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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.

At Octopus Electric Vehicles, 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 EV.

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.

Audi Q6 e-tron

Audi’s classy Q6 e-tron is its second mid-size SUV and is set to be premiered towards the end of 2023. Its modern and elegant curved design boasts a more spacious cabin and its wider quarter glass is sure to let in plenty of natural light so you can enjoy the view while having better visibility.

With an 800-volt charging system, 592 horsepower and 373-mile range (which could get you from London to Edinburgh 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!

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.

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.

Cupra Tavascan

The Spanish sports car brand is set to showcase its first-ever electric SUV next year. 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%.

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.

Alfa Romeo Tonale Electric

The Italian luxury car manufacturer Alfa Romeo plans to become fully electric by 2027. Alfa Romeo's first foray into the electric car market comes in the form of the modern and functional Tonale Electric.

This SUV offers a 280-horsepower motor and achieves a speedy 0-60 mph in 6.2 seconds. Its sophisticated leather interiors give it a sporty and luxurious feel and it boasts fully integrated digital services, too.

BMW i5

Germany’s premium car manufacturer is set to release its fully electric eighth-generation BMW 5 Series next year. The efficient i5 with its classic 5 Series shape and size will come in three variants. They’ll include 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.

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, charging could also cost as little as 3p 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!