New year, new Electric Vehicle innovations! As we welcome 2022 with open arms, we also are anticipating new technology in the auto market that is coming our way. Consumers have a wide variety of electric cars to look forward to; more specifically, EV drivers can expect the latest models to have better range, to be stylish and unique, and to include eco-friendly designs.
In no particular order, here are the top 5 most innovative electric vehicle models to kick off 2022:
1. Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX
This concept car, the VISION EQXX, was unveiled recently by automaker Mercedes-Benz at the top of January 2022. The luxury car company announced that some of the details included in this new model include vegan seats made with cacti and mushroom fibers instead of animal-based leather, and a solar panel clean energy roof.
Shockingly, this vehicle's prototype can travel up to 620 miles on a single charge. With most electric vehicles have a range between 250-450 miles, this luxury model changes the game when it comes to longevity of the EV battery, possible trips without stopping to charge, and saving and conserving energy.
2. Kia EV6
With an estimated 310 miles of range and an expected MSRP of $45,000 USD for a brand new model, this moderately affordable Kia EV6 model is a solid option for anyone looking to have a well-designed and reliable electric vehicle that looks sleek and luxurious, but costs half the price of some of the more high-end brands on the market.
3. Lucid Air
This luxury car model is innovative in its design and its range. Lucid Air models will hit the market this year, and drivers are expected to enjoy its 500+ miles of range on a single charge.
The all-electric Lucid Air model, according to car reviewers and auto lovers, is a remarkable first effort from a first-time automaker, Lucid, to take on the EV market by storm. This sizable sedan has a smart design and will ease the range anxieties of any unsure gas-powered driver nervous about making the switch.
4. 2022 Tesla Model S
Say goodbye to your EV range anxiety with the 2022 Tesla Model S. Representatives from the EV giant say that the newest version of their iconic Model S has around 412-miles of range on a single charge. This car isn't just fuel efficient— it's notoriously fast. Driving tests have shown this EV beast can go from 0-to-60 miles per hour in as little as 2.1 seconds.
The latest Model S can easily be used for long drives without stopping to charge, and will get you wherever you need to go in style.
5. 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV
A brand new, all-electric vehicle for only around $33,995 MSRP? The 2022 EUV is a newer model from automaker Chevrolet, and it notable for its added space and extra room in the back and trunk. Its roughly 250-mile range makes it the perfect starter vehicle for small families looking to add a reliable SUV to their household for less than half of the cost of other models.