A significant number of new electric cars are coming to the market. From the brand new Tesla Cybertruck in America to the Human Horizon Hiphi 1 in China, electric vehicles are the future of transport around the world.
We also have brand upgraded versions of electric cars like the Tesla Model S Plaid along with hypercars like Roadster and Lotus Evija. The list includes details of almost all the upcoming electric vehicles heading your way in 2020 and beyond.
With new electric car news coming in every other week, it becomes difficult to keep track of it all. So here is a handy list that covers electric vehicles from all the major manufacturers around the world.
From Honda Electric cars to Ford electric SUVs, you’ll find all the upcoming electric car news on this list —
New Electric Cars Coming In 2020-2021
1. Volkswagen ID 3
The VW ID 3 electric car is the first mass-produced EV from the German automaker. Based on the MEB platform, the ID 3 will help spawn 27 additional electric cars for Volkswagen. The VW ID 3 is available in three battery packs 45, 58, and 77 kWh offering 205, 260, and 341 miles of range, according to the WLTP cycle. The VW ID 3 electric car will come with an optional 100 kW battery charge. VW ID 3 will have two electric motor options, one producing 148 BHP, while the other churning out 201 BHP. The starting price of VW ID 3 will be £25,000 while the top-spec ID 3 will cost you 35,000 without the 3,500 subsidies from the UK government. The deliveries of the VW ID 3 electric car will begin in mid-2020.
2. Honda e
The super-compact retro-themed electric Car from Honda is called Honda e. It comes with a ton of gadgets including two 12.3 LCD touch screens, mirrorless cameras and a lot more. Honda e uses a 33.5 kWh capable of delivering the small Honda e with a driving range of 220 km or 127 miles based on the WLTP cycle. In terms of performance, the Honda e goes from 0-60 mph in 8 seconds, which isn’t too bad for a city car. The base model of the Honda e costs £29,660 while the advanced version costs £32,760, before the £4,380 subsidies provided by the UK government.
3. Human Horizon HiPhi 1
The HiPhi 1 is an electric SUV from China that draws inspiration from the Tesla Model X. It is made by a Chinese company called Human Horizon or HH for short. The HiPhi 1 electric SUV has a range of 400 miles/643 km (based on the NEDC protocol) and is powered by a 268 HP electric motor paired with a 96kWh battery. It goes from 0 to 62 mph in 3.9 seconds. HiPhi 1 features 50-inches LCD screen area, automatic electronic doors, 562 sensors, Level 3 autonomy and a lot more. The SUV can also talk to smart roads with the help of a car to infrastructure (C2X) communication to detect any problems. There is no word on the pricing for HiPhi 1 yet. The electric SUV was unveiled in Shanghai, China, and is slated for a 2021 launch. It’ll launch globally sometime in the future.
4. Porsche Taycan
The Porsche Taycan electric car is one of the main rivals of the Tesla Model S and competes in the premium car segment. The Porsche Taycan is available in two variants: the Taycan Turbo S and the base Turbo 4S. The former produces 616 HP and 774 lb-ft of torque, while the latter produces 482 HP and 479 lb-ft of torque. The Taycan Turbo S also has an over-boosting function which pushes the horsepower cap from 616 to 750 HP. The official 0-60 mph timing of the Porsche Taycan is around 3 seconds, but the car is capable of much faster times. Taycan Turbo S and 4S are priced at $185,000 and $150,000. Both of them will arrive in the coming months in 2020 to North America and Europe.
5. Tesla Cybertruck
Tesla Cybertruck is the upcoming electric truck from the genius mind of Elon Musk. The Tesla Cybertruck features an Exoskeleton design made by cold-rolling a sheet of steel more than 30 times. As a result the body of the Cybertruck is totally dent-proof or scratch proof. The Cybertruck also features air suspension with adjustable height along with a super tough Tesla Armor glass capable of handling a respectable amount of pressure. The electric truck also comes with a power outlet for using work tools.
The Tesla Cybertruck comes in a single, dual and tri-motor configuration with 250, 300 and 500 miles of battery range, respectively. In terms of performance, the top-spec Tesla Cybertruck can go from 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds. The starting price of Tesla Cybertruck is $39,900 for the single motor variant and goes all the way to $69,900 for the tri-motor variant. Cybertruck will hit the markets in 2021.
