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5 most popular electric cars coming out this year (2023)

December 2, 2022 | Wesley van Barlingen

In response to soaring consumer demand for electric vehicles (EVs), manufacturers around the world are electrifying their fleets. No longer a niche reserved for small hatchbacks, vehicles of all sizes and categories are being offered as EVs.

But with so many options to choose from, how do you know which electric car is the best? To help you decide, we’ve compiled below some of the most anticipated electric cars coming in 2023, including their specs and how long they take to charge.

This article features the following 5 models (click for quick access):

Hyundai IONIQ 6 (2023)

A black Hyundai IONIQ 6 parked in front of a business area with the late afternoon sun shining through the trees in the background.

Hyundai’s newest addition to its electric line-up is the 2023 IONIQ 6. Building on the success of the IONIQ 5, Hyundai brings the same clean exterior design and spacious interior in a sedan format. With its excellent range and competitive price, it will undoubtedly be a popular choice for many.

Hyundai IONIQ 6 specs

Hyundai IONIQ 6 model variations

The Hyundai IONIQ 6 comes in 3 models:

  1. Long range all-wheel-drive: the long range AWD model comes with a 77.4 kWh battery and 273 mi (440 km) range. 
  2. Long range rear-wheel-drive: the long range RWD model comes with a 77.4 kWh battery and 295 mi (475 km) range.
  3. Standard range rear-wheel-drive: the standard range model comes with a 54 kWh battery and 224 mi (360 km) range.

Hyundai IONIQ 6 range

The Hyundai IONIQ 6 has a range between 224 and 295 miles (360 and 475 km), depending on the model. 

Hyundai IONIQ 6 battery

The Hyundai IONIQ 6 has a battery of either 54 kWh or 77.4 kWh, depending on the model.

Hyundai IONIQ 6 price

Pricing per model is to be confirmed at the time of writing, however, the Hyundai IONIQ 6 First Edition is estimated to start around €62,895.

*The cost of a Hyundai IONIQ 6 can vary based on your location and dealership. At the time of writing this article, we took this estimated price from Hyundai's Dutch website.

Hyundai IONIQ 6 release date

The Hyundai IONIQ 6 is expected to start shipping globally in Q1 2023.

Hyundai IONIQ 6 charging time

The time it takes to charge up a Hyundai IONIQ 6 varies based on the power output and type of charger. We’ve calculated the charging time with the most common charging outputs at each charging level

Charging level
Charging output
Charging times*: IONIQ 6 Standard Range (54 kWh)
Charging times*:
IONIQ 6 Long Range (77.4 kWh)
Level 1 (AC)
2.3 kW
26h 05 min
37h 11min
Level 2 (AC)
7.4 kW
08h 06 min
11h 33 min
Level 2 (AC)
11 kW
5h 27 min
07h 47 min
Level 3 (AC)
50 kW
43 min
1h 02 min
Level 3 (DC)
125 kW
17 min
25 min
Level 3 (DC)
150 kW
11 min
16 min

*These numbers provide a calculated estimation of charging times – from 0 to 100 percent (AC) and 20 to 80 (DC) percent state of charge (SOC) – and do not reflect actual charging times or real-life situations. For a more accurate representation of (or more information on) actual charging times, please refer to the original manufacturer or certified dealerships. The results are based on an equation that uses the standard battery size and average performance of charging stations as metrics and are rounded up for readability. The highest DC charging power is the maximum power supported by the vehicle.

XPeng P7

 

A grey Xpeng P7 parked on rainy asphalt road

XPeng may be an unfamiliar name to many, but the company is an established player in the Chinese EV market. Now, the company is setting its eyes on the European and North American markets with its XPeng P7 model. With an outstanding range and a bold, sleek design, the P7 is an EV like few others. 

XPeng P7 specs

P7 model variations

The XPeng P7 comes in four models:

  1. Standard range rear-wheel-drive: the standard range RWD model comes with a 60.2 kWh battery and 299 mi (480 km) range.
  2. Long range rear-wheel-drive: the long range RWD model comes with a 70.8 kWh battery and 364 mi (586 km) range.
  3. Super long range rear-wheel-drive: the super long range RWD model comes with an 80 kWh battery and either 416 mi (670 km) or 439 mi (706 km) range, depending on the trim.
  4. High performance all-wheel-drive: the high performance AWD model comes with an 80 kWh battery and 349 mi (562 km) range.

XPeng P7 range

The XPeng P7 has a range between 349 and 439 mi (562 km and 706 km) on a full charge, depending on the model.

XPeng P7 battery 

The XPeng P7 has a battery capacity between 60.2 kWh and 80 kWh, depending on the model.

