New EVs coming in 2022

The electrical car race has effectively and actually began in Australia.

It had a gradual begin, with minimal incentives pushing provide in direction of extra EV-friendly areas in recent times.

Now, over 30 new or facelifted electrical autos are anticipated to reach regionally inside the subsequent two years – and there’s nonetheless extra to be introduced.

Particularly, the subsequent 12 months will likely be spearheaded by a excessive variety of launches, on account of both the continued semiconductor chip scarcity that delayed a number of 2022 arrivals, or the rising demand for electrical autos in Australia.

The prominence of battery-electric autos (BEVs) has been expanded by rising gas costs worldwide, with many searching for to scale back the possession prices and environmental influence sometimes related to internal-combustion autos.

British marque Jaguar predicts two-thirds of Australians will likely be driving electrical autos by 2028, however the internal-combustion engine (ICE) isn’t fairly lifeless but – and the price of buying an EV remains to be fairly excessive in comparison with an ICE car.

Nevertheless, conventional automakers together with Audi, BMW, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan and Toyota, are paying robust consideration to the EV rush.

Right here is each electrical car slated to reach in Australia in 2022 and past.

NOTE: This record will likely be up to date incessantly so as to add newly-confirmed EVs and take away fashions which have lately gone on sale regionally.

To see all the brand new vehicles coming to Australia this yr, try our 2022 New Automotive Calendar story proper right here.

UPDATED: July 3, 2022

Audi E-Tron GT

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Constructed on the identical platform because the Porsche Taycan, the 2022 Audi E-Tron GT will embody a high-performance RS variant – changing into the primary mannequin from the RS sub-brand to go all-electric.

Energy within the RS E-Tron GT comes from a 83.7kWh (93kWh gross) battery, which feeds two synchronous motors – a 175kW motor powers the entrance axle and is shared with the common E-Tron GT, however the rear is bigger and extra highly effective, at 335kW. Identical to the Taycan, there’s a two-speed transmission on the rear axle, and a deal with coasting quite than recuperation to increase battery vary.

Cost instances will even be equal to the Taycan, with a most DC charging capability of 270kW, for a theoretical 100 kilometres of driving vary in 5 minutes. A 50kW DC charger boosts the battery from 5 to 80 per cent in round 1.5 hours, or a 22kW AC charger from 0-100 per cent in round 4.5 hours.

Australian specs for the the 2022 Audi RS E-Tron GT have been introduced, with pricing set to begin from $249,700 earlier than on-road prices when it arrives right here in September.

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BMW i7

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The seventh-generation 2023 BMW 7 Collection has made its debut, providing an all-electric variant for the primary time ever.

Referred to as the i7, the fully-electric 7 Collection will arrive in Australia throughout the fourth quarter of 2022.

Initially, will probably be obtainable in entry-level xDrive60 guise, with the dual-motor powertrain pushing out as much as 400kW and 745Nm, powered by a 101.7kWh battery pack. This permits the luxurious sedan to boast a driving vary of as much as 625km.

Native pricing and options for the 2023 BMW i7 will likely be supplied nearer to the mannequin’s launch within the fourth quarter.

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2023 BMW I X 1 2


BMW has formally taken the covers off the all-new iX1 small SUV, forward of its native arrival within the first quarter of 2023.

The iX1 will likely be obtainable in a sole, dual-motor xDrive30 variant, producing 200kW of energy and 494Nm of torque, with an extra 30kW obtainable in ‘increase’ mode.

BMW claims the all-wheel-drive iX1 xDrive30 will full the 0-100km/h dash in 5.7 seconds, with a 180km/h high velocity.

Native pricing and options for the 2023 BMW iX1 will likely be introduced within the coming months.

The marque’s native electrified choices will increase to 12 fashions when the iX1 lands in Australia.

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BYD Atto 3

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The 2022 BYD Atto 3 is a compact SUV that can go into battle with its Chinese language compatriot, the MG ZS EV, which can quickly obtain a facelift, vary increase and vital specification enchancment.

BYD’s native distributor, EVDirect, has launched its long-awaited first mass-market EV in two front-wheel-drive flavours, the 50kWh battery-equipped Atto 3, which has a base retail worth of $44,381, and the 60kWh, which begins at $47,381.

BYD’s ‘Blade’ battery powers each variations. The 50kWh has a WLTP vary of 320 kilometres and the 60kWh 420km.

Each are powered by a single 150kW/310Nm electrical motor upfront, and the Atto 3 will speed up to 100km/h in a claimed 7.3 seconds.

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Cupra Born

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Volkswagen’s Spanish Cupra model is getting into the Australian market with a spread of autos together with its 2023 Born electrical hatchback, which is predicted to promote right here for lower than $55,000.

