The year 2022 looks to be shaping up as the most new electric vehicle models coming out and hitting the market, led by some absolutely new electric vehicles scheduled to arrive in 2022. We know it can be hard deciding which ones you want to test drive first so we have summaries of each model below so that you can make informed choices. Here are some of the best electric vehicles on the market coming in 2022.
Electric Vehicles expected to coming in 2022
In completing this list, we had to take a moment to look at how large the industry is and how impactful these vehicles are on their customers in 2022.
Some of these models are starting to trickle out to customers already, but the models will be available to consumers in 2022 and 2023.
The IONIQ5’s Hyundai Group sibling, the Kia EV6, will join the IONIQ5 in 2022. Kia’s third electric vehicle on the E-GMP platform is expected in 2022 and Kia’s shift toward an all-electric lineup
Kia’s EV6 has received some rave reviews and seen early demand, like its Hyundai counterpart. This electric car will arrive in 2022 with a range of up to 310 miles, according to Kia.
Seeing as we have not gotten official word from Kia yet, we cannot speculate about the price, however it appears like the EV6 will start at about $45,000 and go up from there, although one Kia dealership is reporting much higher costs.
BMW iX xDrive50
With BMW’s upcoming iX electric”sport activity vehicle”-originally in the form of the iNext concept EV aimed at competing with the Tesla Model 3-consumers anticipated an electrified 3 series that would be priced around $40,000.
The iNext has evolved into the luxury crossover, which will start at $82,300 without any destination fees or taxes. Still, the iX promises dual-motor AWD from 516 HP to 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds and 300 miles of range. In just ten minutes, it can regain 90 miles of range.
BMW iX xDrive50 is scheduled to arrive in Europe shortly, followed by the US in March 2022.
The IONIQ5 is Hyundai’s first electric vehicle under the new IONIQ sub brand and the first on the group’s new E-GMP platform.
IONIQ5’s wide body and long wheelbase give it one of the largest interior volumes within its class, beating out the Mach-E and VW ID.4.
It’s also equipped with cool technology like an advanced ADAS, AR Heads Up Display, and V2L capabilities – meaning it can charge other electric cars while you’re camping or tailgating.
The price of this electric crossover vehicle in 2022 may be its biggest selling point. Hyundai has announced surprisingly affordable prices for the IONIQ5 starting with a RWD Standard Range version for under $40,000, and going up to the AWD Limited Trim with HUD for just under $55,000.
In Europe, the IONIQ5 has been on sale since 2021, but it is just now making its way to North America.
Cadillac’s Lyriq will be the first electric vehicle to debut for the brand and will be based on GM’s BEV3 platform, part of the company’s ambitious plan to release 20 new EV models by 2023.
It’s also full of cool technology such as an Heads Up AR Display, three-foot display and infotainment system aimed to compete with Tesla’s UX.
The Cadillac Lyriq will also start just below $60k at $58,795. Thus, the Lyriq sold out in 19 minutes. Cadillac has shared footage of its latest prototype ahead of the start of full-scale production in 2022.
The Lyriq is expected to be delivered in the US beginning in March 2022.
Lucid Air Pure
Lucid Motors’ flagship Air sedan will be available in three distinct trim levels in 2022, but we think the Pure model could truly boost sales at the luxury EV automaker.
Lucid’s AMP-1 facility began assembly of the top-tier Dream Edition trim of the Air this past October, and deliveries of the 520 planned models have begun since then. Lucid’s long-anticipated entry into the market was sparked by this $169k marvel, but it will be the more affordable trim levels that follow that could make it the brand to beat when it comes to luxury EV sedans.
The driver is expected to offer a range of 406 miles and 480 horsepower, though it does not have the panoramic roof of the Lucid. Although it’s still an expensive EV, it’s about $90k less than the current Airs on the road.
Lucid Air Pure is expected to arrive in 2022.
