wrangler’s style and capability with a virtually silent, fully electric powertrain. The Wrangler-size Recon will emphasize Trail Rated off-road capability with its drive system, tires and underbody protection. It will also have removable doors and glass, as well as a power-retractable top.
BMW i5 Electric
Last on this list, but certainly not the least — BMW’s 5 Series mid-size sedan is being redesigned for 2024, fsitting on the basic platform shared with the combustion-engined vehicle. Interestingly, not just a regular BMW5 Series electric, but customers will also be served electrified variants of the BMWM5 with a 750 hp powertrain.