2022 is now dawning, bringing with it a sense of optimism. One of the most exciting things lying ahead is the abundance of new EV models from all major auto manufacturers. Here are some of the most highly-awaited electric vehicles set to debut in 2022, and what you need to know about them.
Now that the book is coming to a close in 2021, some may be trickle out to clients, but these are still 2022/2023 models that should be available to customers in the following year.
In no particular order…
Ford F-150 Lightning
The Ford F-150 Lightning has all the makings of becoming the most popular electric vehicle in 2022. If sales of the electric version are anything like those of the gasoline F-Series, which was the best selling truck in the United States for 44 years, Ford will have to try to keep up with demand for the Lightning.
Given the Lightning’s current popularity with over 200,000 reservations already and not including commercial customers, there isn’t much reason to doubt it will be a hit with consumers. With its 230-mile standard range, home charging, and the ability to charge other EVs at Level 2 speeds, the Ford has strong front-runner credentials, and there is no surprise it has already sold out through 2024.
The EV isn’t even on the market yet, and it’s already increased production to meet demand. Before any taxes or fees are added, the commercial model of the 2022 Lightning costs $39,974; however, after features such as a 300-mile extended battery are added in, prices go up from there. According to Ford, sales records for its vehicles will open in January 2022; followed by Lightning manufacturing and deliveries that spring.
The Cadillac Lyriq will be the brand’s first electric vehicle, and it will ride on GM’s BEV3 platform – part of its parent company’s strategy to release 20 new EVs by 2023. We’ve learned a lot about the Lyriq since its formal launch in August 2020, including its three-foot display, Heads Up AR Display, and infotainment system aimed to compete with Tesla’s UX.
Following a production reveal in August, we learned the Cadillac Lyriq will start at $58,795, which resulted in the Lyriq selling out in just 19 minutes. Cadillac recently showed footage of its latest prototype as it gets ready to go into full-blown manufacturing. The first deliveries of the Lyriq in the United States are anticipated to begin in March 2022.
Another automobile brand, Genesis, has announced that it will end the production of all new ICE vehicles by 2025. The GV60, a Genesis debut, is a dedicated EV model that will be built on Hyundai Motor Group’s E-GMP platform to help begin the company’s electric vehicle shift in 2022.
The premium interior Genesis is known for will be included in the luxury crossover utility vehicle (CUV) that will debut next year. The GV60 will be offered in three powertrains: single motor 2WD, Standard AWD, and Performance AWD, with a “boost mode,” which instantly boosts the GV60’s maximum output to make driving more exciting.
The GV60 doesn’t have an official EPA range yet, but it is expected to be at 280 miles for the FWD models, 249 for the AWD trims from a 77.4 kWh battery pack. The GV60 will also come with battery conditioning, a multi-input charging system, Vehicle-to-Load (V2L), and plug-and-charge payment technology.
The price of the GV60 has not yet been announced by Genesis, but it is expected to launch in spring 2022.
You’ve undoubtedly heard of Tesla’s planned Cybertruck. After months of speculation, Tesla announced that the Cybertruck has been delayed to 2022. Since then, Tesla and CEO Elon Musk have been much more forthcoming about the electric truck’s progress, as it approaches mass production for the $80 billion+ in preorders already placed.
New prototypes have emerged with four motors, four-wheel steering, and “crab mode,” according to reports. Is it possible that Tesla is keeping an eye on its rivals in order to stay ahead?
Whilst all of the specs and pricing has been removed from the Cybertruck configurator, we know production is currently planned to begin in late 2022.
Polestar announced that it was developing a third electric vehicle, an SUV targeted exclusively for the US market. We know the Polestar 3 will debut on a new generation of EV architecture developed from the bottom up by Volvo Cars Group and built around aerodynamic electric performance.
Customers can also anticipate a high-end, safety-focused autonomous driving package on the Polestar 3. During the reveal of its Polestar 5 sports coupe, formerly known as the Precept concept, we caught our first look at the Polestar 3.
Unfortunately, no further details have been revealed at this time, but more will be made available at a later date. The Polestar 3 is anticipated to go into production in 2022.
