Best new electric cars coming in 2022

Nick Francis

27 Oct 2021

Next year could be the time to make the switch to electric, as manufacturers are bringing through tons of interesting electric cars. Here we look ahead at the best EVs coming in 2022.

1. Hyundai Ioniq 6

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Following the acclaim of the quirky Ioniq 5 which launched this year, Hyundai is readying the launch of the Ioniq 6 four door-coupe next year, seen here in concept form. It promises a range of more than 300 miles and the same 305hp dual electric motors as the Ioniq 5.

2. Mercedes-Benz EQB

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In simple terms the EQB is an electric version of the GLB small which SUV currently on sale, which means it shares the boxy styling and will offer the option of seven seats. There will be a choice of two and four-wheel drive models, as well as a nippy 292hp version. 

3. Mercedes-Benz EQE

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This year we saw the launch of the EQS, a luxury electric saloon from Mercedes. Now comes the EQE, which just like Merc’s combustion engine cars follows a similar design to its sibling, only it’s smaller. Using a 90kWh battery up to 410 miles of range will be possible, and we expect prices to start around £60,000.

4. Porsche Macan EV

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Yes, Porsche’s incredibly popular midsize SUV is going electric in 2022, although the petrol model will still be sold alongside it for a while. The Macan EV should be able to cover at least 400 miles on a single charge and will be available in both and two and four-wheel drive versions.  

5. Audi Q6 e-tron

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Sharing the same platform as the Macan EV will be the Audi Q6 e-tron, which will sit below Audi’s flagship electric SUV, the e-tron, and above the entry Q4 e-tron. As you would expect it should offer the same 400-plus miles of range as the Macan, and there will be a hot model which produces 476hp from two motors. 

6. Renault 5 Electric 

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Reviving the name of the legendary 80s hatchback, the Renault 5 Electric is a retro-styled EV that could cost significantly less than £20,000, so in line with petrol superminis like the Ford Fiesta. A single 136hp motor will be offered, but there should be a choice of batteries, the larger capable of up to 249 miles. 

7. Tesla Model Y

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The Tesla Model 3 EV saloon is proving to be a massive hit in the UK. This Model Y shares 75% of the 3's parts but comes as a more upright and spacious SUV. It's on sale now and will arrive on driveways in 2022.

8. Tesla Roadster

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We’re pencilling this one in, as the Roadster has been promised for a while now but is yet to appear. If Elon Musk is true to his word this electric four-seater will be capable of moving from 0-62mph in just 1.9 seconds and onto a top speed of 250mph. Its 250kWh battery will apparently be good for over 600 miles of range.

9. Toyota bZ4X

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Astonishingly, the bZ4X will be Toyota’s first all-electric car when it arrives next year, so far it’s focussed on owning the hybrid space. It will rival small electric SUVs like the Volkswagen ID.4 and Skoda Enyaq. Toyota hasn’t revealed anything in the way of performance or range figures yet, but we expect at least one all-wheel drive version.

10. Volkswagen ID. Buzz

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We’ve seen plenty of electric SUVs, but next year VW is launching an electric MPV which will also be available as a work van, called the ID. Buzz. Models fitted with the 111kWh battery will offer up to 342 miles of range on a full charge, and it should go on sale at the tail end of 2022. 

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Nick Francis

27 Oct 2021