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  • Nov 23, 2022

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The electric cars coming to Octopus EV in 2023

New year, new electric car? 2023 promises to be an exciting year for the electric vehicle revolution as we’re set to see plenty of impressive, state-of-the-art models making their market debuts. Whether you’re thinking about an upgrade or switching to your first electric vehicle there’s sure to be a new car to suit you.

Though some of the manufacturers haven't released official details yet, there are rumours about the most high tech EVs coming to the market in 2023, with some of the models likely being available from 2024.

We’re keen to get in on the action and make sure we’re bringing you the latest in cutting-edge EVs. Let’s take a look at some of the hot new electric cars coming soon to Octopus Electric Vehicles customers.

Peugeot e308

The new all-electric e-308 is a modern upgrade to Peugeot’s classic family car and is due to arrive in June 2023. The 54 kWh battery features a new chemical composition and should achieve around a 248-mile range.

Peugeot claims the e-308 has impressive charging capabilities and can recharge to 80% in under half an hour. The hatchback also comes with eco, normal and sport drive modes too. This stunning car looks to be a firm favourite.

Abarth 500e

The 500e is the first EV ever released by the Italian car maker Abarth, the sports arm of Fiat. With a fierce design to rival its petrol powered counterpart, the Fiat 500, this car shows off its sporty design both inside and out.

Doing 0-60 in just 7 seconds, the 155 horsepower motor makes this car a great choice for those who want that fast acceleration to nip in and out of traffic. This model only comes with one size of battery at 42kWh, and is expected to give a range of around 190 miles. This Italian pocket-rocket promises an engaging drive, complete with fake exhaust noises to appeal to the petrol heads.

Fisker Ocean

The new Fisker Ocean is the first car from the Californian car manufacturer. A spacious and futuristic SUV, it even features solar panels on its roof to get you an extra 1,500 miles of charge a year from the sun.

The Fisker Ocean is not only roomy enough for 5 people, it also features full vegan leather interiors and a huge 17-inch touchscreen control panel. Our favourite feature about this new model is California Mode - you can drop all windows, including the rear window and sun roof at the same time so it feels like you're driving a convertible. The rear window that rolls down also allows you to transport items that might be too long to fit in the car (think longboards for that SoCal vibe).

Boasting an impressive 350 mile range, this car is set to be a family favourite that competes with the likes of the Audi Q4 e-tron and BMW iX3.

Hyundai IONIQ6

Picking up from where the IONIQ5 left off, the new Hyundai is a sleek coupe-style four door model with its minimalistic design showing off just how stylish driving electric can be.

The IONIQ 6 will only be available with a 77kWh battery to start with, giving it a range of around 320 miles, however in time, an extended range option will be available giving it up to 382 miles of range.

If you’re looking for speed as well as style, this powerful car will give you 0-60 in just 5.1 seconds. Coming in two specs, you can choose from Premium or Ultimate trim, with the luxury version of the car coming with Bose sound system, ventilated seats and more.

Lotus Eletre

Showcasing the brand's first ever SUV, the renowned British sports car maker is making a splash on the EV scene with one of the most futuristic electric cars around.

In true sports design style, the Eletre has been built with aerodynamics in mind, using some neat design tricks to help reduce drag.

Sporting two electric motors, the Eletre will get you from 0-60 in 4.5 seconds flat. With its 112 kWh battery, you’ll get up to 373 miles of range on a full charge. This plush SUV has touchscreen controls in the front and the back, and two electric motors (one for the front wheels, and one for the back).

Vauxhall Astra-e

Vauxhall is driving towards becoming an electric only manufacturer by 2028, and making its EV debut with the firm favourite, the Astra.

The battery is stored underneath the body of the Astra, meaning drivers won’t need to compromise on boot space. With incredible charging performance, the 100kW rapid charging capability will take this battery up to 80% in less than 30 minutes. With an official range of up to 258 miles, the new electric model will come in both hatchback and estate form, giving drivers a good amount of choice to meet their transport needs.

