Electric cars are coming out thick and fast at the moment. With a greater amount of choice available, more and more people will decide to finally make the switch to greener driving. Different styles, different sizes and different price brackets. There will surely be something coming in the next couple of years that will suit everyone.
In this blog post we will be focusing on 6 particular electric cars that are coming out either at the end of 2023 or will be making an appearance early in 2024.
BMW has released a couple of superb electric cars in recent times, with the BMW i4 and BMW i7 coming out in the last year to much delight. This is a legacy manufacturer that started off early in the electric car revolution with the BMW i3, only to drag their heels before the next generation came to the fore.
The BMW i5 is certainly one of those electric cars that is worth waiting for. Modelled on the BMW 5 Series, this is a luxury saloon style electric vehicle that is beautifully put together with family comfort at the forefront of the design language. The range of the BMW i5 will be pleasing for many too. A WLTP range of 361 miles is certainly one of the best available today. We will have to wait and see what the real-world range turns out to be.
Kia EV9 – Electric Cars For Bigger Families
Kia and their sister company, Hyundai, have shown that they do electric cars very well. The Kia EV6 is still regarded as one of the best all-round electric vehicles on the road, and for very good reason. Kia has followed this up with a new style of electric car in the form of the 7-seater EV9.
There is already a lot of anticipation for the Kia EV9 coming out, with many saying that it will be the 7-seater to beat for all the other manufacturers. This car will be built on the E-GMP platform, as the Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 have been, and it is going to have a lot of the amazing features that won over the crowds with previous models. This is definitely one to watch out for.
Volkswagen has flexed its EV muscles with its two previous electric cars, the ID.3 and the ID.4. This time they are taking it a step further with their latest project, the Volkswagen ID.7. With a release date of Autumn 2023, there is not too much longer to wait.
Billed as an EV reboot of the Volkswagen Passat, there is a lot of expectation heaped on the new flagship executive car. Some features included are a heads up display, battery conditioning and up to 200kW charging speeds to name a few. A range north of 400 miles on the WLTP scale for the larger battery version is clearly a big selling point too.
Rolls-Royce. The name says it all really. When you hear the manufacturer’s name you know that the car is going to be oozing with executive luxury. Well, the Spectre is no different. The design language is unmistakably Rolls-Royce. Everything from the body shape to the large imposing grille is a familiar sight.
With a price tag north of £300,000 I wouldn’t expect to see too many of these electric cars on the road near you anytime soon. However, along with the hefty price comes a pretty impressive EV. There is a 102kWh battery underneath the car. Dual motors help power the Spectre with a 255bhp motor at the rear and an extremely powerful 480bhp motor positioned at the front.
As you can tell by looking at the car, this is a pretty heavy machine. Weighing just under 3 tonnes, this will be one of the heaviest electric cars on the scene. However, you do still get an amazing performance from the Rolls-Royce. A range of 329 miles, a 0-60 mph time of 4.4 seconds and an unbelievable 155 mph top speed can all be achieved.
Fisker Ocean – Everyday Electric Cars for Everyone
Fisker is an American automotive company founded by Dane Henrik Fisker. To say that the manufacturer had a shaky start to life would be an understatement. However, that being said, Fisker has come back with a bang. The latest release from the company, the Fisker Ocean, is certain to be a highly popular model for many people.
Sustainability is the keyword with this vehicle. With a whole lifecycle carbon footprint lower than the vast majority of competitors, and with over 50 kg of recycled material, the Fisker Ocean is definitely an eco winner. Another nice bonus is the solar powered roof that adds a considerable amount of range over a year of use. Nice.
The Polestar 3 has yet to be unleashed on the UK roads and here we are talking about the Polestar 5. Due in 2024, the Polestar 5 is a seriously different kettle of fish. The Polestar 2 and Polestar 3 both fall under the SUV category. However, this electric car will be a 100% premium sports car. An aerodynamic dream machine indeed.
Unlike previous incarnations, the Polestar 5 is not built on existing Volvo architecture. Instead it is built from scratch on the MIRA platform by a predominantly British team. Engineers who worked on the design had a rich history working on top tier vehicles at companies such as Lotus and McLaren. With such prestige in the background, you know this is going to be a pretty special vehicle.
These 6 cars are a mere drop in the ocean of electric cars that we can expect to see in the next few years. It is an exciting time to be involved in the EV industry as we see design challenges being brought into reality. Styles and performances are changing at a rapid pace and we never know what is coming next.
With just over 6 years until the ban on the sale of new diesel and petrol cars, it is important that there is a decent range of styles and prices available on electric cars. China are entering the market strongly and we don’t see any slowing down from the traditional manufacturers either. You can be sure that the next 3 or 4 years will see a seismic shift towards electrification. The choices being made available also continue to impress. The signs are positive and we can’t wait to see what comes along next.