It is already hard to follow all the electric concepts that appear every now and then. It is obvious that EVs are the future of the automotive world. As the hottest segment in this industry, our attention is focused on SUVs and crossovers. The development is rapid and in two years the number of vehicles that use zero-emission powertrains will be many times larger.
Nowadays, we don’t have too many electric SUVs. Tesla is a leader in the industry with two models. Other carmakers are still improving systems on small crossovers. But, the recent premieres of the future concepts and promises that more electric vehicles will be at dealerships in the next 2-3 years are enough to analyze which will be the best models to buy in 2022 and 2023.
2022 Tesla Model X and Model Y
Model X is already quite old. But, its systems are still too much for the competition. The biggest downside of the electric SUV was its price and Tesla decided to create a more affordable unit – Model Y. So far, we know that the mid-range model will be out first, and in 2022, the company will bring another version. Also, the Model X might get an update, since there will be more competition. Rivian is one of the biggest threats. However, Elon Musk is also keeping an eye on the Ford Mach E.
2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E
The production of the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E starts soon. The base price will be $45,000 and it will also get performance versions with extra power and the MSRP over $60,000. The entry-level SUV produces 265 hp and covers 230 miles in a single charge. A high-output edition should be there with 460 ponies and extended range to 250 miles. Also, a larger battery will make the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E sprint 0-60 mph in just 3.4 seconds. The company still has a lot to do on the fast-charging technology and autonomous drive.
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV
Of course, General Motors won’t leave the market to its archrivals. Nevertheless, the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV is not exactly a competitor to Mach E SUV. Bolt is an electric crossover. It will get in the same bucket with the Hyundai Kona EV and Kia Niro. Bolt will be slightly larger with an overall length of 167.7 inches. The EV version will be available with 259 miles of range, while the EUV extends the run between recharge to at least 300 miles. The crossover is about to debut in the summer of 2021, probably at the Detroit Auto Show.
2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge
The Recharge version of the smallest Volvo crossover will be out soon. In 2022, we will see the first updates with the long-range versions and maybe the Polestar edition. The Swedish company is taking the next step in electric evolution. All of its crossovers and SUVs are using the PHEV configuration. The 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge will be an all-electric model with a battery that produces 400 horsepower. The range is not confirmed yet, but we are sure it won’t be stunning because of the high outputs. The crossover will need 4.5 seconds for 0-60 mph acceleration and the charging time will take 2-3 days at home outlets, depending on countries.
2022 Audi Q4 E-Tron
The 2022 Audi Q4 E-Tron will be out in the first quarter of 2021. After that, the German carmaker will focus on electric SUV and sedan. The Q4 E-Tron will be based on the MEB platform and it is getting power from an 82-kWh electric powerplant. According to official announcements, the crossover SUV is about to cover 280-300 miles in a single charge and the additional option is going to be the Sportback version with a more aggressive appearance. The estimated price for the 2022 Audi Q4 E-Tron is $45,000, which might be the bargain, having in mind we are speaking about the luxury vehicle.
2022 BMW iX (iNext) – iX3 and iX5
Speaking of German carmakers, we must mention Audi’s biggest rivals – BMW and Mercedes. Of course, both of them are ready to respond. The iNext is the platform for future SUVs by the Bavarian carmakers. The first unit to come out is the iX3 and it is already available for pre-order in Europe. The 2022 BMW iX3 is also coming to the United States. Shortly after that, its larger sibling is coming. The release date of the iX5, based on the X3, is not confirmed yet and we expect it to hit dealerships in 2023. Fans can’t wait to hear the news about the performance M editions of electric vehicles.
2022-2023 Mercedes-Benz EQA/EQB/EQG
The EQC is already out and the prestigious German carmaker is developing new models. The next electric crossover in the lineup is going to be the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQA. According to early details, the subcompact vehicle will be able to create 270 horsepower and cover 220 miles. Still, more versions are going to be available. The EQB concept was also caught by spy photographers and intels telling us the crossover will be out in 2022. The 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQG is the ultimate model and the vehicle that will crown the German carmaker as the leader of the electric segment. The G-Class is already stunning, and now it is ready to get an EV version.
2023 Land Rover Road Rover
Speaking of luxury, the JLR is one of the carmakers that got us used to the premium interior and advanced drivetrain options. Jaguar is already in the electric market and we expect the same from Range Rover. We had to wait for official info. The 2023 Land Rover Road Rover was teased and the company will present it during 2021. The production is scheduled for 2022 and the SUV is coming as the 2023 YM. There are no details about the performance, but we can expect range-topping numbers from the Land Rover Road Rover. Of course, the price is also going to be stunning. The company invested more than $1,2 billion into plants, research and development. Some of the assets are already paying off through Jaguar I-Pace.
2023 Cadillac Lyriq
The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq is another official concept which is going to be the base for future electric SUVs by this carmaker. Owned by General Motors, we believe the vehicle is going to debut pretty soon. The carmaker announced the electric future and it starts with Chevy Bolt EV, Hummer truck, and the Cadillac Lyriq. The luxury SUV will bring some of the most advanced features you’ve ever seen and there is no surprise that experts see its MSRP starting at $60,000. The SUV will probably share some ideas with the Hummer electric truck, especially the drivetrain.
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2022 Nissan Ariya
Nissan produces the best-selling EV of all time, LEAF. However, the company is a bit lazy and innovations are missing, especially now, when more carmakers are interested in developing their own electric vehicles. Big things are about to happen in the Japanese company, and the arrival of the 2022 Nissan Ariya is one of them. The platform is showing what would the future model look like. But, Nissan is not unveiling specifications, prices, or the release date. In the next 2-3 years, the entire lineup will be refreshed. The 2022 Nissan Ariya is probably the hottest thing we are going to get during the update.
