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New Electric Cars That Are Coming Soon

Today we bring you the new electric cars that are coming soon 

On the menu are cars and an increasing number of SUVs and pickups . And there will be a broader array of plug-in hybrid models, which can run on mostly electric power for a stretch before a gasoline engine kicks in and operates the vehicle more like a traditional hybrid.

The rollout of new EV and plug-in hybrid models across different segments is good news for consumers looking for an alternative-fuel vehicle that will fit their needs.

Here’s a rundown of some of the models that are worth watching for in the next couple of years. The list is alphabetical by automaker. Prices are estimates in most cases.

BMW i4

The new BMW i4 is a conventional-looking EV that broadens the appeal of BMW’s electric offerings. There are two versions available. The eDrive40, with 335 hp and rear-wheel drive, is estimated to have a range of 300 miles. The all-wheel-drive M50, with a maximum of 536 hp, promises sports car performance and 0-to-60-mph acceleration in less than 4 seconds but a lower range of 245 miles. It’s probably no coincidence that those acceleration numbers are similar to Tesla’s Model 3, a rival.

 With high-power 200-kW DC charging, available only in public venues, the i4 can gain up to 90 miles of range in just 10 minutes. Standard active safety systems include FCW, AEB with pedestrian and cyclist detection, LDW, and LKA.
Cost: $55,000-$66,000
On sale: Early 2022

 

BMW iX

The iX is BMW’s new electric flagship SUV. Designed from scratch and a showcase for the automaker’s latest tech, it’s nothing like any BMW we’ve seen before, with its massive grille, squared-off steering wheel, and wraparound floating touch screen. According to BMW, the iX will have 500 hp and employ two motors to give it AWD capability, and it will sprint from 0 to 62 mph in less than 5 seconds. Range is claimed to be 300 miles, and it can add 75 miles of charge in 10 minutes of DC fast charging. Charging from empty at 240 volts will take 11 hours, which is par for the course.
Cost: $80,000-$100,000
On sale: Early 2022

 

Cadillac Lyriq

The Cadillac Lyriq showcases next-generation styling for the brand and introduces a new modular electric platform. It’s roughly the length and width of the Cadillac XT6 SUV. But the Lyriq has a much different profile, being 6 inches lower in height and riding on a wheelbase that’s 9 inches longer. The dominant feature in the cabin is a curved 33-inch LED display that stretches from the instrument panel all the way to where the infotainment screen is traditionally placed.

 

This builds on the presentation found in the 2021 Cadillac Escalade, which has a 38-inch curved OLED display. The initial Lyriq is a 340-hp, rear-drive model with a 100-kWh battery, a combination that the automaker estimates is good for at least 300 miles of range. Production starts in early 2022 at the Spring Hill, Tenn., facility. GM has pledged a $2 billion investment in that factory to support electric vehicle production. In addition, the company is spending $2.3 billion on a new battery manufacturing plant in the same town as part of a joint effort with LG Energy Solution.
Cost: $59,990
On sale: Early 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

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