Our pick of electric cars for 2022

28th Dec 2021

2021 has been an amazing year for electric vehicles, with manufactures across the world adding to their already impressive electric vehicle ranges. Despite this unprecedented growth, 2022 promises to an even more incredible year for EV’s, with improved performance, battery capacity and range across the industry, as well as new, more innovative solutions to suit most budgets and businesses.

We have put together a list of some of our favourites new electric vehicles slated for a late 2021 or 2022 release below, along with additional information and links to help you choose the right electric vehicles for your fleet or company car offering.


BMW i4

BMW i4

Range: up to 365 miles
Engine: Electric
Cost: £55,345.00 - £72,995.00

As the first all-electric Gran Coupé from BMW the i4 is equipped with fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology and includes the new BMW curved display and the latest BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant. It also reportedly boasts generous headroom, extra legroom and luggage space. Configurations include the BMWi4 eDrive40 Sport, the BMWi4 eDrive40 M Sport and the BMW i4 M50.

Regarding charging, the BMW i4 can go from 10% to 80% charge in 31 minutes when using a 200 kW charging station. Or you can recharge up to 101 miles range in only 10 minutes. At home, a Wallbox gets the BMW i4 back to 100% charge in 13 hours. 

Find out more here. 
 

BMW iX

BMW iX

Range: 257 miles upto 380 miles
Engine: Electric
Cost: £75,900.00 - £115,695

BMW’s latest large SUV packs includes the latest generation of electric motors, in car entertainment and driver assistance systems. Other features also include the new BMW Curved Display, 22” Air Performance wheels, Driving Assistant and Sky lounge end to end panoramic roof. Configurations include the BMW iX xxDrive40 M Sport Comfort, the BMW iX xDrive40 M Sport Technology, and the BMW iX M50 M Sport Ultimate. 

Charging the iX from home up to a 62 mile range can take between 02:31 hours using a wall box unit to 08:31 hours with a standard charging cable. While out and about Rapid charging stations can achieve the same charge in 21 minutes or an entire charge in less than 40 minutes at public IONITY High Power Charging stations.

Find out more here.

 

Citroen ami

Citroën Ami

Available: Spring 2022
Range: 43 miles
Engine: Electric
Cost: £6,000 TBC

The zero-emission Ami will officially launch in the UK in the spring of 2022 with the Ami Cargo later on in 2022. 
With a range of 43 miles and a top speed of 28mph, Citroën claim the Ami is a modern solution for modern mobility needs. Officially known as a quadricycle, the two-seater city car is expected to cost around £6,000 and is not permitted to drive on motorways, but designed to be used in cities and has an ultra-compact length of just 2.41m and super-tight turning circle of 7.2m

The Ami is fitted with a 5.5kWh battery that can be recharged in three hours. Citroën Ami will come with a Type 2 adapter, ideal for the UK's charging network and home Wall Box chargers.

Find out more here. 
 


Cupra Born

Cupra Born

Available: Early 2022
Range: up to 335 miles
Engine: Electric
Cost: From £33,735

This is the first-ever all-electric CUPRA which was originally set to launch as a Seat model, but now, offered under the Cupra brand, the car takes on a sportier look and features the marque's signature copper details. All Cupra Born models are rear-wheel-drive and the brand says it has extensively re-engineered the chassis to ensure that the Born's handling is befitting of the Cupra badge.

The model range includes three battery choices (45kWh, 58kWh and 77kWh) along with power outputs ranging from 150PS to 231PS.  A typical at-home wallbox charger will charge the CUPRA Born's 58kWh 204PS battery from 0% to 100% within 6hr 15min. A 120kW DC charger will from 5% to 80% within just 35 minutes.

Find out more here.

 

Genevis gv60

Genesis GV60

Available: late 2022
Range: up to 280 miles
Engine: Electric
Cost: TBC

The GV60 is a high-performance electric vehicle based on the same platform as the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6, the Genesis GV60 promises a more luxurious take on the compact electric crossover. Three models will be offered: one rear-wheel-drive and two all-wheel-drive. Each will feature a 77.4kWh battery, providing a range of up to 280 miles.

Compatible with standard chargers, rapid chargers, and super rapid chargers, when charging at 350kW with the ultra-speed charging function, the battery can be charged from 10 percent to 80 percent in 18 minutes.

Find out more here. 
 

kia ev6

Kia EV6

Range: up to 328 miles
Engine: Electric
Cost: From £40,945.00

The EV6 is the new fully electric crossover from Kia. This new crossover will spearhead a new range of electric models from the brand with a total of 6 expected to launch by 2027. There are three trim grade and two powertrain options, plus a high-performance GT version. With the infotainment system displayed on two 12.3" curved displays. All models are equipped with a 77.4kWh battery pack, with rear-wheel drive that can take you up to 328 miles on one charge. Ultra-fast charge from 10 to 80% in only 18 minutes.