6. Lotus Evija
The Lotus Evija Hypercar is a 2000 PS electric hypercar with borderline insane specs. It will come with an 800 kW charger that’ll juice up its battery in just 9 minutes. The Lotus hyper electric car will have a 0-100 km/h time of under 3 seconds and a top speed of 250 mph or 321 km. Lotus Evija will start production in 2020. Powering the Lotus Evija are four independent electric motors producing 493 HP each and a battery of 2,000 kWh. The CEO of Lotus has expressed his intention to go toe-to-toe against the Tesla Roadster with the help of Lotus Evija. The estimated price of Lotus Evija is $2.1 million. The release date of this car is unknown at this point.
7. Tesla Roadster 2020
The Tesla Roadster 2020 is the second version of Tesla’s first electric car. While the earlier roadster was a Lotus Elise custom made into an electric car, it had a range of 320 km or 244 miles. The upcoming second-generation Tesla Roadster is a new car from the ground up. It is capable of going more than 600-miles on a single charge, has a 0-60 acceleration time of under 1.9 seconds and even has four seats. The super-quick acceleration of 1.9 seconds is courtesy of a feature Tesla calls the “Plaid-Mode,” which is the “ludicrous mode” taken to the next level. To further make Tesla Roadster 2020 an absolute killer, a SpaceX edition will install rockets in the car. You can pre-order any edition of Tesla Roadster you like on the company’s official website. The starting price of the Tesla Roadster is $200,000, with a reservation price of $50,000.
8. Tesla Model Y
Tesla Model Y is an upcoming electric SUV from the company, and it shares around 75% of its components with the best selling Tesla Model 3. However, the Tesla Model Y is taller than the Model 3 by about 7-9 inches. The Tesla Model Y is available in a 5-seater and 7-seater option. The latter will become available in 2021, however. The Model Y electric crossover SUV comes in three variants: Standard, Long Range, and Performance models. The Model Y Standard comes 230 miles of range, but the Performance and Long Range versions get 315 miles of range. The starting price of the Model Y is $40,990 for the standard variant, but Tesla isn’t taking orders for this version at the moment. Therefore, the starting price of the current most affordable Tesla Model Y Long Range version is $46,690. The Model Y will launch in March 2020.
9. Rivian R1S And R1T
Rivian, an electric vehicle manufacturer based out of Detroit, Michigan, will launch two products in 2021, the Rivian R1T and R1S. While the former is a pickup truck, the latter is a 7-seater SUV; both of them, however, share several components, including battery packs. R1S and R1T come in three battery packs: 105, 135, 180 kWh that provide a range of 240, 310, and 410 miles, respectively. Both of these electric cars will come with four independent electric motors for instantaneous torque. According to Rivian, the 135 kWh variant of the R1T is the fastest with 754 HP. It has a claimed 0-60 mph time of 3 seconds and a towing capacity of 11,000 pounds.
The 135 kWh version of the R1S produces similar horsepower and hits 0-60 mph in under 5 seconds. Any variant of the R1S can tow 7,716 pounds, according to Rivian. Things that are standard on both these vehicles include Level 3 autonomous tech and active air suspension. The Rivian R1S costs $72,500, while the R1T costs $69,000.
10. Rimac C_Two
Rimac C_Two is the current fastest car on the planet made by a company that began in 2008. C_Two features a 120 kWh battery pack, 0-60 mph time of 1.85 seconds, a top speed of 258 mph/ 415 km/h, and a battery range of 410 miles. This car costs a ridiculous $2 million, and only 150 of these will hit the roads. Unfortunately, all 150 units have already been pre-sold. According to Rimac, the C_Two will also feature Level 4 autonomy, which it’ll achieve using a bunch of sensors, lidars, radars, and a highly accurate global positioning system. Rimac’s newness in the automotive world doesn’t negate the fact that the company makes some exceptionally great electric cars. Manufacturers like the Audi even plan to use Rimac’s expertise in developing the upcoming Audi R8 electric.
11. Neuron EV T-ONE
Neuron EV T-ONE is a modular electric pickup truck able to transform into a dump truck, a tractor, a camper van, or anything else that you want. It is designed to be a rival to the Tesla Cybertruck and offers an alternative to people who are not so thrilled by Tesla’s edgy design. Everything from the type of bed to the number of seats is customizable in this electric pickup truck. The first Neuron EV T-ONE electric pickup truck will be available for purchase in 2021.
12. Canoo Electric Van
Canoo electric van is a subscription-based vehicle made by a company based in LA. This electric van is similar to Netflix, as you can only rent it for monthly subscription fees. The car has a lounge-inspired interior with a minimalist design, seats for more than five passengers, and an electric battery that offers 250 miles of range. The Canoo electric van has several distinguishing features like wireless steering, no console or screen, a transparent floor near the driver’s leg for better visibility while driving, and autonomous driving. Canoo electric van will hit the market in 2021.
