We currently live in the most exciting time for electric vehicles. Why? Because electric vehicles are slowly starting to emerge from major automakers as the future of automotive brands. It seems like every automaker is rolling out their own EV or announcing one for the near future. The Biden administration hopes that by 2030 50% of new vehicles will be EVs. The great race to produce the most popular EV has begun. Here are five new EVs that consumers can expect before 2025.
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning
The Ford F-150 Lightning shocked consumers worldwide as the blue oval brand electrified one of its signature nameplates. Manufacturing a completely electric pickup truck is a bold move by Ford. Many drivers are still resistant to the electric future, so the F-150 Lightning is a huge leap of faith.
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning base model starts at $39,974. It has a battery range of 300 miles on a single charge. The F-150 Lightning also has an awesome frunk since its powertrain is kept under the vehicle’s floor. The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is easily the most exciting new truck the market has seen in years and undoubtedly will make an impact in the future.
The 2024 Honda Prologue
Honda has yet to bring a successful electric vehicle to the market. It has had mild success with hybrid versions of some of its popular nameplates. Japanese automaker Honda is an American staple in both the sedan and SUV vehicle classes. The Honda Civic is one of history’s most popular sedans. The Honda CR-V has been unrivaled as the best compact SUV for years.
Now it’s time for Honda to provide consumers with an electric SUV as consistent and dominant as the CR-V. In 2024 Honda is set to introduce the Honda Prologue BEV (battery electric vehicle). The Prologue BEV will be Honda’s first electric SUV. Since Honda has yet to succeed with EVs, a lot is riding on the 2024 Honda Prologue BEV. Will it solidify Honda’s place in the future of the automotive industry, or will it flop?
The Lexus EV SUV
Toyota has some great aspirations for carbon neutrality in the future. It has not produced a popular EV, but it was one of the first automakers to mass-produce a popular hybrid model, the Toyota Prius. Toyota has a lot of catching up to do this decade and plans to release 15 new BEVs in the years to come.
Toyota’s luxury division Lexus has its eyes on EV production as well. Lexus plans to introduce an electric SUV to its lineup by 2025. Lexus SUVs are usually luxurious and make plenty of horsepower, so the automaker’s upcoming electric SUV is highly anticipated.
The 2022 BMW i4
BMW has seen success with the BMW i3 fully electric compact sedan. Now the German automaker is planning to release a fully electric premium sports sedan. The BMW i4 is set to be the future of BMW electric sedans. It comes in two versions, a rear-wheel drive and a performance version.
According to Cars, the rear-wheel drive model will make 335 horsepower and have 300 miles of driving range. The performance version will make a massive 400+ horsepower and have 245 miles of estimated driving range. The BMW i4 will start at $56,395.
Most major automakers are introducing unique EVs into their lineups before 2025. The next four years will be exciting as brands try and catch up to Tesla. Tesla models usually account for most of the new EV market share, but this year automakers like Ford joined in on the action and accounted for thousands of new EV units. The automotive industry is about to go through some shocking changes.