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9 Jan 23

New BEV models for 2023

We list the most important BEV launches for 2023. Free up some space on your fleet shortlist for these models.

AUDI Q8 E-Tron 

Audi's big electric SUV looks into 2023 with an extensive facelift boosting range and appeal, mainly due to bigger battery packs. Comes also as a more dynamic Sportback.  

· Battery size: 95/114 kWh

· Range: +/- 491/582 km

· DC charging (10-80% SoC time): 150/170 kW (30/31 mins)

· Launch: Q1 2023

· Competitors: BMW iX, Mercedes EQE SUV, Polestar 3

 BMW iX1

BMW's most compact electric car hits the heart of the fleet market. Available in one battery size only it remains a practical package oozing premium style.

· Battery size: 64.7kWh

· Range: +/- 440 km

· DC charging (10-80% SoC time): 130 kW (29 mins)

· Launch: Q1 2023

· Competitors: Mercedes EQB, Volvo XC40 Recharge, Lexus RZ450e

BYD HAN

After the compact Atto 3 and the seven-seater SUV Tang, BYD aims for the likes of the Mercedes EQE and BMW i4 with the Han. Features a safe and innovative Blade Battery.

· Battery size: 85.4 kWh

· Range: +/- 521 km

· DC charging (10-80% SoC time): 120 kW (43 mins)

· Launch: Q1 2023

· Competitors: BMW i4, Mercedes EQE E-Tech, Nio ET5

 

CITROËN ë-C4X

A more aerodynamic and bold version of the all-electric C4. The advantage of the smaller battery pack is faster charging.

· Battery size: 50 kWh

· Range: +/- 360 km

· DC charging (10-80% SoC time): 101 kW (26 mins)

· Launch: Q1 2023

· Competitors: BYD ATTO 3, Renault Mégane E-Tech, Cupra Born

 

HYUNDAI IONIQ 6

The sleekly styled Ioniq 6 looks in a different direction, but the aerodynamic styling helps to boost autonomy (624kms).

· Battery size: 54/74kWh

· Range: +/- 429/614 km

· DC charging (10-80% SoC time): 175/233 kW (17/16 mins)

· Launch: Q1 2023

· Competitors: Polestar 2, Volvo C40 Recharge

LEXUS RZ450e

Lexus' second EV is built around a dedicated architecture and shares its tech with the Toyota bZ4X.

· Battery size: 71.4kWh

· Range: +/- 310 km

· DC charging (10-80% SoC time): 147 kW (28 mins)

· Launch: Q1 2023

· Competitors: BMW iX1, Mercedes EQA, Volvo XC40 Recharge

 

MG4 ELECTRIC

MG takes on the Volkswagen ID.3 but a lower price doesn’t mean a lower range.

· Battery size: 64kWh

· Range: +/- 450 km

· DC charging (10-80% SoC time): 135 kW (34 mins)

· Launch: Q1 2023

· Competitors: Peugeot e-308, Volkswagen ID.3, Cupra Born

 

POLESTAR 3

All-electric brand Polestar grows its range with an SUV that bets on sustainability in a sporty package.

· Battery size: 111kWh

· Range: +/- 610 km

· DC charging (10-80% SoC time): 250 kW (32 mins)

· Launch: Q1 2023

· Competitors: Volvo EX90, BMW iX, Mercedes EQE SUV

 

JEEP AVENGER

The very first all-electric Jeep carves out a niche outside its home country in the compact class.

· Battery size: 54kWh

· Range: +/- 394km

· DC charging (10-80% SoC time): 100 kW (26 mins)

· Launch: Q1 2023

· Competitors: MG ZS

 

PEUGEOT e-308

Keeping as much practicality of the ICE model as possible, the all-electric 308 also comes as a station wagon.

· Battery size: 54 kWh

· Range: +/- 400 km

· DC charging (10-80% SoC time): 100 kW (25 mins)

· Launch: Q2 2023

· Competitors: Opel Astra Electric, VW ID.3, Cupra Born

 

SMART #1

The Chinese-German Smart #1 will finally be commercialised in March of this year. Just don't expect a Lilliputian crossover.

· Battery size: 64 kWh

· Range: +/- 440 km

· DC charging (10-80% SoC time): 150 kW (28 mins)

· Launch: Q1 2023

· Competitors: BYD Atto 3, Cupra Born, MG4

 

OPEL ASTRA ELECTRIC

The technical twin to the Peugeot e-308 and Citroen ë-C4X counts on the same architecture and battery pack.

· Battery size: 54 kWh

· Range: +/- 416 km

· DC charging (10-80% SoC time): 100 kW (25 mins)

· Launch: Q2 2023

· Competitors: Peugeot e-308, VW ID.3, Cupra Born

 

MERCEDES EQE SUV

A logical step up from the EQE, this SUV version, combining the hightech interior with the same battery in a more sturdy and - popular - outfit.

· Battery size: 100 kWh

· Range: +/- 590 km

· DC charging (10-80% SoC time): 173 kW (28 mins)

· Launch: Q1 2023

· Competitors: Volvo EX90, BYD Tang, Audi Q8 E-Tron

 

NIO ET7

Nio's Model S rival can stand its ground. It's premium and uses battery-swapping technology. There's also tech-twin in SUV guise called EL7.

· Battery size: 75/100 kWh

· Range: +/- 394/513 km

· DC charging (10-80% SoC time): 140 kW (31/40 mins)

· Launch: Q1 2023

· Competitors: Mercedes EQE, Tesla Model S

 

VINFAST VF7

After a delay, Vinfast enters Europe in 2023 bringing this VF7 to the market as a rival for the Volkswagen ID.4. A smaller VF6 will join.

· Battery size: 75.3 kWh

· Range: +/- 431 km

· DC charging (10-80% SoC time): n.a.

· Launch: n.a.

· Competitors: Volkswagen ID.4, Skoda Enyaq iV

VOLVO EX90

With the zero-emission EX90, Volvo aims to offer the safest and most circular SUV it has ever built. It's an exemplar for future Volvo's and brother to the Polestar 3. 

· Battery size: 111 kWh

· Range: +/- 585 km

· DC charging (10-80% SoC time): 250 kW (32 mins)

· Launch: Q1 2023

· Competitors: BMW iX, Mercedes EQE SUV, Nio EL7

Image Source: Audi/BMW/BYD/Citroën/Hyundai/Lexus/MG/Polestar/JeepPeugeot/Smart/Opel/Mercedes/Nio/Vinfast/Volvo

Authored by: Piet Andries