With over half of Kiwis wanting to make the shift to an Electric Vehicle (there have been studies), we’ve put together a handy guide detailing every new BEV (battery electric vehicle) currently on sale or available to order in New Zealand. We’ve also included all the upcoming models that we can expect here soon.
We’ll be updating this guide with each new release, so be sure to check back on a regular basis.
Like data? Our recently updated new car prices detail every passenger vehicle on sale in the country complete with their vital stats and eligibility for the clean car discount.
Audi NZ currently has three SUVs and two sports sedans on offer with the promise of plenty more to come including the rather tasty A6 wagon.
• Q4 40 e-tron Advanced ($99,990) CCD $0
• Q4 40 e-tron Sportback Advanced ($103,990) CCD $0
• Q4 50 e-tron quattro S line ($126,990) CCD $0
• Q4 50 e-tron Sportback quattro S line ($130,990) CCD $0
• Q8 e-tron 55 ($164,900) CCD $0
• Q8 e-tron 55 S line ($179,400) CCD $0
• e-tron S Sportback ($190,400) CCD $0
• e-tron GT quattro ($205,990) CCD $0
• RS e-tron GT ($289,990) CCD $0
Coming soon: Q6 e-tron (2024), A6 e-tron (2023), A6 Sportback e-tron (unknown), A6 Avant e-tron (2024), A8 (unknown), Q3 (unknown), Q5 (unknown), Q5 Sportback (unknown), Q6 e-tron (unknown), Q6 Sportback e-tron (unknown), Q8 e-tron (2024), SQ8 e-tron (2024), RS 6 e-tron (unknown), R8 (unknown), RS Q6 e-tron (unknown), Urban EV (unknown), Off-road EV (unknown)
A3 (unknown), A4 Avant (unknown), A5 Sportback (unknown), A5 Avant (unknown)
No BMW models at present qualify for a rebate – that is unless you can find an i3 gathering dust in a showroom somewhere. Currently on sale are two SUVs and a four-door coupe.
• i4 eDrive35 ($98,900) CCD $0
• i4 eDrive40 ($115,900) CCD $0
• i4 M50 ($144,000) CCD $0
• i5 M60i ($196,900) CCD $0
• i7 xDrive60 ($289,500) CCD $0
• iX1 xDrive30 ($96,900) CCD $0
• iX3 Inspiring ($118,900) CCD $0
• iX3 impressive ($118,900) CCD $0
• iX xDrive40 (172,100) CCD $0
• iX xDrive50 ($207,800) CCD $0
• iX M60 ($242,500) CCD $0
Coming soon: i1(2023), iX5 (TBA)
The newest player in the market, Chinese powerhouse BYD promises some of the most affordable EVs on sale in New Zealand. The Atto 3 is their first offering, available in two flavours both of which qualify for the full $7,015 clean car discount rebate. Read our full review online now. Both models have recently been subject to a price rise of around $2000. BYD also recently revealed their supercar the Yangwang U9.
• Dolphin Standard ($49,990) CCD -$7,015
• Dolphin Extended ($55,990) CCD -$7,015
• Atto 3 Standard ($58,990) CCD -$7,015
• Atto 3 Extended ($62,490) CCD -$7,015
• Atto 3 Tachyon ($70,490) CCD -$7,015
• Seal Dynamic ($62,990) CCD -$7,015
• Seal Premium ($72,990) CCD -$7,015
• Seal Performance ($83,990) CCD $0
Coming soon: BYD also unveiled the Dolphin Sport of which 1000 units will go to Australia unfortunately the Sport is not bound for NZ.
Citroen has the e-C4 we drive an early import.
• e-C4 ($69,990) CCD -$7,015
Cupra NZ has confirmed that the Born and Tavascan will arrive in 2023 and 2024 respectively. The Terramar SUV which shares underpinnings with the Audi Q3 is also said to be a goer. the Urban Rebel is also due to arrive globally in 2025.
