New Electric Cars for 2023 & beyond

The UK is home to over 137,000 electric cars (as of October 2022). With market share growing over their ICE equivalents, it’s no wonder car manufacturers from around the world are preparing an onslaught of new EVs over the coming months and years. We’re destined to be thoroughly spoilt for choice, then.

We can’t wait, so let’s get straight into it. Here’s our roundup of the new electric cars coming to the UK in 2023*.

*at time of writing, November 2022.

New electric cars you could get in 2023

There’s a quite a few, so grab a strong cuppa and strap in.

Audi A6 e-tron

Audi A6 Avant e-tron
Range

Range

435 miles

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Price

£50,000 – £60,000 (est.)

Range

Power

350kW (469hp)

For those that don’t want an SUV, you’ll like this one. Expected to go on sale in 2023, the Audi A6 e-tron will join Audi’s line up of electric cars alongside an Avant estate model. An alternative to the already hugely popular Tesla Model S, the striking new A6 should prove itself to be a well-built and sophisticated, but fast and fun, executive saloon.

The best bit? A 270kW max charging speed means it’ll take just 10 minutes (at an ultra-rapid charger) to top up 186 miles of range. Very, very impressive.

BMW i5

BMW-i5
Range

Range

<400 miles

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Price

<£60,000 (est.)

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Power

250-410kW (340-550hp)

If you’re a business exec cruising the motorway all day, this may be the EV to request through that company car scheme you have access to. Details are still thin on the ground, but we do know that the i5 will line up against the latest BMW 5 Series petrol, diesel and hybrid. Rumours are the electric version will have similar credentials to the successful i4 model with more space and a slightly bigger battery.

Good to note here though that, sadly, the electric version is expected to be more expensive than the ICE variants.

BYD Atto 3

BYD-Atto-3
Range

Range

261 miles

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Price

£30,000 – £38,000 (est.)

Range

Power

150kW (201hp)

The whatto- what? Quite. But wait, hold your scrolling horses just for a moment, because BYD, or ‘Build Your Dreams’, made £660million profit this year and sell more cars than Tesla on the other side of the world. They’ve already shipped hundreds of electric busses over to the UK, too, with more on the way. What we’re saying is this: don’t be quick to judge, BYD are a big deal. 

This will be their first foray into the UK market, if it arrives in 2023 as predicted. Similar in size to the KIA Niro EV, the Atto 3 should shape up to be a competent, well-equipped all-rounder for families here in Blighty. Would you try one?

Citroën e-C4 X

Citroen-e-C4-X
Range

Range

223 miles

Range

Price

£30,000 – £35,000 (est.)

Range

Power

100kW (136hp)

The e-C4 has been about for a little while now (and you can try it on an elmo subscription) but this version, the ‘X’, is different in that… it’s bigger. As a four-door coupé come SUV, you’ll get a whopping 510 litres of boot space over the hatchback’s 380, and more room in the back too.

If you want the space of an estate but the slightly sleeker looks of a saloon, this could be a good compromise.

Fisker Ocean

Fisker-Ocean
Range

Range

<390 miles

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Price

£34,900 – £59,900 (est.)

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Power

205-410kW (275-550hp)

Another Audi Q4 sized electric SUV? Oh, go on then, especially if it looks this cool. It’s another brand you may never have heard of, but US based Fisker were actually around 15 years ago making the ‘Karma’ sports car. That company went bust, but now they’re back building an all-electric line up of models to give the Europeans a run for their money. Multiple battery and power options will be available, with generous equipment levels including a rotating 17” central front touchscreen. 

Europe will get Fisker before we do (they haven’t confirmed, though journalists estimate late 2023) but, if the media blurb is anything to go by, it should be worth the wait.

Honda e:Ny1

Honda-e:Ny1
Range

Range

Unconfirmed

Range

Price

Unconfirmed

Range

Power

Unconfirmed

“If we don’t know anything about it, why is it on the list?” Great question. But, Honda have said they’ll be selling an HR-V sized all-electric small SUV in 2023, and word on the street is, this is it. At the moment, we’ve still only got concept images, but expect it to incorporate a lot of the existing exterior and interior flourishes we can see on current Honda models.

Information about the battery and powertrain aren’t out yet, but we’re of the understanding it’ll be more than the Honda e (which will only do 130 miles).

Hyundai IONIQ 6

Hyundai-IONIQ-6
Range

Range

382 miles

Range

Price

£45,000 – £54,995

Range

Power

170-240kW (226-320hp)

Rear wheel drive, or all-wheel-drive? Lower or higher spec? However you equip your IONIQ 6, though, what’s certain is this: wherever you’re going you’ll get there quickly, in comfort and probably in one go. Hyundai shocked everyone when they released the retro inspired IONIQ 5; this coupé model is a little easier on the eye. That said, it’s still cool to look at – and with two 12” screens up front with all your infotainment, speed and the car’s onboard computer, it’s full of cool tech too.

And despite that sloping roofline, rear space in the back is plentiful as well. The whole family can come along too, then!