XPeng P7 price

While XPeng hasn’t confirmed pricing for the P7 outside of China, the base model is estimated to start around $30,000, with the more premium models reaching $50,000 to $60,000. 

*The cost of an XPeng P7 can vary based on your location and dealership. At the time of writing this article, we took the RMB prices from XPeng’s website and converted them to USD using the day’s exchange rate.

XPeng P7 release date

At the time of writing, the XPeng P7 is expected to start shipping in Europe in Q2 2023.

XPeng P7 charging speed

The time it takes to charge up an XPeng P7 varies based on the power output and type of charger. We’ve calculated the charging time with the most common charging outputs at each charging level

Charging level
Charging output
Charging times*:
 (60.2 kWh)
Charging times*:
(80 kWh)
Level 1 (AC)
2.3 kW
28h 59 min
38h 39 min
Level 2 (AC)
7.4 kW
09h 01 min
12h 01 min
Level 2 (AC)
11 kW
06h 04 min
08h 05 min
Level 3 (DC)
50 kW
48 min
01h 04 min
Level 3 (DC)
125 kW
19 min
26 min
Level 3 (DC)
196 kW
12 min
16 min

*These numbers provide a calculated estimation of charging times – from 0 to 100 percent (AC) and 20 to 80 (DC) percent state of charge (SOC) – and do not reflect actual charging times or real-life situations. For a more accurate representation of (or more information on) actual charging times, please refer to the original manufacturer or certified dealerships. The results are based on an equation that uses the standard battery size and average performance of charging stations as metrics and are rounded up for readability. The highest DC charging power is the maximum power supported by the vehicle.

Volkswagen ID.Aero

A lightblue greyish Volkswagen ID.AERO parked in front of a lighted-up building next to the water. Following Volkswagen’s successful ID.4 and ID.5 SUVs, the company is setting its sights on the sedan market with its upcoming ID. Aero. Similar in size and shape to the Passat, the ID. Aero is an important step in Volkswagen’s quest to electrify its entire line-up. With an initial release in China, the ID. Aero is expected to be available in Europe and North America later in the year.

Volkswagen ID.Aero specs

Volkswagen ID.Aero model variations

While models are yet to be confirmed by Volkswagen, the ID. Aero is expected to come in 3 different trims: Base, Pro, and Pro S

Volkswagen ID. Aero range

The VW ID. Aero is estimated to achieve around 385 mi (620 km) range.

Volkswagen ID.Aero battery

The VW ID. Aero will have a battery capacity of 77 kWh. 

Volkswagen ID.Aero price

Pricing for the ID. Aero is to be confirmed by Volkswagen, however, the base model can be expected to start at around $35,000.

*The cost of a Volkswagen ID. AERO can vary based on your location and dealership. At the time of writing this article, we took this estimated price from the website Car and Driver.

Volkswagen ID.Aero release date

The VW ID. Aero is initially expected to launch in China in 2023, with a release later in the year in the US and Europe.

Volkswagen ID.Aero charging speed

The time it takes to charge up a Volkswagen ID. Aero varies based on the power output and type of charger. We’ve calculated the charging time with the most common charging outputs at each charging level

Charging level Charging output

Charging times*

Level 1 (AC) 2.3 kW 37h 12 min
Level 2 (AC) 7.4 kW 11h 34 min
Level 2 (AC) 11 kW 7h 47 min
Level 3 (DC) 50 kW 01h 02 min
Level 3 (DC) 125 kW 25 min
Level 3 (DC) 200 kW 15 min

*These numbers provide a calculated estimation of charging times – from 0 to 100 percent (AC) and 20 to 80 (DC) percent state of charge (SOC) – and do not reflect actual charging times or real-life situations. For a more accurate representation of (or more information on) actual charging times, please refer to the original manufacturer or certified dealerships. The results are based on an equation that uses the standard battery size and average performance of charging stations as metrics and are rounded up for readability. The highest DC charging power is the maximum power supported by the vehicle.

NIO ET Series

3d rendered image of the NIO ET series.

NIO, another well-established Chinese electric car manufacturer, is planning on expanding globally in 2023, bringing 2 sedans from their ET series to Europe. In addition to selling its cars, NIO provides a unique subscription model for its customers, with all-inclusive packages taking care of maintenance, insurance, service, and more. The company aims to offer fair prices for its service: the older the car, the lower the price, and the option to swap cars.

NIO ET specs

NIO ET series model variations 

The NIO ET series comes in two models*:

  1. The NIO ET7 flagship, with 75 kWh or 100 kWh battery options, with 245 mi (395 km) or 314 mi (505 km) range respectively.
  2. The NIO ET5 mid-sized sedan, with 75 kWh or 100 kWh battery options, with 277 mi (446 km) or 360 mi (580 km) range respectively.

