In case you missed it, the electric revolution is happening now. You only have to look at the ever-increasing choice of new electric cars offered to the public to see that.
A decade ago, there was only a handful of electric cars on sale, now every mainstream brand is getting in on the action – from Audi to Vauxhall and everything in between.
And there’s more coming. So, we’ve dusted off the crystal ball to list all the big new electric car debuts due to arrive in 2023 and 2024 in this one-stop expert guide.
Whether you’re after small and affordable, sporty and fast or large and luxurious, there’s something for every taste and budget.
Most will be available to order through GRIDSERVE Car Leasing, too, so why not click the button to register your interest in the models you like and we’ll be in touch once it’s ready to test drive.
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Like the funky Fiat 500e but wish it had a little more fun factor? Enter Italian sporting brand Abarth.
On sale now for a little over £30,000, the Abarth 500e gets more power than the Fiat (up to 152bhp) to take it from 0-62mph in just seven seconds with a range of 164 miles.
There’s also sportier suspension, racy styling and a new sound generator that makes it sound like a petrol Abarth from the outside. That’ll be a love-it-or-hate-it feature, but what’s life without a little fun?
Aiways? What’s that we hear you ask? Well, it’s another Chinese carmaker looking to take Europe by storm, following in the footsteps of MG, GWM ORA and BYD.
Aiways was meant to launch in the UK years ago, but the pandemic got in the way. With the Skoda Enyaq-rivalling U5 electric car its first model to launch here in the summer, we’ll also see a Volkswagen ID.5-style U6 coupe version at the end of 2023. It’s claimed that both models will offer over 250 miles of range on a charge.
Like the look of the new Renault 5 (below) but want something a little...feistier? You'll probably be a fan of the upcoming Alpine A290.
Revealed in'Beta' concept form before going on sale in 2024, the Abarth 500e-rivalling A290 is said to be very close to production spec bar some more conventional detailing. The sporty stance and sharp features will remain intact, though the interior of this concept is more futuristic than the finished car's will be.
Technical specs are yet to be confirmed, but with clever suspension upgrades, bigger brakes drive modes including an 'Overtake' boost button, it should be a high performance machine with plenty of power.
A force to be reckoned with in the car world, Audi is going all-in on EVs with ten new electric car launches by 2025. This year we’ve already had the newly updated Audi Q8 e-tron arriving on the scene.
But the big new debut comes at the end of 2023: the Audi Q6 e-tron. Arriving in both SUV and coupe SUV form, it uses a new platform and goes head-to-head with the Tesla Model Y. It'll feature new tech, up to 350kW charging and promises a range of over 370 miles.
In 2024 we’ll also see a big new electric executive car – the Audi A6 e-tron in saloon and Avant estate form – along with an electric-powered replacement for the Audi A8 luxury limo. But that’s all to come.
Another big German name is bringing a roster of new electric cars to market in the next year or so. With the luxurious i7 and the compact iX1 already on sale, attention turns to the next big reveal: BMW’s i5.
Mirroring the ICE-powered BMW 5 Series, the i5 will be unveiled in saloon form in October before a Touring estate version arrives in early 2024. It’ll challenge the Mercedes-Benz EQE and upcoming Audi Q6 e-tron.
But that’s not all. Due to have its first public outing at the end of 2023 is the BMW iX2, a style-focused small SUV that’ll give the Genesis GV60 something to think about. A new generation of the iX3 is expected to arrive in 2024, too, with an electric version of the 3 Series called the i3 also on the cards for then.
Another brand which is already huge in China but almost unheard of here, BYD stands for Build Your Dreams. As cheesy as that sounds the new cars are deadly serious, and you can order the Volkswagen ID.4-rivalling Atto 3 in the UK now. Further models are due to make the trip over here in 2024.
The Atto 3 promises a claimed range of 260 miles from a 60.5kWh battery, with rapid charging allowing a 30-80% charge in 29 minutes and over-the-air upgrades that should improve that over time. Prices start at just under £37,000.
