The New Electric Cars We Expect In 2023
- Written by : Ashton G. Curran
- Date Published : 2023-01-29
- Date Updated : 2023-01-29
- Category / Tag : articles
The transition to electrification is a decision made. Manufacturers are investing huge amounts in this direction and as time goes by they are leaving behind the era of internal combustion engines, launching more and more BEVs. So this year too, we expect debuting electric models to see an increase compared to last year, which was also better than the previous year.
Audi Q8 e-tron
The Q8 e-tron is essentially the renewed version of the e-tron, which was renamed to keep up with the brand's newer model coding. Audi improved the aerodynamics, increased the useful battery capacity of the base version by 29% and added a larger 106 kWh battery. It is expected to be released in our country in March.
We expect the fastback version of the e-C4, with a philosophy similar to the larger C5 X. The e-C4 X will offer more space and improved aerodynamics, logically with the same electric package. It will be presented this year and it is not unlikely that we will see it before the end of the year on the market. Accordingly, the first electric C3 is expected in 2023 which, as everything shows, will be based on the CMP floor used by the Opel Corsa-e/ Peugeot e-208.
The first electric Dacia is the Spring, a hatchback with a length of just 3.73 m. It will be released in our country in the second half of 2023, with a 26.8 kWh battery and a consumption of around 12 kWh/100 km. The power is only 43 PS, but its price is expected to be correspondingly low, which will logically make it the most economical electric car on the market.
Ford MEB crossover
In the spring, it is expected to make its first public appearance of a medium-sized electric crossover that will bring with it the blue oval on the grille, but underneath will be the MEB platform of the Volkswagen group. From what we know, it will be manufactured at the company's factory in Cologne and promises a range of 500 km. Its availability is expected within 2023.
The Japanese manufacturer has confirmed that in 2023 it will launch an all-new electric B-SUV with strong design influences from the pictured e:Ny1 prototype. He claims that it will be an excellent solution for families looking for their first electric car. Its length is very close to the Jazz, while it will be based on the all-new e:N Architecture F platform.
Hyundai Ioniq 6
The Ioniq 6 is based, like the Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6, on the group's E-GMP platform and has an 800V electric architecture. It will have an electric range of over 610 km on a single charge, thanks to its 77.4 kWh battery and low energy consumption of under 14 kWh/100 km. Depending on the version, the power will reach 325 PS. As for the release, it is estimated to start at the end of the year.
The first purely electric Jeep aspires to be a best seller for Europe. According to the company it offers a range of 400 km while its power comes from a 156 PS motor and the off-road capabilities will be worthy of a Jeep.
Kia EV6 GT
Kia's electric flagship is expected in Europe in the second half of 2023. The EV9 aspires to place the company in the category of premium electric SUVs, against models such as the Mercedes-Benz EQC, the BMW iX and the Audi Q8 e-tron. It will have a length of 4,930 mm, a wheelbase of 3,100 mm and like the smaller EV6 will be based on the group's E-GMP platform. Also, at the end of the year.
The second purely electric Lexus is scheduled to enter the Greek market next March. The RZ 450e is based on the e-TNGA platform also used by the Toyota bZ4X, with a length exceeding 4.8 m. The battery is lithium-ion with 71.4 kWh, while the drive is transmitted to all wheels, through two engines with a total power of 313 PS.