6 yet-to-be-released electric cars we can't wait to drive

  • Tons of new and exciting electric vehicles are coming soon.

  • Before the end of 2023, we'll see new electric pickups and SUVs.

  • Here are the EVs we're most looking forward to from BMW, Chevrolet, Kia, and more.

If you aren't satisfied with the current selection of electric vehicles, just wait a few months. Tons of new and exciting EVs are set to hit streets in the last months of 2023 and beyond.

Want a compact SUV for grocery runs? A rugged, full-sized pickup? A three-row family hauler? Check, check, and check. All that and more is primed to hit America's dealerships and driveways by December.

Check out the coolest battery-powered rides still on the way in 2023 below:

Kia EV9

The Kia EV9 boxy, light-colored SUV is shown with lights in the background.
The Kia EV9.Tim Levin/Insider

While you can find plenty of medium-sized electric SUVs zipping about, there's been a real lack of three-row EVs on the market — particularly ones accessible to regular buyers.

The EV9 is changing that, offering up space for you and up to six friends at a more manageable price point than, say, a $100,000 Tesla Model X. We don't know exactly how much the EV9 will cost yet, but it'll probably be closer to $60,000.

The 2024 Kia EV9 electric three-row SUV.
The 2024 Kia EV9.Kia

Buyers will get a delightfully boxy vehicle that targets up to 300 miles of range and offers all-wheel drive.

Polestar 3

A white Polestar 3 electric SUV against a black background.
The Polestar 3 electric SUV.Tim Levin/Insider

The Polestar 3 is the third vehicle from Polestar, an EV startup that spun out of Volvo. (Look at a Volvo next to a Polestar — you can see the resemblance.)

The steering wheel, screen, and dashboard of the Polestar 3 electric SUV, viewed from its back seat.
The Polestar 3 electric SUV.Tim Levin/Insider

The chunky SUV has striking proportions, a low and long design, and a minimalist interior. The all-wheel-drive EV makes an impressive 489 horsepower and 620 pound-feet of torque, allowing for a breezy 0-60-mph time of 4.9 seconds, according to the brand. Polestar pegs range at around 300 miles, and pricing starts at $83,900.

Tesla Cybertruck

The Tesla Cybertruck undergoes testing in water.
The Tesla Cybertruck undergoes testing in water.Tesla

Tesla's outlandish pickup truck has been coming "soon" for a while now. But it looks like the wait is almost over for Tesla's patient fans.

Tesla has started early production of the truck at its Texas plant, and customer deliveries are scheduled for later this year. Still, there's a lot we don't yet know about the Cybertruck — like its price and range.

Tesla cybertruck on view at the Petersen Automotive Museum
Tesla cybertruck on view at the Petersen Automotive MuseumSamantha Delouya

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has teased some wild features, though, like the ability to serve briefly as a boat and spin in place like a tank (thanks to a four-motor option.)

Chevrolet Silverado EV

The Chevrolet Silverado EV electric pickup truck.
The Chevrolet Silverado EV.Tim Levin/Insider

Also joining the EV truck wars is the gas-less version of Chevy's popular Silverado. The top-tier RST edition will be the first truck available to non-commercial customers, bringing along with it a staggering price tag of $105,000.

The Ford F-150 Lightning's biggest rival will target up to 664 horsepower and 780 pound-feet of torque. The sprint to 60 mph happens in just 3.5 seconds, Chevy says.

The Chevrolet Silverado EV electric pickup truck.
The Chevrolet Silverado EV.Tim Levin/Insider

Plus, the Silverado EV will feature one of the coolest beds in the pickup biz: A collapsable divider between the bed and cab should let owners carry extra-long items like canoes and 8-foot-tall skeletons.

BMW i5

A red BMW sedan driving down a highway
The BMW i5.BMW

Tesla is far from the only brand selling high-end electric cars now that the big guys like BMW are getting in the game. In the US, the German brand now sells the i4 and i7 sedans, along with the stunning iX SUV.

The i5, an electric version of the brand's 5-Series sedan, is up next, slated to go on sale in the US this fall.

A red BMW sedan driving down a road.
The BMW i5. BMW

The base model will go up to 295 miles on a charge, BMW says, while a sportier version with 590 horsepower will hit 60 mph in 3.7 seconds. Pricing starts at $66,800.

Chevrolet Equinox EV

A blue Chevrolet Equinox EV SUV.
The Chevrolet Equinox EV.Tim Levin/Insider

Is the Equinox EV as outwardly cool as a sporty BMW sedan or a stainless-steel pickup truck shaped like a wedge of cheese? No chance. But the Equinox EV brings something lacking to the EV world: affordability.

Chevy says the base version of the small SUV will cost around $30,000 — less than half the price of most cars on this list — and offer a solid 250 miles of driving range.

The 2023 Chevrolet Equinox EV.
The 2023 Chevrolet Equinox EV.Chevrolet

But GM is making us wait for the cheapest model, which it says will go on sale sometime in 2024. The first Equinox EV available will be the pricier 2RS variant.

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