Cupra Australia has but to disclose which Born variants it would import, with abroad choices presently together with two 58kWh vehicles with 150kW/350Nm and 170kW/350Nm motors, and a 77kWh model with a WLTP-rated driving vary of round 540 kilometres.

In January 2022, the primary native Born arrived for testing, forward of a launch anticipated to happen in early 2023.

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Ford E-Transit

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A totally-electric model of Ford’s iconic Transit van, the 2023 E-Transit, is predicted to reach in mid-2022.

Beneath the pores and skin is a 68kWh battery, which powers the E-Transit’s 198kW and 430Nm electrical motor, making it essentially the most highly effective Transit on supply in Australia.

It’s hoped its 317 kilometre driving vary will go well with a majority of city business companies.

That includes each AC and DC charging, the E-Transit’s 11.3 kW on-board charger is able to delivering a 100 per cent cost in as much as 8.2 hours – whereas a 15 to 80 per cent state of cost is achievable in 34 minutes when utilising 115kW DC fast-charging.

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Genesis GV60

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Primarily based on the identical E-GMP electrical structure because the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6, the 2023 Genesis GV60 adopts the model’s newest design language, headlined by cut up entrance and taillights.

Regionally, the GV60 will likely be launched with a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive model with 360kW/700Nm. This may later increase to incorporate a mid-spec 234kW/605Nm tune, offering as much as 470 kilometres of driving vary.

Inside, there’s a floating centre console, in addition to a cool new steering wheel and a crystal sphere gear selector, which might change to a temper lighting system when the automotive is turned off.

The 2023 Genesis GV60 will arrive within the third quarter of 2022, across the identical time because the Electrified G80 and GV70.

Full pricing and options will likely be introduced nearer to its arrival, nonetheless, leaked particulars recommend the GV60 will likely be priced from $103,700 earlier than on-roads in Australia.

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Genesis Electrified G80

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Primarily based within the new-generation G80 luxurious sedan, the 2022 Genesis Electrified G80 swaps petrol drivetrains for a pair of electrical motors mounted on the entrance and rear to ship a mixed 272kW and 700Nm.

Based on Genesis it would have a 0-100km/h time of simply 4.9 seconds, and a driving vary of 500km.

Anticipate it to reach within the third-quarter of 2022 with a price ticket round $150,000.

You possibly can learn our preview drive of the 2022 Genesis Electrified G80 right here.

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Genesis Electrified GV70

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Primarily based on the GV70 SUV, the 2022 Genesis Electrified GV70 retains its inside combustion engine-powered sibling’s styling and parts – however with a pair of electrical motors positioned on every axle, offering as much as 360kW of energy in ‘increase mode’.

Every motor develops 160kW and 350Nm when in its regular driving mode, with the mixed 700Nm of torque and 360kW propelling the SUV from 0 to 100kmh in 4.5 seconds in its strongest guise.

It is anticipated to reach in Australia throughout the third quarter of 2022 with a price ticket between $105,000 and $115,000.

Take a look at our preview drive, together with video, of the 2022 Genesis Electrified GV70 right here.

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Ora is definitely the title of Nice Wall Motors’ (GWM) EV sub-brand and will ship fashions Down Beneath as a part of the carmaker’s plans to increase its portfolio past its eponymous utes and Haval SUVs.

The Chinese language motoring big has issued patents in Australia for various Ora fashions, together with the all-electric Volkswagen Beetle-inspired Ora Cat, which will likely be launched within the UK subsequent yr, confirming will probably be manufactured in right-hand-drive.

GWM Ora Europe CEO Xianghua Qiao advised Wheels the carmaker is eyeing an entry into the Australian market.

“GWM already has a presence in Australia, and it relies upon available on the market’s growth. Perhaps sooner or later we will see Ora on Australian streets.”

The feedback solidify statements made by the corporate in June 2021, which instructed Ora fashions might be right here as quickly as 2022.

As with the remainder of the Ora vary, count on sharp pricing – the delightfully named Ora Good Cat, which is presently bought in China, sells for lower than AU$35,000.

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Hyundai Ioniq 6

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Hyundai has revealed its swoopy 2023 Ioniq 6 electrical sedan.

The futuristic EV will debut in full in mid-July, forward of its doubtless Australian launch in 2023.

Keep tuned to on July 15 for full particulars on the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6.

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Kia EV6 GT

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Meet the quickest Kia ever – and it’s not a Stinger.

The 2023 Kia EV6 GT will arrive in Australia throughout the first quarter of subsequent yr, providing speedy acceleration in a (considerably) sensible giant SUV physique.

The marque claims the EV6 GT can attain 100km/h from a standstill in 3.5 seconds, with 430kW of energy and 740Nm of torque and a high velocity of 260km/h.

It’s listed from £59,995 (AU$105,000) in the UK, with pricing prone to fall just below the $100,000 mark in Australia.

