As manufacturers such as Rolls Royce, Bentley, and Range Rover experiment with the drivetrain, luxury and electric vehicles are becoming intimately intertwined. These vehicles are here to stay and will continue to dominate the high-end market. The government has set an ambitious goal of eliminating gasoline-powered autos by 2030.
To aid in the transition, a number of laws are being gradually implemented, including rebates for early adoption, a change in road charges for eligible automobiles, and the development of more charging stations to handle the expected increase in demand for electric vehicles. As a result, taking advantage of the opportunity and planning ahead of time may allow you to get a head start on your journey with “green” vehicles.
Electric Vehicles and Manufacturers
Meanwhile, automakers are constantly at work building new electric vehicles in order to comply with worldwide regulations that encourage vehicles that emit less CO2. They are also electrifying the existing ranges.
Now, let’s take a look at the top luxury EVs set to arrive in 2022.
2022 Kia EV6
The Kia EV6 electric SUV is the company’s most recent addition to its electric lineup. The range is quite astounding, with a range of up to 316 miles between charges and a 0-60mph time of 3.5 seconds. The EV6 is a good choice if you want an environmentally friendly vehicle without losing flair, thanks to its all-electric drivetrain and seats made from recycled PET plastic bottles. It can also draw up to 1600kg, making it ideal for summer family excursions.
2022 Lotus Evija
Evija is a fully-electric British hypercar that is not even street-legal in the US and is produced in extremely limited quantities. With a mind-boggling 2000hp, it has the most power of any EV on the list, and Lotus claims it is the most powerful car in the world, with prices starting at £2 million (US$2.8 million). The exterior of this vehicle is just outstanding, with butterfly doors and a racecar-like design, as well as curved outsides for better aerodynamics. The interior is as spectacular, with an entertainment system that incorporates cutting-edge gaming software and lightweight materials throughout the cabin.
Mercedes EQS 2022
The Mercedes-Benz EQS is a luxury saloon and the company’s first of its kind. It is part of the Mercedes-EQ Benz lineup, which also includes electric and hybrid vehicles. The EQS 450+ with a 245kW battery is available, as is the more powerful EQS 580 4MATIC with 385kW and a 0-60mph (0-96 km) speed of 4.3 seconds. In addition to being very silent, the EQS is said to feature enhanced aerodynamics and a range of up to 478 miles (770 kilometers). The interior of the car is supposed to look like a futuristic spaceship, replete with a long console and a large touchscreen screen.
2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E
The Mach-E is a less expensive model, with prices beginning at £41,330 (US$58,404). It is Ford’s first electric SUV, with a range of up to 379 miles (609 kilometers) and a time of 3.7 seconds from 0 to 62 mph. It is available with two battery configurations: all-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive. It meets all contemporary automobile criteria, such as intelligent parking systems and connectivity, including cloud technology and the FordPass app, which allows remote locking and provides vehicle health warnings, among other things.
Tesla Model S Plaid
One of the most anticipated Tesla S variations, the S Plaid, is a direct competitor to the Porsche Taycan. It is thought to have the fastest acceleration of any production car ever, with a power output of 1,006bhp and a 0-60mph time of less than 1.9 seconds. With a projected range of 396 miles (637 km) supplied by an all-new three-motor electric engine, the S Plaid can manage both city driving and longer weekend road trips. The S Plaid trim level also provides upgrades over the S model, such as new alloy wheels and a few exterior tweaks, such as an extra ducktail spoiler and more interior space.