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

November 25, 2022 | Wesley van Barlingen

Sports utility vehicles (SUVs) are one of the most popular types of vehicle across the world, loved for their spacious interiors, easy driving, and versatility across terrains. With these qualities, it’s a common choice for families and outdoor sports enthusiasts alike.

In a world where climate change is front of mind, more and more manufacturers are releasing new electric SUV models and electrifying their existing line-ups. According to the World Energy Outlook 2022, the electrification ratio of SUVs matches that of non-SUV cars.

To help you sift through the dozens of new electric SUVs, we’ve compiled below the most anticipated models coming out in 2023 and explore their specs in detail, including how long they take to charge. 

This article features the following 5 models:

Polestar 3

A polestar 3 driving on a desert road.

The Polestar 3 marks the Swedish brand’s entry into the high-end electric SUV market, joining the ranks of popular models like the BMW iX and the Audi e-tron. Taking many design cues from the Polestar 2, it offers a minimalist, streamlined take on the traditional SUV.

Polestar 3 specs

Polestar 3 model variations

The Polestar 3 comes in two models:

    1. Long range Dual motor: the base model has a 111 kWh battery and a range of 300 miles (483 km). 
    2. Long range Dual motor with Performance pack: the performance version has a 111 kWh battery and a range of 270 miles (435 km).

Polestar 3 range

The range of a Polestar 3 is between 270 and 300 miles, or 435 km and 483 km.

Polestar 3 battery

Both versions of the Polestar 3 have a battery capacity of 111 kWh. 

Polestar 3 price

Depending on the model, the starting price for a Polestar 3 is between $83,900 and $89,900*.
*The cost of a Polestar 3 can vary based on your location and dealership. At the time of writing this article, we took this estimated price from Polestar's US website.

Polestar 3 release date

At the time of writing, the Polestar 3 is expected to start shipping in Q4 2023. 

Polestar 3 charging speed

The time it takes to charge up a Polestar 3 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

(111 kWh)

Charging times*
Level 1 (AC) 2.3 kW 53h 37m
Level 2 (AC) 7.4 kW 16h 40m
Level 2 (AC) 11 kW 11h 12m
Level 3 (DC) 50 kW 1h 28m
Level 3 (DC) 125 kW 35 min
Level 3 (DC) 250 kW 17 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.

 

 

2023 Cadillac Lyriq

A 2023 Cadillac Lyriq driving fast on a lake-side road during sunset.

Cadillac is finally entering the EV market with the Lyriq, a high-end all-electric SUV. Its spacious, quiet cabin and competitive driving range set clear, ambitious expectations for Cadillac’s electric future.

Cadillac Lyriq specs

Cadillac Lyriq model variations

The Cadillac Lyriq comes in two models.

  1. Cadillac Lyriq rear-wheel drive: The rear-wheel-drive Lyriq has a 100 kWh battery and 311 mi (502 km) range.
  2. Cadillac Lyriq all-wheel drive: The all-wheel-drive Lyriq has a 100 kWh and EPA-rating pending range.

Cadillac Lyriq range

The rear-wheel-drive Cadillac Lyriq has a 311 mi (502 km) range, while the all-wheel drive’s range is yet to be announced at the time of writing. 

Cadillac Lyriq battery

The Cadillac Lyriq has a 100 kWh battery. 

Cadillac Lyriq price

The rear-wheel drive Cadillac Lyriq is estimated to start at around $60,000*, while the all-wheel drive model is expected to start from $64,000*.

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

Cadillac Lyriq release date

At the time of writing, the Cadillac Lyriq is expected to start shipping pre-orders in Q1 2023. 

Cadillac Lyriq charging time

The time it takes to charge up a Cadillac Lyriq 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

(100 kWh)

Charging times*

Level 1 (AC) 2.3 kW 48h 18m
Level 2 (AC) 7.4 kW 15h
Level 2 (AC) 11 kW 10h 06m
Level 3 (DC) 50 kW 1h 19m
Level 3 (DC) 125 kW 32 min
Level 3 (DC) 190 kW 21 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.

 

2024 Chevrolet Equinox

A blue Equinox EV 2024 parked near a lake during a sunny day.

One of the most affordable electric compact SUVs, the Equinox is the third new EV in Chevrolet’s quest toward an all-electric line-up. With an estimated starting price of just $30,000 and a range of up to 480 kilometers, the Equinox is truly an electric SUV for the masses.

2024 Chevrolet Equinox specs

2024 Chevrolet Equinox model variations

The Chevrolet Equinox will come in 5 trims:

  1. Chevrolet Equinox 1LT: The 1LT has a range of 402 km. 
  2. Chevrolet Equinox 2LT: The 2LT has a range of 483 km. 
  3. Chevrolet Equinox 2RS: The 2RS has a range of 483 km. 
  4. Chevrolet Equinox 3LT: The 3LT has a range of 483 km
  5. Chevrolet Equinox 3RS: The 3RS has a range of 483 km

2024 Chevrolet Equinox range

The Chevrolet Equinox has a range of 250 or 300 miles (402 km or 483 km), depending on the model.

