The Best Electric Family Cars for 2022
As of 2022, it’s safe to say that EVs are mainstream. With all major mass-market automakers offering multiple EVs in their portfolio, it is confusing to choose one. EVs, with their convenience and refinement, make for great family runabouts if the range isn’t a major concern, but, with a whole range of EVs to choose from, the decision-making process is getting increasingly difficult. So, here is a list of 10 EVs that we think should be on your list if you are on the lookout for an electric family car.
Top 10 EVs With The Longest Range In 2022
EVs have dawned upon us and have become competent mainstream alternatives to cars with internal combustion engines in the last few years. While their performance was never in doubt, available range has led to some pretty extreme anxiety. The range was one of the major reasons why most folks were skeptical about switching to green cars. But, things are quite different now. Technology is getting better every single day and automakers are able to improve the range of cars like never before. Gone are the days when achieving even 400 miles of range was a distant dream. Today, cars like Lucid Air offer more than 500 miles of range and Tesla more than 400 miles. Concept cars like the Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX claim to offer over 600 miles of range. It won’t be too long before that becomes a reality, too. For now, here is a list of EVs that offer the best range in 2022.
The 2023 iX1 Marks BMW’s entry Into The Electric Compact Segment
At the same time with the launch of the third generation X1, BMW also launched the iX1 - the first all-wheel-drive electric car introduced by the brand in the premium compact segment. For now, it seems that the iX1 will only be offered in Europe, as the U.S. will only get the X1 xDrive28i - a model priced from $38,600.
An All-Electric Ford GT Could Dominate The Supercar Segment
With an investment of $22 Billion towards electrification, Ford is betting big on EVs. Iconic names like the Mustang and North America’s best-selling vehicle, the F-150 (sold-out) have already taken the plunge with the Mach-E and the Lightning pick-up.
While these vehicles cater to a broader audience in terms of being accessible, what about cars at the other end of the spectrum? With such large investments toward EVs in the pipeline, it’s not hard to imagine heritage names like the GT could also make this transition. These exclusive renders from our sister outlet, Hotcars, should give you an idea of what a potential Ford E-GT could look like.
The Fisker Ronin Will Birth Its Own Unique Segment
Fisker Automotive seems to have made it a mission to give us cars that defy current trends. While it certainly is risky business, the company’s latest creation – the Fisker Ronin – is one that might actually be embraced wholeheartedly by the public. That’s because the Fisker Ronin brings back a body style that we haven’t seen in over 50 years – the four-door convertible. Moreover, it boasts impressive figures, which could make even those looking at a Tesla Model S Plaid reconsider.
Say Hello to The Tesla ’Model T’, The Most Ridiculous Model 3 You’ll Ever See
Almost anything with Tesla stamped on it is hot these days, and the EV auto giant’s sedan, the Model 3 is no exception. But, you know what’s even hotter? Well, a Model 3 with Tank tracks of course, which is exactly what The Real Life Guys from Germany has done.
Clearly, these folks are into the category of doing some pretty crazy stuff on their channel, I mean they’ve done everything from putting together a homemade submarine to a bathtub with a rocket. This Model 3 with tank tracks follows that same theme.
Deus Vayanne Is An Amalgamation Of Some Of The Greatest Supercars Ever Made - Inspiration or Plagiarism?
The Deus Vayanne was introduced at the 2022 New York Auto Show, with a limited production run of 99 units, scheduled to commence in 2025. The first Austrian car in a long time will come with 2,200 horsepower, making it the most powerful EV, yet. Its design was executed by Italdesign and to no surprise, it is gorgeous. However, automotive design has become somewhat repetitive and the Vayanne features numerous design cues, we recognize from other existing supercars. Here are all the design elements that the Deus Vayanne has “plagiarized” from other models.
Should Tesla Spin-Off ’PLAID’ As Their Very Own High-Performance Sub-Brand?
