Exploring the electrifying road ahead

by Frano Covic

The future of transport is on the cusp of a seismic shift, and it’s electrifying in every sense of the word. With each passing month, automakers, both established titans and dynamic newcomers, are revealing their electrifying visions of the future. While these electric vehicles (EVs) aren’t ready to roll of the showroom floor just yet, they’re steadily advancing from concept to reality. Join us for an exclusive sneak peek at the forthcoming EVs, complete with tantalizing details, including range and acceleration figures, and expected release windows.

Tesla Cybertruck (Anticipated Arrival: 2024) - Prepare to be awed by the Tesla Cybertruck, a bold fusion of cutting-edge design and formidable electric power. This electric pickup boasts a staggering range of up to 800 kilometers on a single charge and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in under 2.9 seconds. It features a spacious interior with advanced tech amenities.

Audi A6 e-tron (Expected: 2023) - Audi's A6 e-tron is set to redefine luxury in the electric sedan segment. Its capacious interior, advanced tech suite, and an estimated 300-kilometer range on a single charge promise a thrilling driving experience. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h is expected to be swift, enhancing the driving pleasure.

Audi Q6 e-tron (Anticipated Arrival: 2024) - The Audi Q6 e-tron SUV is where opulence meets electrification. Expect a lavish blend of comfort, performance, and style, all driven by an electric powertrain. Its estimated range on a single charge ensures long journeys without compromise.

Toyota Tacoma EV (Anticipated Arrival: 2025) - Toyota's iconic Tacoma is getting an electric makeover, ensuring that off-road enthusiasts can explore with eco-conscious confidence. It offers a robust range of up to 480 kilometers and impressive off-road capabilities. Acceleration figures will be available closer to launch.

BMW i5 (Expected: 2023) - BMW's i5 is set to debut, offering the trademark BMW driving experience, now powered by electricity. It's sleek, stylish, and promises an exhilarating ride with a range of up to 500 kilometers. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h will be swift, delivering a sporty driving experience.

Ram 1500 REV (Anticipated Arrival: 2025) - Ram's rugged 1500 is about to go electric, promising the same robust capability while treading lightly on the environment. It offers an impressive range of up to 480 kilometers and retains the towing capacity that Ram is known for. Acceleration figures will be revealed soon.

Dodge Charger Dayton SRT EV (Anticipated Arrival: 2024) - Muscle car enthusiasts, rejoice! The electrified Dodge Charger Dayton SRT EV is set to electrify the streets with thrilling performance. Its electric powertrain promises quick acceleration and exhilarating driving dynamics.

Volkswagen ID.Space Vizzion (Expected: 2025) - Volkswagen's ID.Space Vizzion is designed to offer a blend of versatility and electric performance. Details, including range and acceleration, are expected to be disclosed closer to its launch.

Ford Explorer EV (Expected: 2023) - Ford's Explorer is going electric, bringing a trusted name into the world of electric SUVs with cutting-edge technology and performance. It boasts a range of up to 480 kilometers and will offer various driving modes for different terrains.

Hyundai Ioniq 7 (Anticipated Arrival: 2024) - Hyundai's Ioniq 7 is gearing up to be a compelling option in the EV market, combining style, utility, and sustainability. It's expected to offer a range of around 450 kilometres and an advanced infotainment system.

JEEP Recon (Anticipated Arrival: 2024) - The JEEP Recon is all set to electrify the world of off-roading, maintaining the brand's rugged legacy while embracing clean energy. Range and off-road capabilities will be key highlights.

Lotus Eletre (Anticipated Arrival: 2024) - Lotus's Eletre promises to be a nimble and sporty electric vehicle, embodying the brand's legacy of speed and agility. It's anticipated to have a range of up to 450 kilometers and will feature advanced aerodynamics for enhanced efficiency.

Volkswagen ID.7 (Anticipated Arrival: 2024) - Volkswagen's ID.7 is set to expand the ID family, bringing Volkswagen's commitment to electric mobility to a new level. Detailed specifications will be unveiled closer to launch.

Mercedes-Benz EQC (Anticipated Arrival: 2024) - Mercedes-Benz is electrifying luxury with the EQC, offering the premium experience you expect, now powered by electricity. It's expected to have a range of around 400 kilometers and will feature the latest Mercedes-Benz technology.

Mini Aceman (Anticipated Arrival: 2024) - Mini's electrified Aceman promises a compact and stylish electric driving experience for those who appreciate iconic design. Range and acceleration details will be available as the launch approaches.

Polestar 3 (Anticipated Arrival: 2024) - Polestar is making waves in the EV world, and the Polestar 3 is no exception, offering a blend of performance and sustainability. It's expected to have a range of around 450 kilometers and advanced connectivity features.

Polestar 6 (Anticipated Arrival: 2026) - Looking a bit further down the road, Polestar's sixth model is on the horizon, maintaining the brand's reputation for innovation. Details will be disclosed as the launch date approaches.

Rolls-Royce Spectre (Anticipated Arrival: 2024) - Even the epitome of luxury, Rolls-Royce, is embracing electric power with the Spectre, promising opulence with a green twist. Range figures for the Spectre are still under wraps, but it will undoubtedly set new standards for luxury EVs.

Volvo EX90 (Expected: 2024) - Volvo's EX90 is expected to bring Swedish sophistication to the electric SUV market. Detailed specifications, including range and performance, will be announced closer to its launch

The road to an electrified future is unfolding before us, and these remarkable EVs are set to define the future of transportation in New Zealand and Australia. Keep a close watch for updates and availability information as these electrifying vehicles draw nearer to our shores.