2022 could see Sweden receive nearly a dozen new electric cars, giving buyers increased choices and options; after-all Sweden has managed to remain in the top 5 countries in Europe in terms of EV adoption.
Take a look at some of the prospective electric car launches in the Swedish market in 2022. This list will be revised as new information surfaces.
The market launch of the Genesis GV60 in Sweden is expected in the first half of 2022, even as the Kia EV6 (which shares platforms with the GV60) goes on sale in Sweden on 13 November. Equipped with a 77.4 kWh battery, the GV60 has a range up to 280 miles (451 km) and the quickest variant hits 100 kmph (62 mph) in 4 seconds.
The Mercedes EQE has already been teased on the company’s local website as ‘Arriving Soon’ and a market launch is anticipated in the first half of the year. The EQE 350 bound for Sweden goes 660 km on a charge (WLTP) and offers 400V fast charging to top up the battery from 10-80 percent in 31 minutes.
The MG5 will launch in Sweden in Q1 2022, though the local website has all the information of the electric wagon. 400 km of WLTP range, a ‘Powerbank’ feature (which lets users charge electric skateboards/mini scooters from the MG5’s battery) and 1,376 liters of boot space are the talking points of the all-electric Estate.
The Polestar 3 will be revealed next year as a sporty 2-row electric SUV, and sales in Sweden should commence towards end-2022 or early-2023. The third model from the performance/EV spinoff brand of Volvo is confirmed to offer single and dual motor drivetrains, and we should have the specifications in the weeks to come.
Renault Megane E-Tech
The Renault Megane E-Tech will be available to order in Sweden from April 2022 and deliveries will commence from May 2022, the brand announced on its Swedish website. The Megane E-Tech will be available in two battery sizes – 40 kWh and 60 kWh – with claimed range of 300 km and 470 km respectively.
Skoda Enyaq Coupe
The Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV will be launched in early 2022 across Europe, the brand confirmed. The sportier looking Enyaq should have identical specifications to its SUV sibling, including choices of 58 kWh and 77 kWh batteries.
Subaru Solterra & Toyota BZ4X
The Subaru Solterra and the Toyota BZ4X, which essentially share the same e-TNGA platform, and many other parts and components, are due to be launched in Sweden around mid-2022. A 71.4 kWh battery with range up to 500 km are expected on these electric SUVs which should be offered in single and dual motor flavors.
Similar to the Enyaq Coupe, the VW ID.5 and its performance GTX variant are sporty-looking derivatives of the ID.4. While the spec sheet of the ID.5 is similar to the ID.4, the ID.5 GTX mirrors the ID.4 GTX. The Swedish market launch of the ID.5 twins should take place by mid-2022.
The European debut of the VW ID.Buzz should take place early next year, following which a rollout across markets like Sweden could happen in the second half of 2022. While the specifications of the ID.BUZZ have not been announced by VW, reports state passenger and commercial variants will be made with up to Level 4 Autonomous technology.