Some futurists predicted that the electric revolution would come with a fury. It hasn’t yet, but it’s definitely moving in the right direction, especially in terms of performance, style, and range with each new vehicle introduced. The development of electric vehicles is still in a positive trend that will bring diversity to consumers, and provide them with a variety of options. All the best electric cars provide sufficient range for everyday driving, while also having features and technology that weren’t available just a few years ago. This is a new, exciting segment in the automotive industry, and our top picks for the best plug-ins, hybrids pure EVs available in 2021 are below.
Ford Mustang Mach-E
Starting at $42,895
This car is all electric. It is a mix of the past and the future designs. While it may share its name with the regular mustang it does not have anything to do with the model that people are familiar with. This car has two battery options. It comes in rare or all were drive. It can go up to 305 miles without needing a charge. This car can seat up to 5 passengers and uses some of the latest technology. There is a lot of updated features. There is also plenty of cargo space. These new features make this mustang very appealing.
Chevy Bolt EV
Starting at $40,000
While not as stylish as the Tesla Model 3, or as feature-packed as the Hyundai Kona Electric, the 2021 Chevy Bolt EV intrigues everyday shoppers with its large cabin space, smooth handling, and out-of-the-box appeal. The Chevy Bolt has a 259-mile range which is pretty impressive in itself, and can charge up to 100 miles in just half an hour. The Bolt’s design is admittedly a little outdated, and the quality of its interior doesn’t really justify a $40,000 starting price (before federal tax credits are applied), but its electric motor does provide 266-pound-feet of torque of zippy power straight to the front wheels. We also can’t argue at all with its intuitive handbrake and one-pedal function.
Lordstown Endurance (Expected: Late 2021)
Starting at $52,500
The Lordstown Motor Endurance pickup is the first electric car being released by this brand. There has not been much information released on the truck but it will still sell for $52,500. The company is currently accepting $1,000 as deposits. This truck is a four wheel drive and can go 250 miles on a charge. This model will be released in 2021. People cannot wait to see the performance behind this truck.
Nissan Ariya (Expected: Late 2021)
This is the second fully electric model to be released by Nissan. The first model was the Lead. This car is a more powerful version and states that it will drive up to 300 miles on one charge. There is a semi autonomous driving system. This car is also going to have a dual front and rear motor driving configuration. The car will be released in Japan and will then be released in the United States in the latter part of 2021. The Ariya is expected to go for around $40,000. This is one of the more affordable electric cars.
Audi Q4 e-Tron and Q4 Sportback e-Tron (Expected: 2021)
When you hear the names of these cars you may think that the Q4 will be sharp looking. This is a sporty version that is a cross between the Q3 and the Q5 which is larger. This is an all-electric SYV. This company is looking to become more environmentally friendly and find consumers that want the same thing. The Q4 is similar to the Volvo XC40 Recharge and the Telsa Model Y. The base model for this car has a 201 hp electric motor and a 77.0 kWh battery pack. The base model will cost the consumer around $45,000. There will be a model offered that has all wheel drive and 295 horsepower. It can go up to 250 miles on one charge. There will be a dual model that will be released in the fall of 2021.
Tesla Model 3
Starting at $38,690
This car is one of the more affordable options when it comes to electric cars on the market. This model 3 is going to be released in 2021 and is one of the most well known names when it comes to electric cars. The car gets some of its styles from the Model S and the Model X combined. This is an SUV model but the design was changed up a little.
There is going to be a roof made from nothing but glass. The car will get up to speed quickly. It is designed to be economical and playful. There is a sportier look to this model and it will allow a person to track their driving distances. The EV buyers are going to want to look at the range the car can go on a single charge. They should also look at the speeds that the car is going to reach and how well it will handle. The base model of Model 3 will be able to go 263 miles on one charge. It will be a little more expensive than some of the models that can go further but many say that it will be fun to drive and will make a big impression on those looking to have some fun while they are behind the wheel.
Starting at $23,550
Hyundai is already well-known for its bold, unapologetic designs. The newly redesigned Elantra is no exception. The new Elantra is designed to be less of a copycat and more of a leader when compared to the other cars in its class. It has stylish lines and a luxury interior that helps it stand out among the Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, and Nissan Sentra. The standard powertrain for the Elantra is a 147-hp four-cylinder, but there are other options to choose from too such as a turbocharged N-Line model and a hybrid powertrain. Plenty of driver-assistance features come standard, and more advanced technology is offered as optional extras.
Bollinger B1 and B2
priced at $125,000
The EV company is a startup in the world of cars. The company is ready to release its first model which is all-electric. It is a bigger model and is a pickup truck. One of the models that is about to be released is the boxy yet sporty utility vehicle. The other model that is about to be released is the pickup truck. Both of them are going to hit the market in 2021. Both of the vehicles will have an aluminum frame. They will also come with all wheel drive and will run 200 miles on a single charge. It is said to every 60 miles an hour is just over 4 seconds. The vehicles will be to two as much as 7,500 pounds.
Starting at $24,125
The 2021 Honda Insight is a hybrid that has great gas mileage, yet drives just like a regular compact sedan. The Insight shares many of the same components as the Civic sedan; the driving experience is pleasant, and there’s plenty of room for passengers. The major point of difference is the combination of gasoline and electric motors that provides power just as efficiently as traditional motors. The hybrid system is generally quiet during day-to-day driving, but can sometimes be noisy when heavily accelerated. However, Insight’s lower price when compared to the Civic and excellent fuel economy make it an intelligent choice.
GMC Hummer (Expected: 2021)
priced at $112,595.
The Hummer EV is going to be released as an SUV and a pickup. There will be models with one, two, or three motors and 1,000 horsepower. There will be a removable roof panel and there is four wheel drive mode. The release of this model has been delayed due to the pandemic but the first edition is said to be released by the end of 2021. It is priced at $112,595.
starting price 85,167
This car is also expected to hit the dealerships in the later part of 2021. This model is an electric midsize crossover SUB. The electric powertrain will be able to put out 335 horsepower. There will be a 63 kWh battery pack that will allow the car to go up to 285 miles without needing a charge.
starting price $20,665
The 2021 Toyota Corolla, as always, retains its status as an inexpensive, safe, and thoughtfully equipped compact. The Toyota offers two different models, the hatchback and the sedan. Both of these cars have a lot to offer, with each containing a pair of reliable four-cylinder engines, and the ability to upgrade to a hyper-efficient hybrid powertrain. People who enjoy an engaging drive will most likely be interested in the new Corolla, which can be ordered with sport-tuned suspension and manual transmission. Unfortunately, it’s just not as exciting as the rival Honda Civic or Mazda 3. The hatchback may have a small back seat, but it shares an eye-catching design and useful features with the sedan. The Corolla 2021 isn’t the cream of the crop, but it is still a reasonable, handsome choice.
Mercedes-Benz EQA and EQB
starting price $48,442
These models are expected to be released in 2021. They are crossover SUV models and they will be to go around 200 miles without needing a charge.
starting price $23,400
The Hyundai Ioniq looks and acts normal. That’s not a bad thing, as small hybrid vehicle offers powertrains that make efficiency their top goal. That also means that it is a far cry in design when compared to let’s face it- strange-looking competitors like the Toyota Prius. The Hyundai hybrid is more fuel-efficient on the highway than the Toyota hybrid despite the latter’s considerable reputation, delivering up to 59 mpg against the Prius’ 53. It’s not the ultimate winner, however, as the plug-in Prius Prime is more efficient than the plug-in version of the Ioniq. The Ioniq is what it is: A fuel-efficient car with a handsome interior and a decent set of driving and entertainment features. Just don’t think that you’ll be turning any heads with it.
Rivian R1T and R1S
Starting price $75,000
This car is also made from the EV maker brand and is larger than some other electric models. It is going to be a pickup/ SUV model. The company took over the Mitsubishi assembly plant in IL and they are releasing several electric cars that people can expect for 2021. Both of the models they are working on will have a 400-mile range on one charge. They are expected to reach the speed of 60 miles an hour in around 3 seconds. The cars are said to be able to go off the road for some rugged fun.
Starting price $26,570
While the number of family sedans decreases year by year, there are still some great cars out there. The 21 Honda Accord can be considered the paragon in this segment, with its logical interior features, dynamic driving capability, and unrivaled value. The Honda Accord has been a no-brainer on our 10Best list for the past few years, and 2021 is no different. Buyers have the choice of two turbocharged four-cylinder powertrains or a fuel-efficient hybrid model. Regardless of what type of engine that you choose, its handling is perfect- making long, twisting highway adventures an unexpected pleasure. The Accord has a spacious trunk- making grocery runs a breeze- and the back seat is large enough to comfortably accommodate two adults even on long journeys. The spacious interior can also hold multiple children’s seats for families who are looking to expand.
BMW i4 (Expected: Late 2021)
Starting price $50,000
This is one of the first I series to be released by this brand. It has a futuristic design. The next model they are going to release will be more practical looking and will be a four-door hatchback. The i4 is going to have 530 hp and will run with an 80 kWh battery pack. The car will go up to 300 miles on a charge. It will recharge up to 85 percent of the battery life within 35 minutes. The car is expected to be released sometime in 2021. The car will provide a great ride like other models of the BMW and it will be what people expect from this brand.
Starting price $68,825
This car is expected to be released sometime early in the year. It is a compact SUV that is all electric. There is said to be a pair of electric motors and the car will run on 492 horsepower. It will go about 280 miles without needing to be charged up.
Starting price $24,955
The 2021 Hyundai Sonata is a family sedan that will catch the eyes. This car is one of a kind thanks to its dramatic styling, which includes an eye-catching grille, oversized proportions, and a zap of trim that the designers have dubbed a “lightning signature” as it streaks along with the front fenders into the headlights. The Sonata offers plenty of space for passengers, a sophisticated interior, and attractive features. The Sonata isn’t exactly exciting to drive, but it’s efficient with a hybrid option that offers higher fuel efficiency than the Toyota Camry hybrid. All-in-all, the Hyundai Sonata offers a car-load of value, with its competitive pricing and impressive list of amenities.
Audi E-Tron GT
This car is a Sportback version of the regular E Tron. It is an electric crossover SUV and it has a coupe feature when it comes to the roof. This car is going to be on the market in the latter part of 2021. There are dual electric motors that can make 590 horsepower. This will allow the car to be fast and powerful. It can reach 60 miles an hour in just over 3 seconds.
Hyundai Ioniq 5
This is another model of electric car. It is a mid sized SUV and it has powder. The reports on this model say that it is going to be released sometime during 20201. The car is claiming that it can go up to 300 miles on a single charge. There is going to be a similar offering by Kia but that is yet to make the news with a specific and release date.
Hyundai Kona Electric
To stay competitive, Hyundai eliminated Kona’s gas engine and replaced it with an electric motor and battery pack to create the revamped 2021 Kona Electric. This electric vehicle is a lot of fun. It’s easy to drive, has great performance, and a range of up to 258 miles per charge. The Kona Electric stands out because it has a different grille and wheels, but the electric version looks just as stylish as the original. The Tesla Model 3, Kia Niro EV, and Chevrolet Bolt have many of the same functions, but an impressive combination of economic pricing and unsurpassable warranty make it perhaps the smartest choice of them all.
This is another Electric car that is coming from the startup company EV maker. the sedan is a medium-size car with 480 horsepower.
This is a car that is projected to go 406 miles without needing a charge. That is the information that was provided on the base model. The Touring version of this car will be even more powerful. It will have 620 horsepower and it can go a similar distance on a single charge. This model is expected to become available during the spring of 2021.
Canoo Van (Expected: Late 2021)
This new released will be similar to the pickup. It is built using a skateboard platform and can be used to make different body styles. This car is testing a subscription service. A person will use and pay for the EV only when they need to drive it. This van will be able to go for around 250 miles one charge and will have around 300 horsepower. While the cost has not been released yet more information is expected to be available closer to 2022. If you are looking for more space this may be the model for you.
Ford F-150 Electric (Expected: 2021)
The best selling truck is partnering up with Rivian. Ford is going to make an all electric model of the F150. The company is looking to keep their current customers and draw in some new ones that want to be environmentally friendly and still drive a truck. This electric F150 is expected to hit markets in 2021. It is going to be released at the same time other electric models are expected to hit the market. There is still information to be released and a fan of the pickup can find out more closer to the release date.
The price of the F150 is projected to be around $55,000.
This car is said to get around 250 miles on one charge and is designed to go for the long range. This SUV is sleep and it will have a rare wheel drive setup. The first model of this car is going to be released in Germany but it will be built in a factory in Tennessee. The car will be released in the United States in 2022. This model will be the sport and it will work with the charging stations that are already set up in the United States. The will be between $39,995 and $43,695
Jaguar is known for making luxury cars and the I pace was first released in 2018. The brand has great performance and a good image. Even the other luxury brands are not able to compete.
There have been some recent upgrades to the I Pace and new technology has been used. This car can get 292 miles on a single charge. The car is always on so it can accept updates and they are released. You will not have to go to the dealership for these upgrades,
The basic look of the same will be the same. There is enough room to seat four people and it can be a good family car. The best thing about this car is the performance and great handling. There is everything that you would expect from a Jaguar.
This car will begin at $71,000 but with some of the extra features, it will cost up to $100,000.