The 18 Most Exciting New EVs Hitting The Roads

Between now and 2025, dozens of all-electric coupes, sedans, SUVs and hypercars will hit the market.

By Bryan Hood 15/06/2021

There’s no denying it – the electric revolution is here.

It may have taken a while—and probably longer than it should have—but the last couple of years have seen a seismic shift in the automotive landscape.

Essentially every major brand, luxury marque and supercar specialist has committed to making fully electric cars.

What’s even more surprising is how quickly these cars will be arriving. Between now and 2025, dozens of electrified coupes, sedans, crossovers, SUVs and hypercars are scheduled to hit the market. From the GMC Hummer EV to the Mercedes-Benz EQS and the Lotus Evija, here are 18 battery-powered vehicles that we can’t wait to see on the road in the next four years.

Aspark Owl (2021)

Aspark Owl hypercar

Aspark Owl Aspark

Japanese carmakers may not be known for their hypercars, but that doesn’t make the Aspark Owl any less exciting. We’re still waiting on the futuristic hypercar nearly four years after it was first announced at the Frankfurt Autoshow, but if Aspark really can deliver what it’s promised, it’ll be more than worth it. According to the brand, its next-generation speed machine is really coming this year, bringing with it a quad-motor powertrain capable of delivering a staggering 1480kW, the ability to rocket from zero to 100km/h in 1.72 seconds, a top speed of 400km/h and a 450km driving range. The company plans to make 50 examples of the $4.62 million electric hypercar. Act fast to get yours.

Audi e-tron GT (2021)

2022 Audi e-tron GT

Audi e-tron GT Audi

The Volkswagen Group has made very clear over the last few years that it’s focused on electrification. This is true of all its brands, including luxury marque Audi. Like its German peers, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, the brand has already launched a dedicated battery-powered line, called e-tron. The first vehicle, an SUV, arrived in 2018, but we will soon see the arrival of the company’s most exciting EV, the e-tron GT. The approx $190,000 grand tourer will feature everything enthusiasts have come to expect of the beloved A7 sedan—only without the emissions. And if the EV’s 350kW and 630Nm of twist aren’t enough for you, don’t worry, because an RS variant is on the way.

Bentley Electric SUV (2025)

2021 Bentley Bentayga plug-in hybrid

Bentley Bentayga plug-in hybrid Bentley

Details are still scarce, but Volkswagen Group’s most luxurious brand, Bentley, will be getting an EV of its very own before the midway point of the decade. This isn’t just some vague promise, either, but a pledge from none other than the marque’s CEO, Adrian Hallmark. In the autumn of 2021, the exec promised there would be a battery-powered Bentley ready to go by 2025. It still remains to be seen whether that vehicle will be completely new or based on a pre-existing model, but don’t be surprised if it’s an SUV like the incredibly popular Bentayga, which already has its own hybrid variant (pictured above). As Hallmark said, “If you’re not in SUVs, you’re nowhere.”

BMW i4 (2021)

The BMW Concept i4 electric sedan

BMW i4 concept BMW

BMW’s history with electric vehicles goes back further than most automakers. In addition to a slew of hybrids, the company released two fully electric vehicles last decade—the ultra-compact i3 and sporty i8. It’s taking things to a new level with its new i-Series models, though. The line will include battery-powered versions of some of the brand’s most popular models, including the X crossover and, most notably, a 4-Series sedan. The i4, which will be the line’s flagship, delivers 395kW, 482km of range and the M4’s massive kidney grilles. As of writing, prices were not available, but the exciting EV is expected to go into production later this year.

Bollinger B1 and B2 (2022)

Bollinger B1

Bollinger Motors

Back before the new Hummer was announced, the Bollinger EV seemed like the perfect option for those looking for a hulking, battery-powered utility vehicle. But just because a legit Hummer EV is on the way doesn’t make the start-up’s debut offering any less intriguing. Available as either a spacious SUV (the B1) or a boxy truck (the B2) with an extended bed, the company’s EV is perfect for those looking for a zero-emission vehicle with striking, retro looks. Its numbers sound pretty good, too, as Bollinger expects its electric powertrain to produce 457kW and 900Nm of torque, with a serviceable range of 320km per charge. A firm release date has yet to be announced, but the company is taking reservations for the approx. $162,000 EV now.

Estrema Fulminea (2023)

The all-electric Estrema Fulminea hypercar prototype.

Estrema Fulminea Photo: Courtesy of Automobili Estrema.

