If you’re a consumer that’s still not willing to jump on the SUV bandwagon, then you still have hope. Unfortunately, with so many mainstream brands ditching sedans, wagons, hatchbacks, and coupes in the electric vehicle space, you’ll need to pay a little more. That’s because many of the automakers left with traditional cars all wear upscale badges. Here are all the EV luxury cars coming between now and 2027. They’ve been categorized across three segments ranging from compact to full-size.
Compact Luxury Cars
BMW Neue Klasse
The BMW Neue Klasse is the next generation of the German brand’s all-electric lineup. Built on a dedicated EV architecture, the Neue Klasse arrives in 2027. It will reportedly revive the i3 nameplate for markets outside of China where it is currently used in a fully electric long-wheelbase 3 Series exclusive to that market.
Infiniti Q50 Replacement
Infiniti’s first electric vehicle will be built in the U.S. at the Nissan assembly plant in Canton, Mississippi. Reportedly a sedan, this vehicle may replace the current-generation Q50, which has been in production for nearly a decade. Expect this to use the CMF-EV platform underpinning the Nissan Ariya, which will also be shared with the replacement to the Maxima.
The Genesis G70 put the compact luxury sedan segment on notice with its blend of value, performance, and premium trappings. For its second generation, the smallest member of Genesis’ sedan family transitions to the E-GMP platform and goes all-in on electrification. Currently, the car is well into the development stage and is known by its codename RN2. As before, the G70 should veer towards the sporty end of the spectrum just like the current car.
Volvo 60-Series Replacement
Swedish automaker Volvo pledged to sell only EVs by 2030 and started with two SUVs: the XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge. The flagship Embla arrives after its two smaller siblings followed by the replacements to the 60-Series. Like the Polestar 3, the 60-Series replacement moves to the second-generation Scalable Product Architecture or SPA2. The S60 and V60 return with the XC60, the latter of which arrives in 2024. Every new Volvo from here on in gets an all-electric version including the next-generation 60-Series models.
Lexus Electrified Sedan
Lexus previewed its electric lineup alongside parent company Toyota. Along with the RZ 450e, the brand teased an electric sports sedan aptly called the Electrified Sedan. Based on its looks, this may serve as the replacement for the IS and serve as an entry point to the Lexus EV lineup. Like the RZ 450e, this could use Toyota’s e-TNGA architecture developed specifically for EVs.
Midsize and Full-size Cars
Audi A6 e-tron
Audi showed off the gorgeous A6 e-tron Concept in both sedan and wagon body styles. Essentially near production-ready show cars, both gave us a taste of the brand’s next design evolution. Additionally, it also highlights the possibilities provided by the Volkswagen Group’s new PPE platform, a dedicated EV architecture shared with Porsche. Along with the standard variants, high-performance S and RS models should also join the lineup when the production model arrives.
Due out in 2024, the Polestar 5 serves as the next halo for Volvo’s performance electric spinoff. Like the Polestar 3, this new GT uses Volvo Car Group’s SPA2 platform. However, this version is unique to Polestar because it makes extensive use of aluminum throughout its construction. Additionally, the Polestar 5 also gets an 800-volt charging architecture and unique electric motors that make nearly 900 hp in its most potent configuration.
Quite possibly the most important Mercedes-Benz electric sedan, the EQE lands right in the heart of a competitive segment. Essentially an electric E-Class, this four-door has the potential to turn into one of Mercedes’ volume products in the age of electrification. In addition to the single-motor EQE 350, there’s also the AMG EQE, a dual-motor Autobahn missile that makes nearly 700 hp and offers sports car performance.
The next-generation BMW 5 Series doubles down on electrification with plug-in hybrids and its first all-electric variant, the i5. Like the i4 and i7, the i5 uses the CLAR architecture, a convergence platform made to accommodate all levels of electrification from 48-volt mild hybrids to fully electric vehicles. Expect several variants to arrive in the U.S. including a single-motor model and an M Performance dual-motor version likely called the i5 M60.
Maserati Quattroporte Folgore
Every Maserati model starting with the new Gran Turismo and Grecale gets an all-electric variant. That includes the Quattroporte sedan, a long-overlooked Italian rival to the likes of the BMW 7 Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Unlike its competitors from Germany, the Quattroporte doubles down on sportiness, something that Maserati aims to continue with electrification. With the Ghibli going away, Maserati’s lineup shrinks to five models with only a single sedan on offer by 2025.
Cadillac aims to double down on American luxury with the Celestiq, a massive hand-built flagship sedan. Like the Lyriq, this full-size four-door utilizes General Motors’ Ultium suite, which consists of a dedicated EV platform, in-house-build electric motors, and specially developed batteries. Additionally, the Celestiq may be the next vehicle to feature 350-kW DC charging in the GM portfolio, a feature only found in GMC Hummer EV.
The Rolls-Royce Spectre marks the start of the ultra-luxury brand’s transition to full electrification. Although it’s not Rolls-Royce’s first time with EVs, the Spectre represents the turning point, the time when it aims to redefine luxury motoring with a zero-emissions powertrain. Unlike its gas-powered models, the first all-electric production Rolls-Royce rides on a dedicated platform developed specifically for the brand’s needs.
Luxury EV: Sports Cars
The Porsche Mission R Concept gave us a glimpse of what an electric race car from the iconic brand may look like. However, that car also previewed the next-generation 718, Porsche’s first lineup of all-electric sports cars. Together with the Taycan and the upcoming Macan EV, the 718 Boxster and Cayman allow the brand to cover its bases. Furthermore, this also gives Porsche an early foothold in the electric sports car segment ahead of its key rivals in that space.
Maserati MC20 Folgore
the MC20 just arrived in coupe and convertible form but Maserati isn’t wasting any time and confirmed the third variant. As part of its electrification plan, the MC20 Folgore arrives by 2025. However, you’ll need to wait a few years because it’s not leading the electrification offensive at Maserati. This version should arrive by 2023 just before the next-generation Levante SUV.
Chevrolet Corvette EV
An electrified Chevrolet Corvettes are inevitable and General Motors recently confirmed their existence. In addition to a hybrid, likely called the Corvette E-Ray, an all-electric version underpinned by the Ultium suite is coming. Although we don’t know how much power they make, expect them to offer the most power in the lineup.
Maserati Gran Turismo Folgore
Maserati begins its electrification journey with the introduction of the next-generation Gran Turismo coupe and convertible. This sports car aims to offer the same iconic performance of its predecessor but in an all-electric package. The Gran Turismo coupe arrives first in 2023 followed by the convertible one year later.
Lexus Electric Sports Car
During Toyota’s electric vehicle presentation back in December, Lexus showed off a concept car meant to provide a glimpse of the LFA’s success. Although it didn’t reveal any concrete details, Lexus confirmed that this vehicle will be among the first to use a solid-state battery. This should give it incredible power and range plus short charging times. However, there’s no clear date on when the production version arrives.