Here’s a list of the hottest EV’s expect to be coming to Australian shores in 2022.
Audi RS E-Tron GT: Starting at $190K plus on-roads it’s Audi’s version of the Porsche Taycan. Unlike the Taycan the base model is a Quattro, unlike the Porsche’s rear wheel drive. It offers quite decent range (up to 488km) and performance with 0-100 in 4.1 seconds.
BMW i4: Starting at $99k plus on-roads the i4 offers great value in the European luxury x EV class. With beautiful interior aesthetics, dynamic handling and the classic BMW kidney grills, the i4 is a BMW first over just been another EV. However I should say it is an excellent EV for range, performance and charging speed.
BYD Han: With a claimed range of 605km the Han could be a top seller in the Australian market place. It’s one of China’s top selling EVs and it is known to rival the Tesla model S. However we will wait and see.
Cupra Born: Starting from $62400 plus on-roads the Born is set to be the first of Cupra sold in Australia and it’s a welcome addition. Sharing it’s bones with the VW ID3, it breaks off to a more sporting and youthful look. Performance is excellent too, it’s not clear what battery packs will be optional/standard yet. However we think it’s likely to be standard with a range of an estimated 488Km at the very least.
Ford E-Transit: If you’re a van man or just looking for an economical addition to your commercial fleet, you may soon the looking at the E-Transit. It offers an estimated driving range of up to 317Km, which for daily deliveries is perfect. Importantly charge times are not slow either with a 11Kwh onboard charger as standard (Charge in a little as 8hrs overnight). Also a 115Kwh DC onboard charger is fitted with EV Charging expected to be complete from 15%-80% in 34 minutes.
Genesis G80 Electric: It’s expected early 2022 and it’s a real rival for several EV brands. Offering an estimated 500Km+ range and 0-100Km time in 4.9 seconds, it leaves several petrol cars and EVs in the dust. The G80 makes EV Charging a breeze. With an on-board EV charger offering DC charging times in as low as 22 minutes (10-80%). But it gets better, it offers an onboard vehicle-to-load system which lets you charge devices up to 3.6 Kwh, much like it’s little brother the Ioniq 5. Lastly the exterior and interior of the G80 is beautiful with eco-friendly ‘forged wood’ inlays, rivaling a Bentley Continental.
Genesis GV70 Electric: Like it’s G80 Electric brother it offers luxury, range and performance. Charging speeds out perform the G80 (which are already pretty good). The on-board EV Charger boasts a DC charging speed of (10-80%) in as little as 18 minutes! It’s expected second half of 2022 and it’s a welcome addition to the Australian market. EV SUVs are in high demand for Australia, yet Tesla didn’t seem to get that message with still unavailable Model Y.
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