New electric vehicle models coming in 2021
01.22.2021 - by Kylie Morgan
New electric vehicle models coming in 2021

ABI Research released their 2021 Trend Report and determined that 2021 will be a pivotal year for EVs. With new electric vehicle adoption policies and bans on internal combustion engines rising around the world, the pressure to develop new EV models is also rising. 

While there are dozens of new EV models that are in the works and delivery dates often shift, below are new EV models that are anticipated to be released this year.


Under $50,000

Car on the road

Ford Mustang Mach-E

Ford is expanding its Mustang line with the Mustang Mach-E, an all-electric crossover. It will start at $42,895 with a range of 211 to 305 miles. It includes the Ford Co-Pilot 360™ Technology with automatic emergency braking, a lane-keeping system, and other features. Estimated release date: August 2021


Jeep Wrangler 4xe

Jeep is entering the plug-in space, proving that you can go off-road in an electric vehicle. This plug-in hybrid, with a starting price of $47,995, will have 25 estimated electric miles and 400 total miles. Estimated release date: Early 2021


Nissan Ariya

Nissan, who pioneered mass-market electric vehicles with the LEAF over a decade ago, is expanding its EV portfolio with the Ariya, an all-electric crossover. The vehicle is expected to have a range of approximately 300 miles and be priced around $40,000. Unlike the LEAF, the Ariya will have a liquid-cooled battery and CCS fast charging capability, rather than CHAdeMO. Estimated release date: Late 2021


Volkswagen ID.4

While Volkswagen previously had the e-Golf, they are looking to make a bigger splash with the new ID.4. Starting at $39,995 with 250 miles of all-electric range, VW plans to offer models with rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. It has a towing capacity of up to 2700 pounds. Estimated release date: Early 2021



Rivian R1S

Rivian is set to deliver it’s long-awaited all-electric SUV and pickup truck this year. The R1S, Rivian’s SUV, will start at $70,000 with an estimated starting all-electric range of 250 miles. The vehicle includes all-wheel drive and has 108 cubic feet of storage. Estimated release date: August 2021


Rivian R1T

Rivian’s other new offering, the R1T, looks to be the first all-electric pickup truck to hit the market, while the Tesla Cybertruck and GMC Hummer EV are still to come. The R1T will start at $67,500 with an estimated starting range of 250 miles. According to Rivian, the truck has 68 cubic feet of storage and can tow more than 11,000 pounds. Estimated release date: June 2021


Volvo XC40 Recharge

While Volvo has had plug-in hybrid offerings, the XC40 Recharge will be the automaker’s first all-electric vehicle. This compact SUV starts at $53,990 with 208 miles of range. Estimated release date: Early 2021


$100,000 and up

Lucid Air

Lucid Motors, based in California, is planning to deliver its first vehicle, the Lucid Air, this summer. This luxury EV has an EPA estimated range of 517 miles and will start at $139,000. It includes a mostly glass cabin roof, front trunk with 10 cubic feet of volume, and a fast charge of 300 miles in 20 minutes. Estimated release date: Summer 2021

16 comments on “New electric vehicle models coming in 2021”
  1. David Radzieta says:

    We have been savong on gas for ten years and our Nissan Leaf still goes 85% of its original range after 10 years. My wife’s newer Leaf has the million mile battery formula and currebtly goes 110% of the EPA range. It only takes 2 seconds to plug in an EV and the next morning it is ready to go anywhere in town. We can eveb charge our cars using solar panels on sunny days.

  2. Mark A Tang says:

    how about advocating for cheap electric vehicles? how about advocating for cheaper ways to produce clean energy? how about advocating for standardizing plugin sockets and recharging methods?
    or are you just going to pitch a narrow market to the rich and elite?

  3. Stan Meiburg says:

    For both Nancy and Bill, my wife has a Fit and I have had a Chevy Bolt since 2017. The Bolt will fit anywhere the Fit fits (just had to say that!), it has been a complete joy to own, and the new ones come in at 259 miles range. Check it out—it seems like it matches your statement of need!

