All the EVs coming to Australia: Launch calendar, what’s here already?

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Electric vehicle sales are spiking in Australia, albeit from a very low base, with all States and Territories now offering purchase incentives in various shapes and sizes.

Lack of customer choice is a problem for those wanting to get a new EV, however. Buyers in Europe, North America and much of Asia have far more electric cars to choose from.

Many of Australia’s car brand executives say they battle to convince their overseas bosses to allocate EV stock to us – in large part because Australia lacks a CO2 emissions-reduction scheme.

MORE: Australia’s best-selling EVs in the first half of 2022
MORE: What electric car buyer incentives are offered across Australia?

MORE: Dumping ground no more? Australian Government’s affordable EV push

Regardless, the number of EVs that are now locked in for an Australian launch over the next couple of years suggests the tide is turning.

There are fewer than 20 all-electric models on sale today today from 14 brands. But an additional 35 EVs from a total of 24 brands are slated to arrive before the end of 2023 – stock permitting!

Below is a running list. Each dot-point links to the matching blurb section further down in the story, to make browsing easier. Let us know if we missed something!

Audi e-tron GT

Arrives September 2022

Audi’s Porsche Taycan equivalent has already been priced, and deliveries commence in September this year. It’s a sexy, sleek fastback with nearly 500km of range, and a RS halo product that hits 100km/h from standstill in 3.3 seconds.

FULL STORY: Audi e-tron GT home page

Audi Q4 e-tron

Arrives 2023 or 2024

Audi’s small electric crossover is yet to make it here due to brisk business in Europe, but it’ll come in time. Peel back the skin and you’ll find hardware identical to that used in the Volkswagen ID.4 and Skoda Enyaq iV

FULL STORY: 2022 Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback review


Arrives first quarter of 2023

BMW’s answer to the Mercedes-Benz EQA, Volvo XC40 Recharge, and Tesla Model Y is coming to Australia in the first part of 2023. The new, 4.5-metre-long iX1 will slot into the range underneath the iX3 SUV, and become Bimmer’s new entry BEV.

FULL STORY: BMW X1 home page

BMW i7

Arrives fourth quarter of 2022

BMW’s new flagship sedan range will become available in the fourth quarter of 2022. It mightn’t be everyone’s plate of bratwurst, but the electric BMW 7 Series should be easy to find in the car park!

FULL STORY: BMW 7 Series home page

BMW iX M60

Arrives third quarter of 2022

Cheaper iX models are here already, but the halo iX M60 is powered by a dual-motor all-wheel drive setup that produces 455kW of power and 1100Nm of torque. BMW claims the iX M60 can do the 0-100km/h sprint in 3.8 seconds and has a top speed of 250km/h.

FULL STORY: BMW iX home page

BYD Atto 3

Arrives August/September 2022

This China-made BYD Atto 3 will be sold online kicking off at $44,381 before on-road costs, with deliveries estimated to begin in July (update, pushed to later in Q3). BYD’s importer is promising to have strong supply levels.

FULL STORY: BYD home page

Cupra Born

Arrives first quarter of 2023

Cupra’s first electric car, the Born, will be in Australia during the first quarter of 2023. The compact electric hatch, which shares its MEB underpinnings with the Volkswagen ID.3 that remains off the table for our market, is currently undergoing local testing.

FULL STORY: Cupra Born page

BYD Seal

Arrives first quarter of 2023

Rapidly growing Chinese electric vehicle company BYD is preparing to launch a new EV sedan to rival the Tesla Model 3 – and Australian orders are expected to commence in late 2022.

FULL STORY: BYD’s Tesla Model 3 EV rival set for Australian launch

Fiat 500e

Arrives first half of 2023

Stellantis Australia has finally been able to confirm it will bring the Fiat 500e electric city car here, with expected arrivals commencing in the first half of 2023. The small, retro-cool electric vehicle (EV) was always on the local arm’s wish list, but production has largely been dedicated to Europe.

FULL STORY: Fiat 500 home page

Ford e-Transit

Arrives mid-2022

Ford Australia’s first electric vehicle will be the e-Transit, set for launch in early 2023 (delayed). The brand says an initial network of 20 dealers will have specialist EV workshop equipment to service the e-Transit, though this will grow as demand and its line-up grows.

FULL STORY: Ford E-Transit electric van delayed to 2023

Ford E-Transit Custom

Arrives during 2024

The Ford E-Transit Custom electric van will be sold in Australia, but won’t be available to suburban delivery drivers and eco-friendly tradies until 2024. The electric E-Transit Custom will be Ford Australia’s third electrified model after the bigger E-Transit and Escape plug-in hybrid.

