Electric Vehicles We’re Expecting in 2022
2021 has been a great year for electric vehicles as companies continue to make the shift towards electric transportation. We can only expect 2022 to be even bigger with a long list of new EV models that are expected to arrive next year.
Here are a couple of the most anticipated electric vehicles scheduled to arrive in 2022 so that you can start deciding which to test drive first.
The Cadillac LYRIQ will be Cadillac’s first all-electric vehicle and it officially debuted in August of 2020. The SUV makes a bold design statement that introduces a new face, new proportions, and a new presence for that brand’s new generation of EVs.
The distinctive “black crystal” grille is one of the LYRIQ most unique design elements along with the bold vertical slim LED lighting. Inside, the LYRIQ is clean and simple with laser etched wood patterns and metal accents. A large curved LED screen is at the center of the vehicle and features the latest technology.
The Cadillac LYRIQ is powered by GM’s new Ultium battery system, which offers approximately 100 kilowatt-hours of energy to deliver stirring performance.
Initial deliveries of the LYRIQ in the US are expected to begin in March of 2022.
Ford F-150 Lightning
The upcoming 2022 Ford Lightning has already garnered over 200k reservations and has the makings to be one of the most popular electric vehicles in 2022. The gasoline F-Series are some of the best selling pickups in the US and we can’t help but expect the same from the electrified version.
The F-150 Lightning shares much of the regular F-150’s body and interior design but is powered by a pair of electric motors and one of two different battery packs; a standard-range battery targeting 230 miles of EPA-estimated range and an extended-range battery targeting 300 miles of EPA-estimated range.
The biggest change in the new F-150 is the large vertical infotainment display in the center of the dashboard. The 12-inch touchscreen system runs Ford’s latest Sync4 software. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, in-dash navigation, and a Wi-Fi hotspot are all standard technology.
According to Ford, its sales books open in January of 2022, followed by Lightning production and deliveries beginning in the spring.
The Kia EV6 represents the start of Kia’s shift towards an all-electric future.
The vehicle delivers up to an estimated 300-miles of all-electric range (AER), vehicle-to-load (V2L) functionality, and a flat-floor interior that utilizes sustainable materials throughout the cabin. The EV6 also offers a wide array of advanced driver assistance systems, adding an unprecedented level of connectivity and safety.
The EV6 cleverly blurs the line between hatchback, wagon, and SUV, giving it an interesting look and a roomy yet practical interior. The eco-friendly cabin uses recycled plastics, 100% vegan leather surfaces, and 100% LED lighting inside and out.
All trims of the EV6 are expected to go on sale in the US in early 2022.