IS THE FUTURE ELECTRIC?
► The future electric cars due out 2022 and beyond
► Models from Audi, BMW, Mercedes and many more
► Electric Vehicles for every type of driver
You have probably heard that the government is going to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars by the year 2030. (really not that far away!) And Those electric vehicles will be the go-to choice thereafter.
The reality is that battery-electric vehicle (BEV) sales are already skyrocketing through the roof, and many of us will have made the switch long before internal combustion is outlawed.
Which manufacturers are in the line-up?
Virtually every car manufacturer now has a plan for transforming its product line-up, and many have already spent years investing in plug-in cars. Those making the move early now have multiple electric vehicles to choose from, but that’s nothing compared to the number of Electric Vehicles (EVs) that are in the pipeline for the next few years.
In this article we have listed all of the future electric cars you should keep an eye out for in the short term: some of these will have been revealed by the end of 2021, while the rest are set to be unveiled a little further down the road.
If one takes your fancy, don’t forget to read our guides on how electric cars work, how to charge one and what they’re like to live with on a daily basis.
Learn more about electric cars
- What are EVs like to live with? Ask those who’ve already taken the plunge
- Where to charge your EV in the UK?
- How much does it cost to charge an electric car?
- Cheapest electric cars on the road
From the super mini Citroën Ami to the BMW iX, there are some intriguing BEVs of all different shapes and sizes just around the corner. Read on for our look at the most interesting future electric cars.
Future electric cars of 2022: what to expect this year and beyond
Audi Q6 e-Tron
The Audi Q6 e-Tron is set to become the latest in a long line of electrical SUVs produced by the Germany manufacturer.
With production set to begin soon, we could see this emerging as soon as early 2023.
Like the next-generation Porsche Macan it’s based on the Audi-developed PPE platform, which should allow it to offer a larger cabin space like the Q7 despite being as short as a Q5. That’s EV packaging for you.There are no performance figures available as yet, but the Audi Q6 e-Tron is expected to support 350kW charging for super-fast turnaround times at EV charging stations.
Next up The Citroen Ami
Dusting off the historic name for its diminutive and funky-looking EV is a well-judged move by Citroën, with its charmingly fruity, plastic-bodied Ami.
After a period of major doubt, it has been confirmed that sales will commence in the UK, likely to be in the spring of 2022. One issue with the Ami, is that the steering wheel will remain on the left, but with a very attractive asking price in the region of £6000 will this help us forgive it for that, only time will tell.
Given that you’re effectively limited to city driving thanks to its 43-mile battery range and a top speed of 28mph, this isn’t a bad thing, allowing you to alight kerbside outside your favourite boutique.
And if you don’t want to pick it up and run it on top of your desk, ask yourself who stole your heart.
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The updated 80’s & 90’s icon the Renault 5
As part of its Renaulution plans announced in early in 2021, that will also see an electric replacement for the slinky Alpine A110 co-developed with Lotus, Renault’s exploring its back catalogue for inspiration. The battery-powered Renault 5 will hit showrooms in 2023 and could well be followed up by a reborn electric 4.
Expect the new Renault 5 to be similar in size to today’s Zoe, but with a greater focus on retro appeal that will be reflected in a higher price point.
Look closely and there also appears to be another evolution of the Renault rhombus incoming too.
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