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Five of the Most-Anticipated Electric Vehicles Coming to Canada in 2022

Car enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the Canadian debut of these four electric vehicles

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These five vehicles are the most hotly anticipated new electric vehicles (EVs) arriving in Canada in 2022. But beyond that, they have little in common, which is precisely the point. To attract new mainstream buyers, expect to see different types of EVs at a showroom near you.

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5

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Arriving early 2022

When the retro-futuristic Hyundai went on sale in Australia, the first year’s production run sold out in just two hours. Everything about the Ioniq 5 is fresh, from the boxy design to the pixelated lights to the friendly, airy cabin. With all-wheel drive and 350 kW fast-charging, it seems poised for mass-market appeal, assuming the price—which has yet to be announced—is reasonable.

2023 Subaru Solterra

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Arriving mid 2022

Subaru’s first electric model is being co-developed with Toyota. Beyond the fact that it’s a compact SUV, little information about it has been released. It’s a safe bet the Solterra will have all-wheel drive and be in line with the outdoorsy brand’s most eco-friendly model ever.

2022 Lucid Air

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Arrival TBD

In October, California-based start up Lucid Motors opened its first Canadian showroom in Vancouver. American deliveries were scheduled for later that month and, according to a company spokesperson, Canadian deliveries are expected “to follow shortly after.” The brand’s debut model, the Lucid Air, is an opulent luxury sedan with Tesla-competing range: the $105,000 base model can cover an estimated 653 km before it runs out of power, while the $229,000 flagship model is rated at 836 km. (By comparison, the updated Tesla Model S costs $114,990 and has a range of 652 km, while the Model S Plaid version rings in at $169,990 with 637 km of range.)

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

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Arriving spring 2022

Ford is doing all it can to tempt truck buyers to go electric, touting the Lightning’s 775 pound-foot of torque, sports car-quick 0-100 km/h time of around 4.5 seconds and a spacious front-trunk. Ford claims the pickup can even power your house for up to 10 days in an emergency.

2022 Tesla Cybertruck

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Arriving fall 2022

With over a million back orders, the Tesla Cybertruck is one of the most in-demand vehicles. Built with an exterior shell made for extreme durability and enhanced passenger safety, Tesla claims to have reached a new class of strength, speed and versatility that’s only possible with an all-electric design. Thanks to its powerful drivetrain and low centre of gravity, the vehicle can accelerate from 0-96.5 km/h in as little as 2.9 seconds.

Advice you can trust

If you have questions about buying a vehicle or any other car-related inquiries, speak with a CAA automotive expert for unbiased advice you can rely on. Send your questions to autoadvice@caasco.ca.

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