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Kia Niro EV

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Primarily based on the 2019 HabaNiro idea, the second-generation 2023 Kia Niro has been penned to line up with the remainder of Kia’s present mannequin vary, with the recent ‘tiger-face’ grille design to the ‘heartbeat’ daytime-running lights as seen on the Sportage.

It’s obtainable now, priced from $65,300 earlier than on-road prices – a $2710 soar over the outgoing mannequin.

What is not new is the Niro’s underpinnings. It continues to trip on an internal-combustion platform, this time shared with the Hyundai i30 Sedan.

The powertrain within the Niro EV can also be an identical to its predecessor, albiet with much less torque and minor tweaks.

Along with an electrical variant, a petrol-electric Niro Hybrid is offered in Australia. A plug-in hybrid powertrain doesn’t characteristic within the native vary.

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Kia Niro Plus

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Primarily based on the outgoing, first-generation Niro, the 2023 Kia Niro Plus is the Korean carmaker’s first ‘purpose-built car’ (PBV). It is designed for use as a taxi and ride-share car, however will likely be obtainable to Australian retail patrons in restricted numbers.

The Niro Plus is 10 millimetres longer than the Niro and 80mm increased, which suggests extra cabin area and extra London-cab fashion handles on the B-pillar to help passenger entry.

Whereas precise particulars will likely be outlined nearer to its launch, the Kia Niro Plus is predicted to be supplied as a conventional hybrid (HEV), a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) in addition to a fully-electric car (BEV).

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Mercedes-AMG EQS 53

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As the primary in-house electrical providing from Mercedes-AMG, the 2022 EQS 53 ups the efficiency ante of the common EQS.

With 484kW/950Nm on faucet, the EQS 53 can dash to 100km/h from a standstill in simply 3.4 seconds.

There are refined modifications from the common EQS, with distinctive AMG entrance and rear bumpers, a pretend Panamericana grille, a bigger rear spoiler and 21- or 22-inch light-weight alloy wheels.

Mercedes-AMG will even supply pink brake calipers, carbon trim, Nappa leather-based seats and a blacked-out design package deal as part of its choices record.

The 2022 Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 is predicted to land in Australia at round $400,000 or increased when it arrives later this yr.

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Mercedes-Benz EQB

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The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB shares a lot of its fundamental structure, physique, and inside with the versatile GLB SUV lineup however has been modified to accommodate the floor-mounted battery pack.

Australia is prone to obtain a front-wheel-drive 140kW/375Nm EQB 250 mannequin and a top-of-the-range EQB 350 4MATIC, which options two motors that produce a mixed 215kW/520Nm. Every variant is powered by 66.5kWh battery that within the EQB 350 brings a spread of up 420km.

Pricing in Europe sees the EQB variants appeal to a 13 % premium over their GLB equivalents, which if utilized right here will see the EQB 250 and EQB 350 priced round $72,000 and $90,000 respectively.

The EQB has been confirmed for a 2022 arrival, although when precisely stays unclear.

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Mercedes-Benz EQE

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Proven on the 2021 Munich motor present, Benz’s newest EV mannequin will launch with the EQE 350 – a rear-wheel-drive, 215kW sedan with a 90kWh battery that is stated to take it so far as 660km on the WLTP cycle.

Whereas the EQE relies on the identical EA2 EV platform because the bigger EQS, its wheelbase is 90mm shorter and its total size is just like that of the present CLS four-door.

The EQE will begin rolling out throughout the globe throughout the second half of 2022, with Mercedes-Benz Australia confirming it would land Down Beneath on the identical time.

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Mercedes-Benz EQV

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As the electrical model of the luxurious V-Class people-mover, the EQV presents a pure-electric driving vary of round 355 kilometres from a single cost (WLTP cycle), due to a 90kWh lithium-ion battery pack, with a 150kW/362Nm electrical motor powering the entrance wheels.

Charging from zero to 100 per cent utilizing an 11kW Wallbox takes round 10 hours, whereas a top-up from 10 to 80 per cent utilizing a 110kW fast-charger will be achieved in roughly 45 minutes.

It’s anticipated to reach in Australia across the center of 2022.

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Mercedes-Benz eVito Tourer

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The people-mover model of the eVito panel van is designed to be used as a taxi or resort shuttle bus.

It makes use of the identical powertrain because the EQV and has a barely increased driving vary of round 360km (WLTP).

Just like the EQV, it’s anticipated to reach in Australia across the center of 2022.

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MG ZS EV facelift

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Australia’s most cost-effective EV is coming with an eagerly anticipated replace, which ought to make it even higher worth.

Sporting a outstanding grille-less fascia with new LED headlights and daytime-running mild signature, the 2022 MG ZS EV will deliver an upgraded powertrain with the 44kWh battery pack changed with a 72kWh unit – able to a claimed 440 kilometres on the WLTP check cycle.

