Electric vehicles are expected to continue growing in popularity in 2023, with sales estimated to reach around 670,000 units in the US, a 37% increase from the previous year.
A variety of new electric cars, trucks, and SUVs are set to debut in 2023, featuring extended operating ranges and attractive designs.
These models include the Audi Q8 e-Tron, BMW i5, Cadillac Lyriq, Chevrolet Blazer EV, Chevrolet Equinox EV, Chevrolet Silverado EV, GMC Hummer EV SUV, Honda Odyssey e: Prototype, Hyundai Santa Cruz, Kia Seltos EV, Kia Telluride EV, Land Rover Defender EV, Mercedes-Benz EQS, Nissan Ariya, Polestar 3, Tesla Model S Plaid, Tesla Model X Plaid, Toyota bZ4X, and Volvo XC40 Recharge.
Each vehicle has its own unique features and specifications, such as horsepower, range, and starting price.
Audi Q8 e-tron
Audi will release a revised version of its e-Tron electric SUV in 2023, called the Q8 e-Tron. It will feature updated styling and larger battery packs and will come in standard and Sportback body styles, as well as sportier three-motor SQ8 versions.
The top model is expected to have a maximum output of 496 horsepower and 717 pound-feet of torque, with a potential range of 370 miles on a single charge according to the European test cycle. It is unclear how these numbers will differ in the US.
In 2022, BMW introduced the i4, a compact luxury sports sedan that demonstrated the potential for electric vehicles to have impressive performance while retaining a familiar appearance.
In 2023, the company plans to release the i5, an electric version of its 5 Series midsize sedan. The i5 is expected to come in standard, all-wheel drive, and sportier M versions, with potential horsepower ratings of up to 600 and a range of up to 350 miles on a single charge.
The Cadillac Lyriq, set to debut in 2023, is the brand’s first full-electric vehicle and is a stylish crossover SUV.
It will be available in 340-horsepower rear-wheel drive and 500-horsepower all-wheel-drive models, with the former having an estimated range of 312 miles on a single charge, and specs for the latter are still to be determined.
The Lyriq features an attractive cabin with active noise cancellation, a 19-speaker premium audio system, and a 33-inch widescreen high-definition LED display.
It also includes the latest version of General Motors’ hands-free Super Cruise highway driving system with automatic lane-changing capabilities and has a starting price of $62,990.
Chevrolet Blazer EV
Chevrolet will start its transition to full-electric vehicles this summer with the release of a battery-powered version of its compact Blazer crossover SUV.
This vehicle has an operating range of between 247 and 320 miles on a single charge, depending on the trim level, with the top SS model producing 557 horsepower and a 0-60 time of under four seconds using its Wide Open Watts function.
There will be four trim levels available, with the two middle ones coming out this summer and the sporty SS model coming in the fall. A $45,000 entry-level trim will be added later next year.
Chevrolet Equinox EV
The Chevrolet Equinox EV, a compact crossover SUV with a similar appearance to the Equinox, will be released this fall in its top trim with 290 horsepower and an expected range of 300 miles on a single charge.
Other versions will be available in early 2024. The base model is expected to have a starting price of around $30,000, making it one of the most affordable electric vehicles on the market.
Chevrolet Silverado EV
The Chevrolet Silverado EV, a full-size pickup truck designed to compete with the Ford F-150 Lightning, is set to be released later this year. It has a potential range of up to 400 miles on a single charge and can produce up to 754 horsepower with 785 pound-feet of torque.
The Silverado EV is capable of reaching 60 mph in as little as 4.5 seconds and has a towing capacity of 10,000 pounds.
While a base model Work Truck will be available at a price of around $40,000, it will not be released until 2024, so the initial inventory is expected to be more expensive. A GMC Sierra EV will be released the following year.
The Ocean SUV, from Henrik Fisker’s electric car company, is set to launch in early 2023. The vehicle, which is made in Germany, is said to have a range of 350 miles with the Hyper Range battery pack and can reach a top speed of 60 mph in 3.6 seconds with its optional dual-motor all-wheel drive configuration, which has a peak horsepower of 550.
The Ocean also has an optional SolarSky roof that can generate up to 2,000 miles of range per year in optimal conditions and a PowerBank feature that can provide power to a home during an extended power outage.
Prices for the Ocean SUV range from $37,499 to $68,999, depending on the version.
Genesis Electrified G80
In 2023, Genesis will release three new electric vehicles, starting with the full-electric version of the G80 luxury sedan.
This all-wheel drive vehicle features dual electric motors that produce 365 horsepower and has an estimated range of 282 miles. It will be available in select states and has a starting price of just under $80,000.
The G80 is a midsize sedan with a luxurious design and features.