2023 Porsche Macan EV
Surprisingly, Porsche didn’t make a huge premiere of the 2023 Macan EV. However, a teaser image is showing a promising concept and confirms rumors which appeared more than a year ago. Still, there are a lot of things to be learned about the 2023 Porsche Macan EV, especially the performance. The electric model is showing front fascia and a low standpoint. But, the drivetrain specs are very important when speaking of any Porsche model. The company made a stunning move when decided to enter the SUV segment. Other exotic carmakers followed this example, and now we have Lamborghini Urus, and Ferrari is also about to launch its first SUV.
2022 Rivian R1S
The R1S was supposed to be one of the biggest rivals to Tesla Model X. But, most publicity expected it a long time ago. Nevertheless, the production is yet to start. The platform seemed to be ready, and many huge companies invested in Rivian. We will just mention Amazon and its $700 million injections. Ford was also interested, but the Blue Oval took its own way. There is still hope for 2022 Rivian R1S, although the euphoria has subsided. Three battery packs are being prepared for the electric SUV. The entry-level version comes with 240 miles of range, and the largest unit will cover 410 miles. With 750 hp, the 2022 Rivian R1S should beat Tesla Model X 0-60 acceleration time.
2023 Lexus UX 300e
The UX 300e is already confirmed for Europe and Australia. The vehicle is coming to the US in 2023. The compact luxury crossover will debut late in 2021. According to early reports, the 2023 Lexus UX 300e is about to produce 150 kW and 300 Nm. Converted to US units, that is 200 horsepower and 220 pound-feet of torque. The battery will be good for 400 kilometers, or 250 miles. A quick charging system will need only 50 minutes to recharge a 54-kWh battery, while the standard outlets will take 7 hours. The price estimated for the United Kingdom will be around 40,000 GBP, which is just under $50k.
European buyers can purchase the UX300e HERE
2023 Genesis JW
Hyundai is not wasting any time. After launching the premium Genesis brand, the Korean company is moving toward the electric SUV segment. The luxury model, GV80 is getting the EV version, called 2023 Genesis JW. Again, it seems the first appearance the vehicle will have in Europe. Test mules are on the streets, but we are not expecting to see it so soon in the production. Well, Hyundai is already experienced in this world, with Kona and Ioniq.
2023 GMC Hummer SUV
The return of the Hummer brand is not new anymore. General Motors already launched the first ads with Lebron James starring. The electric future of the company is not ending with the abovementioned truck, Cadillac Lyriq and Chevy Bolt EV/EUV. The 2023 GMC Hummer SUV is also an option. Nevertheless, we don’t have too many details about this vehicle. It will share the design and powertrains with the electric truck and the release date might be also prolonged for 2024 and even 2025.
2022 Bollinger B1
Speaking of Hummer, another cool start-up concept reminds us of the famous vehicle. The 2022 Bollinger B1 is a cool platform everyone saw underpinning the Hummer. But, that is not going to happen and Bollinger will have to find partners to fund further development of their electric SUV and truck projects. The B1 is advertised as the most capable utility vehicle and that is not far away from the truth. With 614 hp and 668 lb-ft of torque, the 2022 Bollinger B1 will be able to tow more than any similar vehicle. Also, there are 15 inches of ground clearance, indicating the SUV will have other off-road boosting features.
More about the electric SUV you can find HERE
2023 Polestar 3 Electric SUV
Polestar 1 and 2 are already out. The next vehicle is going to be an all-electric SUV. Since it is a partner with Volvo, the 2023 Polestar 3 will share the platform with the upcoming XC90. We expect to see it as the EV as well. There are no too many details about the SUV, but some experts learned the 2023 Polestar 3 will come with a battery capable to cover the range of 310 miles. Also, the arrival is expected in 2022, as the 2023 YM. That fits the current lineup, with every new model coming out after 3 years (Polestar 1 debuted in 2017 and in 2020, Polestar 2 came out).
2022 VW ID.4
Expectations are high from the 2022 VW ID.4. The ID.3 is a hatchback and it comes out soon. The crossover SUV means a lot more, since most fans see it as the predecessor, or even a platform, for the all-electric Tiguan. The hatch is confirmed for Europe and Australia, while the 2022 VW ID.4 should have a debut in the United States. The electric SUV will help Volkswagen restore the image after the big emission scandal in 2015. Since then, the German carmaker started developing more zero-emission concepts and it will result in the ID.4 crossover SUV in 2022.
2022 Opel Mokka-e
US buyers are not so familiar with the Opel brand, but it is quite popular in Europe. The carmaker is owned by the French PSA alliance, best-known for Peugeot and Citroen manufacturers. The 2022 Opel Mokka-e will be updated for buyers in Europe and the group will expand the lineup to other companies under its roof. A lot of smart features will help the driver and Opel is working on a higher level of autonomous drive. The electric system delivers 100 hp and the range of the crossover is 325 km (200 miles).
2022 Skoda Enyaq iV
We are staying in Europe, where another VW subsidiary is about the debut in the EV market. The 2022 Skoda Enyaq iV is the new concept with four different configurations. The best you can get from the SUV is 315 miles in a single charge and the system will be available with a two- and four-wheel drive. The highlight of the design is a front grille with crystallized details. The base setup includes a 60 kWh motor and 180 hp, good for 240 miles range. The mid-range offer includes an 80 kWh battery, and top of the class versions will enhance the power of the same unit to 265 and 305 hp.