Canoo Lifestyle Vehicle
Canoo’s proprietary technology and unique designs may not have made it a household name yet, but it will be someday. In addition to a number of electric vehicles already announced and planned through 2023, Canoo’s Lifestyle Vehicle will be the company’s first.
Since the Lifestyle Vehicle was the company’s first electric vehicle when it was still known as EVelozcity, it makes sense. The Lifestyle Vehicle is called “a loft on wheels” by Canoo, and for good reason. With 188 cubic feet of volume and seating for two to seven, this vehicle is surrounded by panoramic glass and has a front window offering a street view.
It will be available in four different packages that will suit a variety of needs, from the Delivery trim, to the fully loaded Adventure trim, starting at an MSRP of $34,750 before taxes and fees. All offer at least 250 miles of range and can be pre-ordered with a $100 deposit.
The Lifestyle Vehicle will launch in late 2022.
GMC Hummer EV Pickup (EV³ˣ)
The public was able to see a new EV Hummer in 2020, including an SUV and pickup version. When GM unveiled the truck, it admitted it did not have a working prototype. Last December, it provided the public with some impressive footage of a Hummer EV.
A more affordable version of the new Hummer won’t hit the roads until 2024, but customers can expect more luxurious and expensive models in 2022 and 2023. GM’s Edition 1 Hummer electric, which costs over $110k, recently began rolling out to first customers. Last year, those models sold out in ten minutes.
So far, the specs are impressive, with features such as crab walking.
Hummer EV3x Pickup will be available in the Fall of 2022, starting at $99,995.
It appears that Henrik Fisker’s second electric company bearing his name has gotten it right with its flagship Ocean SUV. The Ocean was announced in 2019 along with a variety of other concepts Fisker was considering.
EV Ocean started becoming a reality last October, when Fisker announced a partnership with manufacturing giant Magna International. Our first look at the Ocean was at the 2021 LA Auto Show, where we learned about its three pricing tiers and unique features, such as the solar roof on the Ocean Extreme trim.
With a 250-mile range, the FWD Ocean Sport starts at just $37,499 before taxes and fees. Consumers would be able to obtain an Ocean for under $30k with the current federal tax credit in the US. Ocean electric vehicles are expected to arrive in November of 2022 with Magna’s help.
Ford F-150 Lightning
The Ford F-150 Lightning is destined to be the most popular electric vehicle in 2022… and 2023… and soon. Ford will need to work hard in order to keep up with demand for the Lightning if sales of the electric version are anything like those of the gasoline F-Series (USA’s best selling pickup for 44 years).
The company has already made over 200,000 reservations, none of which have been commercial customers. Based on Ford’s shared plans for Lightning production, the product is already sold out until 2024. Aside from its 230 mile standard range, home charging, and ability to charge other EVs at Level 2, Ford seems to know it has a winner with the Lightning.
Lightning production has already been boosted to meet demand, and the EV has yet to be released. With features like the 300-mile extended battery, the commercial model of the 2022 Lightning has an MSRP of $39,974 before any taxes or fees.
Ford anticipates opening its sales books in January of 2022, followed by delivery of the Lightning in the spring.
One more automotive brand is Genesis, which has committed to going all-electric by 2025, ending all new ICE models. Genesis will launch its first dedicated electric vehicle in 2022, the GV60, which will be built on Hyundai Motor Group’s E-GMP platform.
With its luxury interior and unique crystal sphere center control, Genesis’ crossover utility vehicle (CUV) is sure to impress. There are three powertrain options for the GV60, including a single motor 2WD, standard AWD, and performance AWD with a “boost mode,” which immediately increases the GV60’s maximum output.
Ranges are not yet available from the EPA for the GV60, but estimates begin at 280 miles, followed by 249 and 229 miles for the AWD trims – all from a 77.4 kWh battery pack. The GV60 will come with battery conditioning, multi-input charging, Vehicle-to-Load (V2L), and plug-and-charge payment technology.
Genesis has not yet released pricing for the GV60, but the company has said the electric vehicle will arrive in spring of 2022.