Hybrids & Electrics

Consumer Reports: 5 Hot Electric Cars Coming for 2021

The electric vehicle industry might be at a slump currently but we still have plenty of reasons to get excited about even more electrified options in the coming year. Thanks to car companies like Tesla, many people now see EVs as desirable and innovative. Here are five of the most highly anticipated EVs coming soon for 2021.

BMW i4

Estimated cost: $70,000

On sale: 2021

The brand-new electric i4 is basically BMW’s response to the Tesla Model 3. This EV is designed as a “four-door-coupe” that pledges sports performance and the potential to travel up to 372 miles on a single charge. The i4 will feature an extremely fast-charging system that will provide 60 miles to the vehicle’s driving range within six minutes. We are also expecting the i4 to come with a 540-horsepower and the ability to go from 0-to-60 mph in less than four seconds.

Mercedes-Benz EQC

Estimated cost: $67,900

On sale: 2021

This luxurious EV is set to be one of the most extraordinary sedans on the market. Right now, the Mercedes-Benz EQC is expected to go on sale in 2021. The EQC will be glam no doubt but will also offer enough practicality for families and be cheaper than the Audi E-Tron. We have heard that the electric driving range will be between 250 to 300 miles and will have a  469-horsepower. The EQC will also boast a super high-tech infotainment system that can map out driving routes for you and find nearby charging stations. CR also says that the EQC meets the $7,500 federal tax credit requirements

Volvo XC40 Recharge

Estimated cost: $55,000

On sale: Fall 2020

The XC40 Recharge is Volvo’s first all-electric SUV and will be faster and more reserved than the gas-powered alternative. This model features a zappy engine, all-wheel drive, and 402-horsepower. The XC40 Recharge will also have a travel range of over 200 miles. Another exciting aspect of this SUV is Volvo’s new Advanced Driver Assistance System and new software updates similar to Tesla’s.

Toyota RAV4 Prime

Estimated cost: $36,000

On sale: Summer 2020

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime introduces a new plug-in hybrid option to this well-known lineup. All-wheel drive will come standard on the Prime model and it has the ability to go from 0-to-60 mph in less than six seconds. This hybrid has a 302-horsepower and an all-electric range of 39 miles. The RAV4 Prime will also come with Toyota’s new suite of standard safety features such as forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking.

Tesla Cybertruck

Estimated cost: $40,000-$70,000

On sale: 2021

We would be remiss if we featured a list like this and didn’t include a Tesla model. This carmaker always finds a way to lock us in with their latest products. Production of the Tesla Cybertruck was supposed to start about two years ago. While the Cybertruck almost seems like a myth at this point, we are excited about the truck’s sports car capabilities and versatile performance. Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that this truck will be able to tow up to 7,500 pounds and even float like a boat