Citroen will finally catch up with the rest of the Stellantis brands (Vauxhall, Peugeot and DS) later this year when the all-new Citroen C3 and C3 Aircross are revealed. The new generation small car and small SUV will get electric versions, mirroring the popular Citroen e-C4.
Expected to share much with the Peugeot e-208, the new C3 and C3 Aircross will be closely linked under the skin, with rapid charging capability and a range of well over 200 miles for both.
The Born has been a huge success and now the second model from Cupra is on its way: the Tavascan. We first saw the Kia EV6 rival way back in 2019, but the production Tavascan has finally been revealed ahead of sales commencing in early 2024.
Priced from around £50,000, the Tavascan will offer a sportier alternative to the Volkswagen ID.5, with a range of up to 341 miles and 135kW rapid charging capability.
Fiat has enjoyed plenty of success with its desirable electric 500e city car, but those looking for a budget small car should be excited by a new, battery-powered Fiat Panda due to make its world premiere in the coming months and be on sale before 2023 is out.
Now set to become a cheap electric car for the masses, the new Panda is expected to be heavily influenced by 2019’s Centoventi concept car (above) with more of an SUV-like design than the old Panda.
The Blue Oval’s biggest debut of 2023 is undoubtedly the new Ford Explorer. Readers from the USA will recognise that name from a rough-and-tough gas guzzler still on sale there, but in Europe it’ll be used for a new five-seat electric family car.
With a rugged look and fresh-looking cabin you’d be hard pushed to spot that it’s actually based on the Volkswagen ID.4 underneath. A range of up to 316 miles is expected from the Hyundai IONIQ 5 rival, which is due to arrive at the end of 2023.
Like the quirky GWM ORA Funky Cat but find it too small for your needs? You may be interested in the new, as-yet-unnamed larger model on sale in the UK right at the start of 2024.
Known as the ORA Lightning Cat in its home market in China, the Tesla Model 3 rival gets a ‘retro-futuristic’ design and a more luxurious cabin than its smaller sibling. A range of about 300 miles is promised from an 83kWh battery, with up to 394bhp and pricing expected to undercut its key challengers from Tesla and Hyundai.
Unlike some brands Honda doesn’t have a flood of electric cars lined up to launch. Instead hybrid cars remain the brand’s focus, but a second EV will join the lineup in 2023 in the form of the Honda e:Ny1.
Only shown in prototype form so far, it’s essentially an electric version of the hybrid-powered Honda HR-V and will line up against the Hyundai IONIQ 5 and Renault Megane e-Tech when it arrives. A 68.8kWh battery is confirmed but the range, pricing and specs are still under wraps.
Hyundai will continue to go all guns blazing into the electric revolution in 2023. Off the back of the popular IONIQ 5 and the fresh-on-the-market IONIQ 6, Hyundai has a new generation of Kona Electric due to arrive in the summer of 2023.
The Vauxhall Mokka-e rival will share many components with the latest Kia Niro EV, but promises both more range (up to 305 miles on a charge) and a little more power (up to 215bhp, with a cheaper, lower power model also expected). We’ll also see new technology and more standard equipment.
But that’s not all: Hyundai is due to launch a sporty version of the IONIQ 5 later this year, with a reveal in the summer. Expected to get the same 577bhp dual-motor power as the Kia EV6 GT, it’ll rocket from 0-62mph in a Tesla-troubling 3.5 seconds.
Oh, and rumour has it Hyundai will also reveal the IONIQ 7 this year: a large SUV that shares many parts with the new Kia EV9. That’s not been confirmed yet, however.
Jeep is an all-American icon, which perhaps explains why it’s been slower to embrace electrification than some rivals. But it’s finally joined the party with the promising Jeep Avenger, a small electric car that will rival the MG ZS EV and is arriving in the UK very soon.
