Best New Electric Vehicles Expected In 2022/23

Best New Electric Vehicles Expected In 2022/23 - Downtown

The continued rise in popularity of electric vehicles (EVs) means that despite early worldwide supply and semiconductor issues, there are now around 1,450,000 pure-electric and plug-in hybrids in the UK.

This is an astronomical increase of approximately 1,699.5% since 2019.

As we all try to live more sustainably, the ever-climbing cost of fossil fuels such as petrol and diesel, and ambitious environmental targets from the UK government continue to increase; the rise of EVs seems both inevitable and unstoppable.

As more of us consider the switchover in the run-up to the 2030 Net Zero Strategy deadline, what cars could we be buying in the next year?

EVS expected in late 2022

If you are looking to purchase a new EV this year, here are our favourite electric cars you could choose from, arranged in ascending price order.

Hyundai Ioniq 5N

With prices starting at around £37,000, this retro-styled EV has a proposed range of up to 300 miles, making it perfect for most local commuters and families.

Its 800-volt battery system allows it to be charged at the super-fast 350 kW public chargers, meaning that owners shouldn’t have to wait long for a recharge sufficient to last them the week.

Kia EV6 GT

Prices for the Kia EV6 GT start at £44,195 and boasts two model options, including the rear-wheel and all-wheel drive models. With enough choice for most drivers, the rear-wheel model advertises a range of 328 miles, while the all-wheel drive model can expect slightly less at 314 miles.

Thanks to the EVs 800-volt high-speed charging system, you can charge from 10-80% in approximately 18 minutes.

Skoda Enyaq vRS

With models starting at £53, 735, the Skode Enyaq vRS demonstrates a 323-mile range, making it perfect for most drivers.


The Enyaq can be charged to 80% in 35 minutes at a public rapid charger, stopping delays for road users.

Lucid Air

Winner of the MotorTrend Car of the Year for 2022, the Lucid Air starts from £77,051 ($87,400) and debuts a stunning 520-mile range.

Thanks to the ultrafast 900-volt charging system, drivers can expect a 300-mile range in a 22-minute charger.

Lotus Eletre

The expected price for the Lotus Eletre is just under £100,000 and debuts a top speed of 160 mph.

With an implied range of 370 miles and an 800-volt high-speed charging system, drivers can expect to be on the move without much delay.

BMW i7

Unsurprisingly, our most expensive pick for 2022, prices for the i7 start from £108,305. With a suggested range of 387 miles, drivers will find that a full charge should deliver them more than enough range to carry out their weekly schedule without interruption.

BMW explain that the i7 charges to a 62-mile range in 6 minutes at a high-power public charging station or 2 hours and 27 minutes using a domestic charger, giving domestic EV charger users more than enough information to consider the model.

EVs expected in 2023

If you are looking further ahead, here are our favourite electric cars expected to come to market in 2023.

Fiat Panda

Expected in late 2023, with prices starting at around £22,000, the Fiat Panda looks to become the people’s Tesla, according to brand boss Olivier François.

Loosely based on the Fiat Centoventi from 2019, estimates suggest that the milage will total around 199 per full charge and that the new Panda should be able to be recharged up to 80% in 35 minutes.

Kia EV4

Due early 2023, with an expected price point of £35,000, the reasonable Kia EV4 is anticipated to include 350kW rapid charge capability, fulfilling 10-80% charge in less than 20 minutes.

Thanks to the 77.4kWh battery, users can expect a 300-mile range, making it perfect for the vast majority.

Honda Electric SUV

Likely to hit the market in late 2023, with prices ranging from £37,520, the Honda Electric SUV expects a maximum range of 137 miles, just shy of the UK average mileage per week, from 31 minutes of charge at a rapid charging station.

Design appears high on the list of priorities for Honda, who have hinted at the inclusion of a smooth and simple hi-tech interior that includes virtual door mirrors, making it perfect for the style conscious.

BMW i5

Available in mid-2023, with prices starting at £42,000, BMW suggests a 365-mile range from their electric sedan.

Capable of 195kW rapid charging, which could mean that recharging from 10-80% could occur in as little as 39 minutes.

Jeep Wagoneer S

With an expected arrival date sometime in 2023, Jeep advertises their Wagoneer S with prices starting from £52,000.

An impressive 400-mile range is anticipated, and the inclusion of fast charging capabilities is expected, but potentially not as standard, giving consumers the ability to choose the charging type that works best for their lifestyle.

AUDI A6 e-tron

Originally shown in concept form at the 2021 Shanghai Motor Show, our top-priced pick is suggested to be available from early 2023, with prices potentially starting at £60,000.

The huge 100KwH battery should give drivers a 435-mile range, which may support 270kW fast charging, storing 186 miles in a tiny 10 minutes.


As EVs continue to develop and technology becomes cheaper, increasing numbers of electric vehicles will build in the technology for rapid charging.

This is firmly evidenced by the 2023 list above, with 5/6 cars supporting fast or rapid charging capabilities.

Learn more with Downtown Electrical

Here at Downtown Electrical, we stock a range of fast domestic chargers, including the smaller, more discreet  EO Mini Pro 2 charger or the more substantial ABB EV Charger.

With a variety of different wattages and price points, we’re confident we have the right charger for you.

For more information on our EV charger range, contact the experts in home EV chargers, by calling us on 0113 345 6798 or request a personalised quote and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Click to Call Us