• Born V+ ($77,900) CCD -$7,015
• 500e Pop ($59,990) CCD -$7,015
• 500e Icon ($64,990) CCD -$7,015
Fiat Topolino, 600e, Abarth 500e
The order books have opened for Ford’s first fully electric offering – the Mustang Mach-E which we drove briefly in the US recently. Buyers can spec their ‘stang through the Ford NZ website, and expect to take delivery in late Q2 of 2023. The range consists of three models, one of which sneaks under the rebate cap by just ten bucks. Nice. Otherwise, there are mostly mild hybrids on the horizon for Ford NZ in the form of Focus, Puma, and Escape. What else? F-150 Lightning? Could be a goer, but Ford can’t currently build enough to satisfy demand in the US, let alone have any left for export so the order books have been closed. Ranger Lightning? It’s got to be in the works surely, but Ford is remaining tight-lipped at present. In the Commercial space, we can expect to see some electrified vans being offered in the form of the E-Transit which is scheduled to arrive in 2023. An electric Ford Puma is also due to arrive in NZ.
• Mach-E RWD 75.7kWh ($79,990) CCD -$7,015
• Mach-E AWD 98.7kWh ($109,990) CCD $0
• Mach-E GT AWD 98.7kWh ($124,990) CCD $0
GWM / Haval
Haval currently has the Jolion and H6 hybrids, and the brand is set to go fully electric by 2030. GWM has the Ora (the car previously known as Good Cat) which we took for a spin recently. It’s most definitely funky and fun to drive to boot. The key to its success will be a competitive price tag which was recently revealed as being $49,990. There will be three variants to choose from.
• Ora Standard Range ($47,990) CCD -$7,015
• Ora Long Range ($52,990) CCD -$7,015
• Ora Ultra ($55,990) CCD -$7,015
• Ora GT ($60,900) CCD -$7,015
Hyundai offers the Ioniq EV, IONIQ 5 hatchback, and the Kona SUV in a range of trim levels. Both the Ioniq EV and EV Elite qualify for the rebate as do the entry-level IONIQ 5 and two Kona models. Hyundai also recently revealed the stunning N Vision 74 Concept and the rather polarising RN22e which show its desire to produce performance-orientated EVs.
• IONIQ EV 38.3kWh ($65,990) CCD -$7,015
• IONIQ EV Elite 38.3kWh ($71,990) CCD -$7,015
• IONIQ 5 58kWh ($79,990) CCD $0
• IONIQ 5 72.6kWh ($89,990) CCD $0
• IONIQ 5 AWD 77.4kWh Elite ($97,990) CCD $0
• IONIQ 5 Elite 72.6kWh ($97,990) CCD $0
• IONIQ 5 Limited Vision Roof AWD 72.6kWh ($117,990) CCD $0
• Kona Electric 39.2kWh ($69,990) CCD -$7,015
• Kona Electric Elite 39.2kWh ($77,990) CCD -$7,015
• Kona Electric 64.0kWh ($79,990) CCD -$7,015
• Kona Electric Elite 64.0kWh ($88,990) CCD $0
• IONIQ 6 53kWh ($79,990) CCD -$7,015
• IONIQ 6 77.4kWh ($94,990) CCD $0
• IONIQ 6 77.4kWh Elite ($104,990) CCD $0
• IONIQ 6 77.4kWh Limited AWD ($124,990) CCD $0
Coming soon: IONIQ 7 (2024) A performance IONIQ 5 N with 448kW (sharing its twin motor with the Kia EV6 GT due in 2024).
The company is undergoing a massive overhaul as it prepares to drop all of its internal combustion models over the next three years. Early indications suggest that the brand will relaunch in 2025 as an electric-only ‘modern luxury’ brand. What exactly does modern luxury mean? Well…expensive as according to JLR CEO, its cars will be priced from NZ$150,000, right up to $230k plus. It will launch three models initially, two crossovers (of course) and a sporty two-door, all of which will be based on an entirely new platform code-named Panthera. The I-Pace will be the only ‘old’ Jaguar to survive the cull although it is tipped to get a facelift and tech overhaul. The styling of the new cars has been signed off and is expected to be revealed to the public at the end of 2024.
