Car news. The 2023 calendar for electric cars
From January to December, from Abarth to Volvo, discover the calendar of new electric cars expected for 2023. (A few) city cars and (many) SUVs are on the program through almost thirty brands.
The electric vehicle market and industry are growing, driving each other and driven by public policies along these lines. Also the year 2023 promises to be rich in the launch of new “zero emission” vehicles. Here is what awaits us, according to the brand.
Abarth has just revealed its (shy) sporty version of the latest electric Fiat 500. Its marketing is scheduled for next spring. The old generation models will disappear from the brand’s catalog before the end of the yearmaking Abarth a 100% electric manufacturer.
500th: May 2023 (deliveries in June 2023)
At Audi, the electric year begins with deliveries of the restyled e-tron renamed the Q8 e-tron, which is now available for order. Then the new Q6 e-tron, cousin of the Porsche Macan IIwill expand the scope.
Q8 e-tron: spring 2023 (delivery)
- Q8 Sportback e-tron: spring 2023 (delivery)
Q6 e-tron: December 2023
In 2023, BMW will renew the 5 Series and reject the next generation of this flagship model in an electric version named i5. Same program for X2.
i5: June 2023 (autumn 2023 deliveries)
iX2: fall 2023 (deliveries February 2024)
At Citroën, it’s the first of the ë-C4 X, a battery-powered variant of the C4 notchback, to hit the concessions. Then the ë-C4 we know will change engines to use the Emotors block (Nidec / PSA) of 156 hp (+ 20 hp) only inaugurated by DS3.
ë-C4 X: January 2023 (delivery)
ë-C4 156 hp: summer 2023
The Extreme version of the Dacia Spring presents a 65 hp engine, or 20 hp more than the entry-level Essential. Available for €22,300, this variant will arrive in dealerships next spring.
Fiat is preparing to launch a small electric SUV that is a “cousin” of the Jeep Avenger and this one will revive the 600 appellation as it will present itself as an enlarged 500 with five doors.
600: November 2023 (launch)
During 2023, Ford will present a C-segment electric SUV in the spring, which will be called the Explorer. Built on the MEB base shared with Volkswagen, it will be produced in Germany and sold at the end of 2023. It will be followed in the spring of 2024 by a coupe version with a specific appearance that the manufacturer should present in the 2023 financial year.
C-SUV EV: spring 2023 (introduction) / end of 2023 (launch)
Many months after its presentation, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 sedan is about to be delivered to its first owners. As for the Ioniq 5, it will soon be available in a sports version N. The Hyundai Kona will be offered, like its predecessor, in an electric variant.
Jeep ventured into electric with the small SUV Avenger, which the first deliveries will take place at the end of this winter.
It will be in 2023 Kia will offer an electric alternative to the Sorento: the impressive EV9. The more modest E-Soul, in its dimensions as it races with us, will be restyled this year.
The Lexus RZ electric SUV, “cousin” of the Toyota bZ4X, will go on sale next spring. Then the Japanese manufacturer’s “zero emission” range will be enriched with an urban crossover with high sales volume.
RZ: April 2023 (summer 2023 deliveries)
- Urban SUV: June 2023 (deliveries in late 2023 or early 2024)
Lotus’ gradual transition to all-electric will materialize with the first deliveries of the Eletre SUV, early next spring. Then the Type 133 sedan will compete with the Porsche Taycan.
Mercedes will actively continue to launch its EQ electric range throughout 2023. New models expected are the EQG, a battery-powered G-Class, as well asa “coupé” variant of the EQA.
- EQA restyled: April 2023
EQE SUV: May 2023 (delivery)
Marco Polo EQT: 2e semester 2023
EQG: end 2023 (launch 2024)
The MG4 range will be enriched by two versions in 2023. The British manufacturer, now under Chinese control, will also return to roadsters with the production version of the Cyberster100% electric too.
Cyberster: April 2023 (launch 2024)
- MG4 449 hp 4×4: summer 2023
- MG4 long range 500 km: summer 2023
Mini will begin the renewal and mass electrification of its range in his new city car, then the third generation Countryman. Both will be available with “zero emissions”.
Like the Citroën ë-C4, the Opel Mokka Electric will come with a more powerful engine from this year. The restyled Corsa will also be entitled to it. And the Astra will be available, like the Peugeot 308, in a “zero emission” variant.
As mentioned above, the Peugeot e-308 will be launched this year, like the e-208 with improved performance (156 hp, 400 km WLTP). The city car will then be restyled into the Lion, like 2008 and with it e-2008.
Some big names at Renault will go electric in 2023, starting with the Scénic, the next iteration of which will be a “zero emission” SUV. The standard electric R5 will appear before the end of the year.
Scénic: fall 2023 (launched March 2024)
5: presentation of the interior in the 2nd half of 2023 (launch August 2024)
Rolls-Royce’s first electric model, the Spectre which was announced last October will be delivered a year later to its first owners.
Spectrum: October 2023 (delivery)
Smart #1, the brand’s revamped electric SUV, will soon be available at points of sale. It will be followed by compact SUV #3 in coupé profile.
#1: 2nd quarter 2023 (delivery)
#3: September 2023
The Subaru Solterra electric SUV will arrive on the French market many months after its “cousin” the Toyota bZ4X. It is expected before next summer.
“Little brother” of bZ4X and electric alternative to the next C-HRThe Toyota bZ3X compact SUV will be unveiled in its production version at the end of the year.
bZ3X: end of 2023 (launched in April 2024)
Volkswagen is going from an ID. in another over the months, but the only expected 100% new model is The ID.7 is intended to replace the Passat sedan.
ID.3 restyled: June 2023 (launch)
- ID.Buzz extended to 7 places: November 2023
ID.7: November 2023
Volvo will stretch its electric range from both ends: with the massive EX90 on one side, and with the arrival of small SUV EX30 The other one.
FY90: May 2023
FY30: June 2023 / September (launch)