Automobili Estrema—yes, the Italian word for “extreme”—isn’t taking the easy way out. The new Italian marque wasn’t content to just develop a supercar for its first vehicle; it decided to make one with a fully electric powertrain. Dubbed the Fulminea, the sporty coupe certainly looks the part thanks to a sleek and aerodynamic exterior that includes a rear wing with an integrated shark fin. It should be able to deliver the performance expected of its V-12-packing peers, too, thanks to an innovative quad-motor powertrain that will deliver an eye-popping 1521kW. Thanks to this, Estrema expects the car to be able to accelerate from zero to 320km/h in less than 10 seconds. Oh, and it will be able to drive a solid 520km on a single charge.

Ferrari Unnamed EV (2025)

Ferrari SF90 Spider

Ferrari SF90 Spider Ferrari

Not all automakers have embraced electrification as quickly as others. This is especially true of Ferrari. Though the company has achieved great results with hybrids—the SF90 Stradale (pictured above) is its most powerful vehicle—the Italian automaker has been decidedly fuzzy about when we could expect to see a Ferrari EV, if ever. Finally, earlier this year, chairman John Elkann, said we should expect the marque’s first entirely battery-powered vehicle by the middle of the decade. Will it be a sports car? Or maybe an SUV? (The company’s first, the Purosangue, is on pace to launch next year.) Who’s to say at this point. All we know is that an EV will eventually roll off the line in Maranello—and we can’t wait.

 

Genesis Electrified G80 (2023)

2021 Genesis G80

Genesis G80 Genesis

Genesis has built its reputation on a series of no-nonsense luxury vehicles that offer spirited performance, excellent craftsmanship and superlative dependability. Leading the way has been the G80 sedan, a sleek vehicle that mixes elegance and sportiness effortlessly. So, it makes sense that the brand would use the sophisticated sedan as the basis for its first EV. Set to debut later this year, the four-door will look just like the gas-powered version, only with a charging outlet. We’re still waiting on the final details, including pricing, but the all-electric sedan will feature a dual-motor powertrain, all-wheel drive and 480-plus kilometres of range.

GMC Hummer EV SUV and Truck (2021 and 2023)

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV.

GMC Hummer EV GMC

The great irony of General Motors’ first major EV is that it is based on the Hummer, one of the most notorious gas-guzzlers of all time. But that is in fact the nameplate the Detroit giant chose to electrify first and, to be quite frank, what a perfect choice. Available as either a supertruck or an SUV, the Hummer EV is the hulking behemoth you remember, only without any of the emissions. It doesn’t just look the part, as its tri-motor powertrain will be able to produce a staggering 745kW while still being able to travel 560km on a single charge, thanks to GM’s Ultium battery tech.

Jaguar’s Whole Line (2025)

2020 Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar I-Pace Jaguar

It’s not uncommon for an automaker’s first EV to be a fully electrified version of one of its most popular models. Jaguar, though, isn’t just stopping at one vehicle; the marque has announced that its entire line will be fully electric by 2025. Indeed, that means the marque will no longer sell any vehicles with internal combustion engine or even hybrids powertrains in four years’ time. That’s a bold step, but the company seems confident it’s the right one. One thing to note, though, is that we don’t know what cars will be included as part of the electrified line, as none have been revealed yet. It’s not even clear if the brand’s first EV, the I-Pace crossover, will make the cut. Stay tuned.

Lexus LF-Z (2022)

2021 Lexus LF-Z Electrified concept vehicle

Lexus LF-Z Electrified concept Lexus

It’s rare to see concept cars make it to production. In fact, Lexus even warned people that the futuristic LF-Z Electrified wouldn’t make it past the prototype phase when it was unveiled this March. A little over two months later, the luxury marque pulled a hard U-turn and announced that it would actually make a production version of the futuristic crossover that will arrive in late winter or early spring 2022. That’s about all we know, though, other than the fact that the car will have an all-electric drivetrain. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that some of its more intriguing features—an electrochromic glass roof, AI-powered infotainment suite and “Direct4” all-wheel-drive system—also make it to production.

 

Lotus Evija (2021)

The Lotus Evija electric hypercar

Lotus Evija Lotus

The Lotus name doesn’t carry the weight it once did, but its first EV could change that. That’s because the Evija could be one of the most powerful production vehicles of all time. The British marque has promised a futuristic hypercar with an all-electric powertrain capable of producing a mind-blowing 2,000 horses. That powertrain will supposedly be able to deliver a sub-three seconds zero to 100km/h time. It will also rocket the EV from zero to 300km/hin nine seconds and help it reach a top speed in over 200 mph. Jaw-dropping stuff, right? It’s got a price tag to match, as the cost of owning your own Evija is expected to start at approx. $3 million when it goes on sale later this year.