• I-Pace SE ($159,900) CCD $0
• I-Pace HSE ($169,900) CCD $0
Coming soon: Electric GT (2024), Large Crossover (unknown)
The newly launched EV6 Air and the original Niro EV EX currently qualify for the $7,015 clean car discount if you can still find the outgoing Niro in a Kia showroom. The new Niro has just arrived, again with three types of electrified powertrains; hybrid, PHEV, and of course a fully electric variant.
• Niro Plus EV Light 64kW ($64,990) CCD -$7,015
• Niro EV Light 64kW ($68,990) CCD -$7,015
• Niro EV Water 64kW ($75,990) CCD -$7,015
• EV6 Air ($76,990) CCD -$7,015
• EV6 Air Long Range (79,990) CCD -$7,015
• EV6 Earth AWD Long Range ($99,990) CCD $0
• EV6 GT-Line AWD Long Range ($111,990) CCD $0
• EV6 GT-Line AWD Long Range sunroof ($114,990) CCD $0
• EV6 GT AWD ($139,990) CCD $0
Coming soon: EV9 (2024), Entry-level EV (unknown), KIA is planning at least 14 more electric cars by 2030.
Like parent company Toyota, Lexus has a large range of hybrid vehicles, including the new plug-in NX 450h, but so far has only one full EV, the UX 300e, for sale here. At $79,990 it qualifies for the $7,015 clean car discount. Just. An updated model with a greater range is expected to arrive mid-way through 2023.
Recently returning to the NZ market, Lotus is a brand serious about going electric starting with the Evija hypercar, Lotus plans to have a full range of electric vehicles like the upcoming Eletre SUV, the Type 133 – a sporty four-door coupe aimed at the Porsche Taycan and Audi e-tron GT, Type 134 a smaller, more affordable SUV and finally the Type 135 an all-new electric Elise replacement.
• Eletre S ($265,000) CCD $0
• Eletre R ($315,000) CCD $0
LDV has a few electric van-like offerings in their commercial range (eDeliver3, eDeliver9), but more recently they announced the arrival of the eT60 – the country’s first fully electric ute. Boasting a 150kW/310Nm motor paired with an 88.55 kWh battery, the eT60 is said to have a ‘WLTP city’ range of around 325kms. There’s DC and AC charging capability meaning a 5-80% charge can be completed in 45 minutes or five hours respectively. The cost is $79,990, which means it conveniently qualifies for the full $7,015 government subsidy. A $1000 deposit is required to secure one with deliveries expected in summer 2022. We’ll bring you an in-depth review as soon as we can get our hands on one.
LDV has just added the new Mifa 9 all-electric seven-seater MPV to its local lineup. It’s part of a growing electrified offering from the SAIC-owned brand, and a model that the local distributor is hoping will help change perceptions of LDV in NZ.
• e-T60 ($79,990) CCD -$7,015
• Mifa 9 Premium ($79,990) CCD -$7,015
• Mifa 9 Premium (119,990) CCD $0
Mazda’s sole EV is the slightly eccentric but stylish MX-30 BEV. Priced at $74,990 this funky little number gets the full clean car discount.
• MX-30 BEV ($68,590) CCD -$7,015
Coming soon: Mazda is planning three new electric vehicles by 2025 although there’s no indication yet as to what form these will take. Hands up who’s keen on an electric MX-5?
Mercedes have announced they are officially “done with internal combustion engines”.