KIA EV9

KIA-EV9
Range

Range

Unconfirmed

Range

Price

Unconfirmed

Range

Power

Unconfirmed

KIA are keeping this one close to their chest, despite saying they’ll be releasing into the UK wild very soon in 2023. What we do know is that it’ll be a large, luxury family SUV with an optional seven seat version likely. You can see from these press images KIA released of it being tested that being big and boxy is in this cars nature. Whether that’s your thing or not, if outright space is what you’re looking for, this could be the electric car for you.

If the smaller EV6 is anything to go by, we can expect 300+miles of range and plenty of onboard goodies.

Lexus RZ

Lexus RZ
Range

Range

250 miles

Range

Price

£62,600+

Range

Power

230kW (308hp)  

A new e-TNGA platform is the foundation for delivering the Lexus Driving Signature”. Do you know what that really means? Us neither, to be honest, but they’re referring to the chassis so we can only assume that means the RZ will handle well when it’s delivered to its first owners in the coming weeks. As always, Lexus will prioritise a premium, luxurious feel and have excellent safety systems, backed up by an impressive reliability record. If you want little fuss with maximum feel, this is a large SUV you should look at.

Oh, and you can option one of those yoke steering wheels, if that’s your thing.

Lotus Eletre

Lotus-Eletre
Range

Range

305-374 miles

Range

Price

£89,500 – £120,000

Range

Power

444-666kW (595-893hp)

A Lotus SUV?? The world’s gone mad!!! Sort of, yeah, but c’mon… how awesome does this thing look? Lotus are reinventing their brand at the moment, with the Eletre their debut SUV. Lotus are famous for their stripped out sports or track cars (and of course Formula 1), but the Eletre is packed full of kit and they’re proudly boasting about it. They haven’t strayed too far from their performance credentials, though – the ‘R’ version will storm past 60mph in under 3 seconds… They’re calling it ‘the world’s first Hyper-SUV.’ And with 350kW DC rapid charging possible, it’ll charge hyper quickly too.

A car full of firsts, it seems, as this is also the first ever Lotus to be fitted with an ‘off-road’ driving mode. Oh yes, really.

Lucid Air

The front of a white Lucid Air parked outside a modern house
Range

Range

406-516 miles 

Range

Price

£77,000 – £137,000 (est.)

Range

Power

358-783kW (480-1050hp)

We’ve spoken a lot already about the Lucid Air on our Best Luxury Electric Cars for 2023 blog – the headline is: Lucid, a new manufacturer based in California, want this car to be “the longest range, fastest charging luxury electric car in the world”. If the statistics are anything to go by, they could be onto something.

And yes, we really are due to get this car in the UK. You can put a deposit down on a Lucid for just two hundred of your hard-earned pounds. 

Maserati Grecale Folgore

Maserati Grecale Folgore
Range

Range

350+ miles (est.)

Range

Price

Unconfirmed

Range

Power

403kW (540hp) (est.)

You can still get Maserati supercars for the time being. But, for those of us that need back seats, the Grecale Folgore (‘folgore’ being Italian for ‘lightning’ – aptly what Maserati are calling all their electric models), is the first of six all new, all-electric Maserati’s we can expect to see released by 2025. Similar in size to the BMW iX3 and Mercedes EQC, it should offer some extra driving soul and passion to the average parent on the school run.

Special Econyl material will be used in the interior – a recycled nylon material made from old fishing nets. Sounds nasty but, don’t worry, it’s similar to what FIAT use in the 500e city car, and it’s really rather good. The Maserati’s should be even better, too.

Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV

Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV
Range

Range

315-380 miles

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Price

£110,000 – £130,000 (est.)

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Power

265-400kW (355-536hp)

Based on the EQS saloon, Mercedes will be releasing this, their Bentley Bentayga and Range Rover rival, in 2023. With off-road capability (raisable ride height and everything) and seven seats, Top Gear say the EQS SUV offers ‘incredible refinement, the ‘tech and connectivity are outrageous’ and it has a ‘hugely comfortable interior’. Worth the money, then? 

Quite possibly. If you’re in the market for a car of this ilk, this is the smart choice if you’ve got a bad back. Probably.

ORA Cat

ORA-Cat
Range

Range

193-261 miles 

Range

Price

£25,000 (est.) – £30,495

Range

Power

126kW (169hp)

Another brand you’ve probably not heard of yet. Why is this car significant, then? Well, like the recently released MG4, the ORA Cat will offer Vauxhall Astra-e space for Corsa-e money. There’s one version in the UK already, the top end ‘Funky Cat’, with ORA releasing more battery options and trim levels in 2023. Cheap(er) it may be, but there’s still plenty of tech too with all-around cameras and nearly 21” of digital display inside.

It could be the purr-fect car for you, then. (I had to).

Peugeot e-308 & e-308 SW

Peugeot e-308 & e-308 SW
Range

Range

248 miles 

Range

Price

£35,000 (est.)

