The 15 essential electric cars at the Paris Motor Show

The 15 essential electric cars at the Paris Motor Show

The Mondial de l’Auto in Paris opens its doors to journalists on Monday, October 17 for the 2022 edition. Here are the 15 electric cars not to be missed at this show.

After four years of absence, the Mondial de l’Auto returns to Paris in a big way for this 2022 edition. This year, many brands are absent (Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Volkswagen, etc.) but the French manufacturers are doing well present… and the Chinese too! Indeed, they intend to reach Europe en masse thanks to the electric car, and it is already being felt. Here is the list of 15 electric cars not to be missed during this 2022 Paris Motor Show.

BYD Atto 3

The Chinese giant BYD, world number 2 in electric car sales behind Tesla, arrives in Europe, and specifically in France. Its model that should be talked about the most is the Atto 3, an electric SUV whose prices start at 38,000 euros. Enough to outshine the European competition!

But the Chinese manufacturer did not arrive with a single car. There will also be a long and luxurious Han sedan and the large Tang SUV. Two models that will start at 72,000 euros, to compete with the big names in the sector such as the Tesla Model S and Model X.

pray funky cat

We continue with a Chinese manufacturer, Great Wall Motors (GWM). The latter will showcase the Ora Funky Cat, a compact electric car that could well outshine the Fiat 500 or the Renault Mégane E-Tech. We had the opportunity to get on board, and it is true that it does not leave anyone indifferent! It should arrive in France after Germany and the United Kingdom, between the end of 2023 and 2024.

Ora Funky Cat First Edition // Source: Ora

T03 jump engine

The Chinese manufacturer LeapMotor arrives in France with the T03, a compact electric car that wants to compete with the Dacia Spring. It is rumored that its price would be around 20,000 euros. However, the manufacturer would not officially arrive with a distribution network, but through a French importer from Toulouse. Enough to test the French market.

Yoyo XEV

We continue with the Chinese manufacturers. The XEV Yoyo is a kind of Citroën Ami with an interchangeable battery. Of course, the B1 license is required, accessible from the age of 16, since it is a heavy quadricycle. A small car cut for the city and already available in France.

CT-1 City Transformer

We stayed in the microcar with the Israeli City Transformer CT-1, helped by the French from Segula Technologies. A very innovative electric car, since it is a folding model, or rather transformable. In fact, its modular architecture allows the width of the undercarriage to be increased from 1 m to 1.40 m. The speed is limited to 45 km/h in the first case or 90 km/h for the widest mode.


The Microlino could be a success. It is indeed a heavy quadricycle, accessible with the B1 license from 16 years old. There is a fairly generous trunk for the size of the machine. Its unusual design and its two seats should delight city dwellers.

Microline Pioneer

silence s04

We already know the Silence S01 scooter that has an excellent value for money. Now the Spanish brand will exhibit its electric minicar, the Silence S04. With two different versions: one limited to 45 km/h and that can be driven from the age of 14, and another, limited to 90 km/h, accessible with the B1 license from the age of 16. What comes to give shade to the Citroën Ami. Your advantage: a portable battery, to recharge at home.

jeep avengers

That’s it, the first electric Jeep is finally here, in the form of a compact SUV for Europe! His name: Jeep Avenger. It will be marketed throughout the year 2023. It is not a cross-country Jeep, since for this we will have to wait for the Jeep Recon that should not be present in Paris.

In the rest of the Stellantis brands we will find the Peugeot e-308, but also the Peugeot 408.

Ocean Fisker

We continue in SUV with the Fisker Ocean with its sunroof. We’d already been able to get on board earlier in the year, but the version to be shown at the Paris Motor Show should be decidedly top of the range, the Fisker Ocean Extreme. It is sold from 69,950 euros with 630 km of autonomy, or 41,900 euros for the version with 440 km of autonomy. Expected arrival in France in 2023.

fisker extreme ocean
fisker extreme ocean

VinFast VF 6 and VF 7

The Vietnamese brand VinFast intends to put pressure on European manufacturers at the Paris Motor Show, with four electric cars: the VF 7 and VF 8 that we already know, but also the VF 6 and VF 7, with a much more suitable format for the European format. There will be a press conference, perhaps to announce the arrival of these last two in France.

VinFast VF5, VF6, VF7, VF8 and VF9 // Source: VinFast

Renault: the return of the 4L and R5

Renault does not come empty handed. The French manufacturer will exhibit its R5 Turbo 3E, which is supposed to be a sample of the future electric Renault 5. But also and above all an electric 4L concept. Of course, there will be the Scenic Vision concept that we already know, as well as the new Kangoo.

We can also mention the Mobilize Duo, which takes over from the Renault Twizzy.

hydrogen cars

We close this roundup with the two French hydrogen cars: the Hopium Machina and the NamX. The former is a sports sedan, while the latter is a Pininfarina-designed coupe SUV.

It should be remembered, however, that hydrogen cars do not seem to represent the future of transportation. In fact, hydrogen is more reserved for means of transport for which batteries are not optimal, such as air or sea transport. Although hydrogen is also coming fast for long-distance road transport, with semi-trailers.

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