Australia is the least advanced and varied electric vehicle market. However, it could be changed in 2023 when the introduction of various electric vehicles powered by batteries is scheduled for sale in the country.
If 2022 demonstrates the enormous demand of Australian customers for brands such as the Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5, dealers will begin accepting orders for 21 new models next year.
From luxury cars with high-end features and compact hatchbacks to Transit vans and off-road vehicles, Here’s a look at ten electric cars predicted to enter the Australian market by 2023.
Fiat 500 was introduced in 1957, manufactured until 1975, and revived in 2007. The popular hatchback is now moving to electric. With a comparatively small range and a cost yet to be established, the tiny EV is aimed at inner-city drivers.
It is the Solterra that represents Subaru’s debut attempt at a mass-market electric vehicle which is akin to the Toyota bZ4X. The details of the compact SUV are yet to be announced; however, in Japan, the Solterra promises a range of 530 km with all-wheel drive. It will hit the market by mid-2023.
Australia’s most well-known car brand has been notoriously slow to accept all-electric vehicles despite being the first to enter the world of electric cars. It has now announced that it’s coming to Australia. However, the specifics have yet to be discovered. It’s expected to launch around mid-2023.
People looking for hatchbacks will be able to purchase Cupra Born. Cupra Born, which is close to that of the Volkswagen ID.3. Specifications are not yet available; however, in Europe, it has the option of 550km.
The Volkswagen models are accessible in Europe and will be available in the United States by the end of this year. The primary distinction between these two models is in the design, and the ID.4 is expected to retail between $60,000 and $70,000 with a battery of 77kWh capable of driving 530km in between charges. It’s scheduled to arrive in the latter half of 2023.
Europeans enjoy their Skoda Enyaq – now the issue is whether Australians will follow suit when the company begins accepting orders in the latter half of 2023. The Czech brand’s electric family model comes with a 77kWh battery and up to 529km of travel; however, the cost has yet to be announced.
Hyundai Ioniq 6
If you’re seeking SUV specifications with a sedan body style, the Ioniq 6 gives you the most desirable of both. This Ioniq 6 is a reskin of the Ioniq 5 and promises a distance of 610km and quick acceleration. It is also one of the fastest automobiles ever manufactured.
The MG4 might end up as one of the cheapest EV models available on the Australian market, priced below $45,000. The small-sized hatchback has been designed to compete against its competitors, including the Nissan Leaf, BYD Atto3, and the Cupra Born. It can provide up to 600km range using a smaller 64 kWh battery.
With the EV9, Kia is attempting to compete with the space previously occupied by the Toyota LandCruiser and Nissan Patrol but without the gasoline. Its EV9 is a considerable SUV specifically designed for off-roading, but the final specifications, model, and design still need to be confirmed. There is a rumor that it’s expected to cost around $100,000.
The Australian government might be hesitant about phasing out gasoline engines. However, Volvo plans to be entirely electric by 2026. And the EX90 will be able to take them to the next level. The most luxurious SUV will be equipped with Twin Motor, which offers an overall performance of 300kW. It also comes with Twin Motor Performance, which has 380kW of power. Both options have an approximate range of 600 km. However, it could be more potent in terms of performance. The EX90 can be used as a vehicle-to-grid battery which means it could be used as a portable battery to provide power to a home or other EVs