New cars charging into Australia’s electric vehicle market in 2023 | Electric vehicles


Australia cannot boast of having the most developed or diversified electric vehicle market in the world, but that could change in 2023 with the launch of a range of new battery electric vehicles. It is possible that

If 2022 shows strong demand among Australian drivers for brands such as the Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5, dealers are expected to start taking orders for 21 new models next year.

From high-end luxury sedans to discreet hatchbacks, off-road vehicles and transport vans, here is a sample of 10 electric vehicles expected to hit the Australian market in 2023.

fiat 500e

The Fiat 500 was introduced in 1957 and was produced until 1975, then revived in 2007. Popular hatchbacks are now electrified. With a relatively limited range and a price yet to be determined, the small EV is aimed at inner-city drivers.

Fiat 500e at the 5-Country British Rallycross Championship in May 2021. Photo: Ray Lawrence/TGS Photo/REX/Shutterstock

Subaru Solterra

The Solterra is a mass-market electric car, similar in principle to Toyota’s bZ4X, and the first one Subaru did. Details of the midsize SUV have yet to be announced, but in Japan it promises an all-wheel drive range of 530km. It is expected to hit the market in mid-2023.

Subaru Solterra
The 2023 model year Subaru Solterra at the 2022 New York International Auto Show in April 2022. Photo: Erik Pendzich/REX/Shutterstock

toyota bZ4X

Australia’s most popular car brand is notoriously slow to adopt fully electric vehicles despite being a pioneer in the field of electric vehicles. Details were not disclosed. It is expected to be released in mid-2023.

bZ4X
Toyota’s bZ4X exhibited at the Thailand International Motor Expo 2022. Photo: Vachira Vachira/NurPhoto/REX/Shutterstock

cupra bone

Those looking for a hatchback can also opt for the Cupra Bone, which is not far from the Volkswagen ID.3. Specifications have not been published, but the range in Europe is 550km.

Birth of cupra
Cupra was born at the Barcelona Motor Show in September 2021. Photo: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Volkswagen ID.4/ID.5

These Volkswagen models are already on sale in Europe and will go on sale later this year. The main difference between the two cars is mainly in appearance, with the ID.4 expected to cost him in the mid-$60,000 range, with a 77kWh battery that will allow him to travel 530km on a single charge. It is scheduled to be delivered in the second half of 2023.

Volkswagen ID.4
2023 Volkswagen ID.4. Photo: A.P.

Skoda Enyak

Europeans love the Skoda Enyaq. The question is whether the Australian will follow suit when the company starts taking orders in late 2023. The Czech brand’s all-electric family model will offer a 77kWh battery and a range of up to 529km, but prices have yet to be determined. Announced.

Skoda's Enyaq SportLine iV 4x4
Enyaq SportLine iV 4×4 from Skoda. Photo: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Hyundai Ionic 6

If you’re looking for SUV specs in a sedan body type, the Ioniq 6 offers the best of both worlds. The Ioniq 6 is a reskin of the Ioniq 5, promising a range of 610km with quick acceleration. He is also one of the most aerodynamically efficient cars ever produced.

Hyundai Ioniq 6
Hyundai Ioniq 6 at the November 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show. Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP

MG4

The MG4 could be one of the most affordable EV models on the Australian market, priced under $45,000. Small hatchbacks are being launched to compete with the Nissan Leaf, BYD Atto3 and Cupra Born. It promises a range of up to 600km with a small 64kWh battery.

MG4
MG4 at Thailand International Motor Expo 2022. Photo: Vachira Vachira/NurPhoto/REX/Shutterstock

Let’s EV9

With the EV9, Kia is poised to run petrol-free territory previously occupied by the Toyota Land Cruiser and Nissan Patrol. The EV9 is a large SUV designed for off-road use, but final production designs, specifications and pricing have yet to be confirmed. Rumor has it that it will sell for around $100,000.

Kia Concept EV9
Kia Concept EV9 at the 2022 New York International Auto Show in April 2022. Photo: Erik Pendzich/REX/Shutterstock

Volvo EX90

The Australian government may be reluctant to phase out petrol engines, but Volvo plans to go all-electric by 2026, and it hopes the EX90 will make it happen. The flagship SUV will be equipped with twin motors with a total output of 300kW or twin motor performance with a total output of 380kW. Both options offer a range of around 600km with slightly lower performance. The EX90 is Vehicle-to-Grid ready, so it can be used as a mobile battery to power homes and other EVs.

EX90
Volvo’s new electric SUV, the EX90, unveiled in Stockholm, Sweden in November 2022. Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT News Agency/AFP/Getty Images


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