This list contains a lot of first-ever EVs from carmakers, which is one of the reasons why 2022 may well be the year of the electric vehicle. This pattern continues with Japanese automaker Mazda, whose upcoming MX-30 will arrive at an incredibly competitive price, albeit with some sacrifices.
When the MX-30 was unveiled in April, we discovered that it has a starting MSRP of $33,470 for the base model and rises to $36,480 for the “Premium Plus” option. In addition to potential federal, state, and local incentives, consumers may expect to pay around $25k for this vehicle.
Unfortunately, the MX-30’s modest range will not be enough for many people, as its 35.5 kWh battery pack provides just 100 miles of range. Still, because drivers with knowledge about their daily range requirements and tax incentive criteria may be able to purchase an adequate vehicle at a significantly cheaper price than many of its rivals, the MX-30 is expected to be a viable electric automobile in 2022. The MX-30 is available now.
With its primary model, the Ocean SUV, Henrik Fisker’s second version of an electric car firm bearing his name appears to have gotten it right this time around. The Ocean was announced in 2019 alongside a number of other concepts that Fisker was considering prior to that.
Last October, Fisker announced a partnership with manufacturer Magna International to produce the EV. We were able to get up close and personal with the Ocean and learn about its three pricing levels and special features like as a solar roof on the Ocean Extreme trim after seeing it at the 2021 LA Auto Show.
With a 250-mile range and FWD, the Ocean Sport starts at only $37,499 before taxes or fees. Given the current US federal tax credit, individuals who qualify for the full amount may buy an Ocean for as little as $30,000. The arrival date of electric cars from Magna has been set for November 2022.
The Kia EV6, a member of the Hyundai Group, will join the IONIQ5 in 2022. This electric car will be the third to roll out on Kia’s E-GMP platform in 2022, signifying Kia’s move toward an all-electric line-up.
The Kia EV6 has already received fantastic reviews and an early customer base, much like its Hyundai counterpart. Kia announced that the electric car will be available in 2022 with up to 310 miles of range. In reality, due to its external shape, each grade of the EV6 outperforms the IONIQ5 in terms of EPA range which of course comes with a higher price tag.
We haven’t received official word from Kia yet, but it appears that the EV6 will start at around $45,000 and rise from there. However, one particular Kia dealership is reporting much higher pricing than this. Regardless of where those declared prices ultimately fall, all trim levels of the EV6 are anticipated to go on sale in the United States by early 2022.
The newest car from The Volkswagen Group and the ID family of all-electric vehicles is the ID.5. The German auto giant has already had great success with its ID.3 and ID.4 EVs across the world and aims to accelerate its electric vehicle strategy across all of its brands, according to reports
Volkswagen revealed further details about the ID.5 and ID.5 GTX in November, including single RWD and twin motor AWD models built on its proprietary MEB platform.
It is expected that the electric car will go on sale in early 2022. On top of all of this, VW has hinted that the ID.Buzz will be released by the end of 2022 which is their electric mini bus.
GMC Hummer EV Pickup (EV³ˣ)
GM will have to catch up on electric vehicle deliveries in 2022, as previously stated, but the introduction of an electric version of its line of large gas guzzlers – the Hummer – will be a huge spark for one of the world’s largest automakers.
The general public was able to see a new Hummer EV and what it would offer, including an SUV and pickup variation in 2020. When GM first unveiled the truck, it revealed that it did not have a functional prototype. However, Last December, the company released some remarkable footage of a functioning Hummer EV to the public.
While the basic version of GM’s new Hummer will not be available until 2024, customers may anticipate more costlier and equipped models in 2022 and 2023. Whilst this a 2022 EV, GM’s Edition 1 Hummer electric, which costs over $110,000, is now being delivered to first customers. However, they sold out in ten minutes last year.
So far, the specifications look impressive, with features like crab walking. However, because there are so many variants across different trim levels, it’s easier to get a full breakdown straight from GMC. In the Fall of 2022, the Hummer EV3 Pickup should be available for purchase at an MSRP of $99,995.
BMW iX xDrive50
The BMW iX electric “sports activity vehicle” is scheduled to go on sale in 2022. Originally dubbed the iNext, this concept EV was intended to compete with Tesla’s Model 3 and was met with buzz from customers anticipating a $40,000 3 series that would be charged through inductive charging.