Genesis Electrified GV60
The Genesis Electrified GV60 is a luxury compact crossover SUV that is only available as an electric vehicle. It has four-wheel drive and is available in two trim levels: the Advanced, which has 314 horsepower and a range of 248 miles, and the Performance, which has 429 horsepower and a range of 235 miles.
The Advanced trim starts at $59,290 and the Performance model starts at the same price. While the range of the Performance model is lower than that of many other electric vehicles, both trims are limited to key EV states.
Genesis Electrified GV70
The GV70 luxury crossover will be released as an electric vehicle later in 2023. This elegant SUV will be available in a limited number of states and has a horsepower of 429, with a boost mode that adds an additional 54 horses for up to 10 seconds.
It also has a range of high-tech features, including a smartphone-enabled digital key and a fingerprint authentication system that allows the user to load stored settings for seat controls, multimedia settings, and GPS destinations with a tap of their finger.
GMC Hummer EV SUV
In mid-2022, GMC will release the full-size Hummer EV SUV, following the introduction of the Hummer EV pickup. The first variant, called the Edition 1, is expected to have an output of 830 horsepower and 11,500 pound-feet of torque, enabling it to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds.
Its estimated range is 300 miles on a single charge. The SUV will be well-equipped and have off-road capabilities enhanced by features such as the “CrabWalk” four-wheel steering 4×4 mode and height-adjustable Adaptive Air Ride suspension.
Hyundai Ioniq 6
This spring, Hyundai’s electric vehicle lineup will expand to include the Ioniq 6, a futuristic midsize sedan with a rounded silhouette and a sharply raked rear end.
Details about the vehicle are limited, but it is expected to have a range of 340 miles on a full charge in its standard rear-wheel drive, 225-horsepower single-motor configuration.
An all-wheel-drive dual-motor version with 320 horsepower and a range of 310 miles will also be available.
Kia’s EV9 full-electric SUV was first unveiled in concept form at the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show. It is expected to be released in mid-2023 and will be the brand’s first model to feature a hands-free Highway Driving Pilot system.
The production version of the EV9 is expected to be similar in size to the Telluride crossover and will be able to seat up to seven passengers.
It is expected to have a range of around 300 miles on a single charge and a starting price of around $50,000. The EV9 has a boxy, compact design similar to the Soul.
Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV
Mercedes-Benz is set to release the EQE, a midsize electric crossover SUV, this spring. The EQE 350+ will have a single motor and rear-wheel drive, producing 288 horsepower, while the EQE 350 4MATIC, which has off-road capabilities, will have a dual motor and produce 536 horsepower.
The EQE has a stylish exterior and a high-tech, elegant interior with a Burmester premium audio system that includes Dolby Atmos sound processing for a 360-degree listening experience.
It is expected to have a starting price of around $75,000. The range for the EQE has not yet been announced for the United States.
The Nissan Ariya, the brand’s second electric vehicle after the Leaf, is set to be released this spring. It will be available in multiple trims with ranges ranging from 205 miles to 304 miles.
The base model has an output of 214 horsepower, while higher trims have a dual-motor all-wheel drive system called “e-4ORCE” that produces 389 horsepower.
Prices for the Ariya start at $43,190 and go up to $60,100. It comes with ProPILOT Assist 2.0, which enables hands-free semi-autonomous highway operation. The Ariya has a more attractive design than the Leaf.
Rolls-Royce’s first electric vehicle, the Spectre, is expected to be released by the end of the year. This luxurious coupe has a name that is associated with James Bond’s organization and produces 576 horsepower.
It has a range of up to 320 miles on a single charge, according to the European test cycle. It is likely to have a shorter range by U.S. standards.
The Spectre has rear-opening doors and the iconic Spirit of Ecstacy hood ornament, and it continues the brand’s high standards for luxury with nearly unlimited options for personalization. This electric vehicle is available to those with deep pockets.
Tesla’s Cybertruck is expected to be released in late 2023, following a two-year delay. The final specs and appearance have not yet been revealed, but it is expected to have a sharp-creased stainless-steel exoskeleton exterior and an interior similar to other Tesla models.
The automaker promises a range of up to 500 miles on a single charge and a 0-60 acceleration time of 2.9 seconds. The starting price is expected to be higher than the initial target of $40,000.
The prototype for the Cybertruck was first unveiled by Elon Musk in 2019.
VinFast VF 8 and VF 9
VinFast, the first Vietnamese automaker to enter the U.S. market, will release the VinFast VF 8 and VF 9 crossover SUVs in the United States this year.
The five-passenger VF8 has a starting price of $57,000 and produces 349 horsepower, while the seven-passenger VF9 has a starting price of $76,000 and produces 402 horsepower.
VinFast is offering buyers the option to lease the battery pack for the VF8 for $169 per month in order to lower the vehicle’s price and make replacement easier on the buyer’s finances. The design of the VF 8 and VF 9 was done in Italy.