  4. DR. KIT BARKER, PHD says:

    I LOVE my Cadillac Escalade ESV and WISH Cadillac would make one ELECTRIC!! I would buy it tomorrow!!

  5. Bill Haskell says:

    I need a compact EV to fit in my 80″ wide garage door. My old Honda Civic at 68″ wide plus side mirrors fits in fine. There are many attractive gas powered cars that are compact in size, like the Honda Fit and several others. When will EV makers create well designed compacts? There must be a market for them. The E-golf by VW was pretty good, but I understand VW will not be selling its compacts in the US in 2021. Too bad. Can I look forward to more EV compacts in the coming years?

  6. Nancy DeFeo says:

    I would just like a very practical, small wagon like my old Chevy HHR to go all electric. I don’t care about the sleek, sporty look most are going for. My little hatchback wagon can carry an 8ft ladder or boards inside, or crated dogs, a tree from a nursery, luggage or groceries. It’s a little work horse without being an. SUV or truck. Make me a small , versatile, practical electric car. The closest I’ve seen is the Hyundai Kona.

  7. Eric says:

    Agreed. Especially if charging at home. Smaller cars are normally commuter cars which likely travel less than 50 miles per day. That makes them perfect for overnight charging at home. Unfortunately either the consumer or the manufacturer don’t understand the real issue facing plug ins is accessibility to charging. Shrug.

  8. Steve Carlson says:

    I’m looking for an all electric truck, regular 2 door cab, 8 ft. bed with all wheel drive. 200 to 300 mile range.

  9. James says:

    What about the ford E-transit van?

  10. Geoffrey R Owen says:

    I own a Model Y. I have found no one who doesn’t like the look. The Model 3 is a sedan and available under $40,000.. Prices will come down.

  11. KJR says:

    I think BY FAR the most compelling EV coming to market in 2021 will be the Tesla Cybertruck. The vehicle has several different price entry points depending on what buyers desire in the vehicle, with the base model starting at $40K. The pre-orders are over half a million and will disrupt a segment of the auto industry that does not yet have a compelling electric option.

  12. Michael Burke says:

    I’d like to know if there are any plans to produce an all-electric RV for the US market. I’m currently driving a Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid which I converted to a camper van, but I’m interested in something larger like a Class B Mercedes or Ram.

  13. Brian F says:

    From Jeep’s website, it looks like the wrangler 4xe will have 25 miles of electric range, not 50. You may have read where they prominently say 50 miles and then in very small text MPGe, and mistaken that for electric miles.

    if you scroll ALLLLLL the way down and expand out one of the FAQs at the bottom:

    Does the Jeep® Wrangler 4xe come in a hybrid?

    Yes. The Wrangler 4xe is a PHEV, which is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle with a powerful electric motor and a gas engine. Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid technology gives you the confidence and freedom to take every adventure to new places. A manufacturer’s estimated all-electric driving range of 25 miles means you can charge up overnight or at public charging stations and get around town solely on electric power, while a combined electric and gas manufacturer’s estimated total driving range of 400 miles opens up whole new possibilities for exploring off-road.

    1. Silvia Gonzalez says:

      You are absolutely correct! We have updated the article and apologize for the mistake.

  14. JOHN WING says:

    Tesla & Nissan have too little real competition for affordable EV’s. Old US corp’s continue to be tail-draggers in technology, because too many Americans’ understanding of cars is skin-deep. Most people who understand will buy EVs within a few years.

  15. RJ says:

    I find it so disheartening and disappointing that there are no small cars in the above list, aside from the Lucid Air which is not at a price point that most people can afford. I am so weary of SUVs dominating the roadways and adding to the already horrible lack of quality design aesthetic in this country. Someone, please design a CAR with some grace and style. SUVs are so ugly and aggressive-looking.

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