That’s Jeep’s focus for 2023, but 2025 will see a flood of new electric 4x4s including the Recon (essentially a Wrangler EV), the BMW iX-rivalling Wagoneer S and an electric replacement for the petrol-powered Compass and Cherokee models. More on those next year.
Like its sister brand Hyundai, Kia has been showing up some of the European brands with its electric car success. The popular Niro EV and EV6 will soon be joined by the EV9, which is a big seven-seat Tesla Model X-rival.
You can forget Kia being a budget brand as the EV9 pushes into premium territory, with an expected price tag of between £60,000 and £80,000, a vast array of tech and up to 336 miles of range. Orders will open in the second half of this year.
Rumours also suggest we’ll see a smaller Kia EV4 crossover launched in 2024, plus other models coming as the brand promises 14 new EVs on sale by 2027.
Maserati? Don’t they just build petrol-powered supercars? Well no, actually, because the famous Italian brand is ploughing full charge into electrification, with an electric-powered version of every car it makes from 2023 onwards.
This year will see the two-door GranTurismo Folgore EV sportscar go on sale, with a claimed 279-mile range, 270kW rapid charging capability and 750bhp (and more due later via over-the-air updates)
The Grecale Folgore is an electric SUV due to arrive at the end of the 2023 that gets a massive 105kWh battery and around 540bhp, although a range is not yet claimed. Following that will be an EV version of the MC20 supercar, plus replacements for the Quattroporte saloon and Levante SUV – but you’ll have to wait a while longer for those.
Mercedes-Benz is another EV front-runner, with no fewer than six electric cars already on sale and a further three arriving soon. The Mercedes-Benz EQE and EQS SUVs will be available to lease from GRIDSERVE soon, while at a more affordable price point the family-focused EQT people carrier is just around the corner.
But what’s next from the three-pointed star? Plenty. 2024 will see the launch of the new C-Class, which will come with an electric version, while the ‘EQ’ sub-branding will be dropped altogether. We may see more EVs that year too, but in 2025 we’re told the iconic G-Class 4x4 will be offered as an EV. We’ll also see a production version of the striking EQXX concept – a concept that promised a remarkable range of over 600 miles.
The undisputed affordable electric car king right now, MG is on a roll. Due to arrive later this year are new versions of the MG 4: an Extended Range model offering up to 329 miles on a charge, and an as-yet-unnamed performance variant that will reportedly put out over 400bhp.
Next on the agenda is the MG ZS EV SUV, which will be heavily updated in 2024 with design, technology, performance and range improvements.
Finally, the long-awaited MG Cyberster is likely to touch down as a production model in early 2024. The return of the MG sports car in electric form marks the brand’s 100th anniversary, with two seats, a Tesla-style ‘yoke’ steering wheel and butterfly doors. Up to 536bhp is expected, too, so it’ll be extremely rapid.
British brand MINI is starting 2023 off quietly, but it all kicks off in the second half of the year when a brand-new version of the MINI Electric is born. It’ll be built in China rather than the UK, but it’s expected to be cheaper to make as a result. That means more for your money – primarily extra range and a faster charging speed than the current MINI Electric.
It’ll be three-door only, although sunbathers will be pleased to hear that a new EV MINI Convertible is coming as well. In early 2024 we’ll then see a new electric MINI Countryman, while a new electric SUV called the MINI Aceman will also arrive later that year.
Peugeot will keep plugging away (excuse the pun) at offering petrol, diesel and electric versions of all its cars, starting with the debut of the Peugeot e-308 hatchback and e-308SW estate. The popular family models will offer over 248 miles of range and be able to charge from 10-80% in under 30 minutes.
The smaller Peugeot e-208 is also being updated very soon with a bigger battery (up to 54kWh, for a range of 248 miles) and more power. The same updates will arrive in the summer for the e-2008 SUV, which also receives styling tweaks.
Later in the year will be the new generation Peugeot 3008 SUV, which will also be available as the e-3008 EV. That uses a new platform and promises a much greater range of 435 miles.
