5 Electric Cars Worth Waiting For: 2023 New Models

5 Electric Cars Worth Waiting For: 2023 New Models

Will 2023 bring more affordable EVs with more range and faster charging? These are the five best new electric models coming to a charging station near you.

2024 Honda Prologue – Is It Even a Honda?

2023 electric cars
The Prologue EV is one of the electric cars we’re looking forward to in 2023.

Later this year, Honda’s first electric vehicle to take to North American roads will be beginning production ramp-up. The Honda Prologue electric crossover is expected to be a 2024 model with a late-2023 arrival. However, we’re looking forward to the Prologue for reasons you might not expect. 

Honda waited too long to get into the EV game. While many argue that Honda’s decision to focus on hybrid powertrains was a good move for their sales and bottom line, the delay ultimately resulted in Honda looking for strategic partners as an avenue for electrification. In the case of the 2024 Honda Prologue, Honda is working closely with General Motors to bring the same Ultium powertrain in the Chevrolet Silverado EV into Honda’s first American-made EV. But this won’t be a Chevy Bolt 2.0. The Prologue will benefit from a new, much better generation of EV engineering.

The Honda Prologue EV will be built by GM.

What makes GM’s Ultium electric powertrain so special?

Not only is the Honda Prologue going to be powered entirely by GM’s Ultium electric platform, GM is going to build the Prologue EV from start to finish. This begs the question, is the Prologue even a Honda at all? It’s starting to sound a lot like Chevrolet’s Equinox EV with the Honda nameplate.

Why then are we looking forward to the Honda EV that’s really a Chevy with a Honda badge? It’s all about the hope and promise of the Ultium platform. Here’s why this is worth getting excited about:

  • Ultra-fast charging up to 350 kilowatts, meaning charge times under 30 minutes.
  • More range, with over 300 miles on a charge expected for the Honda Prologue.
  • Mastery of efficiency: General Motors touts engineering feats that have brought the Ultium powertrain’s efficiency to the next level. This includes a new kind of heat pump.

Want to know more about the Honda Prologue electric crossover SUV? Here’s our full breakdown of the Prologue.

2023 Fisker Ocean

2023 Fisker Ocean
In 2023, affordable electric cars are hard to come by. The Fisker Ocean just might change that.

Ironically, Fisker’s first shot at vehicle production ended when the first batch of Fisker Karma electric sports cars succumbed to the saltwater floods of Hurricane Sandy in 2012. But that didn’t stop Fisker from naming their next vehicle the Fisker Ocean. 

The Ocean is an electric crossover that targets three consumer demands that EV automakers have so far struggled to unite under the umbrella of one electric model: over 300 miles of range, versatile capabilities, and affordable pricing. It’s almost as if the Fisker Ocean is on track to be an electric Subaru Forester with goals like that. 

Plus, if you’re the type of driver that shies away from commitment, Fisker has a sweet deal for you. The innovative Fisker Flexee Lease option lets you lease the Ocean for $379/month with no term commitment. You can hand back the car at any time. It’s essentially a long-term rental with no strings attached.

The Fisker Flexee Lease requires an initial payment of $2,999, and it includes up to 30,000 miles per year. Maintenance is covered. Sounds like a great deal if you ask me!

Here’s what we love about the 2023 Fisker Ocean:

  • Pricing starting at $37,499 before incentives
  • Range from 250 to 250 miles, depending on options
  • Tech-forward design yet ready for adventure

Learn more about the Fisker Ocean electric crossover in our deep dive review. More to come!

2024 Hyundai IONIQ 6

Hyundai IONIQ 6

Three out of four car buyers today opt for a crossover, SUV or truck. We’ve all heard it before: sedans are on their way out. Not so, says Hyundai. And judging from the reactions to the IONIQ 6’s design debut, the masses still have an appetite for a sleek sedan, as long as it brings something new to the table. 

