The rise of electric cars has been impressive to watch. From humble beginnings to being outlined as the vehicle of the future, there’s no doubting their importance to roads worldwide. But what does 2022 have in store for EVs? Here, we’re looking at the key green trends driven by electric cars this year. So read on and find out what’s on the agenda for EVs. 🚘
With each passing year, the demand for electric vehicles grows. EV sales are set to surge in 2022, with estimates suggesting they will surpass 10.5 million globally. That’s an impressive four million more than 2021’s sales figures. With people becoming more environmentally aware, coupled with the surging cost of fuel prices, it’s easy to see why so many are looking at going utterly green with their vehicles and choosing to buy an electric car.
Even more EVs
Automakers need to keep up with increased demand, and we can expect 2022 to be the year where they further ramp up production. By the end of the year, electric cars are projected to outsell diesel vehicles, especially in cities like London, where the ULEZ restrictions are in place. And by 2025, there are expected to be 1.4 million EVs on the road in the UK. Europe’s tighter emissions standards have got car makers thinking electric, and the result will be more available vehicles.
Goodbye to Range Anxiety
Range anxiety has been one of the major reasons some people have decided against buying EVs. But with new models improving with each release, range anxiety is likely to become a thing of the past in 2022. Today, you can buy EVs that achieve 350 miles off one charge, which is better than many vehicles on a full tank of petrol.
Better Access to Charging Points
Another key gripe has been the lack of charging points available around the UK. Again, this is set to change in 2022 with more commitment to giving drivers a place to charge their vehicles. Big cities, in particular, are committed to installing more charging points. In the London Borough of Hackney, for example, the council has announced plans to have at least one charging point on every street in the borough. On top of that, the number of home charges on the market will likely increase, giving drivers plenty of options for where and how they charge their EV.
Long live Tesla
An increasing number of carmakers are coming to market, with the likes of Porsche, BMW and Volkswagen all offering excellent electric options. Yet, it will be hard to beat Tesla for the number one spot. The electric car brand has built a reputation for itself with the Model 3 and Model S, and its popularity is on the rise. Indeed, Tesla is seen as the Apple of the car world, with everyone wanting to get their hands on one. In 2022, you can expect a new Model Y and the much-anticipated Tesla pickup truck, the Cybertruck.
The Electric Pickup
Talking of pickup trucks, expect to see more electric versions in 2022. Granted, they aren’t as popular over here as in the US. But that doesn’t mean there won’t be even more options on the market, with Ford, Tesla and Rivian all ready to release their models to the world.
The Key Green Trends for Cars in 2022
What do all of these trends have in common? With new options, sales and requests for electric cars, the world gets a little greener and closer to its goal of meeting net carbon in 2050. Electric vehicles have a vital role to play in our attempts to go green, and the more EVs on the market catering to different demands, the better it is for drivers and the planet. 🍃👍