Update on new 2021 electric vehicle models
06.24.2021 - by Plug In America
Update on new 2021 electric vehicle models

We’re only halfway through 2021 and it’s already a big year for new EV models. While there are many highly-anticipated vehicles that are scheduled to come out in 2022 and beyond, including the Ford F-150 Lightning, below is an update on new vehicles that have debuted in 2021 and what is still to come before the end of this year.

Many of these vehicles are eligible for the federal EV tax credit of up to $7,500 and other state/local incentives. For more information on these incentives, visit PlugStar.com.

Under $40,000

Chevy Bolt EUV

Now available
The Bolt EUV is Chevrolet’s first vehicle to offer Super Cruise driver assistance. The EUV is 6.2 inches longer than the regular Bolt EV. It starts at $33,995 with an electric range of 247 miles.


Hyundai IONIQ 5 

Estimated release date: Fall 2021
The Hyundai IONIQ 5 will offer a Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) function, a Head-Up Display with augmented reality mode, and will ride on Hyundai’s new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). EPA estimates are not available at this time, but it’s anticipated to have an electric range of 300 miles. Additionally, the MSRP price is not available at this time.


Volkswagen ID.4

Now available
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 2,700 pounds.



Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron

Estimated release date: Late 2021
The Audi Q4 will offer two electric motors with all-wheel drive. EPA estimates are not available at this time, but it’s anticipated to have an electric range of 250 miles. Audi announced the starting price will be under $45,000.


Car on the road

Ford Mustang Mach-E

Now available
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.


Jeep Wrangler 4xe

Now available
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 $49,805, has 21 electric miles and 370 total miles.


Lincoln Corsair Reserve Grand Touring

Now available
It includes a third motor that delivers 110 lb-ft of torque and provides all-wheel drive. It starts at $50,390 with 28 electric miles and 430 total miles.


Rivian R1S

Estimated release date: August 2021
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.


Rivian R1T

Estimated release date: July 2021
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.


Volvo XC40 Recharge

Now available
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.


$100,000 and up

Lucid Air

Estimated release date: Late 2021
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.


Tesla Model S Plaid

Now Available 
The new Tesla Model S Plaid can go 0 to 60 mph in 1.99 seconds! Also, the Tesla Models S Plaid has a horizontal touchscreen and offers 2.8 inches extra in headroom space for rear-seat passengers. It starts at $129,990 with an estimated starting range of 390 miles.




13 comments on “Update on new 2021 electric vehicle models”
  1. Shane Butler says:

    Why did the discontinue the Chev Volt? We love ours and really appreciate the motor back up for long trips to visit our daughter in Davis. Why didn’t they just extend the electric range instead of dropping this amazing car. It was a great transition vehicle for folks who fear running out of juice in the middle of nowhere. Now there aren’t any more of these hybrids under 50,000. So sad!!!

  2. Theresa says:

    Check out the VW ID.4. I’ve ordered one with the lighter interior for exactly that reason. I live in Los Angeles, not as hot as the central valley, but it can get pretty warm.

  3. Rudy Campolo says:

    What about Hyundai Ionic 5 and Kia EV6?

    1. Silvia Gonzalez says:

      Thank you for bringing this to our attention! Since we only included new 2021 EV models in this article, we added the Hyundai IONIQ 5 to the list. Currently, the Kia EV6 will not be available in the U.S. until 2022, but if anything changes, we will add it to the list.

  4. Jean Lown says:

    I really dislike the black interior of my Nissan Leaf. It was the only interior color available. Stop the black!

  5. Franklin says:

    This is unbelievable when Plug In America simply ignored Tesla as an EV model available for America. A public agency cannot be and should not be territorial.

    1. Noah Barnes says:

      The scope of this article was only on new vehicles that debuted in 2021, but Tesla did not release any new vehicles this year. You can view and compare all electric vehicles, including all Tesla models, on our dedicated EV shopping site, PlugStar.com.

  6. Kj says:

    More Ford F-150 updates, please.

    1. Noah Barnes says:

      We are focusing on new vehicles for 2021 in this article, but we are looking forward to the Ford F-150 Lightning coming out next year. Stay tuned for more information on this vehicle’s release!

  7. Greg says:

    That Lucid Air has me veryyyy jelly

  8. Randolph says:

    Where is the F150 Lightening??

    1. Noah Barnes says:

      We are focusing on new vehicles for 2021 in this article, but we are looking forward to the Ford F-150 Lightning coming out next year. Stay tuned for more information on this vehicle’s release!

  9. David T Selzam Jr says:

    I’m disappointed that Chevrolet(and others) only offer their EV’s with Black interiors. That’s OK if you live in temperate climates(like San Diego) but I live in Bakersfield…and with climate change we can expect temperatures to increase. Aren’t we supposed to be curtailing OUR energy use???

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