In 2021, a number of new fully electric cars will go on-sale, some were originally due for 2020 but pushed back because of the impact of COVID-19. Now EV manufactures are scaling up production for a strong 2021 and beyond. Among them, these are the most exciting so far.
Ford Mustang Mach-E
Starting from $43,9000, this all-new Mustang SUV is reasonably priced and one of the most exciting EVs to come out so far. A first from Ford that will be joined by the electric F-150 later in 2021. The Mach-E is quick off the line (up to 3.5 seconds from 0-60 mph), capable of around 300 miles on a single charge, available with AWD, sporty and very practical.
Audi e-tron GT
Sharing the Taycan’s J1 will be another very exciting saloon from VW Group, the e-tron GT. Like the Taycan it resembles the concept and has set expectations high. Some include a 0-60 time of around 3 seconds, 80% state-of-charge (SOC) in 20 minutes, AWD, 800-volt platform, and pricing that undercuts the Taycan.
The i4 Gran Coupe will rival other electric mid-size sedans when it arrives later in 2021. It's the first. In concept form packs 530 horsepower thanks to a single electric motor, EPA range estimates around 300 miles, 0-60 under 4 seconds (similar to the Tesla Model 3), AWD and others. MSRP is estimated to start under $70,000.
Priced from $70,000, the Lucid Air sedan is positioned to offer the best overall value when it arrives later this year. Making that possible is a level of luxury unlike any of its rivals, more than 400 miles of range, a 113.9 kWh 900-volt electrical architecture, up to 620 hp, and a DC fast charging system capable of 80% SOC in just 20 minutes.
Also starting from $70,000 is the Rivian R1S that brings traditional SUV utility and capability to the electric vehicle market. A first of its kind. When deliveries happen mid-2021, owners will get to experience its 300+ miles of range, up to 7,700 lbs of towing capacity, 3 second 0-60 time, quad-motor powertrain and seating for seven.
Orders for this first-ever BMW iX Sports Activity Vehicle start this year with deliveries in 2022. Unlike any BMW SUV, it has unique styling, a battery capacity of up to 113 kWh, 0-60 under 5 seconds, EPA-estimated range of 300 miles, up to 500 hp and DC fast charging that gets you around 75 miles in just 10 minutes.
At $40,000, the ID.4 base model is among the cheapest and still includes a lot of exciting features, like an EPA-estimated range of 250 miles, 77.0 kWh available for charging, 201 hp and 228 lb-ft of torque, DC fast charging that gets you 80% SOC in under 40 min, three years free charging and lots of standard tech. Options include AWD, many attractive upgrade packages and styling configurations. A high performing ID.4 GTX model arrives this year with more power and a 0-60 around 6 seconds.