2024 Chevrolet Equinox battery and charging time

At the time of writing, Chevrolet hasn't released detailed information on battery size per model. However, the Equinox is confirmed to support up to 11.5 kW Level 2 (AC) charging as well as fast (DC) charging.

2024 Chevrolet Equinox price

Currently, the starting price for a Chevrolet Equinox is expected to be $30,000*.

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

2024 Chevrolet Equinox release date

The Chevrolet Equinox SR2 will be available in fall 2023, while the rest of the models are expected to be released around spring 2024.

2023 VinFast VF9

An orange and black Vinfast VF9 parked in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

You probably haven’t heard of VinFast before – the Vietnamese brand was only established in 2017 but has grown rapidly in Asia to become a leading car manufacturer. Now, it aims to break into the European and North American car markets with its new electric SUV, the VinFast VF9

With a unique battery subscription program, customers can pay a monthly subscription fee where VinFast is responsible for battery repairs, maintenance, and even replacement costs to give customers a worry-free experience for the vehicle’s life.

Vinfast VF9 specs

Vinfast VF9 model variations

The VinFast VF9 comes in 2 models:

  1. VinFast VF9 Eco: The VF9 Eco comes with either a 92 kWh or 123 kWh battery and a range of 272 or 369 miles (438 km or 594 km) respectively. 
  2. VinFast VF9 Plus: The VF9 Plus comes with either a 92 kWh or 123 kWh battery and a range of 272 or 369 miles (438 km or 594 km) respectively.

 Vinfast VF9 range

The VinFast VF9 has a range of 272 or 369 miles (438 km or 594 km), depending on the model. 

Vinfast VF9 battery

The VinFast VF9 has a battery capacity of either 92 kWh or 123 kWh.

Vinfast VF9 price

The VinFast VF9 is estimated to start at $57,500 with a $219 monthly battery subscription or $76,000 with the battery’s purchase.

*The cost of a VinFast VF9 can vary based on your location and dealership. At the time of writing this article, we took this estimated price from VinFast's US website.

Vinfast VF9 release date

At the time of writing, VinFast is expected to start shipping the VF9 in late 2022 across the U.S., Canada, Germany, France, and the Netherlands.

Vinfast VF9 charging time

The time it takes to charge up a VinFast VF9 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* (92 kWh)

Charging times* (123 kWh)

Level 1 (AC) 2.3 kW 44h 26m 59h 25m
Level 2 (AC) 7.4 kW 13h 48m 18h 28m
Level 2 (AC) 11 kW 9h 17m 12h 25m
Level 3 (DC) 50 kW 1h 13m 1h 38m
Level 3 (DC) 125 kW 29 min 39 min
Level 3 (DC) 190 kW 19 min 25 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.

2023 Lexus RZ 450e

A black Lexus RZ driving fast on a road in a mountainous area.

Lexus is another carmaker entering the EV space next year with the RZ 450e, an elegant, sporty all-wheel drive SUV. It achieves its compact size without compromising performance, with a projected range of up to 350 km, undoubtedly making the RZ 450e a compelling choice.

Lexus RZ 450e specs

Lexus RZ 450e model variations

The Lexus RZ 450e comes in two trims: Premium and Luxury, both with a 71.4 kWh battery and 220 miles (354 km) range. 

Lexus RZ 450e range

The Lexus RZ 450e has a range of 220 miles (354 km).

Lexus RZ 450e battery

The Lexus RZ 450e has a battery capacity of 71.4 kWh.

Lexus RZ 450e price

The Lexus RZ 450e is estimated to start between €60,000 and €64,595. 

*The cost of a Lexus RZ 450e can vary based on your location and dealership. At the time of writing this article, we took this estimated price from Lexus' website.

Lexus RZ 450e release date

At the time of writing, the Lexus RZ 450e is expected to start shipping in early 2023. 

Lexus RZ 450e charging time

The time it takes to charge up a Lexus RZ 450e 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
(71.4 kWh)
Charging times*
Level 1 (AC) 2.3 kW 34h 29m
Level 2 (AC) 7.4 kW 10h 43m
Level 2 (AC) 11 kW 7h 12m
Level 3 (DC) 50 kW 57 min
Level 3 (DC) 125 kW 22 min
Level 3 (DC) 150 kW 19 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.

 

2023 is looking good for electric SUVs

2023 is shaping up to be a promising year for electric SUVs, with many new models releasing at a range of price points, sizes, and capabilities. 

If you’re looking to buy an electric SUV or have never owned an EV before, you might have questions about EV charging. Have a look at our complete EV charging guide to learn everything you need to know on the topic.  

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