Right from the onset, Tesla’s have always been pretty quick cars. The first-gen Roadster seems like a spec from the distant past, but it was nice to see Musk, drive up on stage in one, at the recently held ’Giga Rodeo’. Fast forward to today and the current crop of Tesla’s has turned things up to a eleven, especially when you consider cars like the Model S Plaid and the recently unveiled Model X Plaid.
2023 Toyota bZ4X
Remember the RAV4 EV back in 2014, and the current-selling Prius hybrids? Toyota’s name in the electrified world is not new, but it is now more prominent with the bZ4X, which is the brand’s first EV built on the e-TNGA platform. This platform is a joint venture of both Toyota and Subaru. The newly launched Subaru Solterra is its identical cousin with many similarities, which we will talk about more later. Keeping carbon neutrality in mind, the brand is now focusing on its electrification journey, starting with the 2023 bZ4X, which stands for “Beyond Zero” and the 4X denotes its chic exterior and the overall size. As you can tell, everything you see and feel is new or has been reworked. It is good to see Toyota focusing on consumer tech and modern design aesthetics, along with the leading reliability.
Now, like every other EV, you might be wondering what the claimed range is. Well, Toyota claims about 119 MPGe combined for the front-wheel-drive models and about 104 MPGe for the all-wheel-drive models. Considering the 71.4 kWh and the 72.8 kWh battery packs, the range is not that bad either. The front-wheel-drive variants put out 201 horsepower, and adding another electric motor on the rear axle will increase it to a meager 214 horsepower. Given the stats and the price range, it will compete with the Volkswagen ID.4, Ford Mustang Mach E, and the Kia EV6. What do you think of the 2023 Toyota bZ4X? Should you go and buy it right now? Read the full review and point out your deciding factors.
2023 BMW 7 Series Breaks Cover With The All-Electric i7 Taking Center-Stage
You’ve seen the spy shots, teasers and the leaks, well, the real thing is finally here. Here it is, the new flagship sedan from Munich, and this time, we’ve got an all-electric option as well. The all-new 2023 7 Series finally breaks cover with a host of powertrain options and a futuristic tech-laden interior, designed to be an entertainment powerhouse.
2023 Smart #1
Smart is one of the automotive names you don’t hear often. While most of their models are rather unremarkable, the brand marks new beginnings with an all-new EV model. We first talked about the Smart #1 compact SUV in September 2021, when it made a debut at the IAA Munich Auto Show, and now, we have more details on it.
The Volvo C40 Recharge Becomes The Most Efficient EV Of The Swedish Brand
Volvo, like other manufacturers, has entered the EV market. While Polestar was supposed to be the EV sub-brand, we already have two electric models with the Volvo badge – the XC40 Recharge and the C40 Recharge. It is the latter of these two that Bjørn Nyland, a YouTuber with a focus on EVs, recently took on a 1,000 km (621-mile) trip, to see how fast the new Swedish coupe can cover the distance. The end result was a pleasant surprise.
The Hate Against Tesla Cars Is Real, And Here’s Yet Another Scary Road-Rage Video To Prove It!
There are a lot of people who are still warming up to the idea of EVs. But, there are also people who outright hate them. So much so that they attack the silent cars. This, for some reason, is especially true for Tesla the most. We’ve seen loads of incidents in the past wherein Tesla cars are attacked in the parking lots, where superchargers are blocked and destroyed, and verbal abuses to the owners driving them. But, another video has now come to light that tops it all and might be the scariest incident to date. A Tesla Model 3 owner was recently a victim of road rage that lasted 20 minutes, and reportedly, didn’t get any help from the cops either.
