Automobile manufacturers, fortunately for us, are stepping up their efforts to manufacture fully electric vehicles. Because the price of gasoline is rising, these electric vehicles are ideal for taking a long road trip.
For those planning a road trip and in need of some new wheels, we can assist you with that as well. Here are some of the most exciting new models on the horizon, all of which are also slightly more environmentally friendly than their predecessors in some way.
A preview of what we can expect at the 2022 Chicago Auto Show was provided by all of the major automakers, who are all moving toward electrified vehicles.
At the event, an electric F-150 Lightning pickup truck capable of providing enough electricity to power a home for several days was on display. Both the new Chevrolet Silverado electric pickup and the Hyundai i20 electric compact car, which can be parked in a parallel parking space, are responses to Ford’s call for more electric vehicles. Even Hummer offers a hybrid version of its venerable gas guzzler to demonstrate its more environmentally conscious side.
With that said, there is one important caveat to be aware of: not all of the vehicles are yet ready to be driven off the lot. There are still a few people on the waiting list who have not been contacted. However, these new electric models are deserving of inclusion on your road trip wishlist, and they can at the very least serve as inspiration for a greener future of your road trips. If you want to be among the first to purchase an environmentally friendly automobile when it becomes available, keep an eye out for these five forward-thinking designs.
The Hyundai IONIQ 5 has garnered a lot of attention from the automotive press. This electric vehicle, which has a range of 220 miles between charges, has enough space for up to five people to ride comfortably. According to Car and Driver, it takes approximately 18 minutes to charge a battery from 10 percent to 80 percent of its maximum capacity. If you’re in a hurry, a DC fast charger can recharge your car’s battery in as little as five minutes and increase its range by 68 miles.
Head-up displays, which include augmented reality capabilities, will allow drivers to project their navigation directions onto the windshield using the car’s head-up display technology. Hyundai is particularly pleased with the car’s connected features, which include a 12.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, to name a few. There is a starting price of approximately $45,000 for this vehicle.
The Ford F-150 Lightning is a standout vehicle when compared to other pickup trucks in its class. The world’s first fully electric pickup truck also serves as a massive backup battery, allowing it to be used for camping or even powering a home for several days at a time.
A fully charged battery can provide “full home” power for up to three days on a single charge, or up to 10 days with proper rationing if the user manages their power consumption.
There’s still some mystery surrounding how far the truck can travel on a single charge. According to rumors, the Pro and Lariat trims will be able to travel 230 miles on the standard range battery pack, and the extended range battery pack will be able to travel up to 320 miles on a single charge. Purchase prices start at around $40,000 and go up from there.
The electric version of General Motors’ best-selling pickup truck can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in less than four seconds on a single charge.
While the truck appears to have a traditional exterior, climbing aboard reveals it to be anything but. There are a slew of high-tech gadgets housed in this mothership, including Ultifi, the automaker’s intelligent software platform that provides over-the-air updates, downloadable apps, and updates on new features to keep your car running like new for a longer period of time.
Take into consideration that this is first and foremost a pickup truck…………………………………… Do you want to take your boat with you when you go somewhere next time? It’s not a big deal at all. A towing capacity of up to 10,000 pounds is available with the Chevrolet Silverado Electric Vehicle. The extendable cargo bed of this vehicle provides plenty of space for your toys to run around in.
Despite the fact that the vehicle is not yet ready for delivery, Chevrolet is now accepting reservations for it. Purchase prices start at around $40,000 and go up from there.
The GMC Hummer EV is a stylish SUV or pickup truck that can accommodate up to five passengers. A single charge will be sufficient for the electric Hummer SUV to travel 300 miles, while the electric pickup truck will be able to travel 350 miles on a single charge.
One of its most eye-catching characteristics may be its appearance. According to MotorTrend, it has a removable center bar that allows for an unobstructed view of the sky above, making it a good choice for stargazing and off-road camping.
With its “lunar shadow” interiors and high-definition screens, as well as its “crab walk” mode, which allows the vehicle to drive diagonally at low speeds, this car gives the impression of being on a journey to another galaxy far, far away. In order to gain additional clearance, the vehicle can be raised by 6 inches using the “extract mode.” The starting price is approximately $100,000.
It is possible to travel 280 miles in this all-electric luxury electric crossover vehicle on a single charge. Despite the fact that this is a BMW, it can still accelerate from zero to sixty in less than four seconds.
The Live Cockpit Professional and Natural Interaction features of BMW’s Live Cockpit are both included as standard in the cabin of this vehicle. According to MotorTrend, the system allows drivers and passengers to activate functions using voice commands or hand gestures. In addition, you’ll be able to listen to high-quality audio while driving with this system.
The product is expected to be available in the United States in the summer of 2022. Prices begin at approximately $105,000.)