FULL STORY: Ford Transit Custom home page

Ford Mustang Mach-E

Arrives in 2023 – expected

Electric SUVs are rapidly growing in number in Australia, and Ford wants a piece of the action. CarExpert now understands the long-awaited Ford Mustang Mach-E EV SUV will finally make the trip Down Under, giving the Blue Oval brand a rival to the Tesla Model Y among others.

FULL STORY: Ford Mustang Mach-E EV finally set for Australia

Genesis GV60

Arrives third quarter of 2022

The Korean luxury brand has three EVs on the way, with the headline act being its ground-up new GV60, which shares components with the similarly radical Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6.

FULL STORY: Genesis GV60 home page

Genesis Electrified GV70

Arrives third quarter of 2022

The Genesis Electrified GV70 mid-sized crossover will be priced between $105,000 and $115,000 before on-road costs. That’s cheaper than luxury rivals including the BMW iX3, Audi e-tron 50 quattro, and Mercedes-Benz EQC400.

FULL STORY: Genesis GV70 home page

Genesis Electrified G80

Arrives third quarter of 2022

Genesis will launch its flagship Electrified G80 electric sedan in Australia this September, with just a single, highly specified variant to be made available. The 2023 Genesis Electrified G80 is available only with a dual-motor powertrain and the Luxury package as standard, and is priced from $145,000 before on-road costs.

FULL STORY: 2023 Genesis Electrified G80 price and specs

GWM Ora Cat

Arrives late 2022

Rapidly expanding Great Wall Motor has confirmed what we already suspected: the imminent Australian arrival of its first all-electric car. It’ll likely be sold here as a GWM Ora, and will arrive here a few months after its UK launch.

FULL STORY: GWM Ora Good Cat: EV hatch spied in Australia

Hyundai Ioniq 5 N

Should arrive during 2023

We’ve been talking about it for a long time now, but Hyundai has confirmed its first all-electric hotted-up N model, the Ioniq 5 N, will arrive in 2023.

FULL STORY: Hyundai Ioniq 5 N confirmed

Hyundai Ioniq 6

Arrives 2023

Hyundai’s new EV sedan has been revealed! The super-aerodynamic sedan will hit Australia in 2023 as a Tesla Model 3 rival.

FULL STORY: Hyundai Ioniq 6 detailed

Kia Niro

Arrives third quarter of 2022

Kia’s brand new, second-generation Niro crossover is a somewhat budget-friendly electric option to compete at the market’s lower end against the likes of the Nissan Leaf and the Hyundai Kona Electric.

FULL STORY: Kia Niro home page

Kia Niro Plus

Arrives late 2022

Kia has confirmed its Niro Plus, a low- or zero-emission option for taxi drivers and rideshare operators, is coming to Australia before the end of 2022. Based on the previous Niro, the Niro Plus is 10mm longer and 80mm taller than the first-gen to maximise space in the cabin.

FULL STORY: Kia Niro home page

Kia EV6 GT

Arrives late 2022

Kia’s new all-electric performance hero has been detailed for Europe, ahead of an Australian release before the end of 2022.

FULL STORY: 2023 Kia EV6 GT detailed further, here in Q4

Kia EV9

Arrives in 2023

The next step in Kia’s electric car rollout, the EV9 SUV, has been snapped testing. Kia Australia has yet to officially lock in the EV9 but has previously confirmed it’s putting its hand up any electric model it can get.

FULL STORY: 2023 Kia EV9 electric SUV spied

Lexus RZ

Arrives 2023 (expected)

The RZ450e uses Toyota’s e-TNGA platform, which serves as the underpinnings for the Toyota bZ4X, as well as the Subaru Solterra. The company’s Australian division says it “would love to get it” but it’s currently unable to lock in confirmation of local timing. We understand 2023 is likely.

FULL STORY: Lexus RZ detailed

Lotus Eletre

Arrives 2024

The electric Lotus Eletre SUV is likely to be priced in line with a range-topping Tesla Model X when it arrives in Australia. The brand’s upcoming all-electric hyper-performance SUV has been designed in the UK, but much of its engineering has been done in Wuhan, China where it’ll be built.

