Electric vehicles are expected to revolutionize the car market in the coming years. Carmakers keep unveiling EVs that are far superior to the ones released just a few years prior, in terms of range, performance, and availability. Although electric cars still represent a fraction of all vehicles sold in the US, the EV market share is growing rapidly. Check out 40 of the hottest electric cars and trucks that are going to appear on the market within the next few years.
Ford Mustang Mach E
The Mustang Mach-E polarized the car world. Although many fans of the brand agree that the electric crossover SUV is a step towards the future, others debate whether applying the legendary Mustang moniker was absolutely necessary. One thing is for sure; the Mustang Mach E is an innovative SUV that debuted for the 2021 model year.
The base model is available starting at $42,895 for the standard, rear-wheel-drive variant of the car. The cheapest trim of the Mach-E features a 230-mile range and a 5.8-second sprint to 60 miles per hour. A powerful Mustang Mach-E GT variant is available too, pushing out 480 horsepower in total.
BMW released the redesigned, second-gen 4-Series sedan for the 2020 model year. The car’s controversial exterior design polarized the car community, while the enormous front grille quickly became the center of attention. Alongside the debut of the new 4-Series, the German automaker revealed a concept of the electric variant.
The BMW i4 is expected to debut this year as a 4-door sedan. The car will be powered by an 80kWh battery pack paired with dual motors at the rear axle, rated at 268 horses for the base model. Interestingly, a rear-wheel-drive version will be available as an alternative to the BMW xDrive AWD system.
The Taycan marked the beginning of a new era for Porsche, as it’s the first fully-electric production vehicle developed by this German automaker. The souped-up 4-door sedan proved to be a massive success. Porsche revealed that over 20,000 Taycans were delivered to customers in 2020!
Porsche’s innovation does not stop there. For the first time ever, the performance-oriented Turbo trim is not actually powered by a turbocharged engine. Instead, the Taycan Turbo and Turbo S are both powered by an electric drivetrain, rated at 671 and 751 horses respectively.
The Ariya is a cute compact SUV that’s been in production since mid-2020. The car has launched for the 2021 model year at a starting price of around $40,000.
Nissan unveiled different trim levels of the new Ariya SUV, all of which are powered by a dual-motor electric powerplant. The standard-range base model comes equipped with a front-wheel-drive drivetrain and a 65kWh battery pack, resulting in a range of around 220 miles. The extended range model comes with an upgraded 90kWh that can drive over 300 miles on a single charge. A souped-up performance variant is available for the extended range trim level, too.
Audi Q4 E-Tron
Audi is planning to unveil the Q4, a fully-electric crossover, sometime later this year. The German automaker has been teasing fans with concepts of the vehicle since 2019. Audi has not released a lot of details about the car just yet, though its production is expected to begin within the next months.
The German automaker revealed that the base model Q4 will be available starting at $45,000. At this price tag, the car could become a great alternative to its competitors, such as the Tesla Model X. The German automaker claims that the Q4 can reach 60mph in just 6.3 seconds, while the single-charge range is said to be at least 280 miles.
The high-tech EQC SUV marked the beginning of a new era for Mercedes-Benz. The car, unveiled back in 2018 for the 2020 model year, is the first member of the automaker’s new EQ range of fully-electric vehicles. The EQC is based on the GLC-Class.
The EQC is powered by two electric motors that produce around 400 horsepower in total, resulting in a 5.1-second sprint to 60 miles per hour and a top speed of 112mph. So far, the German manufacturer only unveiled the specifications of one trim level of the EQC.
This small automaker entered the automotive industry in style at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. Rivian unveiled its first two production vehicles during the show: the R1T pickup and the R1S SUV. As you can probably guess by now, both of them are electric vehicles.
The R1T comes powered by an electric motor fitted at each wheel, providing a total power output of a whopping 750 horsepower. In effect, the R1T will be able to reach 60 miles per hour in just 3 seconds. It’s nothing short of a real pickup truck either, as Rivian promises an 11,000lb towing capacity as well as a 400-mile range.
This futuristic supercar was first revealed as a concept at the IAA motor show back in 2017. The OWL, created by a small Japanese manufacturer, quickly made international news. As of October 2020, the OWL is the world’s fastest production vehicle with a 0-60 sprint in a staggering 1.72 seconds.
The car’s 4-motor electric drivetrain, powered by a 69kWh battery pack, is said to produce just below 2000 horsepower in total. According to the automaker, the supercar will be able to drive 280 miles on a single charge. The car is available for sale in North America since January 2021.
The Evija is an extravagant supercar that will reach the production line within 2021. It is the first electric vehicle developed by Lotus. The spectacular exterior design will likely go in pair with a high price tag. Although Lotus hasn’t disclosed the sticker price yet, the Evija will only see a production run limited to 130 units.
The Evija will peak at a whopping 1970 horsepower, generated from 4 electric motors paired with a 70kWh battery pack. According to the British automaker, the Evija will be able to sprint to 60mph in less than 3 seconds. The top speed is expected to be 200mph.
As of today, the iX is the ultimate vehicle in BMW’s I lineup. The concept of this futuristic, electric SUV was first shown back in 2018. In late 2020, the German manufacturer displayed the final design of the 5-door iX ready for production. The vehicle is expected to go on sale sometime in 2021.
The SUV shares the same design language as the previously mentioned i4 sedan. So far, BMW only confirmed one variant of the electric SUV, powered by a 100kWh battery pack mated with dual motors that produce around 500 horsepower in total. A sprint to 60 miles per hour takes just 5 seconds.
The Endurance is a futuristic, reimagined vision of the classic American pickup truck. The truck was developed by Lordstown Motors. The start-up even chose to manufacture the Endurance in an old General Motors factory in Ohio. The pickup truck is scheduled to go on sale later this year.
According to Lordstown Motors, the Endurance will be powered by 4 electric motors that will produce 600 horsepower in total. What’s more, the single-charge range is projected to be 250 miles. All of that will be available starting at $52,500 for the base model.
After an absence of more than a decade on the market, GM decided to revive the Hummer moniker. This time, however, the name will only be used for a particular model and not an entire subsidiary. Hummer’s infamous petrol and diesel engines are gone, in favor of a fully electric powerplant!
The all-new GMC Hummer officially debuted back in 2020 and will go on sale in Fall 2021. General Motors promises unbeatable off-road performance to live up to the Hummer’s name. Oh, and this monstrous pickup truck will produce a thousand horsepower. Just in case it wasn’t cool enough already.
Although concepts of this small electric SUV have been around for years, Mercedes-Benz never officially confirmed when the car will enter production. Until now, that is. The German automaker confirmed that the EQA is currently in production and will reach the dealerships later this year.
The small EQA will serve as the entry-level vehicle in the all-new EQ fully-electric lineup by Mercedes-Benz. The German manufacturer promises to equip the EQA with the latest technology, as well as lavish comfort features. Mercedes-Benz plans to introduce 10 vehicles in their EQ lineup by the end of 2022.
Audi E-Tron GT
The production version of the E-Tron GT was unveiled on the 9th of February 2021, although the concept had been around since 2018. The German automaker planned to build a performance-oriented alternative to the Tesla Model 3. Although the vehicle was initially presented as a 2-door coupe that could seat up to 4 occupants, the production version is confirmed to be a 4-door sedan.
The E-Tron GT shares many components, including the platform, with the Porsche Taycan. The sedan produces 646 horsepower from its dual-motor setup, paired with a 93kWh battery pack. The E-Tron GT is expected to hit the market sometime in 2021.
The Lucid Air is yet another monstrous EV that will hit the market soon. The Air is a lavish 4-door sedan that’s developed by Lucid Motors, an up-and-coming automaker based in California. Deliveries of the company’s first vehicle are scheduled to begin in Spring 2021.
The Air comes powered by two electric motors that produce 1080 horses in total. The electric powerplant is fueled by a 113kWh battery pack with a range of up to 500 miles on a single charge. The sedan will start at $69 900 for the less powerful, 480-horsepower base model.
Jeep Wrangler Electric
Having revealed the plug-in hybrid version of the Jeep Wrangler, it only makes sense for the American carmaker to follow up with a fully-electric variant as well. Little is known about the car so far, and the official debut of the Wrangler EV concept is set to take place in March 2021.
Note that Jeep will reportedly only unveil a concept vehicle and not a production-ready car. It is expected that the Wrangler EV will feature superior performance than the plug-in hybrid variant of the 2021 Wrangler. After all, the plug-in only offers a 50-mile electric range.
Car buyers who prefer sedans over SUVs are not forgotten by Mercedes-Benz. The EQS is yet another addition to the marque’s electrified EQ lineup. The vehicle will be based on the Vision EQS concept photographed above, it’s expected to hit the market as early as 2022.
The EQS will likely be a quieter and more spacious version of the lavish S-Class sedan. Mercedes-Benz revealing plans to create the EQS may hint that a fully-electric version of the eighth-generation S-Class may not be made at all, in favor of the EQS. The Vision EQS peaked at 469 horsepower from its electric powerplant. However, the German automaker did not reveal the technical specifications of the production-ready EQS just yet.
Bollinger Motors, a new automaker based in Detroit, unveiled the B1 SUV alongside the B2 pickup truck. Both of the vehicles are fully electric, and they may just offer the best of both worlds. Who wouldn’t want a high-tech, capable SUV that features an old-school, boxy exterior design?
Bollinger promises the B1 to be the world’s most capable SUV on the market. The car is somewhat of a modern version of the iconic Hummer H1, minus the terrible fuel economy. The car will feature a dual electric motor setup that will produce 614 horsepower in total. The 142kWh battery pack will last for 200 miles on a single charge.
Rimac is one of the industry leaders when it comes to creating high-performance electric supercars. Unlike many other small automakers, Rimac’s cars make it further than the initial concept phase. The C_Two is one of the most exciting EVs that Rimac is currently working on.
The Rimac C_Two shares many of its powertrain components with the previously mentioned Pininfarina Battista. The supercar features an electric motor mounted at each wheel, providing a total power output of above 1900 horsepower. The claimed top speed is a whopping 258 miles per hour! The Croatian automaker promises that the C_Two will debut later this year, following a delay in production due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Much like the B1 SUV, the B2 will reportedly be a leader in its segment. Bollinger Motors promises the B2 to be the most capable pickup truck of all time. Some of the highlights of the B2 include a 7500-pound towing capacity, a 5000-pound maximum payload, or a bed that extends to nearly 100 inches.
The B2 is powered by the same 614-horsepower powerplant that can be found in its SUV counterpart. Just like the B1, the B2 pickup features an impressive 15″ ground clearance and a 4.5-second sprint to 60 miles per hour.
The Cybertruck is not the only cool addition to the Tesla EV lineup. Some petrolheads may remember the original Roadster. Back in 2008, the first-gen Roadster was the first production EV that could travel more than 200 miles on a single charge. You’ve probably seen the video of a red first-gen Roadster traveling through space after it was launched by a Falcon Heavy rocket in 2018.
The all-new, second-gen Roadster is set to launch for the 2022 model year. Telsa promises a 620-mile range, and a sprint to 60mph in just 1.9 seconds!
Dacia Spring EV
It is no secret that electric cars are nowhere near as affordable as gas-powered cars. While a powerful motor and the convenience of charging your vehicle at home surely appeal to many car buyers, many of them are not able to splash out on a brand new Tesla or a fancy Range Rover. Dacia, a Romanian automaker, has come up with a brilliant solution.
The Spring is going to be the first fully-electric vehicle developed by Dacia. Unlike the vast majority of EVs that are on the market today, Dacia promises to keep the Spring a lot more affordable. In fact, the manufacturer announced that the Spring will be the cheapest new electric car in Europe. Once it is actually released, that is.
Volvo XC40 Recharge
Volvo first showed the XC40 Recharge in late 2019, as the company’s first fully-electric all-wheel-drive production car. According to the Swedish automaker, Volvo will launch a new electric vehicle each year until the entire lineup is made up of EVs.
The XC40 will be ideal for the daily commute. The carmaker promises a single-charge range of more than 250 miles, as well as a 4.9-second sprint to 60 miles per hour. The battery can be charged to 80% of its capacity in just 40 minutes.
Lagonda All Terrain
The quirky-looking All Terrain concept first debuted at the Geneva International Motor Show back in early 2019. It is the first fully electric car sold by Lagonda, a subsidiary of Aston Martin. What’s more, the Lagonda moniker has been absent since the rare Lagonda Taraf sedan debuted in 2015.
Sadly, production of the All Terrain has been pushed back to 2025, despite initial reports claiming that the car could appear on the market in 2020. The British automaker has not released any technical specifications of the Lagonda just yet, apart from confirming a fully-electric drivetrain.
Mazda’s first fully-electric production car, the MX-30 crossover SUV first debuted in early 2019. Production began around a year later, and the first units had already been delivered throughout the second half of 2020. Mazda ensured that the MX-30 would stand out from any other car on the market and equipped the crossover with clamshell doors, similar to the ones found in the RX-8 sports car.
The MX-30 is fitted with an electric motor that peaks at 141 horsepower. It is far from a high-performance monster, rather a reliable SUV that’s perfect for the daily commute.
Ford F-150 Electric
Ford confirmed that an all-electric version of America’s favorite pickup truck will appear on the market sometime soon. The idea of an electric F-150 first surfaced at the Detroit Auto Show in 2019, followed by a series of teases by the American automaker.
Less than a year later, Ford released a short video proving how capable the electric F150 prototype is. In the video, you could see an F150 tow over 1 million pounds worth of freight cars! Sadly, Ford has confirmed that the truck will not appear on the market sooner than mid-2022.
The Volkswagen ID. 3 debuted in late 2019 as the first vehicle in the manufacturer’s new Intelligence Design lineup of fully-electric production cars. Within just a few months of launching, the ID. 3 became one of the best-selling plug-in electric cars on the market. Almost 57,000 units were delivered to customers in 2020, and the deliveries had only begun in September last year!
Volkswagen offers the ID. 3 with three different battery choices to pick from, ranging from a 48kWh battery pack for the base model up to an 82kWh one for the highest trim level.
If you’re after the craziest-looking pickup truck on the market right now, Elon Musk has got you covered. The futuristic Cybertruck was first unveiled back in late 2019 and will appear on the market from the 2022 model year onwards.
The base model of the Cybertruck will come equipped with just one electric motor mounted at the rear axle, along with a rear-wheel-drive system. In its most powerful configuration, the Cybertruck features a tri-motor AWD powerplant that’s capable of sending the truck to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds. Pricing begins at $39,900 for the base model and $69,900 for the souped-up Tri-Motor variant.
Despite struggles in 2018, this American start-up is back in action. Faraday was established back in 2016 and nearly went bankrupt just years later. The FF91 EV initially unveiled in 2017, however, is confirmed to be in production!
This high-tech crossover is the ultimate top-of-the-line vehicle produced by Faraday. Its electric powerplant is capable of reaching 60mph in just 2.4 seconds, thanks to its electric powerplant mated with a 130kWh battery pack. The range is said to be just below 300 miles. According to rumors, Faraday’s flagship vehicle may go on sale this year!
The Battista is yet another eccentric supercar, similar to the Lotus Evija or the Aspark OWL. The name of the car pays tribute to Battista “Pinin” Farina who founded the famous Pininfarina. Interestingly, this vehicle is actually manufactured by German Pininfarina Automobili, a subsidiary of the Italian marque.
The Battista is powered by an electric motor located at each wheel, paired with a 120kWh battery pack sourced from Rimac. The total power output is rated at a whopping 1900 horsepower! According to the automaker, the Battista can reach 60 miles per hour in under 2 seconds, while the top speed is nearly 220 mph. Pininfarina will limit the production to just 150 units worldwide.
The Precept is a 4-door sedan that was made to provide an alternative to other EVs such as the Porsche Taycan or the Tesla Model S. The car, first shown in early 2020, is a minimalistic electric sedan sold under Volvo’s subsidiary.
The Precept comes equipped with some of the latest techs from the automotive world, such as the SmartZone sensors. The side and rear-view mirrors were dropped in favor of high-definition cameras, too. According to the Swedish automaker, the Precept is scheduled to hit the market in 2023.
The ID.4 is a small crossover that debuted in mid-2020 as Volkswagen’s first fully-electric car in the segment. The car is intended to be an affordable alternative to some of the more expensive EVs that are available on the market. It’s a car for the millions and not the millionaires, as advertised by the German brand.
For the North American market, Volkswagen only offers one engine variant for the ID.4 crossover. Europeans, on the other hand, can pick from 3 different electric drivetrains. The 150-horsepower US version of the ID.4 can reach 60mph in 8.5 seconds, while the range is 320 miles.