Volvo’s cool electric spin-off brand, Polestar, has some important debuts this year with the arrival of the updated Polestar 2 – due to arrive with customers in late summer – and the all-new BMW iX-rivalling Polestar 3.
Starting at £80,000 it’s no bargain, but you do get a range of up to 379 miles, 250kW peak charging capability and up to 510hp from the luxurious five-seater.
A cheaper and sleeker model, the Polestar 4, is also due to be revealed at the end of 2023, while 2024 should also see the arrival of the Polestar 5 saloon.
Fresh from the impressive success of the Taycan, Porsche is maintaining its electric momentum with an all-new EV Porsche Macan due to launch in the first few months of 2024.
So far, we’ve only seen images of testing prototypes, but we know it will feature a chunky 100kWh battery offering a competitive range, and a peak charging rate of more than 250kW. Reports suggest versions with more than 600bhp will be offered, and if the Taycan is anything to go by expect a scintillating driving experience.
Renault took its sweet time bringing more EVs to market after the popular Zoe, but after the big leap forward of last year’s Megane E-Tech we’ll also see the return of an icon next year: the new Renault 5.
Now an electric small hatchback, it promises a range of up to 250 miles from a 52kWh battery. A smaller battery version will be offered to get the price down towards £20,000. Another icon due to be reborn is the Renault 4, which will essentially serve as an SUV version of the 5 – although it isn’t coming until 2025.
With Mercedes-Benz sharing responsibility of smart with Chinese automotive giant Geely, the brand is being overhauled from being a creator of tiny electric city cars to bigger, more upmarket models.
The new smart #1 is just around the corner and due to arrive in the UK this summer. Prices start from £36,000, with up to 273 miles of range and 150kW fast charging. Following that will be a higher-riding model, the smart #3, which was recently revealed as a rival to the Volkswagen ID.5 and will go on sale by the end of 2023.
Tesla’s new vehicle announcements are usually shrouded in mystery, with CEO Elon Musk’s Twitter account the best source of information. However, at this stage it’s not looking likely that we’ll see a new Tesla model in 2023.
The hotly-anticipated Roadster is still delayed, but what about the Cybertruck? Well, we still don’t know if that will come to the UK, with Musk saying that US production is the focus right now. And at nearly six metres long, it’ll have a hard time fitting on our roads.
Vauxhall’s Corsa-e and Mokka-e have been smash hits, with the latter more popular with buyers than any other small electric SUV last year. Not resting on its laurels, Vauxhall will soon open orders for the new Astra Electric hatchback and estate, with a range of up to 258 miles and similar specs to the tech-sharing Peugeot e-308.
It’s also been confirmed that, in 2024, the bigger Grandland model will be replaced by an electric version as Vauxhall targets a fully electric car and van range.
Like the Volkswagen ID.3 but put off by the fiddly tech? You’re in luck. Volkswagen has updated the small family car with promises of a higher quality feel and improved technology when it goes on sale shortly. However, a new and larger touchscreen won’t be standard on UK models until mid-2024.
Later in the summer you’ll be able to order Volkswagen’s new flagship electric car, the ID.7. Promising a range of up to 435 miles from an 82kWh battery pack, the brand’s largest EV yet also offer peak charging speeds of up to 200kW in top-spec Pro S form. There’s also an estate version coming, too.
On a budget? This year Volkswagen also showed off the ID2All, a concept version of a new small electric car that could cost as little as £22,000 yet offer a range of up to 280 miles. Sounds great, right? The bad news is you’ll have to wait until 2025 for the production car.
Volvo won’t let its funkier sibling, Polestar, steal all the limelight. The big news this year is the debut of the EX90, a range topping, seven-seat electric SUV promising a range of up to 364 miles. It’ll eventually replace the XC90, making it a big deal.
There’s more in the pipeline, though. With Volvo set to become a fully electric brand by 2030, this year will also see the unveiling of the EX30 – a compact electric car that’ll undercut the XC40 Recharge on size and price.