What’s new in electric cars for 2023?
The 2022 model year has been a turning point for all-electric vehicles as more and more automakers bring various electric vehicles to market, and it’s not slowing down.
The 2023 model year expands that horizon, with many being built on new EV-specific platforms. So, we’ve put together a list of EVs that are new for the 2023 model year — or at least, designed to be.
The usual EV caveats remain: with continued restrictions on production, some promised models may be delayed or pushed back to the 2024 model year. (Note that all prices mentioned include destination charges.)
New electric cars for 2023
BMW i7 xDrive 2023 | Manufacturer’s photo
BMW’s redesign of its flagship 7 Series sedan includes a new i7 electric model.
The i7 xDrive60 is BMW’s third electric car, joining the smaller i4 sedan and iX SUV.
With all-wheel drive, the i7 shares the new front and rear styling, interior and minimal technology of the other trims, but it’s powered by a dual-motor electric motor that puts out 536 horsepower and 549 pound-feet.
of torque. It is EPA approved for a range of up to 318 kilometers with its 101.7 kilowatt battery. Prices start at over $120,000.
Cadillac Lyriq 2023 |
Cadillac’s Lyriq SUV is finally here – the brand has been promoting it since 2020 and even featured it in a Super Bowl commercial.
Cadillac’s first electric car uses GM’s Ultium platform with a 102 kWh battery. The Lyriq offers single-motor rear-wheel-drive or dual-motor all-wheel-drive, and is EPA-rated for a range of up to 312 miles.
The SUV’s design includes futuristic LED lights and a luxurious interior with a 33-inch screen. Technical features include Regen on Demand, a system with a paddle wheel that quickly controls the Lyriq comes to a stop without the need to use the brake pedal and refresh.
Optional is GM’s Super Cruise system for hands-free driving on paved roads. Prices start at around $63,000 for RWD and around $65,000 with AWD. Fisker Ocean
Fisker Ocean 2023 |
This electric car company is the latest startup from the designer Henrik Fisker (not to be confused with his previous company that created the Karma plug-in hybrid sedan).
Reservations are open for its first vehicle, the five-seat Ocean SUV,
and Fisker is using Tesla’s model as a direct dealer rather than a franchise.
Three trim levels are available from the sporty front that starts at around $40,000 to the AWD Extreme with two motors at around $70,000.
Features and options include a sunroof, a 17.1-inch touchscreen that can switch between portrait and landscape orientation, and “California Mode” that opens the roof and all sides in the back for outdoor driving. The initial edition called One is being sold,
and the production of other versions will begin when all are transferred. EPA ratings have not been released, but Fisker estimates a range of up to 350 miles for the Range.
Genesis GV60 2023
The new Genesis GV60 small SUV shares a platform with its cousins, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 that are due for 2022,
but adds premium-like upholstery and a luxury interior.
Tech options include keyless face recognition to unlock the car and a fingerprint scan button that starts the GV60 and remembers your driver settings.
Also shining is the ball of light in the middle of the console that turns into a gear selector when the car is turned on.
The model’s twin-motor AWD system produces 314 hp,
the performance AWD version offers 429 hp and the 10-second upgrade is available at 483 hp.
The GV60 shares the speed of its commercial cousins with up to 350kW and the ability to use the SUV to power equipment or external devices. Range is low for its class, with an EPA-rated maximum of 248 miles, but the GV60 offers luxury value at a starting price of around $60,000. However, the current availability is limited to California and some states, especially those with wireless licenses.
Genesis Electrified GV70
2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 |
Unlike the futuristic GV60, the GV70 is an electric car hidden in plain sight.
It retains the looks, features and options of the gas-powered GV70 mid-size SUV,
but uses electric power. Soon, the EV will be exported to a limited market. Most US details – including range,
battery size and price – are still forthcoming, but Genesis says it will have AWD and a total system output of 429 hp,
plus a Boost Mode button to add 54 hp in 10 seconds. It also features bi-directional charging, allowing the car battery to use up to 3.6 kilowatts of power output for applications or applications, charging up to 350 kW.
Genesis Electrified G80
Genesis G80 electrified |
As with the GV70, this electric sedan has all the features, features and options that make the gas-powered G80 a luxury car, but it also has electric AWD.
Power is 365 hp, EPA range is 282 miles, prices start at around $80,000. editor Joe Bruzek thinks it’s the best