Even with a pandemic and semiconductor chip shortage, the electric vehicles keep coming.
And not just luxury cars. Subaru, Hyundai, and Kia are all releasing EVs. Also coming soon: the first generation of electric pickup trucks.
And that doesn’t even cover everything. Here are the biggest EV unveilings of 2021.
Tesla went for speed with the first major redesign to the Model S. The $129,990 Plaid version goes from 0 to 60 mph in under two seconds with a top speed of 200 mph, and has nearly 400 miles of range. The Model X will also get the Plaid treatment, but not until next year.
Ford is releasing an electric version of its popular F-150 pick-up truck. The F-150 Lightning will start at under $40,000 and has a range of 230 miles. While announced in May, the first electric truck from Ford will reach customers in 2022.
This is GM’s response to Ford’s Lightning. The company hasn’t shared many details since its announcement in April, but we do know it will use GM’s modular battery platform, Ultium, that provides 400 miles of range.
The iNext concept car was the inspiration for BMW’s next big EV release. Now known as the iX, the dual-motor luxury EV features fast charging and 300 miles of range. The car won’t arrive until 2022, and will start at $83,200.
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A compact SUV, the Ioniq 5 has a 300-mile range. It’ll come with free fast charging for two years on the Electrify America network once the car arrives later this year.
This is Kia’s first EV that doesn’t have a gas-powered counterpart. It’ll offer 315 miles of range. The price hasn’t been revealed yet, but more details are expected ahead of its 2022 arrival.
Subaru is going electric. Through a partnership with Toyota (of hybrid Prius fame), the Solterra will be an all-electric SUV available at some point in 2022. This will be the Japanese company’s first EV.
Last year was all about the revived Hummer “supertruck.” Now there’s a luxury SUV version of the off-roading vehicle. The base version won’t arrive until 2024 for $79,995, but an already sold-out first edition version will get here in 2023. It’ll start at $105,595 with a removable glass roof and crab mode for diagonal driving.
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This is the next iteration of Audi’s first EV, the e-tron. The newest version is sportier, with a sloped back windshield. It’s launching in Europe and will make it to the U.S. by the end of the year for $45,000. That’s cheaper than the original e-tron, which sells for nearly $66,000. The smaller Q4 e-tron can get up to 323 miles on a single charge.
The Ford Lightning wasn’t the only electric truck debut this year. EV startup Canoo showed off its mini truck. Expected to arrive in 2023, it’s a modular vehicle with moveable parts to customize the experience. The six-foot long bed can be extended and the battery lasts for 200 miles.
Porsche’s Taycan line of electric vehicles debuted in 2019. In 2021, the German carmaker added a longer version of the car with more space in the trunk and cabin. Arriving in a few weeks, it starts at $90,900.
Chevy’s classic Bolt EV bulked up. The larger SUV version starts at $33,995 and gets 250 miles on a charge. A version with the Super Cruise hands-free driving system will cost $43,495. The EUV — short for electric utility vehicle — is making it onto the road in the coming weeks.
The 2022 Bolt got a redesign and refreshed interior, with a new front grille and revamped front console. It also got a price reduction. The 259-mile version dropped from $36,500 to $31,995.
Its second EV after the Lyriq SUV, the Celestiq is a luxury sedan that will arrive in 2022. Cadillac hasn’t revealed many other details, like its price or range.
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