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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.