EVs launching in 2021 will be some of the most exciting yet. Thanks to automakers like Rivian, Ford and Tesla, to name a few, being on track to deliver new models with specs that show how great electric cars can be. As they arrive, here’s what you can expect.
Rivian R1S & R1T
Starting from $67,000 for the R1T and $70,000 for the R1S, Rivian brings traditional SUV (R1S) and pickup truck (R1T) specs to the electric vehicle market. When deliveries happen mid-2021, owners will get to experience around 300+ miles of range, up to 11,000 lbs of towing capacity (7,700 lbs on the SUV), 3 second 0-60 time, quad-motor powertrain and seating for seven.
Ford Mustang Mach-E
On the sportier end is the Mach-E priced from $43,900. This all-new Mustang SUV is reasonably priced and one of the most exciting EVs to come out so far. A first for Ford that will be joined by the electric F-150 later in 2021. The Mach-E is quick off the line (up to 3.5 seconds from 0-60 mph), capable of around 300 miles on a single charge, available with AWD, sporty and very practical.
All-Electric Ford F-150
Later in 2021 you’ll be able to order the F-150 EV. Pricing is expected to start from $50,000 and come with specs that make it the most powerful F-150 yet (more than the Raptor). Those include over 450 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque, dual motors, 0-60 time under 5.5 seconds and towing capacity over 14,000 lbs.
Orders for this first-ever BMW iX Sports Activity Vehicle start this year with deliveries in 2022. Unlike any BMW SUV, it has unique styling, a battery capacity of up to 113 kWh, 0-60 under 5 seconds, EPA-estimated range of 300 miles, up to 500 hp and DC fast charging that gets you around 75 miles in just 10 minutes. It’s also sized like the X5 for everyday practicality.
Priced from $39,900, the Cybertruck offers a lot even in the entry-level Single Motor RWD model that gets over 250 miles of range, over 7,500 lbs towing capacity and 0-60 time under 6.5 seconds. Those numbers improve a lot with the Dual Motor AWD model ($49,900) and double with the Tri Motor AWD model ($69,900) to achieve an impressive 0-60 time of 2.9 seconds. That’s not all, for $10,000 you can add full self-driving.
GMC HUMMER EV
The HUMMER is back as an all-electric supertruck and arrives fall 2021. Initially, top-of-the-line Edition 1 models ($112,600) will be delivered and feature the best of what the line up has to offer; 3 motors, 0-60 in 3 seconds, 1,000 hp and 11,500 lb-ft of torque and 800V DC fast charging (100 miles in 10 minutes). Cheaper HUMMER EV models are scheduled to launch every year after and end in 2024 with an $80,00 base model.