7 electric cars that will be taking over the road in the next five years

by | Mar 15, 2022 - 10:26AM | Cars, EV

From straightforward evolutions of current models to futuristic-looking concepts, it’s getting hard to keep track of all the new electric vehicles hitting the road.

So here are seven that are due for release in the next few years that should definitely be on your radar.

1. Audi A6 e-tron

We start this list, admittedly, with a concept car. But according to Audi, the above image is very close to what the real deal will finally look like.

The A6 e-tron concept will use two electric motors with a combined output of 469 horsepower.

All Premium Platform Electric (PPE for short) vehicles have 800-volt charging capability.

This means that this sedan could have as much as 400 miles of range on a single charge. Not bad, not bad at all.

The A6 e-tron is expected to arrive later this year.

2. BMW iX

Intended as one of the flagships for BMW’s expanded “i” family of electrified vehicles, the iX sounds promising.

BMW describes it as “an SUV with a combined output of 516 horsepower with 300 miles of range.”

What’s more is that it will support DC fast charging up to 200 kW.

The iX is roughly the same size as the current BMW X5. It’s a bit pricey though, starting at $84,194 with standard all-wheel drive.

A sportier iX M60 model is on the way, but with the extra horsepower and chassis upgrades, it’s likely that the price tag will only go up.

The BMW iX is also expected to make its debut in 2022.

3. Buick Electra

General Motors recently got the internet talking when it sneakily filed to trademark the Electra nameplate again. You can see why – it’s a brilliant name for a car.

This one is a bit of a shot in the dark though as we really don’t know when to expect it or what to expect from it.

That’s because no formal announcement has yet been made.

However, the Electra name did recently appear on a Buick concept SUV which might be a good indicator of what lies ahead.

In the meantime, it gives us all something to look forward to.

4. Canoo Pickup Truck

The next entry on the list is a bit of a niche car – and not just in looks.

From the electric automotive startup in California, Canoo, it is called the Pickup Truck. Why overcomplicate things?

The Canoo pickup will apparently have 600 horsepower and 200 miles of range.

It’s smaller than others in its category but that might not be a bad thing as it could fill a gap in the market.

Canoo says its pickup will be offered with a six-to eight-foot pickup bed with pre-orders open right now, and production starting sometime in 2024.

From looks alone, this has us very intrigued.

5. Aston Martin Lagonda EV

In their continued pursuit of excellence, Aston Martin is relaunching the Lagonda as part of its luxury electric vehicle brand.

The former CEO of Aston Martin Lagonda, Dr Andy Palmer believes that the electric models will have a similar performance to the brand’s petrol equivalents and that he expects more than 300 miles between visits to the plug.

We’re not sure just yet when it will start going into production but it’s widely thought that it will arrive properly sometime in 2023.

This gives us all plenty of time to appreciate the Lagonda’s lovely curves.

6. Chrysler Airflow Concept

Chrysler is planning to turn this concept car into reality by 2025.

It will be a 400 mile crossover that will also apparently offer Level 3 autonomous driving capability. We’re really diving into the future here.

If it looks anything like it does in the video above, then I’d say it’ll be a decent looking car – even if it does look like it’s squinting a bit at the front.

Chrysler plans to go fully electric by 2028.

7. Kia EV9

Kia, like most other car companies, is expanding its EV line-up in a big way.

The EV9 concept looks rather chunky and squared-off, something that sets it apart from the usual curvy futuristic looking EVs we see.

Three rows of seats will be standard and Kia says it will offer a driving range of 300 miles.

Not much else is known about it just yet, but it’s expected to hit the road sometime in 2024.

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