Out there from July, the facelifted 2022 MG ZS EV is priced from $46,990 drive-away for the bottom Excite – a $2000 worth improve over the present mannequin – whereas the flagship Essence will price $49,990 drive-away.

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Nissan Leaf replace

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The up to date 2023 Nissan Leaf will go on sale in Australia in August 2022 with a recent look, up to date superior driving and security options equivalent to ProPILOT, and infotainment tech equivalent to an improved onboard NissanConnect system.

Powertrains will carry throughout from the outgoing mannequin with the 110kW/320Nm base mannequin boasting a driving vary of 270 kilometres from its 40kWh lithium-ion battery, coming in at $50,990 earlier than on-road prices, which is $1000 greater than the present entry-level worth.

The identical worth improve has been utilized to the Leaf e+, which is ready to go on sale from $61,490 with its 160kW/340Nm electrical motor and 62kWh battery pack delivering a driving vary of 385km.

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Skoda Enyaq

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Skoda has confirmed it’s bringing its Enyaq iV electrical SUV to Australia in each wagon and coupe kind.

It was hoped the Enyaq would arrive Down Beneath this yr, however in line with the Czech marque’s native arm, it would now be obtainable for order right here from the second half of 2023.

Though it’s not but recognized which Enyaq iV and Enyaq Coupe iV variants might come right here, within the UK it’s supplied in 5 guises – ranging from the entry-level Enyaq 60 producing 132kW/310Nm and a most driving vary of 507km for round $60,000 earlier than on-road prices, and topping out with the Enyaq 80X Sportline able to 150kW/310Nm, in a position to journey 684km and priced at $87,500 excluding on-road prices.

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Subaru Solterra

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Subaru’s first electrical car is certain for Australia subsequent yr.

The 2023 Subaru Solterra electrical SUV will arrive regionally in mid-2023, as an an identical twin to the Toyota BZ4X (see beneath).

“We’re excited to substantiate Subaru Australia will proceed its electrification journey with the introduction of our first battery-electric car, the Solterra, in 2023,” stated Blair Learn, managing director of Subaru Australia.

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Tesla Mannequin Y

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Three years since its international debut, native particulars for the 2023 Tesla Mannequin Y have been introduced.

The medium-sized Mannequin Y will arrive within the coming months, priced from $72,300 earlier than on-road prices in entry-level RWD guise.

A flagship Efficiency variant can also be supplied for $96,700, plus on-roads and Luxurious Automotive Tax.

The spacious SUV options related specs to the favored Mannequin 3, however in a taller, extra spacious physique, packing a 190kW motor on the rear axle in base trim.

Demand for the Mannequin Y is robust in Australia, with current orders unlikely to reach earlier than February 2023.

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Toyota BZ4X

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After main the way in which with hybrid and hydrogen autos, Toyota took a very long time to affix the BEV celebration, however it’s about to take action with a Kluger-sized mannequin constructed on a bespoke e-TNGA EV platform developed with Subaru.

Due on sale someday across the center of 2022, the bZ4X will embody front- and all-wheel-drive variants with a single 150kW motor within the FWD mannequin and two 80kW motors within the AWD for a complete of 160kW.

Toyota claims a 0-100km/h time of 8.4 seconds for the FWD model and seven.7 seconds for the AWD.

Each variations will pack a 71.4kWh battery system, with 500km and 460km ranges for the FWD and AWD variants respectively.

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Volkswagen ID.4 and ID.5

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Volkswagen Australia has confirmed the ID.4 medium SUV and its ID.5 coupe SUV twin will arrive regionally from 2023.

The affirmation is a very long time coming for the native distributor, which has beforehand criticised the previous Australian Authorities for its lack of electric-vehicle technique.

Volkswagen Australia spokesperson Daniel DeGasperi stated the model expects 20 per cent of its gross sales in Australia to be fully-electric by 2024.

“Our present precedence is to deliver the beginning of manufacturing ahead on ID.4 and ID.5 so that they attain Australia subsequent yr. Together with the ID.Buzz we’re enthusiastic about an expanded ID. household globally,” he added.

The 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 and ID.5 are related in dimension to the Tiguan medium SUV and can compete in opposition to the Tesla Mannequin Y, Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5 in Australia.

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Volvo C40

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Volvo has introduced native pricing and options for the 2023 C40 Recharge coupe SUV, forward of its arrival within the third quarter of 2022.

Beginning out at $74,990 earlier than on-road prices, the mannequin jumps as much as $82,490 for the dual-motor variant.

A coupe by-product to the all-electric XC40, the C40 is the primary EV-only mannequin launched by the Swedish marque.

Highlights embody the steeply raked roofline, a reshaped entrance bumper, Volvo’s Android-based infotainment system, and over-the-air software program updates.

Solely obtainable on-line, the 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge will go on sale in Australia throughout the third quarter.

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