Lucid Air (2021)

Lucid Air electric sedan

Lucid Air Lucid Motors

Tesla may have its fair share of sceptics, but there’s no denying the company makes some of the best and most popular EVs on the market. That might explain why Lucid hasn’t hidden its desire to take on Elon Musk’s company. Its first EV, the approx $200,000 Air, feels like a direct shot at the EV giant’s Model S. And if the start-up, which is composed of a bunch of former Tesla employees, can deliver what it has promised—805kW, zero to 97km/h in less than 2.5 seconds and record-setting 832km of range—it just may just have a chance to knock the Model S from its perch as the premier electric sedan currently on the market.

Mercedes-Benz EQS (2021)

The all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQS.

Mercedes-Benz EQS Photo: Courtesy of Mercedes-Benz AG.

Mercedes-Benz, like Audi and BMW, its German peers, is fully committed to the electric revolution. Like those two luxury marques, Mercedes has launched EQ, its very own electric line. The line, which first launched in 2019, will eventually include compacts, sedans, crossovers and SUVs, including the G-Wagen. The brand’s most intriguing EV, though, is the EQS. The battery-powered version of the stately S-Class will become the line’s flagship when it’s released later this year, and has all the features you’d expect from the marque, including a plush and decidedly high-tech interior, a sleek exterior, over 372kW and 480km of range.

Pininfarina Battista (2021)

Pininfarina Battista

Pininfarina Battista Photo: Courtesy of Pininfarina

Pininfarina’s design chops are legendary among car lovers. The famed coachbuilder looks ready to do more than just design a beautiful hypercar, though. For its next project, the Italian brand is building its very own hypercar from the ground up. Although almost all of its famous creations have featured a internal combustion engine under the hood, the Battista will feature a fully electric setup. Powered by a 120 kwh battery back, that powertrain is expected to produce a monstrous 1416kW and 2300Nm torque. An all-electric hypercar with a Pininfarina body won’t come cheap, though. Pricing for the stylish EV is expected to start at approx. $3.2 million.

Porsche Macan EV (2023)

Porsche starts real-world testing of its electric Macan.

Porsche Macan EV prototype Photo: Courtesy of Porsche AG.

Porsche has already proven that it can make an EV. The Taycan sedan, which made its debut in the spring of 2019, is still one of the best you can buy, combining luxury and performance in equal measure (even if its range leaves a little to be desired). That’s why we’re so interested in the Maycan EV, its next all-electric vehicle. Even though it’s not an entirely original vehicle, unlike the Taycan, we’re curious to see if the German marque can do for battery-powered SUVs what it has for zero-emission cars. If you’re still hung up on the Taycan—and, if so, who can blame you—there will soon be another version to choose from, too: the Taycan Cross Turismo sports wagon.

Rimac Nevera (2021)

Rimac Nevera electric hypercar

Rimac Nevera electric hypercar Rimac

For some, it’s hard to take the idea of the all-electric hypercar all that seriously. It sounds amazing, of course, but can any automakers actually deliver on what they’re promising? The one that seems closest, from our vantage point, is Rimac. Although they may not have the name recognition of a brand like Lotus, Rimac’s Nevera is easily the farthest along in development. Set to go into production later this year, the final version of the Croatian company’s C_Two concept will feature a quad-motor powertrain that produces a staggering 1427kW and 2359Nm of torque, or three times the power of a traditional internal-combustion engine supercar. Thanks to this setup, the approx. $3.1 million car can jet from a rolling start to 100km/h in 1.97 seconds, hit a top speed of 400km/h+ and travel 547km on a single charge. Electric clearly doesn’t mean slow.

Tesla Cybertruck (2022)

The Tesla Cybertruck

Tesla’s Cybertruck brings the post-apocalyptic future to the present day. Tesla

Tesla has done more to change the auto industry this century than any automaker that’s decades its senior. Still, since the Model S launched in 2012, there hasn’t been as much new excitement for its line of EVs—that is, until the Cybertruck. The all-electric pickup, which seems like something of a personal obsession for CEO Elon Musk, just may be the most eagerly anticipated car in the world—and with good reason. Aside from looking like no vehicle before it, Tesla has also promised the Cybertruck will be able to zoom from zero to 60 mph in less than three seconds, tow 14,000 pounds and go 500 miles on a single charge. If the Cybertruck doesn’t appeal to you—which it very well might not—there’s also the Roadster to look forward to. But considering how frequently that’s been delayed, it may be even more of a pipe dream than its pickup sibling.

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