*Model names and designations may vary per country.

NIO ET5 and ET7 range

The NIO ET5 has a range between 277 and 360 miles (446 and 580 km), while the NIO ET7 has a range between 245 and 314 miles (395 and 505 km), depending on the model.

NIO ET5 and ET7 battery

Both the NIO ET5 and ET7 can be configured with either 75 kWh or 100 kWh battery options.

NIO ET5 and ET7 price

Pricing for the NIO ET series varies greatly per country. In the Netherlands, it is estimated to start around €39,200 for the ET5 and  €52,500 for the ET7.

*The cost of a NIO ET can vary based on your location and dealership. At the time of writing this article, we took this estimated price from NIO’s Dutch website and did the computation based on that for the 36-month period of payment.

NIO ET5 and ET7 release date

At the time of writing, the NIO ET5 and ET7 are expected to ship across Europe by late 2023.

NIO ET5 and ET7 charging speed

The time it takes to charge up a NIO ET Series varies based on the power output and type of charger. We’ve calculated the charging time with the most common charging outputs at each charging level.

Charging level Charging output

Charging times* (75kWh)

Charging times* (100kWh)

Level 1 (AC) 2.3 kW 36h 14 min 48h 19 min
Level 2 (AC) 7.4 kW 11h 16 min 15h 01 min
Level 2 (AC) 11 kW 07h 35 min 10h 06 min
Level 2 (AC) 50 kW 01h 01h 20 min
Level 3 (DC) 130 kW 23 min 31 min

*These numbers provide a calculated estimation of charging times – from 0 to 100 percent (AC) and 20 to 80 (DC) percent state of charge (SOC) – and do not reflect actual charging times or real-life situations. For a more accurate representation of (or more information on) actual charging times, please refer to the original manufacturer or certified dealerships. The results are based on an equation that uses the standard battery size and average performance of charging stations as metrics and are rounded up for readability. The highest DC charging power is the maximum power supported by the vehicle.

Cadillac Celestiq

A blue Cadilac Celestic parked at a mountainous driveway with the sun setting in the background.

Alongside its first electric SUV, the Lyriq, Cadillac is also planning to enter the high-end sedan market in 2023 with the Celestiq. Sharing some of the same sleek design cues from the Lyriq, the Celestiq is a technology-packed flagship that exudes luxury inside and out.

Cadillac Celestiq specs

Unlike the other cars on this list, the Cadillac Celestiq comes in a single model, with each vehicle custom-built by hand to the buyer’s desires. The Celestiq is expected to come with a 111 kWh battery and approximately 300 mi (480 km) range. 

Cadillac Celestiq range

The Cadillac Celestiq has an estimated range of 300 mi (480 km).

Cadillac Celestiq battery

The Cadillac Celestiq is expected to ship with a 111 kWh battery.

Cadillac Celestiq price

The Cadillac Celestiq is expected to start at $300,000.

*The cost of a Cadillac Celestiq can vary based on your location and dealership. At the time of writing this article, we took this estimated price from Forbes’ website.

Cadillac Celestiq release date

The Cadillac Celestiq is expected to start shipping in late 2023. 

Cadillac Celestiq charging speed

The time it takes to charge up a Cadillac Celestiq varies based on the power output and type of charger. We’ve calculated the charging time with the most common charging outputs at each charging level

Charging level
Charging output
Charging times*:
Level 1 (AC) 2.3 kW 53h 37 min
Level 2 (AC) 7.4 kW 16h 40 min
Level 2 (AC) 11 kW 11h 13 min
Level 3 (DC) 50 kW 01h 29 min
Level 3 (DC) 125 kW 36 min
Level 3 (DC) 200 kW 22 min

*These numbers provide a calculated estimation of charging times – from 0 to 100 percent (AC) and 20 to 80 (DC) percent state of charge (SOC) – and do not reflect actual charging times or real-life situations. For a more accurate representation of (or more information on) actual charging times, please refer to the original manufacturer or certified dealerships. The results are based on an equation that uses the standard battery size and average performance of charging stations as metrics and are rounded up for readability. The highest DC charging power is the maximum power supported by the vehicle.

 

With a range of electric cars coming in 2023, the year promises to offer a rich selection to match your needs. Alternatively, we’ve also compiled a list of the most anticipated SUVs for 2023 if you’re looking for something bigger. 

If you’re planning on getting an electric car next year and curious about charging, have a look at our complete guide to EV charging to learn everything you need to know.

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