Despite this initial buzz, the iNext transformed into today’s luxury crossover iX, which will begin at a base price of $82,300 with no taxes or delivery fees. The iX, however, offers AWD with two motors that produce 516 horsepower and 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds. It can also charge to 90 miles in only ten minutes of DC charging. The BMW iX xDrive50 is anticipated to arrive in Europe in the near future, with the US to follow in March 2022.
Lucid Air Pure
The three distinct trims of Lucid Motors’ Air flagship sedan are scheduled to debut in 2022, but the Pure version may be the one that truly increases the company’s sales figures.
The Air’s top-tier Dream Edition variant started rolling off the assembly line at Lucid’s AMP-1 facility in October, and deliveries have been ongoing since. While this $169,000 automobile began Lucid’s long-awaited entry into the market, it will be the more budget-friendly trims that follow that can help make it the brand to beat in premium EV sedans.
The $77,400 Pure is the model we’re most excited about. Sure, it’s still a pricey EV, but it’s less than $90k cheaper than the current Airs on the road. Future Pure drivers can anticipate 406 miles of range and 480 horsepower when it arrives in 2022.
This electric vehicle will join the previously announced ET7 as a second sedan option from NIO. Tesla in China has a strong opponent in the ET5, with NIO claiming 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) of (CLTC) range.
The new EV also incorporates LiDAR technology for NIO Autonomous Driving (NAD), NIO Aquila Super Sensing, and NEO Adam Super Computing, allowing the vehicle to gradually attain safe autonomous driving on highways, urban areas, parking lots, and battery replacements.
The ET5 costs around $51,450 without Chinese subsidies and about $40,468 with BaaS (Battery-as-a-Service). Deliveries are scheduled to begin in China in September 2022.
Another name to be added to the electric vehicle market in 2022 is Subaru’s Solterra SUV. Since last May, Subaru has been teasing the public with glimpses of its first EV.
However, we didn’t learn everything about the Solterra’s specs until this past November, when we discovered all of the details it will include, such as a 250-mile range. Based on its 71.4 kWh battery, which Subaru claims can deliver 285 miles (460 km) based on Japan’s WLTC standard, that translates to roughly 250 miles of range based on the EPA norm.
The Solterra is anticipated to be on the roads in mid-2022, despite the fact that pricing has not been announced.
The XPeng Motors G9 is the fourth electric vehicle from the company, which debuted at the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition in China this past November.
The new crossover will be powered by an all-electric powertrain, which will be housed within the XPeng XEEA 3.0 architecture, a unique EV platform that links hardware, software, and communication systems together. The G9 will also be able to obtain firmware-over-the-air (FOTA) updates in as little as 30 minutes.
The next-generation XPeng vehicle will be powered by China’s first 800V mass-production SiC platform and the new-generation XPower 3.0 powertrain system, which it claims will allow it to charge up to 200 kilometers (124 miles) of range in five minutes while providing a maximum energy efficiency of over 95%. Production should be starting in China towards the end of 2022.
Canoo Lifestyle Vehicle
Canoo may not be as well-known as some of the other automakers, but it could become so with its proprietary technology and creative designs. Canoo’s Lifestyle Vehicle will be the first to arrive for the company when it comes out in 2023 with several electric vehicles already announced and planned.
Given the Lifestyle Vehicle was the first EV Canopy unveiled all the way back to its startup days as EVelozcity, this makes sense. The inside of the Canoo Lifestyle Vehicle is described as “a loft on wheels,” and this seems completely justified. For the driver, there is panoramic glass and a street view front window in addition to 188 cubic feet of interior space.
The Lifestyle Vehicle will be available in four distinct packages beginning at an MSRP of $34,750 before taxes or fees. From the Delivery trim to the fully loaded Adventure model, all options promise at least 250 miles of range and are currently available for pre-order with a $100 deposit. The Lifestyle Vehicle is anticipated to go on sale in late 2022.
Hyundai’s all-electric IONIQ sub-brand debuts with the IONIQ5, the first EV from Hyundai under its new E-GMP Platform. The IONIQ5’s long wheelbase and wide body enhance its interior volume, besting the Mach-E and VW ID.4 by a considerable amount.
