What are the Best Electric Vehicles 2023
Whether you’re an electric car enthusiast or not, there’s no denying that they have taken the auto industry by storm. Today, more and more manufacturers around the world are shifting from gas-guzzling cars to all-electric vehicles. Similarly, legacy automakers and several EV startups are coming online with new models of EVs.
And with the new regulations pushing for zero-emission vehicles in a bid to combat climate change, soaring consumer demand for green vehicles, greater availability of charging infrastructure, increased EV range, performance, and mega new tech advancements, expect the sheer number of new all-electric vehicles (EVs) unveils and launches in 2023 and beyond.
Having said this, we thought it would be better to compile a list of the most anticipated EVs slated to hit our roads in 2023, along with a brief blurb about each EV. Without further ado, here’s a list of the top electric cars of 2023.
Kicking things off is BMW and its upcoming BMW i7 halo sedan. The all-new 2023 BMW i7 is no doubt one of the ultimate EVs to be driven in. It spots a unique large kidney grille with an illuminated surround and split headlamps with the upper light elements made of Swarovski crystal.
Inside, the i7 flaunts regal interior design with a 31-inch theatre screen with a 32:9 panoramic display format, as well as 8K streaming resolution, ambient lighting, Sky Lounge panoramic glass roof, sumptuous seating for five, and a big boot. The full-size electric sedan also features Interaction Bar with control buttons, a light function strip on the dashboard, and door panels.
The i7 is expected to compete with the Tesla Model S and the Mercedes EQS. Originally, the automaker will offer an i7 xDrive60 that boasts more range and efficiency. The BMW i7 M70 xDrive, which is the most powerful variant of the all-new 7 Series family, will be offered at a later stage, according to the company.
The i7 promises dual-motor AWD generating up to 400 kW or 536 Horsepower and delivering 745 Nm (549 lb.-ft.) of torque. A standard 101.7 kWh battery pack should deliver up to 300 miles of range as per the EPA’s rating.
The i7 is expected to hit the roads in the U.S. in early 2023 and will cost USD 119,300, excluding the $995 destination fee.
Tesla Roadster is arguably a supercar that most EV customers are excited to drive in 2023. The second-gen Roadster comes with an AWD system, a 200-kWh battery pack consisting of the next-gen 4680 cells, along with, 4 electric motors.
Tesla says that the car will boast 1300 bhp of power, 1300 Nm of torque, a claimed 0-60-mph time of 1.9 seconds, an 8.8-second 1/4-mile time, alongside an impressive – 620-mile range.
Outside, the supercar will feature a removable glass roof and rocket boosters. The roaster has enough space for 4 adults.
The Roadster will see competition from the Fisker Project Ronin-derived electric sports car. We expect the starting price of the next-gen Roadster to be around USD 200,000.
The Mercedes EQE SUV is the automaker’s most important high-volume EV launch in 2023. With deliveries reportedly starting to arrive at U.S. dealers, this all-electric sedan is expected to lock horns with luxury electric cars like Porsche Taycan, Tesla Model S, Nio ET7, and Lucid Air.
Inside, the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS Sedan will arrive with an extravagant interior room for four, the Mercedes’ astonishing touch display, and a large cargo room.
The EQE SUV is likely to get a 96kWh battery pack delivering 350 miles of range. It will be available in 3 variants including EQE 350+, EQE 500 4MATIC, and EQE 350 4MATIC.
The EQE 350+ variant boasts 391 lb.-ft. of torque, thanks to the single rear motor producing 288 hp. The EQE 350 4MATIC on the other hand packs a dual-motor and delivers 288 Horsepower, 564 lb.-ft. of torque, and acceleration of 0-60 mph in 6.0 seconds. Like the EQE 350 4MATIC which is all-wheel drive, the EQE 500 comes with a similar configuration but boasts engine power of 402 hp, torque of 633 lb.-ft, and acceleration of 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds.
Expect starting price to be around $100,000. Sales are expected to start in autumn 2023.
Audi Q8 e-tron comes with subtle design and technical updates. It’s available in 3 variants: 50, 55, and S.
The Q8 e-tron boasts an impressive driving range, thanks to its higher-capacity 89 kWh and 106 kWh battery pack options. The 50 variant which uses the 89-kWh battery pack, has a range of 305 miles. On the other hand, the 55 and S variants boast driving ranges of 362 miles and 307 miles respectively.
The Hyundai Ioniq 6 is the automaker’s newest addition to its IONIQ sub-brand. Part of the appeal of the Hyundai Ioniq 6 is its ability to support the OTA software updates and Plug and Charge function.
Much like its predecessor the Ioniq 5, Hyundai Ioniq 6 promises a Porsche-esque coupe-style silhouette and spacious interior. With its ultra-low drag coefficient of 0.21 Cd, it will undoubtedly be the brand’s most aerodynamic EV.
Twin 12-inch displays, ambient lighting with 64 variables, a bridge-style center console, seats made of eco-process leather, etc. are among its other interior specs. Among the exterior highlights are parametric Pixel lights, fixed rear wing, and video screen mirrors.
The Hyundai Ioniq 6 will likely be available in 3 models: the long-range all-wheel-drive trim which comes with a 77.4 kWh battery and delivers 273 miles of driving range; the long-range RWD model, which boasts 295 miles of range; and the standard-range rear-wheel-drive version, which promises 224 miles of driving range. It will be to manage an acceleration of 0 to 62 mph in just 5.1 seconds.
The Hyundai Ioniq 6 will also lock horns with the Tesla Model 3 and the upcoming Volkswagen Aero B sedan.
US deliveries of the Hyundai Ioniq 6 are expected to begin in early 2023. The selling price starts at around €62,895.
Being GM’s ultimate electric sedan, the Cadillac Celestiq sits on the brand’s BEV3 skateboard platform and comes packed with futuristic technologies, the swankiest design, and a more spacious cabin.
Among other futuristic technologies that the Cadillac Celestiq comes equipped with include, a three-foot display, Ultra Cruise “door-to-door” autonomous driving configuration, infotainment system, and Heads Up AR Display.
The Celestiq is expected to be powered by two electric motors and a 111-kWh battery pack that churns out 600 Horsepower, 640 lb.-ft of torque, and 300 miles of range. The automaker also claims that the car will be able to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds.
While the Cadillac Celestiq is scheduled to enter production in December 2023, initial deliveries could kick off in early 2024.
Prices should start at over $300,000.
After launching Genesis GV60 in 2022, the automaker is expected to launch another EV in 2023 – the Genesis Electrified GV70. The automaker has vowed to halt production of ICE models by 2025.
This crossover utility vehicle comes equipped with two motors and a 77.4 kWh battery pack delivering 429 Horsepower and 516 lb.-ft of combined torque.
With a 350 kW ultra-fast charger, the GV70 can boast a charging speed of 10 to 80% in less than 20 minutes and an energy efficiency rating of 2.9 miles/kWh.
Already, production of the car is taking place at the automaker’s Manufacturing plant in Montgomery, Alabama. Pricing for the EV has not yet been revealed, however, initial deliveries are expected to begin in Q1 2023, according to the company.
The Kia EV9 will come available in 2 powertrains single-motor RWD and dual-motor AWD. It will also feature a 100-kWh standard lithium-ion battery pack that supports 350 kW of fast-charging input.
Inside, the car will feature an ultra-wide dual display, vegan leather, and cutting-edge technologies.
Kia’s flagship electric SUV will begin rolling out to first customers in the U.S. in mid-2023.
The Kia EV9 is priced at $50,000.