News JVTech If you need to buy an electric car in 2023, here are 10 new models you can’t miss from cheapest to most expensive.
2023 will be one of the richest years for the release of electric cars. It’s hard to choose from the sea of new references that are about to hit the market. Brands like Renault, Peugeot, Mercedes or even Volkswagen are planning a massive year.
Some affordable cars in 2023
Most car manufacturers are moving upmarket this year to offer more premium models. On the contrary, few decided to go for more affordable models. Unfortunately in France to buy a cheap electric car in 2023always have to rely on the 20,000 euros of the Dacia Spring.
On the other hand, we can count in the preamble the restyling of Dacia as a new one in 2023. Although we expect a new, more powerful engine combined with a larger battery to compensate. Not sure if it will happen this year.
Electric Renault R5
With a starting price of around 30,000 euros, it won’t be a very affordable model. It still aims to disrupt the market with a retro futuristic design that is sure to turn heads.
A 100 kW motor provides plenty of power with a 40-50 kW battery for a range of at least 350 km. The only downside is that the car could be released in late 2023, or even early 2024.
Citroen e-C3 2023
Several models could emerge, including one aimed at competing with the Dacia Spring. But at this moment it is more of a model around 30,000 euros. Autonomy can be around 350 km. The “Eco” model should approach 20,000 euros by Dacia Spring, although at the moment we do not have much information as it should arrive in the coming weeks.
Citroën ë-C4 X
Citroën’s new electric car opens the brand upmarket, while maintaining a reasonable price for an electric car. With its 100 kW engine, ie 136 hp, it should have a 50 kW battery for a range of 360 km. It looks a bit weak, but the launch should take place just below the 40,000 euro mark.
Electric Opel Astra
Opel is there to compete with the Peugeot e-308 with its car. Although they are both part of the Stellantis group, it is a question of proposing a model that is intended to be equivalent to less than 40,000 euros. It should offer a 156 hp engine, ie 115 kW for a 54 kW battery. Should be to pass the bar of 400 km of autonomy.
Peugeot is fully invested in the transition to electric cars. The arrival of the e-308 is a strong signal that a medium or even premium electric car should start at a price of 45,000 euros.
The autonomy will be more than 400 km with the same platform and engine as the Opel Astra. Design aside, it should be very close to electric cars.
Jeep is attacking the electric sector with its first vehicle without a combustion engine. An impulse from the Stellantis group that pushes all models to be electric. This year, we will see the Jeep Avenger in the a starting price of around 40,000 euros. Pre-orders have launched.
Like the other electric cars in the group, it will have a 115 kW motor and a 54 kW battery. Autonomy will be 400 km and can be increased to 550 km in the top-of-the-range model.
High-end electric cars will be popular
Now we come to the electric vehicles that must exceed 45,000 or even 50,000 euros. For some, it will be only half the price.
On the Volkswagen side, there is the future ID7 coming to compete with the Tesla Model 3. It was seen at CES in Las Vegas. It will be a more premium ID4 with a price between 50 and 70,000 euros anyway.
Let’s talk about the incredible MG Cyberster, which will be an ultra futuristic Roadster with an aggressive look. If MG made a big impression with the MG4, it was about tapping into the high-end market. It should arrive later this year, though information is hard to find.
Finally, for the pleasure of the eyes and the misfortune of the wallet, this year we saw the Rolls-Royce Spectre. The first electric car of the brand at a higher price than high. It should come around 420,000 euros. The brand with unparalleled comfort will take a long time to switch to silent motors. Goal: switch its entire range to electric by 2030.
As a bonus, we can also look forward to seeing the Tesla Cybertruck arrive later this year. A high-end pickup that’s here to dethrone Ford’s current electric truck.