It includes a number of innovative technologies, including an AR Heads Up Display, advanced ADAS, and V2L capabilities that allow it to charge your gadgets while camping or tailgating, as well as power other EVs. Not to mention some of the quickest charge rates on the market today.
The 2022 Hyundai IONIQ5’s most significant selling feature, though, may be its price. The Hyundai IONIQ5’s Standard Range RWD trim begins at under $40,000 and goes all the way up to the AWD Limited Trim with HUD for around $55k. The IONIQ5 has been on sale in Europe for the past several months, but it will begin selling in North America in 2022.
Lotus “Type 132” SUV
The most mysterious vehicle on our list is Lotus’ upcoming electric vehicle and first-ever SUV. Through a series of short films teasing codename “Type 132,” Lotus has teased us with glimpses of the vehicle at a time, sharing only brief flashes of it.
It was initially reported by Lotus as it prepares to go all-electric in 2022. There’s plenty more we don’t know about it, but here’s what we’ve learned so far. The Type 132 will be a BEV SUV on Lotus’ new lightweight chassis, with LIDAR sensors and active front grille shutters. Its interior will also be unlike previous Lotus models.
Expected to arrive in Spring 2022, the new Type 132 SUV from Lotus accelerate to 60 mph in approximately three seconds, according to the company. Finally, the Type 132 will have battery packs with a capacity between 92 kWh and 120 kWh and take around 20 minutes to charge up to 80% full on an 800V charger.
Mercedes-Benz has already started rolling out electric vehicles to its fleet with the new EQ line. The luxurious EQS will be the first vehicle in the series, which is expected to launch in 2022. An EQB SUV and an EQE, a smaller electrified version of the previous, are anticipated to enter US showrooms in 2022.
From a single motor RWD, the new EQE is expected to have an engine output of 292 HP and 410 miles (660 kilometers) of range. The EQE’s interior closely resembles that of the EQS, with its MBUX Hyperscreen and big touch display. Pricing for the EQE is unavailable at this time, but Mercedes-Benz has revealed that it will be introduced in 2022.
Nissan was an early EV pioneer, having produced the LEAF for just over a decade. However, it has not advanced much since then. It was also one of the major automobile manufacturers to join the UN-backed “Race to Zero” initiative, which aims to be completely electric by “the early 2030s.” The Ariya crossover is where that journey begins.
Nissan has revealed the development of its first electric SUV in progress, as prototypes have been tested for several months now. The Ariya was formally unveiled in the United States last fall, with reservations starting at $46,000 before taxes and other fees.
The Nissan Ariya will come in four trim levels, each with an 87 kWh battery and three of which are front-wheel drive. The estimated range varies from 265 to 300 miles. To entice people to make a reservation, Nissan is giving the first-10,000 customers who place their order by January 31, 2022, a free two-year EVgo membership as well as $500 in charging credits when they buy. Deliveries of the Ariya will start in fall 2022 in the United States.
The all-electric Rivian R1S is the SUV version of its ground-breaking R1T, which was the first all-electric pickup to launch. It has many of the same unique characteristics as the R1T, but with greater passenger volume inside.
The R1S’s initial Launch Editions began delivering at the end of December, but two cheaper trims of the SUV are expected in 2022. That includes both the Adventure and Explore packages, each with an EPA estimated 316 miles of range which is not bad for an electric vehicle that size and volume.
Add-on trims and options will add to the wait time for your R1S, but expect it to roll out on roads and trails in 2022.
Toyota has been one of the few worldwide automakers that has delayed electric vehicle development. In fact, there is clear evidence of its efforts to limit EV adoption in favor of hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
However, Toyota appears to have its head out of the sand in light of recent market demands. Toyota also committed to some electric cars by 2022, with one of them being its bZ4X electric SUV from the company’s new “beyond zero” range.
The bZ4X, with an expected range of 250 miles on the FWD version, will be available in the US by next year. The cruising range per charge for the AWD model has yet to be determined, although its previously stated driving range per charge (WLTC) is 460 km (286 miles). The EPA’s mileage estimate should be considerably lower. Although the US pricing hasn’t been confirmed yet, the SUV is said to be released in the States mid-2022.