• Mercedes-Benz EQA 250 ($91,799) CCD $0
• Mercedes-Benz EQA 350 4Matic ($105,900) CCD $0
• Mercedes-Benz EQA 250 SUV ($92,461) CCD $0
• Mercedes-Benz EQB 250 ($99,900) CCD $0
• Mercedes-Benz EQB 350 4Matic ($109,899) CCD $0
• Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4MATIC Sport ($154,400) CCD $0
• Mercedes-Benz EQE 300 Sedan ($132,099) CCD $0
• Mercedes-Benz EQE 350 4Matic Sedan ($144,998) CCD $0
• Mercedes-AMG EQE 53 4Matic Sedan ($194,999) CCD $0
• Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4Matic+ ($310,900) CCD $0
• Mercedes-Benz EQV ($167,695) CCD $0
Coming soon: EQS (2023), EQS SUV (2023), EQG (2024), and various AMG variants of the aforementioned like the Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4Matic+ we recently drove.
MG offers some of the most affordable EVs on sale in NZ. All models get the full $7,015 clean car discount.
• MG4 Excite 51 ($46,990) CCD -$7,015
• MG4 Excite 64 ($51,990) CCD -$7,015
• MG4 Essence 64 ($54,990) CCD -$7,015
• MG4 Essence Long Range 77 ($63,990) CCD -$7,015
• MG4 XPower ($69,990) CCD -$7,015
• MG ZS EV Excite ($49,990) CCD -$7,015
• MG ZS Essence ($53,990) CCD -$7,015
• MG ZS EV Long Range ($59,990) CCD -$7,015
Coming soon: Overseas markets get a small station wagon (a rebadged Roewe) but this appears to be off the menu (officially) for us at the moment. The MG Marvel R is currently sold in mainland Europe, but a new version could be made for the RHD U.K. market. A new EV roadster named the MG Cyberster (2024)
The Mini Cooper SE is available in five trims, Classic ($61,340), Mini Yours ($68,580), Resolute ($68,930), SE The ($67,100), The Resolute ($67,600). All models qualify for the full discount.
• Cooper SE Mini Yours ($70,155) CCD -$7,015
• Cooper SE Resolute ($70,505) CCD -$7,015
• Countryman Cooper SE ALL4 Mini Yours ($76,340) CCD -$7,015
• Countryman Cooper SE ALL4 Untamed ($76,690) CCD -$7,015
Coming soon: An all-new Mini Cooper EV is expected in (2024) as well as a Countryman EV. Slotting somewhere in between those models will be another crossover based on the recently released Aceman concept. Mini announced an electric Mini convertible for Europe with only 999 being made.
One of the pioneers of the EV world, the original Nissan Leaf is proving to be the gateway BEV for those wishing to experience electrified transportation on the cheap. On the new car market, a second-gen Leaf retails for between $60k and $70k meaning that they qualify for the full $7,015 clean car discount.
• Leaf 39kW ($49,990) CCD -$7,015
• Leaf 59kW ($58,990) CCD -$7,015
Coming soon: The original Leaf debuted way back in 2011, but it wasn’t until 2018 that the improved second-gen came along. It’s been a long time between drinks; Nissan’s next EV, the Ariya SUV is scheduled to arrive in 2024 some 13 years after their first (blame Carlos). As if to make up for lost time, Nissan reckons they will have 15 new models on sale by 2030.
Opel has returned to New Zealand with a range of electrified options that have now gone on sale. Among the selection of fuel-efficient vehicles on offer, there are two full EVs; the Corsa-e and Mokka-e. Pricing has just been confirmed for the Corsa-E; there’s just one variant available with a claimed range of over 380km. We have reviews of both models.
Polestar has proved to be a big hit here in NZ. Demand for their first offering, the Polestar 2, is high which means cars are in short supply. A recent price hike means that only the Standard range model now qualifies for a discount. An updated 2 will arrive at the end of 2023.
• Polestar 2 Standard Range Single Motor ($75,550) CCD -$7,015
• Polestar 2 Standard Range Single Motor Pilot Lite ($78,550) CCD -$7,015
• Polestar 2 Standard Range Single Motor Plus ($86,900) CCD $0
• Polestar 2 Long Range Single Motor Pilot Lite ($86,900) CCD $0
• Polestar 2 Long Range Single Motor Plus ($94,900) CCD $0
• Polestar 2 Long Range Dual Motor Plus ($104,900) CCD $0
• Polestar 2 Long Range Dual Motor Performance ($114,900) CCD $0
• Polestar 3 Long Range ($154,900) CCD $0
• Polestar 3 Long Range Performance Pack ($169,900) CCD $0
Coming soon: Polestar 4 (2024 SUV Coupe), Polestar 5 (2024 fastback sedan), Polestar 6 (2026 roadster).