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2022 Honda Accord Hybrid
Practical mid-size sedans are pretty popular in the country, and the Accord has been here for generations, retaining what a good all-rounder sedan can do better than an average compact crossover. Now that its latest iteration stands four years from its introduction, Honda is trying to improve its budget sedan by offering a bit more each year so that you won’t complain about its aging design. The Accord Hybrid is an impressive car in its segment, and it goes up against the likes of the Toyota Camry Hybrid and the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. Let us remind you that neither of the two competitors of the Accord Hybrid are weak. But, more on that later. The Accord Hybrid is powered by a 2.0-liter engine which is mated to dual self-charging electric motors, and when combined, the power output is 212 horsepower. It is a powerful alternative, of course, but it is efficient too. So, you might be thinking the Accord Hybrid is done for the day, right? Absolutely not. It offers great ride quality, has loads of driver assistance features by default, a spacious cabin, and a lot more, for the asking price of $27,320. So, should you buy the 2022 Honda Accord Hybrid? It is a yes from us, but read the review for a more vivid picture of this attractive budget hybrid sedan.
2022 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid & Plug-in Hybrid
Switching to a complete EV might be a bit of a stretch, since EVs are costlier alternatives to gas-operated regular cars. But, fear not. If you have Toyota Prius on your list, then you must add both the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid on it. Plus, the Prius lineup is still suffering the ugly design approach of Toyota, while Hyundai has kept the Ioniq Hybrid neat and exciting, minus the performance. Unfortunately, Hyundai decided to pull the plug on the full-electric Ioniq to make way for the Ioniq 5 EV. A 1.6-liter naturally aspirated four-pot remains the beating heart of all the Ioniq hybrids, along with an electric motor. But, what impresses us is the outstanding fuel economy the whole range can deliver, especially the MHEV Blue trim. A whopping 60 miles per gallon on the highway has been rated by the EPA, which is about seven miles per gallon more than what the Prius can deliver, although being better in performance. Both, the Plug-in Hybrid and the Hybrid have good-looking cabins, and the overall experience is a lot better than the competition, we would say. So, should you get yourself either of the Ioniq hybrids? We are here to confirm that.
Did The Brits Just Nail The All-Electric Mustang?
Charge Cars’ all-electric Mustang resto-mod is finally here, with 544 horses and a range of 200 miles. It is a futuristic take on the 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback. The car has an officially licensed body that helps it retain the iconic design and style of the American Muscle Car, but with a modern twist.
2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge
Volvo, like many other carmakers, has taken steps towards a fully-electric lineup. While this mostly refers to Polestar – Volvo’s sub-brand – since January 2021, the first EV with a Volvo badge is a fact. The 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge is an all-electric take on the funky, compact SUV (CUV), and there’s a lot to like about it.
Did FORD Just Put Elon Musk’s ’SeXY CARS’ Grand Plan To Bed?
The Ford Motor Company has announced the division of its electric vehicle (BEV) manufacturing activities, from that of its internal combustion engine (ICE) or gasoline automobile production into two separate entities. ‘Ford e’ will be the name of the American brand’s electric car division.
Lamborghini Has a Synthetically Explosive Plan for the Future
Lamborghini has a big year ahead of it. There’s a V-12 hybrid Aventador on the way, an update to the Lamborghini Urus, and at least two more cars. Beyond this, 2023 will see the launch of the Urus Hybrid, and by 2025, the company’s entire lineup will be hybridized with the first electric Lamborghini set to arrive sometime between then and 2030. From that point on, it’s expected that Lamborghini will only produce electric cars, but new word from within hints that this might not be the case after all.
Why the Rivian R1T Will Be The Benchmark for All Electric Trucks
The Rivian R1T has taken the pickup truck segment by storm. And, this isn’t even an exaggeration. The decade-old startup has managed to bring out a truck that has covered almost all the bases quite well. It’s strong on power (800+ horses), performance (0-60 mph in three seconds), range (400 miles), technology (tank turn, gear guard, etc.), and even towing capacity (11,000 pounds). Even though EVs are the future, a lot of people have still not warmed up to the idea of them for a variety of reasons. I’m not saying that truck doesn’t have its drawbacks, but it is arguably the best electric proposition at the moment, beating the likes of the Ford F-150 Lightning, the GMC Hummer EV, and the Tesla Cybertruck. If we were to advocate for EVs today, we’d use the Rivian R1T as our talking point, and here’s why we would do that: