New Electric Trucks, SUVs, and Cars for 2021 and 2022
Upcoming Electric Vehicles to keep an Eye on in the Next Few Years
Electric is the future!!!
We know you probably have a friend that won't shut up about how electric vehicles are the future of the automobile business, and although they do get annoying, they are also right. Because of public interest, more and more companies are dipping their toes into electric vehicles. From startups dedicated to EV to legacy brands coming out with flashy EV vehicles; Electric does seem to be the future.
These brands are trying to replicate the Tesla magic, bold design choices, and all-electric line-ups. Although a lot of these vehicles will probably not see the light of day, here are some of the most promising upcoming EVs made by startups.
RIVIAN R1S (Expected 2021):
The American startup has been making waves in the EV market for a while now. Back in 2019 Ford and Amazon invested big sums to help this Tesla competitor catch up to the giant, and it seems it might be close. Both Rivians electric SUV, the R1S, and its electric truck, the R1T, are slated to release this year. The R1Sis set to compete against the likes of the Tesla Model X, with a starting price of $72,500.
Rivian R1S Specs
Price: up to $72,500
Battery Sizes: 105-, 135- and 180 kWh
Range: 240- to 400 miles
Technology: 12.3-inch touchscreen on the dash and second-row passengers also get a touchscreen
Byton M-Byte (Expected Mid-2021):
Another startup trying to share the EV glory, Byton claims its M-Byte crossover, will debut in America in mid-2021. The Chinese startup has only been around since 2016, but with starting price of $45,000 in the U.S it is definitely something to keep an eye on. Byton plans on releasing 3 versions: a 272-hp rear-wheel-drive model with a 72.0-kWh battery; 408-hp all-wheel-drive version with a 95.0-kWh pack; and a rear-wheel-drive model with the same 95.0-kWh pack. Byton says the smaller battery pack can provide up to 224 miles of range and the larger 95-kWh battery is good for up to 286 miles.
Byton M-Byte Specs
Price: $55,000 est
Battery Sizes: 72- and 95-kWh
Range: up to 286 miles
Technology: 48-inch infotainment display; tablet on the steering wheel; autonomous driving
Lordstown Endurance (Expected Late 2021):
This electric pickup truck will be the Ohio's company's first vehicle. Lordstorm already started taking deposits on the $52,000 vehicle and plans to start deliveries in the latter half of 2021. The truck will have a four-wheel-drive hub motor system with a claimed 250-mile range and could become the premium for electric pickup trucks.
Lordstown Endurance Specs
Battery Sizes: N/A
Range: around 250 miles
Technology: tow up to 6000 pounds
Hero Models Turned EV:
Models like the F-150 and the Hummer have been in the market for decades and are some of the best-selling vehicles of all time. And as times change, so do these classics, so here is a list of Hero Models that will soon have an electric option.
Ford F-150 Electric (Expected 2021):
The F-150 is Ford's best-selling truck, and they are hoping that a more environmentally friendly version will attract a brand new customer base. We don't know a lot of specs for the upcoming pickup truck, but Ford did show off the strength of this beast when the prototype pulled a million-pound load of F-150s.
Ford F-150 Specs
Battery Sizes: N/A
Range: expected 300 miles
GMC Hummer EV (Expected 2021)
Although the release of the GMC Hummer EV had to be delayed because of the pandemic, GMC is hoping to release both the SUV and pickup truck versions by the end of the year. The Hummer is a very impressive vehicle, with a promised 1000 horsepower and an absurd 11,500 lb-ft of torque.
GMC Hummer Specs
Price: $79,995 to $112,595
Battery Sizes: N/A
Range: estimated 350 miles
Technology: 13.4-inch display; Apple CarPlay/Android Auto capability, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and GM's OnStar telematics system
Chevy Silverado Electric (Expected Unknown)
The EV version of Chevy's acclaimed Silverado is expected to come with GM's Ultium battery pack, which will also power the Hummer. Chevy has not made clear when the Silverado will release, however, we expected it to be before 2025.
Price: $50,000 - $70,000
Battery Sizes: 200-kWh
Range: up to 400 miles
Legacy Brands New Models:
These brands have had a great past, and they want to continue to have a bright future. That is why they are releasing brand new models of electric vehicles to compete with already established EVs.
Cadillac Lyriq (Expected 2022)
The Lyriq will be Cadillac's first electric vehicle. It will first launch in the Chinese market, to then make a debut in the US in 2022. Cadillac says the Lyriq will have more than 300 miles on a single charge, the ability to park and unpark itself, as well as to drive on a freeway without the driver steering the wheel.
Price: $60,000 - $90,000
Battery Sizes: 100-kWh
Range: more than 300 miles
Technology: Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a Wi-Fi hotspot; 19-speaker stereo system; 33.0-inch curved advanced LED display
Hyundai Ioniq 5 (Expected Fall 2021)
The Ioniq 5 will be the first, of 23 battery-electric vehicles Hyundai hopes to release before 2025. One of the most impressive features of the Ioniq 5 is the fast charging capabilities, which will supposedly take the vehicle from 5% to 80% in 15 minutes.
Mercedes Benz is planning to launch a full line-up of EV vehicles named the EQ family aiming to launch a new model each year. One of the first releases will be the EQA, a small electric compact SUV. Mercedes-Benz suggested an EQA in the U.S. could have all-wheel drive with around 280 horsepower.
Price: $57,000 to $67,000
Battery Sizes: 66.5-kWh
Range: 200- and 250-miles
Technology: touchscreen, voice command, and steering-wheel controls for its audio and navigation; full suite of driver-assistance features
Aspark Owl (Expected: 2021)
Audi Q4 e-tron (Expected: 2022)
BMW i4 (Expected: Late 2021)
BMW iX (Expected: 2023)
Bollinger B1 (Expected: 2022)
Byton M-Byte Concept (Expected: Mid-2021)
Cadillac Celestiq (Expected: Sometime before 2025)
Canoo Pickup Truck (Expected: 2024)
Canoo Van (Expected: Late 2021)
Faraday Future FF91 (Expected: 2023)
Genesis Essentia (Expected: 2023)
GMC Hummer (Expected: 2021)
Jeep Wrangler Magneto EV (Expected: early 2022)
Kia EV6 (Expected: 2022)
Lagonda All-Terrain (Expected: 2023)
Lexus EV SUV (Expected: 2022 or sooner)
Lordstown Endurance (Expected: Late 2021)
Lotus Evija (Expected: Late 2021)
Lucid Air (Expected: 2021)
Mazda MX-30 (Expected: 2022 or 2023)
Nissan Ariya (Expected: Late 2021)
Porsche Macan EV (Expected: 2023)
Tesla Cybertruck (Expected: Early 2022)
Tesla Roadster (Expected: 2022)
Volvo XC40 Recharge (Expected: 2021)
Volkswagen I.D. Buzz (Expected: 2023)
Volkswagen I.D. Space Vizzion (Expected: 2022)
Volvo C40 Recharge (Expected: Early 2022)
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