The only EV available from Porsche at present is the sleek Taycan (available in sedan or wagon form). Expect a ‘more affordable’ model in the form of a BEV Macan due here next year. We’re a little sad that Porsche isn’t bringing any of the Taycan Sport Turismo models to NZ.
• Taycan ($193,400) CCD $0
• Taycan 4S ($226,430) CCD $0
• Taycan GTS ($267,870) CCD $0
• Taycan Turbo ($321,900) CCD $0
• Taycan Turbo S ($400,900) CCD $0
• Taycan 4 Cross Turismo ($213,200) CCD $0
• Taycan 4S Cross Turismo ($236,600) CCD $0
• Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo ($324,500) CCD $0
Coming soon: EV Macan (2023), Cayenne (2024-2025). While there’s no date set as yet, it’s tipped that the next-gen Boxster and Cayman will be fully electric. Don’t expect the 911 to be going fully electric anytime soon.
Skoda offers a few PHEVs like the Superb iV and Octavia iV RS, but its electric Enyaq iV is slated to arrive here next year. Skoda is planning to have a further six EVs on sale by 2025 as well as four additional plug-in hybrids.
• Enyaq Sportline ($79,990) CCD -$7,015
• Enyak Sportline Sportline Max ($84,990) CCD $0
• Enyak Coupe Sportline Max ($89,990) CCD $0
The first EV from Korean manufacturer SsangYong is due to arrive in the next couple of months. Based on the Korando SUV, the e-Motion features a 62kWh battery pack that feeds juice to its 140kW/360Nm electric motor, enabling an approximate WLTP range of 339km. There’s enough power to tow a 1500kg braked load while retaining the practicalities of an SUV. The e-Motion qualifies for the full $7,015 rebate and is available to order now.
• Korando e-Motion ($59,990) CCD -$7,015
Coming soon: The Korean manufacturer has plans for five EVs by 2025, kicking off with the Korando e-Motion. The company has teased early sketches of an electric SUV codenamed J100 but is also planning a compact SUV. Now rebranded at KG Mobility the manufacturer displayed three concepts, the Seoul Motor Show, A Ute named the O100, an SUV dubbed F100, and the KR10
Subaru has the Solterra a mid-sized SUV co-developed with Toyota which goes on sale here in early 2023. The range will consist of two models, both AWD, one of which will come in under the $80,000 cap allowing it to qualify for the full clean car discount. Interested? Sign up for updates through the Subaru website.
• Solterra ($79,990) CCD -$7,015
• Solterra Touring ($84,990) CCD $0
Without a doubt, the most recognisable and some would say desirable brand in the business. Tesla’s unique approach to building and selling cars has been a wake-up call for most established manufacturers. At present only two models sneak under the price threshold (so long as you go easy on the options). Theres also been leaked photos of the new Model 3 facelift. The Model X and S are no longer in production.
• Model 3 Standard Range ($67,900) CCD -$7,015
• Model 3 Long Range ($76,200) CCD -$7,015
• Model Y Standard ($67,500) CCD -$7,015
• Model Y Performance ($97,500) CCD $0
Coming soon: Cybertruck (unknown), Roadster (yeah right)
Toyota has been at the forefront when it comes to hybrid vehicles but is seemingly a little slow in developing EVs. Their current range offers many hybrids but nothing fully electric. This is all set to change as Toyota is dropping US$17 billion on EV development with 30 vehicles planned for introduction over the next eight years. The EV range kicks off with the catchily named bZ4X SUV which was developed on the e-TNGA platform in conjunction with Subaru. Toyota has also registered nine other tongue-twisting nameplates, such as bZ1X, bZ2, bZ2X, bZ3, etc etc.
