5 Cool Electric Cars Coming Out in 2022
Lisa Steuer McArdle
Nov 23, 2021 · 3 min read
The electric car market continues to grow, as more and more car companies seek to offer transportation options that help reduce emissions and air pollution.
As more electric vehicles (EVs) are released, the competition also increases. This means automakers are constantly coming out with new car technology and features to help their EVs stand out.
Many EVs are set to be released in late 2021 or early 2022. Here’s a breakdown of five electric cars to look out for in the next year, according to MarketWatch.
2022 BMW i4
BMW’s tiny i3 and the exotic i8 have been around for a while. In 2022, BMW will release the i4 which is more like a traditional sedan. The i4 starts at about $55,400, and BMW says it will have an electric range of up to 300 miles. The eDrive40 model features a single rear-mounted electric motor with 335 horsepower, while the M50 mode will have 536 horsepower.
The four-door vehicle is expected to compete against other midsize EV sedans like the Tesla Model 3.
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning
Ford’s first mass-market electric truck is expected to have 563 horsepower and 775 lb-ft of torque. The truck will also reportedly have a 0-60 mph time of about 4.5 seconds. In addition, it will have a towing capacity of up to 10,000 pounds with work-friendly features, and a range of up to 300 miles.
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning will start at $39,974. All models will come standard with two electric motors and all-wheel drive.
2022 Genesis Electrified G80
Some consider the Genesis G80 as the midsize luxury sedan with the best value. The new electrified version will have the additional benefit of an electric powertrain that gets about 265 miles of range.
While there isn’t any pricing available yet, Car and Driver estimates that it will cost about $60,000 based on a similar lineup of models.
2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5
With an estimated electric range of almost 300 miles, the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 will be among the list of EVs with the best mileage. The 2022 Ioniq 5 is set for release in the fall of 2021, and the car features an 800-volt architecture that enables great charging speeds.
The Ioniq 5 will be available in rear or all-wheel drive and offer between 225 and 320 horsepower. It will reportedly have futuristic styling, advanced technology, a tech-centric dashboard, and reclining seats with footrests.
2022 Nissan Ariya
Nissan was the first to produce an EV for the mass-market with the Nissan Leaf. Now, Nissan is introducing the Nissan Ariya electric SUV. One model will be a single-motor front-wheel drive and the other will be a more powerful dual-motor all-wheel drive model. Both will be available with standard range or long range.
The 2022 Nissan Ariya is expected to offer 300 miles of driving range, which is about 70 miles further than the current Leaf. Another difference from the Leaf is that the Ariya will feature a liquid-cooled battery pack, which allows for better temperature management and quicker charging.
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