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The coolest and best EVs coming in 2023 (and beyond)

Which of these incredible electric vehicles is your favorite?

The all-electric craze is in full swing, and automakers are bringing new electric cars to market at a blistering pace. While the last few years have been an exciting time for EVs, the next several years are going to be even more thrilling. 2021 and 2022 saw electric vehicles go mainstream, while 2023, 2024, and 2025 will be the years when they really begin to shine. 

A lot of new electric vehicles are expected to come out over the next few years — like, a dizzying number. If we were to cover all of the upcoming electric vehicles that are expected to arrive in the near future, we would end up writing a novel. Instead, we’ve compiled a list of the seven coolest electric vehicles that we’re the most excited to see in the future.

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DeLorean Alpha5 front end angle from passenger's side on a black platform with cloudy skies in the background.

DeLorean Alpha5

After nearly four decades in hibernation, DeLorean’s back in business. While most of us associate DeLorean with the wedge-shaped marvel from Back to the Future, the upcoming Alpha5 looks like it actually belongs in the future, though it gets some inspiration from the classic car.

The Alpha5 is a serious EV that looks toward the future. It has gullwing doors, four seats, an expected range of 300 miles, and a claimed 0-to-88 mph time of 4.35 seconds. The EV will be a low-volume model with fewer than 10,000 cars expected to be produced.

Rolls-Royce Spectre side profile in front of gray walls and studio lighting.

Rolls-Royce Spectre

Even storied automakers like Rolls-Royce can’t avoid moving toward an all-electric future. Rolls-Royce’s first all-electric vehicle will be the gorgeous Spectre coupe. While it would’ve been easy for Rolls-Royce to electrify an existing model, the Spectre is being built from the ground up as an electric car.

As far as figures go, the Spectre is expected to have a range of roughly 300 miles and a 0-to-60 mph time of 4.4 seconds. These aren’t the sexiest figures, but for a car that tips the scales at nearly three tons and is almost 18 feet long, we’re sure the Spectre will offer performance that Rolls-Royce consumers expect from the brand and take its place among the best electric cars.

Cadillac Celestiq rear end angle from passenger's side in front of a sunset with mountains in the back.

Cadillac Celestiq

General Motors is arguably leading the EV charge — no pun intended — for all automakers. With so many brands living under one roof, GM has large plans that include selling 1 million EVs annually by 2025. While most of the new EVs from GM will be affordable ones, the Celestiq is a bit different.

The Celestiq will help Cadillac get back on the map as a leader in luxury cars. It will start at $300,000, be built by hand, and have a dizzying level of customization. The luxury EV will have 55 inches of digital real estate and a range of 300 miles, and it will come with two electric motors for up to 600 horsepower.

Canoo Pickup Truck front front end angle from driver's side in a studio with white walls in the back.

Canoo Pickup Truck

Remember Canoo? We wouldn’t blame you if you forgot about the startup that appeared in 2017. The company appeared out of nowhere with dramatic concepts like the Canoo Pickup Truck, and then things went quiet. Still, we’re excited to see the funky truck officially go on sale.

The Canoo Pickup Truck has one of the strangest designs on the road with its abnormal front end. While the design of the truck is strange, the result is an EV with innovative storage compartments and impressive capability, making it one of the best electric vehicles. Last we heard, the truck will have up to 600 horsepower and 200 miles of range. Here’s to hoping that Canoo manages to bring the Pickup Truck to market.

Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept front end angle from driver's side parked in front of a garage.

Dodge Daytona SRT

Instead of looking toward the future, Dodge is doing what it does best by looking to its past. Dodge, the brand known for high-powered V8 engines, is getting into electric vehicles with the Daytona SRT. The vehicle is meant to be a halo vehicle for the automaker’s eMuscle line and is supposed to be an electric muscle car with a retro design and sound. At the moment, the Daytona SRT sounds along the lines of a robotic indoor cat instead of a lion, but we’re sure Dodge is working on that.

Dodge is staying quiet on what kind of performance the Daytona SRT will have, but if it’s anything like the brand’s gas-powered cars, you can expect it to be absurdly powerful and offer blistering acceleration.

Lotus Eletre side profile in front of a wall with dramatic sunlight coming from the front.

Lotus Eletre

Lotus, the brand that’s known for making driver-focused sports cars that deliver pure driving experiences, will be making an electric SUV, but not just any electric SUV. The Eletre promises to have up to 900 horsepower. The entry-level model will make 600 horsepower because that’s somehow an entry-level figure now. The SUV is expected to have a range of 315 miles, and its 800-volt platform will allow for charging on a 350-kW fast charger. With the Eletre being a Lotus, we expect it to offer the same sharp driving dynamics as the automaker’s gas-powered cars.