In a welcome surprise, the IONIQ 6 went on sale months earlier than expected. With up to 361 miles of range and ultra-fast charging speeds adding 200 miles of range in under 20 minutes, this is one of the best. Browse Hyundai IONIQ 6 listings in your area.

2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV

2024 Silverado EV WT

Just one year ago, there wasn’t a single electric pickup truck available for purchase. Tesla’s Cybertruck started the electric pickup conversation with the swing of a sledgehammer in 2019, but other automakers are much closer to bringing electric trucks to market. The outdoorsy Rivian R1T has begun deliveries, and the GMC Hummer EV is crab-walking its way into customers’ hands. But these two premium offerings are at a higher price point than what the majority of drivers can afford. Enter the Ford F-150 Lightning (on sale now) and its chief competition, the all-new Chevrolet Silverado EV.

The electric Silverado is not just a standard truck with an electric motor. It’s much more than that, and far more capable.

Is the Silverado EV better than the F-150 Lightning? Here’s how they compare:

Starting PriceFully-LoadedRangeMax Charge SpeedVehicle-to-Load OutputEV Tax Credit
Silverado EV$39,900$105,000"up to 400 miles"350 kW10.2 kW maxNo (cap reached)
F-150 Lightning$39,974$90,874230 to 320 miles150 kW9.6 kW maxYes

Something to keep in mind: F-150 Lightning buyers have already had their hopes dashed by outrageous dealer markups. What was supposed to be a reasonably-priced electric truck is more often selling to the highest bidder. Will the same happen to the Silverado EV late next year? Considering that Ford, not GM, is the automaker publicly working on a way to end EV dealer markups, it appears likely. 

Still, this electric truck is going to be awesome. Here’s our full review of the Silverado EV.

2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV

2023 Equinox EV
2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV. Available Fall 2023.

Two Chevys on this list? Crazy, right?! GM’s $2.3 billion joint venture with battery engineering powerhouse LG Chem is beginning to work it’s way into products, and we’re thrilled for what’s to come. 

Just about all we know of the upcoming Equinox and Blazer EVs is by way of CEO Mary Barra’s online enthusiasm. Here’s what we know so far.

  • GM claims that the Equinox EV will have a starting price around $30,000. We expect that to bump up towards $40,000.
  • Both the Equinox and Blazer EV will be powered by the next-gen Ultium platform
  • There will be both fleet and retail versions of the Equinox EV. 
  • The Equinox EV will arrive at Chevy dealers in Fall of 2023

As you can see, there’s not a lot to say about the 2024 Chevy Equinox EV. Why are we so excited about it then? The mere prospect of an affordable EV is almost too good to be true at this point. The average EV sells for $56,000, a whole $10,000 more than the average combustion-powered vehicle. Should consumers in the market for an affordable EV be stuck with the range and charging limits of the Chevy Bolt and Nissan Leaf? We hope GM follows through on their promise to bring a truly desirable budget EV to the masses in 2023.

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The 2024 Honda Prologue Electric SUV: Will It Be Worth the Wait?

The 2024 Honda Prologue Electric SUV: Will It Be Worth the Wait?

Honda is late to the electric vehicle party. Now, Honda is depending on General Motors to get their EV plans off of the drawing board and onto the ground. Will their much-anticipated Prologue electric SUV be worth the wait? The automaker’s first North American EV will undoubtedly be compared to their decades-long reputation for great hybrid powertrains. As the 2024 Honda Prologue nears production, here’s what you need to know about Honda’s plans for EVs.

General Motors Lends Honda a Jump-Start For EVs

This was the pre-production concept….

2024 Honda Prologue

This is the production-ready Prologue EV…

Honda Prologue EV

Honda’s electric SUV will be Honda on the outside, and GM on the inside. The automaker didn’t quite play their cards right when it comes to electrification. After stubbornly sticking to internal combustion and hybrid vehicles for the past several development cycles, Honda is now scrambling to make one heck of a U-turn. Why? As a global automaker, Honda pays close attention to the regulatory environment in Europe, Asia, America and beyond. Most of Honda’s major markets have announced timelines for the elimination of new combustion vehicle sales as part of efforts to combat climate change and poor air quality. 

