Electric vehicles have come a long way in recent years, with advancements in battery technology and charging infrastructure making them more practical and accessible to the consumers. The year 2023 is shaping up to be an exciting one for the EV industry, with several new models set to be introduced by some of the world’s leading automakers. From sleek sedans to rugged pickup trucks, these vehicles represent the cutting edge EV technology and design. From range and performance to technology and design, below are some of the most anticipated EVs of this year.
1. KIA EV9
Kia’s latest SUV, EV9 reimagines what an all-electric vehicle can achieve, presenting an exciting new vision for the future of electric mobility. Featuring three rows of seating, the fully electric Kia EV9 offers a solar panel built into the hood, a pop-up steering wheel, 27-inch ultra-wide display and a panoramic sunroof. The concept EV9 promises an extensive range up to 300 miles and the 77.4 kWh battery. Its battery can go from 10% to 80% in 20 to 30 minutes. It has all the necessary features to take over the mantle as Kia's flagship vehicle and is expected to arrive in the second half of 2023.
2. Audi A6 e-tron
Audi A6 E-Tron offers some pretty fascinating specs. A sleek sedan, A6 e-tron is powered by two electric motors with one driving each axle, enabling it to be all-wheel drive. The battery can charge from 5 - 80 percent in just 25 minutes which makes the car able to cover a maximum distance of more than 400 miles per charge. With just 10 minutes of charge the EV will cover a distance of around 186 miles. Equipped with a 100 kWh battery capacity, the EV will support 270 kW fast charging. The car is expected to be launched by the end of 2023.
3. Hyundai Ioniq 6
With a sleek looking design Hyundai Ioniq 6 has a maximum estimated range of 361 miles and can accelerate from 0-62 mph in just 5.1 seconds. The car has a long range 77.4 kWh battery and can top up from 10-80% in 18 minutes. With an innovative feature of Vehicle-to-load (V2L) , the EV allows to plug in the electrical devices and appliances into the power outlet from inside or outside of the car. The car is expected to arrive in spring 2023.
4. Volkswagen ID.7 (Aero B)
VW ID.7 electric sedan will be the production version of VW ID. Aero. Volkswagen targets a Worldwide harmonised Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) range of up to 700 km (435 miles) with an 84 kWh battery pack. The car can top up from 10-80% in just 30 minutes. With a new climate control system the car can detect the drivers with their key and can activate the air conditioning system through Smart Air Vents. The car will be launched possibly towards the end of 2023.
5. Polestar 3
Polestar 3, a five seater SUV is the third vehicle from the brand which is expected to offer dual motor all wheel drive, a choice of two battery packs, up to 510 horsepower with a range up to 379 miles. The interior comprises a 14.5 inch touchscreen display that runs the google operating system. With a battery capacity of 111 kWh, it can go from 10-80% in 30 minutes with 250 KW DC battery and from 0-100% in 11 hrs with 11KW AC battery. The car is expected to be released in late 2023.
6. Rolls-Royce Spectre
The Rolls-Royce Spectre is a 5.5 mtr long full-size battery electric luxury car. From the available preliminary data the car is expected to have a range of more than 310 miles and the car can go from 0-60 miles in 4.4 seconds. The motor will deliver 577 hp of maximum power with 900 Nm of peak torque. The car features split headlights and widest grills ever (Pantheon grille). The grille improves the electric vehicle's record-low drag coefficient, making the Spectre Rolls-Royce the most aerodynamic vehicle ever. The first deliveries will possibly arrive in Q4 of 2023.
In conclusion, 2023 is shaping up to be an exciting year for the electric vehicle industry, with numerous highly anticipated EVs set to hit the market. With advancements in battery technology and infrastructure, the future looks bright for electric vehicles, and the EV market will continue to grow and evolve in the coming years.