Heightened fuel costs and volatile weather conditions have steered consumers towards eco-friendly modes of transportation, prompting automakers to create greener alternatives. Recognizing the environmental benefits, the UAE government is stimulating the adoption of electric vehicles by providing accessible auto loans and additional facilities. With the anticipation of many new electric vehicles entering the UAE’s auto market, we have compiled a list of upcoming electric cars expected in 2023.
EXCITING ELECTRIC VEHICLES LAUNCHING IN 2023
Electric vehicles offer significant reductions in carbon emissions compared to traditional cars, bolstering their efficiency and eco-friendliness. Additionally, they tend to be more economical to maintain over time, leading to a surge in EV innovations from major car manufacturers. Without further delay, here are the anticipated electric vehicles for 2023.
The Cadillac LYRIQ, the brand’s first electric SUV, aims to redefine luxury electric vehicles with high-performance standards. It’s the inaugural model in General Motors’ new EV lineup. The design features a sleek full-glass roof and a vented roof spoiler.
The LYRIQ boasts an impressive 340 horsepower (255 kW) and an estimated range of over 482 km on a full charge. Its dual onboard charging system offers a Level 2 home or public AC charge rate of up to 19.4 kW, adding up to 83 km of range per charging hour. It also supports DC fast charging of up to 190 kW, providing up to 122 km of range in just 10 minutes. Additional features include power-presenting doors, advanced LED lighting, aerodynamics and automated charge port doors.
Expected Starting Price of 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ: AED 220,000
2023 NISSAN ARIYA
Nissan, the automotive powerhouse, has unveiled its all-electric crossover, Nissan Ariya, at the Dubai Expo 2022. The Ariya, a testament to cutting-edge technology, offers six trims, featuring an extended-range battery of 63 kWh or 87 kWh and an AC synchronous motor producing 214 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque.
Embodying the concept of ‘Timeless Japanese Futurism,’ the Ariya combines minimalist and traditional Japanese aesthetics. It also includes a robust safety suite, including Blind Spot Warning, High Beam Assist and Automatic Emergency Braking.
Price of Nissan Ariya in the UAE: To be announced
RENAULT MEGANE E-TECH ELECTRIC
The Renault Megane E-Tech, a sporty crossover, features aerodynamic lines, full signature LED lights, and gold chrome accents. Equipped with a 60 kWh ultra-slim battery and a 160 kW motor, this lightweight vehicle, at just 1,620 kg, offers impressive range and performance.
It also includes 44 litres of boot capacity and a wireless phone charger at the front, along with up to 26 driver-assistance systems for optimal safety.
Expected Starting Price of Renault Megane E-Tech 2023: AED 180,000.
BMW, known for its innovative vehicles, is set to launch the iX, which incorporates eDrive technology, dual electric motors and a state-of-the-art all-wheel-drive system. The vehicle offers a range of over 600 km, accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 5 seconds, and boasts over 500 hp.
The sleek exterior, complemented by the re-engineered seats and intelligent center console, makes for a luxurious, comfortable ride.
Expected Starting Price of BMW iX in the UAE: AED 475,000.
The eagerly-awaited Tesla
Roadster, initially expected in 2021, is set to hit the market in 2023. Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO, has revealed that this all-electric supercar will feature exclusive components like a rocket thruster, potentially revolutionizing the electric vehicle sector.
Capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.1 seconds, the Roadster is set to become the fastest electric car worldwide. It will feature a new plaid powertrain, a 200-kWh battery pack offering 620 miles of driving range, and a top speed of over 400 km/h.
Expected Starting Price of Tesla Roadster: AED 183,000.
This concludes our roundup of the upcoming electric vehicles for 2023 in the UAE.