The anticipated EVs of 2022

The anticipated EVs of 2022

Editor Wakesho

Electric vehicles have started going on the mainstream, we have seen several companies promising to switch to electric vehicles by 2030, some have already started the move and we are hopeful sooner or a few years later the globe will have switched to electric vehicles. Here are some of them:-

1. Ford F-150 Lightning

Ford sells nearly 1 million of the F series every year. So for an all-electric beast like the Lightning to hit the market, our hearts start pounding. With its ‘Mega Power Frunk’, incredible Vehicle to Load capability, this is pushing the boundaries of what a truck can be!

2. IONIQ 5

Ioniq 5 has been on some of the roads in 2021, it will debut in the USA in 2022.  The price is estimated to start at $40,000. The design of the Ioniq is so fresh, spacious, and functional all at the same time. The car comes with a real-world range above 250 miles or above 300.

3. Kia EV6

The car looks beautiful, especially that character line that starts behind the front wheel swoops up at the rear and transforms into a light bar that sweeps across the back.

On the inside, the car feels great. It’s set up as more of a driver’s car than its sibling, the IONIQ 5. With a range of nearly 300 miles and some pretty good power to boot. It’s going to do the 0-62mph sprint in a smidge over 3 seconds.

4. Nissan Ariya

Nissan has built a huge amount of loyalty with the LEAF over the last decade. Although they dropped the ball over the last few years when they had occupied such a dominant position, we’re hoping that the Ariya will get them back on track, despite being a wholly different car on a different platform.

It looks like it may be priced a little high to hit the numbers we’d hope for, and we think it may struggle to take market share from the likes of the iD.4. In Europe, it’s due to come with a very useful 22kW AC onboard charger. And if it can get close to its 500km WLTP rating from its 87kWh usable battery then it may surprise a few people.

5. Mercedes EQS

Time for a bit of uber-luxury now with the Mercedes EQS. This has been a bit of a sleeper car, with the likes of the Lucid Air and Tesla Model S Plaid hogging the headlines. But Mercedes may like it that way. In the UK, if you want to own a Mercedes you need to have a whooping  £100,000 to get your hands on one, and possibly as much as £140,000 to get a top-of-the-line model.

But the range and tech you get are incredible! It promises to be the ultimate luxury sedan with great range and efficiency thanks to having pretty much the lowest ever drag coefficient of any production car.

6. BMW i4

The BMW i4 is one of the most hotly anticipated cars of 2022.  Now, anytime someone mentions liking the i4, the Tesla uber-fans start hurling 0-60mph statistics like angry chimps in the forest. But we feel that distracts from the real draw of the i4. It will lose to the Model 3 Performance in a lot of categories, but the i4 will offer something in terms of driving feel and a sense of luxury that is going to touch a nerve. There are a lot of people out there that will find themselves drawn to full BEVs through the Gran Coupe form factor of the i4 M50.

7. MG5 Long Range Refresh

MG5 is an estate car. The car adds value. The car comes with an estimated range of 250 and more miles range, 180 more horsepower, 580-liter boot, and all for around €30,000. It’s not the sexiest car on the list.

8. Lucid Air Pure

Pure is cheaper, it comes with a smaller battery of 85kWh usable and not quite as much luxury. But this is still a car with a whopping range that will be well over 300 miles in the real world.

9. Citroen Ami

Ami is an awesome small EV, however, it is a very slow cat that won't reach 30 mph. The range starts from  5.5kWh battery will be around 40 miles, and you recharge it you use a domestic socket for about 3 hours.

10. Ola S1 Pro Scooter

Ola goes for 100 miles and speeds up to 70mph. The car has impressive specs and tech.


I)Inside EVs editorial team (2022) Most Anticipated Electric Cars Of 2022