In 2021, Tesla can be said to be calling for trouble in the electric vehicle industry. But entering 2022, the industry may stage a battle for hegemony. In Europe, Volkswagen began to challenge Tesla’s leading position. In the United States, “MotorTrend” magazine awarded two heavyweight automotive awards to the products of two start-up companies-Rivian’s R1T and Lucid Motors’ Air.
In addition, Toyota Motor Japan announced that it will invest 35 billion U.S. dollars to produce 30 different models of pure electric vehicles by 2030. Nissan also pledged in November to invest nearly US$18 billion by the end of 2030. US Consumer News and Business Channel (CNBC) predicts that the following 11 electric models will become global hot products, and even have the opportunity to challenge Tesla’s dominance.
Ford F-150 Lightning
The electric pickup F-150 Lightning will be launched in the spring of 2022. Ford hopes to gain a stable foothold in the electric pickup market through this model. As the most popular vehicle in the United States, Ford’s F-150 series has often occupied the best-selling car in the United States. Relying on this unparalleled popularity, Lightning has become one of the most anticipated vehicles on the market ever. The F-150 Lightning has a starting price of nearly $40,000, and it will be able to travel 300 miles and reach 563 horsepower with extended-range batteries. At the beginning of December last year, the company’s CEO Jim Farley told the media that due to excess demand, Ford had to stop booking after the first 200,000 orders.
Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of Tesla and the richest man in the world, said that he got inspiration from the movies “Blade Runner” and “007 Underwater City”, creating the futuristic appearance of Cybertruck. The model was supposed to be put on the market before the end of 2021, but due to various production delays, Tesla has repeatedly postponed the date. Musk predicted that Cybertruck will start production at the end of 2022 at Tesla’s annual shareholder meeting in October last year, and mass deliveries may begin in 2023. This means that Cybertruck may lag behind Ford, GM, and Rivian in the date of market entry. The market predicts that Cybertruck will start at $39,900, and the single-engine version will have a range of 250 miles; the three-motor version with a range of 500 miles may start at $69,900.
With Rivian starting to deliver R1T electric pickup trucks at the end of 2021, consumers are beginning to look forward to the company’s second work. The R1S SUV is expected to start shipping to customers in March 2022, with a starting price of $70,000, a power of up to 750 horsepower, and a range of 316 miles.
Lucid Air Pure
Lucid Motors’ Lucid Air won the heavy honor of “MotorTrend” as soon as it appeared. Consumers are beginning to look forward to the lower-priced version of its Air, Air Pure, with a starting price of approximately US$77,000. The market expects that Air Pure will be launched on the market by the end of 2022, and its maximum range may exceed 400 miles. Air’s high-end version of Dream Edition starts at $169,000.
Fisker, an electric car startup based in California, will begin production of its first electric car, the Ocean SUV, in the fourth quarter of 2022. The car’s main commitment to environmental protection: Fisker said it wants this SUV to be the “least ecologically damaging” car in the world. The car’s starting price is US$37,499. Its biggest feature is that it has a solar panel roof that can provide additional charging. The interior of the car is also made of recycled materials.
Canoo, located in Los Angeles, has a unique aesthetic. In March 2021, the company released a series of strangely shaped cars. Canoo will start delivering its first car at the end of 2022 an electric small car breadCar, Canoo calls it “Lifestyle Vehicle”. Canoo describes the model as a “loft on wheels.” This electric van offers lounge seating at the rear, with a maximum power of 350 horsepower, a range of 250 miles, and a starting price of $34,750.The seat design of this prototype is said to be the same as apple the Apple Car is similar.
BMW’s first electric SUV will be delivered to customers in the United States as early as March 2022. The iX starts at $83,200, has a maximum power of 523 horsepower, and a range of up to 300 miles. The front of this SUV uses a conspicuous “intelligent kidney grille”, said Adrian Van Hooydonk, senior vice president of design at BMW Group, “We tried to express a stronger character with fewer elements.” In addition, BMW also advertises that the exterior of the car is made of a “self-healing” material that can resist minor debris and scratches.
Cadillac also launched its first-ever electric car. This electric SUV will be sold at dealerships in the summer of 2022. According to General Motors, Cadillac plans to be fully electric by 2030. Lyriq starts at close to $59,000 and will have a range of more than 300 miles. In addition, it will be the first car on the market to use the Ultium battery system. The Ultrium system is the core of GM’s electrification strategy. The battery system is said to be cheaper and more efficient.
Hyundai Ioniq 5
Hyundai Ioniq 5 This compact SUV will be the first product of Hyundai Motor’s new electric car series Ioniq. Ioniq 5 will be available at the end of December with a starting price of US$39,700 and a maximum cruising range of more than 300 miles. In February of this year, Hyundai Motor announced the “slidable” interior of this SUV, where the front seats and the front center armrest can slide forward and backward significantly. This can make it easier for the driver and passengers to enter or leave the car from both sides, which is very useful in narrow parking spaces.
The Nissan Ariya is a crossover SUV with a starting price of nearly US$46,000 and a cruising range of more than 300 miles. It will go on sale in the fall of 2022. Nissan said that by 2030, it will launch 23 new electric car models, Ariya is one of them. Of these upcoming models, 15 will be fully electric, while the other 8 will be hybrid.
South Korea’s Kia plans to launch 11 electric vehicles by 2026, and the company will launch an all-electric SUV EV6 in January is one of them. The EV6 starts at $56,000 and has a range of more than 300 miles. It is also equipped with an 800V high-voltage fast-charging system, which can theoretically charge the car’s battery from 10% to 80% within 18 minutes.
Brian is the news author at Research Snipers which mainly covers Technology News, Microsoft News, Google News, Facebook, Apple, Huawei, Xiaomi, and other tech news.