The European Union will ban sales of new gas and diesel cars, including hybrid vehicles, starting in 2035. Japan and the United States have also announced a series of policies aimed at encouraging the adoption of EVs. Several European countries are even establishing EV-only zones in densely populated urban centers in an effort to slash emissions for public health. If Honda wants to have a future, they have to go electric.

In 2020, Honda and General Motors announced a partnership that will bring Honda’s first North American electric vehicle to market mid-decade. Why the collab? GM has invested BILLIONS in its new Ultium battery technology and electric motors, and they’re eager to increase their returns by sharing with a competitor in dire need of an electrification jump-start. Honda is far behind the others, even behind other former EV skeptics like Toyota. 

General Motors will do everything except design in the exterior and interior of the 2024 Honda Prologue. GM will even build the Prologue in its North American factories. By mid-2023, Honda-branded EVs will be leaving GM plants in Michigan.

2024 Honda Prologue Specs: What We Know

Honda Prologue EV

All that we can infer about Honda Prologue specs comes from what’s been announced about the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq, which shares GM’s Ultium platform with the Prologue. The Prologue is likely to be about the size and weight as the Lyriq, since they will share the same drivetrain and battery. Honda is keeping their cards close, so it’s the best we have for now.

Arriving in mid-2022, the Cadillac Lyriq will have a large 100 kilowatt-hour battery and a single rear-mounted permanent magnet electric motor delivering 340 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque. An all-wheel drive version will arrive later.

The Lyriq can receive 190 kW charging at a DC fast charger, which is enough to add 200 miles of range in a half-hour. The Lyriq will have a top-end range of about 300 miles, and we expect the Prologue to have similar figures. We recently featured the Cadillac Lyriq with a full CarEdge preview if you’d like to know more about the electric crossover entering production in 2022.

Also, we have everything you need to know about GM’s new Ultium electric platform here. It’s fascinating stuff!

Honda Prologue Pricing

Considering how other Ultium-powered EVs are priced for the 2023 model year and where Honda is positioned in the overall market, we estimate that the 2024 Honda Prologue pricing will start around $45,000. Fully-optioned trims with all-wheel drive are likely to cost between $50,000-$55,000. Lithium prices are largely to blame for the worsening inaffordability of EVs.

Honda Electric Cars: Are More Honda EVs On the Way?

honda e

Honda does already have a full BEV for sale, but it’s not coming to North America. The pocket-sized Honda ‘e’ is a much-loved city car in Europe. It seems to appeal to the same folks who love their Mini Coopers. The Honda e wouldn’t do well on the sparse interstates of America. It only has 137 miles of range.

General Motors is providing the Ultium platform for an Acura EV that will arrive shortly after the Prologue. Nothing else is known about the Acura EV, but it will likely share all of the same underpinnings as the Honda Prologue SUV. 

Still, Honda has jumped on the all-EV bandwagon. Or rather, they were left with few options considering the global regulatory environment. Honda’s target for the electrification of its full lineup is planned for 2040. That’s 5 to 10 years behind many competitors, including their partner GM. 

When Will the Honda Prologue Be Available?

Honda updated their Prologue configurator in October to 2024 availability. If that’s too long of a wait, dozens of other EVs will be on sale by mid-2022. In 2022, the Honda Prologue’s direct competitors in the crossover SUV segment are already battling it out for market share. These are the top picks for car buyers eager to get into an electric crossover sooner:

Need an EV in 2022? Here’s the pricing and availability of every electric vehicle on the market in 2022.

We’ll be sure to update this page as more information becomes available. Add it to your bookmarks if you’re excited about the first Honda EV in America!

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