With more and more electric vehicles hitting the market, it was only a matter of time before the new breed of cars found representation in die-cast form. For 2022, Hot Wheels is releasing a new Green Speed series that spotlights a diverse lineup of electric cars.
The five-car series features a fun mix of electric vehicles from different manufacturers and in a wide range of styles. Some are made entirely of bone. For a traditional luxury sedan, there’s a Lucid Air in silver, with a glass (or in this case, clear plastic) canopy. For fans of Teutonic 4-door “coupes”, there is the Audi RS e-Tron GT in Daytona Grey. Checking the truck box is a Hummer EV in a yellow that can only be described as a throwback to the H3.
But since this is Hot Wheels, there are also “hot-rodded” variants in the lineup. Rather than just a regular Nissan Leaf, they chose to release the carbon fiber NISMO RC 2.0 racing car. Likewise with Ford, instead of the standard Mustang Mach-E, they went with the Mustang Mach-E 1400 drift car.
This isn’t the first time Hot Wheels has released a Green Speed series. The range debuted in 2016, but reflected the limited choices of electric vehicles in the real-life automotive market at the time. The only non-fantasy cars in the series were a first-generation Tesla Roadster, Tesla Model S, and Chevy Volt. Hot Wheels revamped the lineup again in 2019, this time adding a Tesla Model 3 and a Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo.
Hot Wheels also manufactures other mini electric vehicles that are not part of this specific model line. If you want to collect them all, there’s the second-generation Tesla Roadster concept, Cybertruck, Jaguar I-Pace, Pininfarina Battista, Porsche Taycan and a Volkswagen ID R. to start.
If you must have an old-school gas burner, Hot Wheels has plenty of options for you too, like, say, this sleek FJ60 Toyota Land Cruiser. The 2022 Hot Wheels Green Speed Series should be on the shelves of your local retailers now.
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