Range

Power

116kW (156hp)

The car industry has been crying out for a new estate EV for some time – up to this point the MG5 EV has had the affordable estate segment to itself, so this is welcome news.

It’ll have the usual Peugeot goodies inside with an upgraded version of the e-208’s battery platform. Trips to the tip have never been so silent or stylish.

Polestar 3 SUV

The front of a silver Polestar 3 driving a mountainous road
Range

Range

379 miles 

Range

Price

£79,000+

Range

Power

360-380kW (482-510hp)

We’ve spoken a lot about the Polestar 3 already on our Best Luxury EVs for 2023 blog but, in short, it’s set to be a very comfortable, very cool and very quick luxury SUV.

It’s coming to the UK in 2023 and all of those models will have a huge amount of specification as standard. After that, Polestar will split the equipment into their usual Pilot, Plus and Performance packs.

Renault Megane E-Tech

Renault Megane E-Tech
Range

Range

280 miles 

Range

Price

£36,000+

Range

Power

162kW (217hp)

Renault joined Nissan in leading the charge for electric car adoption with their ZOE and Fluence cars in the early 2010s. The ZOE has been so successful, it’s still very steadily selling today. They’re hoping to continue their streak of pioneering EVs with the Megane E-Tech.

It’s a bit more expensive than the similarly sized MG4 (which you can get today), but reports are that the Megane has a more luxurious interior, and the infotainment system is said to be very good indeed.

Rolls Royce Spectre

The front of a black & gold Rolls Royce Spectre
Range

Range

320 miles 

Range

Price

£300,000+

Range

Power

436kW (585hp)

Does this car need any introduction? It’s an electric Rolls Royce, which means it’ll be as quiet and as comfortable as cars can get.

But it’ll be hard to get hold of unless you’ve got plenty of cash lying around, of course. We’ve spoken a little more about the Spectre in our Best Luxury EVs for 2023 blog. 

Smart #1

Smart #1
Range

Range

273 miles 

Range

Price

£30,000-£37,500 (est.)

Range

Power

200kW (268hp)

Smart haven’t released a new model in a little while now, but they’re aiming to tap back into the mainstream market with this, the Kia Niro EV sized ‘#1’ (and, yes, you’re supposed to say the ‘#’). Smart are having quite a rebrand at the moment; now jointly owned by Geely (who also have a big hand in Volvo and Lotus), they’ve gone down the SUV route with this car, something Smart haven’t done before.

Around town the Smart performs well, so we’ve heard, but on the open road it’s a little bumpy. Interior is comfortable but the infotainment is a touch clunky at times (though that’s expected to iron out as Smart produce more). What is impressive, though, is the 150kW max charging speed, meaning around 170 miles of range should be added in under 30 minutes.

Vauxhall Astra-e & Astra-e Sports Tourer

Vauxhall Astra-e
Range

Range

248 miles 

Range

Price

£35,000 (est.)

Range

Power

116kW (156hp)

Vauxhall have gone to town on the new Astra, citing it as “next level”. Since merging with Stellantis (who own Peugeot, Citroēn and DS amongst other brands like FIAT), Vauxhall have tried really hard to make their new cars stand out from the crowd. We think the new Astra looks great on that front and is a breath of fresh air for the company. The petrol and diesel version is already on sale, but the all-electric model will be out in 2023.

The merger also means the good news continues, with a higher quality interior than before and access to Peugeot’s EV platform; it’s why the figures will be near identical to the e-308. And, like the e-308, it’ll have the same option for an estate version, too, which we’re very excited about.

Volkswagen ID.Buzz

Volkswagen ID.Buzz
Range

Range

250 miles (est.)

Range

Price

£57,000+

Range

Power

150kW (201hp)

If you’re passionate about cars, you’ll probably know about this one. The heavily retro inspired Volkswagen ID.Buzz has been hyped-up by lots of motoring journalists since it’s concept was revealed some time ago. If you like old VW Transporters, you’ll likely want one of these.

It’s a bit more expensive than we’d have hoped, but generous power, a unique driving experience and a healthy max charging speed of 170kW (meaning 10-80% charge in under 30 minutes) makes it an interesting proposition. Being a Volkswagen van too, it’ll hold its value well when you decide to let it go.

Electric cars coming to the UK in 2024 & beyond

Cupra Tavascan, Jeep Recon, Porsche Macan EV, Renault 5 EV

Here are a handful of the cars that we know are coming but are a little further away: the Cupra Tavascan, Jeep Recon, Porsche Macan EV and Renault 5 Electric. We don’t know an awful lot about hese cars just yet, other than that the Porsche is delayed (according to Autocar) because of software issues, and the Renault 5 Electric will likely have a similar drivetrain to the ZOE.

Another car we’re excited for is the MG Cyberster:

MG Cyberster

A two seater, 500 mile, convertible sports car with a 0-60mph time of under 3 seconds. The car has been designed by the team in London and promises to hark back to MGs of old. Let’s hope it comes through!

Quite the list…

Indeed. What’s for sure is, there’s an awful lot of great electric cars coming our way in the next few months and years.

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