13. Ford Mustang Mach E
The Ford Mustang Mach E electric SUV is a modern-day, electrified version of the iconic Mustang Muscle car. It was revealed by the Ford a few months ago in late 2019, and design-wise it resembles the Mustang in the front and the rear. The Mustang Mach E electric SUV comes in a bunch of variants, namely Select, Premium, California Route, First Edition, and GT. The GT version of Mach E is the most expensive at $61,600 and comes equipped to produce 459 HP and 612 lb-ft of torque. The cheapest “Select” version of the Mach E is an RWD variant that costs 44,995 and comes with a 230-mile range. Ford has seen the most bookings from the Premium RWD version, which costs $51,700 and has 300 miles of range. The Ford Mustang Mach E will hit the roads in late 2020 or early 2021.
14. Tesla Model S Plaid
The Tesla Model S Plaid is the upgraded Model S, coming later this year. The Tesla Model S will launch with a triple motor setup, similar to the one found on the Roadster and Cybertruck. Most other features regarding the Tesla Model S Plaid remain as speculations at this point. The Model S Plaid will likely come with more than 400 miles of range and a 0-60 mph time of 2.2 seconds. The expected price of the Tesla Model S Plaid will be around $120,000.
15. Polestar 2
Polestar 2 is arguably one of the best-looking Tesla Model 3 killers coming in 2020. It has a Volvo-inspired design. It has a 78 kWh battery capable of producing 300 kW or 402 HP. The Polestar 2 will have a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 4.7 seconds. It will deliver around 311 miles of battery range based on the WLTP cycle and will feature 150 kW DC fast charging. The price of Polestar 2 is $63,000, and its production will begin in 2020, with deliveries starting in June next year.
16. Volvo XC 40 Electric SUV
The XC 40 electric SUV is the first all-electric SUV from Volvo and will go on sale in 2020. It uses the same platform as the Polestar 2, employing a 78 kWh battery providing 248 miles of range. The Volvo XC 40 electric will produce 408 HP and 660 Nm of torque. The price of the Volvo XC 40 electric SUV will begin from under $50,000.
17. Lucid Air Electric Car
Lucid Air, which will rival the Tesla Model S, will launch in 2021-2022. The company wants to reinvent the ‘Sedan segment.’ The Lucid Air EV will offer a best-in-class battery range of 400 miles. The company’s main aim is to offer the highest mile/kWh using advanced battery technology. The price of Lucid Air will be around $100,000, it will also have a cheaper $60,000 variant as well, albeit with less battery range.
18. Karma SC2 Electric Car
Karma SC2 electric car mirrors the specs of the Tesla Roadster in almost every possible way. Both cars have a 0-60 mph acceleration time of under 1.9 seconds along with 10,000 nm of wheel torque. Electric motors in Karma SC 2 produce 1,110 HP using a 150 kWh lithium-ion battery. One of the most interesting features of Karma SC2 electric car is the “Drive and Play” feature, which will allow you to record your past driving experience and relive it using a bunch of sensors. The car was only shown as a prototype during the Las Vegas auto show but had no official launch date.
19. Ford F150 Electric Pickup Truck
Ford is currently working on the electric version of the F150. It will use the same platform as the Rivian R1T electric pickup, on account of Ford being an investor in the company. The battery range of the Ford F150 will be 300 miles on the lower end and could go up to 400 miles on the top model. Some of the exclusive features of Rivian R1T, like the “Tank Turn” can also make their way onto the Ford F150 electric pickup truck.
20. Bollinger B1 And B2 Electric Vehicle
The Bollinger B1 electric SUV and B2 pickup truck are what we call anti-Tesla electric vehicles. While Tesla electric cars have a premium feel to them, Bollinger feels very rugged and tough in terms of build and design. Both the Bollinger B1 and B2 are powered by a similar electric powertrain that delivers 200 miles of EPA certified battery range. These trucks will be handmade in limited numbers and will have a starting price of $200,000.
21. Electric Hummer
General Motors is bringing the Hummer back as an electric truck in 2021. Announced during this year’s Superbowl TVC, Electric Hummer has a bunch of new features. The new electric Hummer has around 11,000 pounds of wheel torque, a 0-60 mph acceleration in 3 seconds, and close to 1,000 HP. The new Hummer will launch under the GMC brand and has a global unveiling date of 5th May 2020. There is no word on its price, but it will compete with the likes of the Rivian R1T electric truck.
New Electric Cars And SUVs Coming In 2020 And Beyond
Several new electric cars are heading to the market in 2020. Legacy automakers are embracing the future by pouring billions of dollars into the development of new electric vehicles.
Furthermore, futurists have predicted that electric cars could dominate the market by 2026.
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