FULL STORY: Lotus Eletre detailed

Maserari Grecale Folgore

Arrives 2023 (expected)

Maserati’s hyped new crossover SUV competitor for the Porsche Macan arrives in petrol form in early 2023, while the all-electric Grecale ‘Folgore’ should come later that year. The Trident brand plans to electrify its whole range over the next few years.

FULL STORY: Maserati home page

Maserati GranTurismo Folgore

Arrives 2023 (expected)

The all-electric version of the upcoming Maserati GranTurismo has been spied testing at the Nurburgring wearing a different kind of camouflage than previous prototypes.

FULL STORY: 2023 Maserati GranTurismo Folgore spied

Mercedes-Benz EQA 350

Arrives Q3 2022

The dual-motor EQA 350 variant is about six months behind schedule, after Mercedes-Benz originally planned for a late-2021 introduction. High global demand and ongoing component and supply issues have no doubt contributed to the delay.

MORE: 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQA 350 priced from $96,900

Mercedes-Benz EQB

Arrives second half of 2022

The new EQB is earmarked for an Australian sales launch during the second half of 2022 according to Mercedes-Benz Australia. Revealed over a year ago, the EQB is to the GLB what the EQA is to the GLA.

MORE: Mercedes-Benz GLB home page

Mercedes-Benz EQE

Arrives fourth quarter of 2022

The flagship Mercedes-Benz EQS is getting a little brother on the same platform. The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQE is due in Australia in the second half of 2022. Mercedes-AMG, the Affalterbach-based performance division of Mercedes-Benz, has officially revealed its worked-over versions too.

MORE: Mercedes-Benz home page

Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV

Arrives first half of 2023

If the EQS liftback is an electric S-Class counterpart, then think of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV as an electric GLS, complete with an available third row. It’s the third model built on the dedicated Electric Vehicle Architecture (EVA), following the EQS and the EQE sedan.

FULL STORY: 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV EV production starts

Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV

Arrives during 2023

Mercedes-Benz has been maintaining a close visual resemblance between its EQ electric models, and nowhere is this more apparent than in their interiors. The brand has revealed the cabin of the EQE SUV ahead of the vehicle’s global debut on October 16.

FULL STORY: Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV interior revealed

Mercedes-Benz eVito and eVito Tourer

Arrives second half of 2022

Mercedes-Benz Vans Australia is rolling out its first electric vehicles in 2022. The mid-sized eVito panel van (314km range), and eVito Tourer eight-seat MPV (361km range), will offer commercial operators two new choices.

FULL STORY: Mercedes-Benz eVito details

Mercedes-Benz EQV

Arrives second half of 2022

The electric EQV is a more luxurious people-mover, offering range of up to 356km thanks to its 90kWh battery. It’ll be priced above the more utilitarian eVito.

FULL STORY: Mercedes-Benz EQV details

MG 4

Arrives first half of 2023

The electric MG 4 has been developed with global markets in mind, and it should touch down in Australia during 2023.

FULL STORY: 2023 MG4 Electric detailed ahead of expected local launch

MG ZS EV update

Arrives third quarter of 2022

MG’s budget ZS EV, Australia’s second top-selling electric car after the Tesla Model 3, will get a significant update from July this year to keep the momentum up. Two variants will be offered this time, kicking off at $46,990 drive-away before rebates.

FULL STORY: MG ZS EV home page

MG Cyberster

Arrives in 2024, likely

The production electric MG Cyberster convertible could launch in 2024 as part of the brand’s centenary celebrations, and the company says it’s reviewing it for Australia.

FULL STORY: MG Cyberster EV convertible teased, local launch on the cards

Nissan Ariya

Arrives in 2024, likely

Nissan’s second mainstream EV is launching globally now, but remains a while away from Australia. While there’s no official confirmation of any timing, Nissan’s local arm says it is doing all it can to get its new SUV here. We’ve also reviewed it.

FULL STORY: 2023 Nissan Ariya review, first drive

Polestar 3

Arrives during 2023

The Polestar 3 will be a sleeker counterpart to the next-gen Volvo XC90 which shares its ‘SPA2’ platform architecture. For competitors, think Audi e-tron among myriad others. Not only is the Polestar 3 the Swedish-Chinese company’s first SUV, it’ll also be its first made in the USA.

FULL STORY: 2023 Polestar 3 targeting 600km range

Polestar 4

Likely arriving late 2023

The Polestar 4 crossover will sit beneath the larger Polestar 3 SUV, and above the Polestar 2 sedan, when it launches – probably during 2023, shortly after its world premiere. Will be made in China like the ‘2’.

