The 10 EVs and plug-in hybrids that stood out at the New York Auto Show – TechCrunch

Electric vehicles took center stage at the New York International Auto Show this year, with an indoor track as part of the show’s 250,000-square-foot electric vehicle display, leaving no doubt that electric vehicles are part from the mainstream, at least in the car show circuit.

Nearly every automaker participating in the New York International Auto Show had an EV or plug-in hybrid on display. Many were the ones we’ve seen before, including the Mercedes-Benz EQXX, Ford F-150 Lightning, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Chevrolet Bolt EV and Chevrolet Bolt EUV, Chevrolet Silverado EV pickup, Hyundai Ioniq 5, who got top honours. in the World Car Awards, the Kia EV6 and the VW ID Buzz and ID 4 crossovers. Heck, even the Nissan Leaf came back with an update.

Among all the battery electric and plug-in hybrid models and concepts that were revealed, a few stood out. Here are the ones that caught our attention.

Alfa Romeo

Image credits: Alfa Romeo screenshot/reveal

Alfa Romeo’s first compact crossover is the 2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale, which officially debuted in February, is a plug-in hybrid that can travel 30 miles on a fully charged battery before switching to its gasoline engine. The gasoline-powered variant of the SUV comes with a 256-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

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All-electric Chrysler Airflow

Chrysler Airflow Graphite Concept. Image credits: stellaris

The Chrysler Airflow Graphite Concept could set the direction for parent company Stellantis’ $35 billion investment to bring new electric vehicles to market. The all-electric crossover features 22-inch wheels, a sleek silhouette, and a 400-mile range. It also comes with Stellantis’ STLA AutoDrive system with Level 3 automated driving capabilities.

Jeep Grand Cherokee High Altitude 4xe

Jeep Grand Cherokee High Altitude 4xe. Image credits: stellaris

The Jeep brand showcased its 4xe vehicles, including the newcomer Grand Cherokee High Altitude 4xe. The latest 4xe plug-in hybrid model, which made its debut in a hydro blue exterior paint, will be available to order in the second half of the year.

The Grand Cherokee 4xe offers 25 miles of all-electric range and 56 miles per gallon equivalent. depending on the company. The 4xe powertrain combines two electric motors, a 400-volt battery pack, a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission.

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Deus Vayanne electric supercar

Deus Vayanne electric supercar. Image credits: Getty

The Austrian automaker unveiled its Vayanne EV hypercar, a curvaceous roadster with skinny headlights and oversized air intakes. Deus claims the 2,200-horsepower Vayanne can go from 0 to 60 mph in 1.99 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 250 mph. Those figures would put the Vayanne’s performance near the top of the $1 million-plus hypercar segment. Its price has not been disclosed.

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INDI EV New York Auto Show

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The California-based startup is showcasing the Indi One, an all-electric, five-passenger crossover with a 300-mile range. Positioned as a rival to the Tesla Model Y, the “lifestyle-focused” crossover features a built-in gaming computer via its Vehicle Integrated Computer (VIC). The infotainment unit is backed by open source software that allows for a variety of customizations, from the sound of your horn to a specialized virtual assistant. Starting at $45,000, the Indi One is scheduled to start shipping in the spring of 2023.

Kia

Kia Niro New York International Auto Show

Kia Niro electric. Image credits: Getty

Kia is using the New York show as a launch pad for its next-generation Niro subcompact SUV. The 2023 Niro will be offered with a hybrid, PHEV, or EV powertrain. The new model features more futuristic design elements such as boomerang taillights and a more aggressive grille. It also has a better range: 253 miles compared to 239 for the last generation.

The automaker also showed off its EV9 concept, which first debuted in 2021 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. We care about this boxy SUV that will use the same E-GMP electric car platform as the smaller EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5, because it’s actually in production.

Kia confirmed at the New York Auto Show that the EV9 will hit the US market in the second half of 2023.

Kia Concept EV9 New York International Auto Show 2022

Kia Concept EV9. Image credits: Getty via Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency

Genesis

genesis speedium concept EV

Image credits: Genesis

Kia’s luxury sister brand brought its all-electric Genesis X Speedium Concept as a hint of what’s to come as Genesis ramps up its EV offering to go all-electric by 2030.

The coupe flaunts bold Genesis design: a long, low fastback body style with wraparound headlights and an oversized triangular grille used on the automaker’s gas-powered cars. The design is derived from the X Concept Genesis introduced last year and is named after the Inje Speedium race track in South Korea, where it was developed.

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Vinfast VF9 EV New York Auto Show

The VinFast VF 9. Image credits: Getty

Vinfast, Vietnam’s first domestic automaker, brought its all-electric VF8 and VF9 SUVs to the New York show.

The automaker also announced at the show that it plans to lease the battery separately from the utility vehicles themselves, charging a monthly fee based on battery usage. Without the battery, the five-passenger VF8 and seven-passenger VF9 SUVs start at $40,700 and $55,500, respectively.

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