• bZ4X ($72,990) CCD -$7,015
• bZ4X ($82,990) CCD $0
The C40 and XC40 recharge kick off Volvo’s electric vehicle range locally. The company plans to go all-electric by 2030. Volvo will release at least one electric vehicle every year with the aim of having EVs making up 50 percent of its sales by 2025.
Coming soon: EX90 (XC90 successor, due 2024), small crossover, a new sedan, XC60 Recharge, and two sporty wagon-esque models.
While VW has been a little slow off of the mark with delivering their ID range to NZ, that hasn’t stopped private importers from selling both the ID.4 and the ID.3 here in small numbers. However, 2023 is shaping up to be a big year for Volkswagen locally after they announced the ID.4, ID.5, ID. Buzz, and Cargo will go on sale in just a few months’ time.
No, we haven’t forgotten the e-Golf but it seems Volkswagen has, that model was quietly discharged some time ago. The ID.6 which is sold in China is unlikely to be sold in other markets. There are also rumours of an ID.1 supermini and ID.2 baby SUV that could appear around 2025. Volkswagen has recently announced the local spec and pricing for the ID.4 and ID.5. The four model range is set to go on sale in mid-2023, with just the entry-level ID.4 eligible for a rebate.
• ID.4 Pro ($79,990) CCD -$7,015
• ID.4 Pro+ ($90,990) CCD $0
• ID.5 Pro ($86,490) CCD $0
• ID.5 Pro+ ($95,490) CCD $0
Coming soon: ID.4, ID.5, ID. Buzz, ID. Cargo, ID.4 GTX, ID.5 GTX, ID.Aero (2023-2024), ID.7 (2023)
While EV models are being continually developed and delivered on a regular basis, there are a large number of manufacturers who currently have no fully-electric offerings in NZ. But with new laws coming in around the world effectively banning the sale of ICE-powered vehicles from 2025 onwards, we’ll see a large number of new models appearing over the next few years.
The upcoming Tonale will be available in a hybrid configuration, while the first full EV from Alfa will debut in 2024. By 2025 it’s expected that all cars from the Italian automaker will be electric. Alfa intends to use four new architectures from Stellantis that can support electrification. Following on from the Tonale is the suspected to-be-named Brennero, a small B-segment SUV using the Stellantis eCMP platform, an all-new Stelvio SUV using the FCA large platform, and a new Giulia with electrification. Also rumoured is a new GTV (expect this to be a four-door EVcoupe like the Porsche Taycan) and possibly a new Spider Duetto and supercar rumored to be called 6C.
2030 will be the last year of production for Aston Martin’s internal combustion engines. The brand is planning on launching its first electric model by 2025. No confirmation of what it will be, possibly an electric DBX.
Bentley currently has the Flying Spur PHEV but is planning on introducing a fully electric vehicle in 2025. No details on what body style this will take on, but it could take inspiration from the 2019 EXP 100 GT concept.
Citroen / DS
We’ve already tested a grey import e-C4 but expect to see it arrive officially in a Citroen showroom near you soon. Overseas, Citroen and DS Automobiles offer a range of electric cars like the AMI, E-Spacetourer, and E-Berlingo. DS Automobiles has the DS 3, DS 4, DS 7, and DS 9 all of which have PHEV options. DS models are not currently sold in NZ.
Currently, Ferrari has the V6 296 GTB and SF90 Stradale hybrids. The upcoming Purosangue is confirmed to get a NA V12 but could likely also be available as a PHEV. Ferrari has announced that it will build its first fully electric model by 2025 while going on to claim that 40 percent of its future product will be pure EVs, with 80 percent of its line-up featuring electrification by 2030.