Sadly, Hyundai has not yet confirmed whether a production version of this supercar will be made. The first concept of the Essentia was displayed at the New York Auto Show back in 2018, and the automaker has not followed up with any clear details. According to rumors, we might see a production-ready version of the Essentia before the end of the year.
The Korean automaker has not revealed any details regarding the technical specifications of the car. According to a statement by Genesis, the car will be powered by multiple electric motors. Hopefully, more details will emerge soon!
Jaguar XJ Electric
Jaguar is reportedly planning to launch a fully-electric variant of the XJ sedan before the end of this year. The British automaker teased an electric XJ following the discontinuation of the XJ X351 in 2019. So far, the only official image of the car released by Jaguar was a close-up of the redesigned taillights.
Though Jaguar has not disclosed many details on the electric successor of the discontinued XJ, spy shots of the camouflaged test mules have been released back in 2020. The official debut of the upscale sedan is planned for 2021. The car will reportedly be powered by an electric motor at each of the two axles, mated with an all-wheel-drive drivetrain.
The M-Byte may be the coolest electric car you’ve never heard of. Back in 2018, a Chinese start-up unveiled a futuristic-looking concept of an electric crossover SUV. The M-Byte will reportedly be packed with high-tech features that would live up to its crazy exterior styling. This innovative crossover could prove to be revolutionary once it hits the market, which is expected to happen as early as 2021.
The M-Byte will come powered by two electric motors mated with either a 72 or a 95 kWh battery pack. Byton expects that their crazy crossover will be available for US buyers starting at $45,000.
Hyundai Ioniq 5
Hyundai’s plans to launch Ioniq, a fully electric subsidiary of the Korean manufacturer, are getting closer to reality. In case you did not know, the Ioniq 5 will be the first vehicle representing the new subbrand. The car will be inspired by Ioniq 45 concept photographed above.
Hyundai’s new subbrand is set to debut sometime in 2022. In total, its electric powerplant is rated at 313 horsepower delivered to all 4 wheels. In addition, Hyundai claims that the Ioniq 5 can recharge to 80% in less than 20 minutes! Overall, the Korean automaker plans to introduce 23 Ioniq electric vehicles by 2025.
Range Rover Crossover
Later this year, we will see the Range Rover lineup expand by an all-new vehicle. Despite being a crossover, the lavish car will share its platform with the upcoming Range Rover SUV that will go on sale later this year. Just like its bigger sibling, the Crossover will debut sometime in 2021.
The British automaker has not shared any details regarding the new vehicle, apart from a selection of renders and some basic information. Don’t confuse this upcoming Crossover with the Evoque, Range Rover’s entry-level vehicle. Unlike the small Evoque, the Crossover will come at a hefty price tag. A fully-electric variant will be available alongside gas and diesel powertrains.
Cadillac’s latest flagship sedan, the Celestiq, made an appearance during an online presentation at this year’s CES show. General Motors revealed some details about the latest Cadillac EV for the first time in nearly a year, as the excitement goes through the roof.
From what we have seen so far, the Celestiq will likely share a similar design language to the upcoming Cadillac Lyriq electric SUV. General Motors confirmed that the Celestiq will be powered by a four-wheel-drive system, and will come equipped with all-wheel-steering too. The car is expected to debut by 2023.
Chevrolet Electric Pickup
Chevrolet is on a mission to electrify the vast majority of its fleet. In fact, General Motors claims to release 30 new electric vehicles by 2025. One of them is going to be a fully-electric pickup truck sold under the Chevrolet brand, somewhat similar in size to the GMC Hummer.
Little is known about the truck so far. In fact, the American automaker did not even reveal its name yet. A quick look at the recently unveiled GMC Hummer pickup truck should give a clear idea of what GM is capable of in terms of EVs. Perhaps we’ll see yet another truck capable of making 1000 horsepower from its electric motors? Only time will tell.
The iX3 is a much more contemporary and subtle-looking alternative to the crazy iX. Though the German automaker kept displaying concepts of the SUV, the production version wasn’t unveiled until mid-2020. Unlike the iX, the iX3 is essentially a BMW X3 with a replaced powerplant.
Interestingly, the drivetrain of the iX3 is only made up of one electric motor at the rear axle. It peaks at 286 horsepower and takes 6.8 seconds to reach 60 mph. Production of the car began in the second half of 2020. The iX3 will not be sold in the United States.