SUVS and EVs galore, small pickups, classy sedans

Allow the awards period start.

The North American Auto, Truck and Utility Car of the Calendar year (NACTOY) has launched its list of 38 cars and trucks, vans and SUVs qualified for its 2022 awards. The roll phone boasts a diverse variety of automobiles from U.S., European and Asian producers — which include 3 battery-powered startups. The record symbolizing field developments toward utes and compact pickups, as very well as electrical automobiles as automakers examination the waters for battery electricity.

Twenty-5 percent of entries are all-electric powered autos while EV sales make up just 2% current market share. Automakers are counting on big federal subsidies to goose gross sales this year, which include a Senate proposal of $12,500 per automobile. Eight of the NACTOY entries are pickup vehicles, a jump from earlier a long time as automakers like Ford and Hyundai see possibility in smaller pickups, and luxury EV makers like Plymouth-centered startup Rivian and GMC bank focus on nicely-to-do purchasers.