We’ve tested an imported Honda e and loved it but it’s unlikely it will go on sale here officially. The only electrified offering from Honda NZ is the Jazz e:HEV a ‘self-charging’ hybrid. However, Honda has plans to launch 30 EVs by 2030 starting with the fully electric Prologue SUV due in 2024. Recently Honda unveiled the e:NP2, e:NS2, and e:N SUV concepts at the Shanghai Auto Show.
Isuzu is looking at electrifying its D-Max ute using either a fully electric BEV or an HEV drivetrain.
The Jeep Avenger made its official debut at the Paris Motor Show, with the brand announcing more details about its first-ever fully electric vehicle. Earlier this year in September, the Avenger was revealed as the entry point into the Jeep range and to support the brand’s global electrification strategy. The subcompact SUV has also been developed specifically with the European market in mind in order to capture more sales in the rapidly growing electric segment. Earlier this year Jeep teased an EV Wrangler concept but gave no indication as to if and when it might actually materialise. A PHEV Wrangler which has an emissions-free range of 34km is currently available in the US, but there’s no indication as to whether we’ll get it here. Jeep is on a mission to become the leading electrified SUV brand in the world, with the carmaker recently revealing three of the four models it aims to achieve such success with.
A brand that is very fond of its famous V12, Lamborghini has acknowledged a need to shift to the electrified side, and its first BEV is expected to arrive by 2028. Lamborghini plans on continuing to sell ICE vehicles that can be powered by synthetic fuels which they say can be produced in a carbon-neutral way.
Lamborghini is planning on a four-model lineup with two sports cars (Aventador and Huracán replacements) and two more ‘usable daily vehicles’. It’s likely that the second-gen Urus will offer a hybrid rumored to use the Porsche LK5 engine or a fully electric option engine while the fourth new model will be fully electric. The recently revealed replacement to the Aventador the Lamborghini Revuelto gets a hybrid 6.5L Hybrid V12
The Latest Range Rover is offered in a few hybrid trims powered by the firm’s 3.0L IL6 hybrid motor. The Range Rover Velar also uses a hybrid powertrain. Land Rover has plans to introduce six battery-electric models by 2026 but will retain some ICE models in its lineup before going fully electric in 2036.
Maserati is aiming to have electric versions of all its models by 2025 and is expected to shift to selling purely EVs by 2030. The next-generation GranTurismo Folgore gets a 560kW triple motor and the next-gen Levante will get electrified too. The mid-sized electric SUV Grecale Folgore is due in 2024. Maserati currently offers both the Ghibli and Levante in a hybrid configuration.
The Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi alliance plans to debut 35 EVs by 2030, so expect a big refresh for the aging Mitsubishi model lineup. At present, Mitsubishi offers only the Eclipse Cross PHEV and Outlander PHEV.
Ram has shown its RAM 1500 EV in the US but there is no word yet on whether it will make its way Down Under. Ram is also planning a smaller electric ute to rival the Ford Ranger. Ram also recently revealed the Ram 1500 REV.
Renault pulled the electric Zoe from sale locally owing to dubious ANCAP crash-test scores. (No great loss we say, it was way too expensive) leaving only the Kangoo EV Van. In Europe, Renault is a sales leader in the EV segment with vehicles like the Twingo Z.E, Mégane E-Tech Electric, and Renault Twizy. The oh-so-tasty Renault R5 E concept car is due to reach the market in 2025. Colour us excited.
More than 120 years after Rolls-Royce co-founder Charles Rolls envisioned his cars being powered by electricity, the luxury carmaker has unveiled the Spectre as its first-ever fully electric model. The purpose of a Rolls-Royce isn’t to go fast but to travel from A to B in a smooth, refined, and quiet manner which is why going electric is a significant step forward for the brand. Orders are available now with customer deliveries set for late 2023. We have yet to hear if New Zealand will receive the model. Price? If you have to ask…
With their fuel-efficient range, there hasn’t been much pressure for Suzuki to develop electric vehicles. However, Suzuki has confirmed that they will release their first EV by 2025. This model will likely be developed in conjunction with Toyota.
Also, check out our list of EVs we don’t get in New Zealand, some of these are only available in RHD.