Audi Q8 e-tron

The classy Q8 e-tron is a refreshed version of the e-tron SUV and is set to be available from April 2023. It'll be available in its regular SUV form, or a more stylish Sportsback version. Its new aerodynamic shape is a win for drivers looking to add extra miles onto their driving range.

The new e-tron batteries have improved charging performance, charging from 10% to 80% in just over 30 minutes. Boasting an impressive 330-mile range (which could get you from London to Carlisle on a single charge), it also packs a punch and looks to be a great choice for the long-distance driver.

Audi A6 e-tron

The sleek new A6 e-tron, recently spotted being road tested in the Alps, promises to be a high-performance saloon offering from Audi. The concept version has a large 100 kWh battery, boasts 470 horsepower and an impressive 435-mile range. It’s rumoured we should see the fully formulated production version later this year. We can’t wait!

Fiat Panda

Italian manufacturer Fiat plans to be fully electric in the next three to eight years and is currently working on the next-generation Panda. As classic as the Panda is, it’s due to have a total overhaul. The new Panda will be based on Fiat’s 2019 futuristic Centoventi concept and is rumoured to come with a 50 kWh battery and a respectable 249-mile range.

Expect a stylish upgrade to the interior and mod cons like 5G connectivity, a touchscreen infotainment system and wireless Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay. This exciting car will be perfect for families.

BMW i5

Though no details have officially been released yet, Germany’s premium car manufacturer is rumoured to be releasing its fully electric eighth-generation BMW 5 Series next year. It's expected the efficient i5 will come with its classic 5 Series shape and, if it's anything like the BMW i4, it's likely to come in three variants - including the M50, eDrive 40 and xDrive 40. The one-motor base variant should reach around 335 horsepower with its higher-performing two-motor variants boasting potential horsepower around the 590 mark.

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Alpine R5

The French sports brand from the Renault Group is on a mission to be electric-only from 2025. Its debut offering will be a hot reworking of the Renault 5 Electric, premiering next year. With its 215-break horsepower motor, the Alpine R5 promises to be a bigger, sportier and more powerful version of the Renault 5 hatchback.

Ford Puma Electric

Ford is due to release a fully electric version of its popular Puma SUV. The American manufacturer expects the compact SUV to reach a range of around 280 miles and use cheaper but longer-lasting lithium iron phosphate batteries. With its urban-focused design and less-than-daunting price tag, the Ford Puma Electric is positioned as an affordable family city car.

Cupra Tavascan

The Spanish sports car brand is set to showcase its first-ever electric SUV next year, with exportation to the European market expected in 2024. The stylish, sporty Tavascan is expected to host a 77kWh battery with a range of around 300 miles and a 295-brake horsepower motor. True to the Cupra brand, you’ll also find copper-coloured interiors and a compact and modern digital instrument panel.

Cupra UrbanRebel

Cupra will soon be unveiling its petite but punchy electric supermini, the UrbanRebel. With its angular design, it’s an eye-catching and edgy city car with a sporty vibe.

The UrbanRebel should achieve a 273-mile range, 234 horsepower and go 0-60 mph in under 7 seconds. It could also be one of the first cars on the market using Volkswagen’s unified cell technology that aims to cut battery costs by 50%. Cupra say the car will be launched in 2025.

Get a brand new electric car with affordable leasing options

Electric vehicles, especially new-generation models, tend to have higher upfront costs than non-electric cars. But that shouldn’t mean that you can’t afford to drive one.

If you’re keen to get behind the wheel of the latest EVs without breaking the bank, it’s worth considering other options like an electric vehicle personal lease. With our ultimate EV package you can lease a high-spec EV and enjoy other benefits too: a free home charger, 4,000 free miles of home or public charge, servicing, repairs and breakdown cover. With a renewable energy tariff like Intelligent Octopus Go, charging could also cost as little as 2.4p per mile.

If you’re an employee, why not speak to your employer about joining our salary sacrifice scheme? It offers lots of benefits for you and your employer and could make your electric car up to 40% cheaper.

Whatever your choice of car, electric vehicles are leading the way with exciting new offerings from lots of great brands to choose from. Get started on your electric vehicle journey today!