- The 2022 New York Auto Show is filled with interesting electric cars.
- Some models will go on sale soon, while others are only available in concept form.
- We’ve seen a Chevy electric pickup truck, a VW twisty pickup truck, and a 2,200-horsepower supercar.
Chevrolet Silverado EV
Chevrolet introduced its electric Silverado pickup truck at CES in January and aims to go on sale in 2023. Pricing for the truck starts at $39,900 for the simplest work truck model. The first release of the RST, which hits the market later in 2023, starts at $105,000.
The star of the show was the Silverado EV’s innovative bed, which features a large slider into the cab, allowing people to haul objects nearly 11 feet tall.
God is Fayan
Austria-based Deus EV has launched a “production-oriented concept” for its inaugural model, the Vayanne. The company claims that its supercar will put out a whopping 2,200 horsepower and 1,475 pound-feet of torque. For comparison, Bugatti Chiron $3.3 million Just Advance 1500 hp or so.
According to Deus, the Vayanne will have a top speed of 248 mph and can reach 60 mph in less than two seconds.
Impossibly low to the ground and sculpted, Vayanne also looks the part. Deus says his butt is inspired by the infinity symbol. Deus Vayanne is limited to 99 models, with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2025.
Kia EV9 Concept
Kia took the opportunity to showcase its EV9 concept, which previews a large SUV to swing atop a compact EV6. Boxy and understated, the EV9 Concept is a futuristic look at the iconic Kia Telluride SUV.
Kia says the EV9 will have more than 300 miles of range when it hits US dealerships in 2023. Hopefully the SUV will look a lot like the concept when it comes to life, but some of the EV9’s more interesting design elements — like Its suicide doors – probably not going into production.
You’d be forgiven for not knowing the Indi EV, given the sheer number of electric vehicle startups trying to make a name for themselves at this very moment.
The Los Angeles-based Indi was founded in 2017 and has begun pre-orders for its first model, an SUV called the Indi One, at the auto show. Here’s how Indi differs from other startups: It included a powerful computer in Indi One that it calls the “All-in-One Car Computer”.
Andy says this will allow people to play video games, make video calls to work, use social media, and do other things normally intended for a regular computer. Pricing starts at $45,000, Andy says, and deliveries will begin next year.
Vifast VF8 and VF9
Vietnamese automaker Vinfast showed off two electric models bound for the US this year: the VF8 mid-size SUV and the VF9 full-size SUV. Although it comes from a company — and a country — that has never sold cars of any kind in the United States, it blends perfectly with the electric and gas SUVs on the market.
Undoubtedly, it will be difficult for a new brand to break into the US market. But the big VF9 motor hits a sector that doesn’t have any electric options at the moment. There are many compact and mid-size electric SUVs to choose from, but there are only a couple with third row like the VF9.
To keep costs low, Vinfast requires customers to rent out their batteries for a monthly fee. The company guarantees that it will replace the car battery if its capacity drops below 70%.
The Volkswagen Buzz ID doesn’t hit US shores until 2024, but we got an early glimpse of the funky minivan in New York. And we can report that he looks great in person. He’s weird in all the right ways and brings a smile to your face.
The ID.Buzz shown was the European model. For the US, Volkswagen will extend the truck a bit to make room for the third-row seats. The Euro ID.Buzz already has plenty of interior space and height, and should make US modifications more practical.