An additional highlight is the vehicle-to-load (V2L) function, which is capable of supplying up to 3.6kW of power to an external device such as camping equipment or a movie projector. It could be used to charge another EV, if needed.

Find out more here.
 

mercedes eqb

Mercedes EQB

Available: Summer 2022
Range: 257 miles
Engine: Electric
Price: From £52,145.00

Slotting in between the EQA and EQC, the EQB is based on the existing Mercedes GLB and shares its boxy styling and seven-seat layout. Two all-wheel-drive models will be offered in the UK next year, the AMG Line and AMG Line Premium, both using a 66kWh battery, with 222PS or 292PS. Charging can be carried out at up to 100kW, allowing a 10%-80% charge time in 30 minutes. Home chargers will deliver a full charge overnight in around 11 hours.

Mercedes has also said a long-range version of the EQB, with a larger battery, will also be available.

Find out more here. 
 

mercedes eqe

Mercedes EQE

Available: Late 2022
Range: up to 410 miles
Engine: Electric
Cost: £60,000.00 TBC

The electric E-Class counterpart is based on Mercedes’ purpose-built electric vehicle (EV) platform and promises a range of up to 410 miles. It is expected to be launched in mid-2022 with pricing to be confirmed closer to its launch. Borrowing much of its exterior and interior design from the larger EQS, the new EQE promises a similar focus on in-car technology and Mercedes notes that it is more comparable in size to the CLS four-door coupé.

Multiple powertrain options are expected to be offered, but only the EQE 350 has been detailed so far. It uses a 90kWh battery and has a power output of 292PS. The EQE is compatible with up to 170kW chargers, enabling an 80% charge in around half an hour.

Find out more here. 
 

nissan ariya

Nissan Ariya

Available: September 2022
Range: up to 310 miles
Engine: Electric
Cost: £45,000.00 TBC

The Nissan Aria is the latest electric crossover from Nissan. The new model, billed as a coupe crossover, will be offered with a variety of power outputs. The 63kWh two-wheel-drive Nissan Ariya can manage up to 223 miles between charges while the 87kWh version can manage up to 310 miles. rapid charging offers up to 186 Miles in around 30 minutes.

Its styling takes advantage of the car’s electric underpinnings, allowing for short overhangs and a closed grille.
Inside, the Ariya does away with switchgear and, instead, features an array of touch sensitive ‘buttons’. Two 12-inch screens dominate the dashboard, providing digital instruments and infotainment.

Find out more here.
 

renault megane e tech

Renault Megane E-Tech

Available: Autumn 2022
Range: up to 292 miles
Engine: Electric
Cost: From £30,000.00 TBC

The Renault Megane E-Tech will be the first of 10 new electric cars from Renault and the first vehicle to launch using the manufacturer’s new electric vehicle CMF-EV platform. It will feature an SUV-like front end and compact saloon body and is planned to be available with a choice of two batteries: 40kWh for a range of up to 186 miles and 60kWh for up to 292 miles.

Find out more here.


toyota bz

Toyota BZ4X

Available: Summer 2022
Range: TBC
Engine: Electric
Cost: TBC

Toyota plans to launch at least seven new electric cars under a new BZ sub-brand by 2025, the first of which will be the BZ4X SUV. This new model is expected to focus on driver engagement while also providing a large amount of interior space. Details of the car’s pricing, powertrain and battery are yet to be confirmed, but Toyota reports the BZ4X is to provide “class leasing efficiency and a very competitive driving range”.

Find out more here. 
 

volvo c40

Volvo C40 Recharge

Available: early 2022
Range: 260 to 444 miles
Engine: Electric
Cost: TBC

The C40 Recharge is set to arrive early next year as an electric-only re-worked version of the XC40 SUV. This new model was revealed with a 408PS twin electric motor setup and 78kWh battery, and will be designated P8, but lower powered versions are likely to be introduced during the car’s life.  The new Volvo C40 Recharge comes with Volvo’s latest infotainment system with Google integration meaning the same operating system you get in Android phones and Volvo reports you should be able to recharge the new C40’s batteries from empty to 80% full in around 40 minutes.

Find out more here. 


vw id5

VW ID5

Available: mid-2022
Range: up to 335 miles
Engine: Electric
Cost: Pricing and ordering to be announced 2022

Volkswagen is set to expand its ID line-up next year with the introduction of the ID5 SUV Coupe. The car is based largely on the existing ID4 SUV and will be the second electric model from VW to be offered in a sporty GTX derivative. VW has only confirmed details of the ID5 GTX so far, which will use the same 299PS twin motor arrangement as the ID4 GTX. In time, it’s likely the ID5 will be offered with the same rear-wheel-drive motor and battery options as the ID4.

The ID.5 should be capable of charging (up to 135kW (DC)); equating to 62 miles (100km) in 7 minutes and charging stations offering quick DC charging should see a similar recharge in around 30 minutes.

Find out more here. 
 

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