New Year, New Electric Vehicles
Jan. 13, 2021—Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly more popular as drivers are looking to get more bang for their buck and to lower their carbon footprints.
Over two million electric cars were sold across the world in 2019, accounting for 2.6 percent of total car sales, according to the International Energy Agency. In 2020, the IEA estimates that 3 percent of total car sales were electric vehicles.
Ford, Hyundai, and Tesla are just a few of the automakers selling new electric models in 2021. If you’ve been meaning to make the switch, 2021 could be the best time to do it. Here’s an inside look at what’s on the market.
Model: 2021 KONA Electric
Specs: The 2021 KONA Electric from Hyundai has a 258 mile driving range, powered by a lithium-ion battery. A front-wheel-drive vehicle, the 2021 KONA Electric comes with a standard suite of ADAS features including lane keep assist, blind-spot collision warning, forward collision-avoidance assist, and more. With 201 horsepower, the KONA electric reaches 60 miles per hour in just 6.4 seconds.
Release Date: The 2021 KONA Electric is available now and starts at $38,565.
Model: 2021 Lucid Air
Specs: The Lucid Air is an electric sedan with an estimated 517 mile driving range. With an impressive 1,080 horsepower, it’s no wonder this is one of the most expensive electric vehicles debuting this year. Lucid Motors claims the 2021 Lucid Air will be the “fastest charging electric vehicle ever offered” with 300 miles of driving range after just 20 minutes of charging.
Release Date: According to the automaker, the 2021 model will roll out in the first half of this year and cost more than $130,000.
Model: 2021 Tesla Model 3
Specs: Tesla’s 2021 Model 3 is an all-wheel-drive vehicle with a top speed of 162 miles per hour. With a driving range of 353 miles, the Model 3 can also accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.1 seconds. The Model 3 features two motors with only one moving part a time, for minimal maintenance and maximum durability, according to the automaker.
Release Date: The 2021 Tesla Model 3 is now available for ordering with prices starting at $37,990.
Model: 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV
Specs: The EV Bolt features a lithium-ion battery with a driving range of 259 miles. According to Chevrolet, the front-wheel-drive vehicle has 200 horsepower and can reach 60 miles per hour in 6.5 seconds. Priced under $40,000, the EV Bolt is one of the most affordable electric vehicle options.
Release Date: Production on the 2021 Bolt EV began just weeks ago after being delayed due to the pandemic; an official release date has yet to be announced.
Model: 2021 Mustang Mach-E
Specs: The first edition Mustang Mach-E features an electronic, all-wheel-drive powertrain with an EPA-approved driving range of 270 miles. The Mustang Mach-E has 346 horsepower and can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 4.8 seconds, according to Ford.
The Mach-E has a starting price of $42,895. For more Mach-E coverage from ADAPT, click here.
Release Date: Ford says the Mustang Mach-E will be available late this summer.
Model: 2021 Polestar 2
Specs: Volvo’s standalone brand, Polestar, has created its first all-electric vehicle, the Polestar 2. Featuring a front and back motor, the Polestar 2 produces 402 horsepower, according to the automaker. With an EPA-estimated driving range of 233 miles, the Polestar 2 starts out at $61,200.
Release Date: The Polestar 2 can be purchased today.