FULL STORY: 2023 Polestar 4 electric SUV teased

Porsche Macan EV

Arrives in 2024

The 2024 Porsche Macan will be the brand’s second all-electric model of the modern era after the Taycan and will debut the new Premium Platform Electric (PPE) for the brand. It’ll be sold alongside an updated version of the current petrol-powered Macan.

FULL STORY: 2024 Porsche Macan EV spied at the Nurburgring

Renault Megane E-Tech Electric

Arrives in late 2023

The Renault Megane E-Tech Electric is the French brand’s answer to the Kia Niro, Hyundai Kona Electric, MG ZS EV, Volkswagen ID.3, and numerous others. It would, of course, be remiss not to mention the bigger Tesla Model 3 and Model Y too.

FULL STORY: Renault Megane E-Tech EV for Australia from late 2023

Renault Kangoo E-Tech Electric

Arrives first quarter of 2023

Renault, which produces the only electric van presently on sale in Australia, will seek to double down on its lead by launching the new-generation Kangoo E-Tech EV in early 2023. Company management told us to expect first arrivals in January.

FULL STORY: Renault Kangoo home page

Renault Master E-Tech

Arrives in 2024

Renault Australia says it will expand its range of electric vans by bringing the updated Master E-Tech EV here, with an expected arrival during 2024. The French EV’s impending arrival will be music to the ears of fleet companies and owner-operators that have been crying out for zero-emission freight options in Australia – to no avail.

FULL STORY: Renault Master home page

Rolls-Royce Spectre

Arrives in late 2023

The Spectre is the Rolls-Royce’s first production electric vehicle (EV), and represents the start of its transition to an electric-only range by 2030. Although the Rolls-Royce Spectre won’t arrive in Australia until the fourth quarter of 2023, the company has started taking deposits.

FULL STORY: 2023 Rolls-Royce Spectre completes winter testing

Skoda Enyaq

Arrives in early 2024

Skoda has at last confirmed plans to bring the full Enyaq iV electric vehicle range in Australia, but production shortages mean it won’t be ready to start taking orders until the second half of 2023. Based on the current timeline, deliveries probably won’t start until 2024.

FULL STORY: Skoda Australia’s first EV in-demand, but still 18 months away

Subaru Solterra

Arrives in the first half of 2023

Subaru is gearing up to sell its first electric car in Australia. The Solterra will touch down during the first half of 2023, but Subaru has a left-hand drive development car on Australian soil already.

FULL STORY: Subaru Solterra home page

Tesla Model Y

Arrives from third quarter of 2022

The Tesla Model Y SUV will be priced at $68,900 before on-road costs when it goes on sale in Australia. Ongoing Shanghai production hold-ups mean the car kept being delayed, but orders are now open and cars are on the way.

FULL STORY: Tesla Model Y home page

Toyota bZ4x

Arrives first half of 2023

Toyota Australia has been forced to delay the launch of its first all-electric vehicle, the bZ4X crossover, until the new year. The Toyota bZ4X was jointly developed with Subaru – which offers the Solterra – and sits on the co-created e-TNGA electric architecture. 

FULL STORY: Toyota bZ4x home page

Volkswagen ID.4/5

Arrive in late 2023

It looks like it will be late 2023 before the ID.4 arrives on Australian shores, so you have plenty of time to think it over. It’s a twin-under-the-skin to the Skoda Enyaq crossover.

MORE: Volkswagen ID.4 and ID.5 EVs set for Australia in 2023

Volvo C40 Recharge

Arrives in the third quarter of 2022

Volvo’s first model not to offer an internal combustion-engine option, the C40 Recharge, arrives in Australia this year priced from $74,990 before on-road costs. Deliveries of the electric crossover will begin in the third quarter of this year.

FULL STORY: Volvo C40 home page

Volvo XC40 Recharge single motor

Arrives mid-2022

From mid-2022, Volvo will expand the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric offering to include both the new Single Motor and existing Twin Motor variants of the electric SUV, coinciding with a mild facelift.

FULL STORY: Volvo XC40 home page

Volvo EXC90

Arrives in 2023

Volvo’s electric successor to the XC90 has been pictured in production form (or close to it) for the first time. Images filed with the European Union Intellectual Property Office, first published by Worldscoop, show an SUV which borrows from the Volvo Concept Recharge.

FULL STORY: Volvo EXC90 SUV revealed in patent images

EVs that are priced and available to order in Australia

MORE: Australia’s best-selling EVs in the first half of 2022

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