11 electric cars to be launched in Brazil in 2022




Volvo C40

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Buying an electric car is an increasingly real possibility in Brazil. Although the Brazilian market is far from the reality currently seen in Europe and the USA, some automakers are preparing for the launch of important models in the electric car segment, which promise to gain more and more prominence in Brazil in the coming years. Check out 11 electric cars that may arrive in Brazil in 2022:

BYD Han
With plans to sell passenger cars in the country for years, BYD arrived in Brazil at the end of 2021, with the launch of the SUV Tan. After the first model, the Chinese automaker known for electric cars intends to offer the Han sedan in the Brazilian market. The look is the big highlight of the new model, which was designed by a team led by ex-Audi designer Wolfgang Egger. In 2021, BYD Han received the international iF Design 2021 award in the “product design” category.

Inside, the highlights of the BYD Han are the luxurious finish and the multimedia center with a 12.8” swivel screen, which can be used in both vertical and horizontal orientation. The sedan has two configurations, the most powerful of which is made up of two electric motors, which offer 494 hp and 680 Nm. The range varies between 550 km and 605 km. Like the BYD Tan, the price of the Han sedan must be above R$ 300 thousand



BYD Han

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BMW iX
The BMW iX is the German brand’s first all-electric SUV. It is based on the automaker’s new modular platform, designed from the ground up for electric mobility. The bold design divides opinions among BMW fans, and adopts the controversial vertically oriented double kidney grille. Inside, the highlight is the huge multimedia center of 14.9”, which debuted the eighth generation of the iDrive system.

With 326 hp and 523 hp versions, the new BMW iX can be recharged from 10% to 80% in just 35 minutes. The electric range varies from 425 km to 630 km, depending on the version. According to BMW, the most powerful version accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.6 seconds. The top speed of both versions is electronically limited to 200 km/h. The new BMW iX should reach the Brazilian market in the first half of 2022.



BMW iX xDrive 50

BMW iX xDrive 50

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BMW i4
With a stamped passport, the new BMW i4 should be one of the main launches of the German automaker in Brazil in 2022. With lines inspired by the i4 Concept, the model is the electric version of the new 4 Series Gran Coupé. On the outside, there are elements of the conventional Series 4, such as the tapered headlamps and the double kidney grille in a vertical position. On the side, the roof adopts a smooth coupe-like trim. Inside, the BMW i4 also features the new iDrive 8 intelligent system.

The new BMW i4 should arrive in Brazil in two versions. The first of them (eDrive 40) has 340 hp of power and 430 Nm of torque, always with rear-wheel drive and a reach of 590 km. The sports version M50, on the other hand, offers 544 hp and 795 Nm, always with all-wheel drive. According to BMW, the i4 M50 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds, and reaches 225 km/h. The range is 510 km. The new electric sedan should arrive in Brazil in the first half of 2022.



BMW i4 eDrive40

BMW i4 eDrive40

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Chevrolet Bolt EV
Initially scheduled to debut in the Brazilian market in September, the new Chevrolet Bolt should reach the market in early 2022. Restyled in early 2021, the electric hatch recently underwent a recall that covered more than 70 thousand units of the model due to the risk of fire. With that, the coming of the new Bolt to Brazil ended up being postponed, even after the beginning of the pre-sale of the model in the country.

On the outside, the Chevrolet Bolt won new split LED headlamps. They are connected by a piano black finish that invades the side of the model. Regarding the engine, nothing changes: the Bolt EV develops 203 hp and 360 Nm of instantaneous torque. The range of 66 kWh batteries is 416 km, on average. The new Chevrolet Bolt EV will be offered in Brazil in a unique configuration, without options. The price must be above the R$ 317 thousand charged in the pre-sale of the model.



Chevrolet Bolt EV

Chevrolet Bolt EV

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Ford Mustang Mach E
One of the flagships in the new Ford portfolio will be the Mustang Mach-E. Unveiled worldwide in 2019, the electric coupe SUV features a design inspired by the pony car Mustang, a model from which it also borrows its name and traditional horse logo. Inside, the panel with a minimalist appearance and the huge multimedia center of 15.5” with a vertical aspect stand out.

Produced in Detroit (USA, the Ford Mustang Mach-E should arrive in Brazil in the GT Performance version. A more powerful version of the new electric SUV, the Mach-E GT is equipped with two electric motors that add up to a power of 487 hp and torque of 859 Nm. According to Ford, the SUV accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds, and reaches a top speed limited to 200 km/h. Always with all-wheel drive, the Mustang Mach-E GT offers a range of 418 km.



Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance

Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance

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JAC e-J7
Now available in pre-sale in Brazil, the JAC e-J7 sedan will have the first units delivered in the first quarter of 2022. Developed in partnership with Volkswagen, the JAC e-J7 costs R$ 259,900 and will arrive in the country imported from China . Measuring 4.76 m long, 1.82 m wide, 1.49 m high and with a 2.76 m wheelbase, the JAC e-J7 is a little larger than today’s midsize sedans. On the outside, the body adopts a smooth trim at the rear, and the model has two-tone paintwork.