Rendering of side profile of Mercedes-Benz EQG in front of blue skies.

Mercedes-Benz EQG

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is an iconic. The boxy, high-end off-roader is one of the most recognizable vehicles on the road today. While some people may be worried about the G-Class’s future with Mercedes looking into EVs, there’s some good news: The G-Class will live on as the all-electric EQG.

We don’t have a lot of information about the EQG. We know that the electric SUV will have a similar boxy design to the current G-Class, and we expect it to utilize the current SUV’s body-on-frame platform. The EQG should offer incredible off-roading performance with a four-motor design that will see each wheel get its own electric motor.

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Lamborghini LB744 PHEV Powertrain from overhead in the engine bay of a chassis.

Lamborghini is known for making world-class naturally aspirated engines. From the Huracan’s V10 to the Aventador’s V12, soulful engines are Lamborghini’s thing. Unfortunately, Lamborghini has discontinued the Aventador and its mighty V12 engine. While we don’t know what’s in store for the Aventador’s replacement, Lamborghini has given the world a look into its upcoming powertrain, which will include a plug-in hybrid component with three electric motors.
A PHEV from Lamborghini? It certainly sounds like the end times. But if you think Lamborghini is making something akin to the Toyota Prius Prime, that’s not what’s happening here. At the heart of the plug-in hybrid powertrain is a 6.5-liter V12 engine. The new L545 motor is a major upgrade of the Aventador’s 6.5-liter V12. The new engine weighs 37 pounds less, has more power, has a higher redline, and features a raised compression ratio of 12.6:1.

Getting into actual numbers, the new 6.5-liter V12 engine is good for 814 horsepower on its own. That’s a large upgrade over the Aventador, which made up to 769 horsepower in its most potent configurations. While peak horsepower comes at 9,250 rpm, the engine hits its redline at 9,500 rpm. If there’s one figure that hasn’t grown a lot, it’s torque. The new V12 is rated at 535 pound-feet, which is only 4 pound-feet more than the old 12-cylinder motor.
In addition to giving the engine a major overhaul, Lamborghini has also repositioned the way the gearbox and engine are packaged together. Unlike the Aventador, which had a single-clutch transmission that was positioned in front of the engine, Lamborghini has turned the new V12 180 degrees. Additionally, power is being routed through a new 8-speed dual-clutch transmission that Lamborghini designed that will sit behind the engine.
So far, these would be massive changes on their own, but the engine is getting a large helping hand from a plug-in hybrid component. Lamborghini will assist the V12 engine with three electric motors. Two axial-flux motors are located at the front – one on each wheel – and a third electric motor at the back that’s integrated into the transmission. The front electric motors allow for torque vectoring, while the rear electric motor can act as a starter motor, generator, or an extra source of power. On their own, each motor is capable of producing 148 horsepower – roughly the same amount of power as a compact car. Combined, Lamborghini claims the V12 engine and the electric motors are good for 1,001 horsepower.

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2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC front end angle from passenger's side parked in front of mountains during sunset.

It’s no secret that the Mercedes-Benz GLC is the German automaker’s most popular model. Last year, Mercedes sold 342,900 units of the compact SUV globally. A staggering figure. Things, though, don’t slow down in the luxury class and after seven model years on sale, Mercedes believes 2023 is the right time to come out with a fully redesigned GLC and has officially announced pricing for the SUV. The automaker unveiled the redesigned GLC last June, but here's a quick recap if you missed it.
It’s not entirely surprising to see Mercedes roll out a new GLC for the 2023 model year. The GLC shares a platform, tech features, and powertrains with the C-Class. Given that the two models are closely related to one another, it only makes sense to see a new GLC that’s based on the C-Class.


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Rolls-Royce Phantom Syntopia side profile in a studio with purple swirling lines in the back.

Amid the electric vehicle revolution and the introduction of more semi-autonomous technology, automakers are eager to change their bios from traditional automakers to tech companies. Rolls-Royce, well, Rolls-Royce is different. While the iconic British marque has introduced its first EV with the Spectre, Rolls-Royce really does expand its reach beyond the world of cars as a luxury marque. Case in point, the latest vehicle from Rolls-Royce is the Phantom Syntopia. It was made in collaboration with Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen and blends the worlds of high fashion and cars.
You may not think that fashion and cars belong together, but the Syntopia certainly makes a case for more collaboration across the two industries. The Syntopia is very purple and is inspired by the concept of “weaving water.” The automaker, which has created some stunning vehicles over its extensive history, calls the Syntopia a “bespoke masterpiece.” Heavy words from a brand that’s known for going above and beyond with some of the most bespoke vehicles on sale. But we believe the company certainly went to great lengths to make the Syntopia, seeing as how it took Rolls-Royce four years to perfect.


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