Harry Leahey

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At Karfu, we love a good read, and this year gave us plenty of great content from all over the entire mobility stratosphere. So, in no particular order, here are our five favourite stories of 2022: 

Hyundai Ioniq 5 N: When Hyundai unveiled its electrifying Ioniq 5 N hot-hatch back in June, it positioned the firm as a serious player in the high-performance, electric vehicle market, making a crazy 641 bhp for a 0-62mph time of just 3.4 seconds. When it made its debut, it was praised by many in the car community for potentially   being the first, proper all-electric driver’s car, with its clever artificial gearbox and synthetic soundtrack.

Read the full story here.


Lamborghini Revuelto: The hotly anticipated Lamborghini Revuelto, a successor to the Aventador, was Lamborghini’s first plug-in hybrid model. With its V12 power plant, its green credentials are rather limited, providing just over 6-miles of all-electric range. Still, it's the firm’s first step into the electric era and an exciting sign of things to come. 

The full article here.


BMW i5: BMW made a bold statement this year when it unveiled its next-generation 5 series as an all-electric model first. Dubbed the i5, the range topping version of the luxury saloon makes an impressive 593bhp and 820Nm of torque, enough for 0 to 62mph in a swift 3.8 seconds, before reaching its limited top speed of 143 mph.


The full article here.

Caterham EV Seven Concept: Caterham challenged electrification sceptics with the EV Seven Concept, a daring endeavour that combines classic design with modern electric power, proposing a new era for track day fun. The objective behind the concept car, according to Caterham, was to explore the feasibility of introducing an electric vehicle that offers the same level of driver engagement as its gasoline-powered counterpart. 

The full story here


Alpine A290 B Concept: Alpine presented its vision of an all electric, high performance hot hatch when it unveiled its A290 B Concept back in May. The car has two electric motors at the front, and the production version is expected to be available in two power levels: one with 214bhp (160kW) and one with around 268bhp (200kW). 

The full story here.


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Harry Leahey 28/12/23