Inside, the highlight of the new JAC e-J7 is the digital instrument panel and the 10.4” vertical aspect media center with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay features. Equipped with an electric motor of 192 hp and 339 Nm of torque, the JAC e-J7 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.4 seconds and offers a range of 400 km. The sedan will be offered in Brazil in a single version, with no options.



JAC e-J7

JAC e-J7

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Kia EV6
The first electric car in Kia’s history, the EV6 will be the South Korean automaker’s image car in Brazil. The Kia EV6 also debuts the E-GMP electrical modular platform and the brand’s new design philosophy, dubbed “Opposites United”. On the outside, the Kia EV6 has a body with angular lines and SUV elements. Inside, the model has coatings made with recycled materials and a 12” multimedia center integrated to the digital instrument panel.

Produced in South Korea in versions up to 585 hp and up to 510 km range, the Kia EV6 can also recharge 80% of batteries in just 18 minutes. According to Kia, the sportier version of the model accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.5 s and reaches a top speed of 260 km/h. The Kia EV6 is in the homologation phase in Brazil, and should arrive in the country from May 2022.



Kia EV6

Kia EV6

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Renault Kwid
About to be restyled, the Renault Kwid will have an electric version in Brazil in 2022. The launch of the model was confirmed in November by Renault’s CEO, Luca de Meo. The new Renault Kwid E-Tech Electric will initially be imported from China, and wants to be the cheapest electric car in Brazil. Currently, this position is occupied by the Chinese JAC E-JS1, which starts at R$164,900.

On the outside, the look of the electric Renault Kwid follows the lines adopted by the restyled Kwid, which features split headlights and LED lights. Inside, there are new cladding materials and an unprecedented digital instrument panel. With a mostly urban focus, the electric Kwid sold in China is equipped with a 44 hp electric motor and 124 Nm of torque. According to Renault, the model reaches a top speed of 125 km/h and offers an electric range of up to 305 km in urban use.



Renault Kwid K-ZE

Renault Kwid K-ZE

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Volkswagen ID.3
Volkswagen ID.3 may be the first electric car by the German automaker in Brazil. First introduced in Latin America in September along with the SUV ID.4, the Volkswagen ID.3 is a hatch with dimensions similar to the Golf. In Europe, the model has versions with up to 204 hp, and ranges that vary between 352 km and 550 km. The ID.3 can be recharged quickly and regains 320 km of autonomy in just 30 minutes.

On the outside, the design of the Volkswagen ID.3 follows the visual identity of the ID family, which brings lines with a minimalist appearance. Inside, the model stands out for its ample internal space, thanks to its wheelbase (2.77 m) larger than some medium sedans. Unlike ID.4, ID.3 has less chance of being imported, mainly because the medium hatch segment is almost non-existent in Brazil today. If it really comes, the ID.3 should arrive in the country with prices above R$ 200 thousand.



Volkswagen ID.3

Volkswagen ID.3

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Volkswagen ID.4
In addition to the ID.3, another Volkswagen electric car that should arrive in Brazil in 2022 is the ID.4. Introduced in Latin America alongside the ID.3 hatchback in September, the ID.4 is an SUV with a similar sized Taos. On the outside, the Volkswagen ID.4 has a design that follows the visual identity of the ID family, with an emphasis on the matrix LED headlamps and illuminated grille. Inside, the ID.4 stands out for its large internal space and minimalist finish.

In Europe, the model has versions with powers ranging from 148 hp and 299 hp – in the ID.4 GTX sports version – and a range of up to 522 km. In Brazil, it is likely that the ID.4 will be offered in a 204 hp version, which has an electric motor positioned on the rear axle, like the first cars from the German automaker. Still in clinical phase with customers and test drives, the Volkswagen ID.4 should arrive in Brazil in mid-2022, with prices above R$ 300 thousand.



Volkswagen ID.4

Volkswagen ID.4

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Volvo C40
After the launch of the electric Volvo XC40, the Swedish automaker is preparing for the arrival of the new Volvo C40. The new model is an SUV coupe derived from the XC40, and will not have combustion engine versions. Designed from scratch, thought to be an electric car, the Volvo C40 has a 78 kWh lithium-ion battery that gives the model up to 420 km of autonomy. Visually, the Volvo C40 has a completely different rear than the XC40, with tapered design taillights that invade the trunk lid.

Regarding the engine, nothing changes in relation to the XC40 Recharge. The Volvo C40 has two electric motors that offer a combined power of 408 hp and 660 Nm of torque. This set allows the SUV coupe to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.7s and reach a top speed of 180 km/h (electronically limited). The new Volvo C40 should arrive in Brazil in the first quarter of 2022, with prices around R$ 400 thousand.



Volvo C40

Volvo C40

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