21 Best Electric Cars of 2021

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21. Honda E, Owned by Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (NYSE: HMC)

Honda’s first mass-marketed all-electric car, the Honda E ranks number 21 in our list of the 21 best electric cars of 2021, with a range of 137 miles and a relatively quicker charging time of approximately 30 minutes.

20. Mini Electric

The mini electric is a compact set of wheels that has net-zero emissions and will get you as far as 140 miles on a single charge. If you have access to DC fast chargers, you can charge it up in roughly 36 minutes.

19. BMW i3, Owned by Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft (XETRA: BMW.DE)

The BMW i3 is the only car in our list of the 21 best electric cars of 2021 to have an optional range-extending generator that is powered by good old gasoline. The range for the i3 sits at 153 miles, but unlike other cars in its class, it has a generator that will turn on as soon as the battery percentage hits 5% and save users the trouble of finding a charging station or calling for being towed to one.

18. Porsche Taycan, Owned by Porsche Automobil Holding SE (OTC: POAHY)

A Porsche that runs on electricity, the Taycan comes with two battery capacities, 79 kWh and 93 kWh. The former is for the base model, which offers a range of 200 miles. The 93 kWh battery pack comes with the all-wheel-drive versions of the Taycan, the Taycan 4s, Taycan turbo, and the Taycan turbo S. The 4s with a 93 kWh battery pack offers a range of 227 miles and accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in about 3.8 seconds.

The demand of electric cars is expected to soar worldwide as companies like Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA), Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE: TM) and Nio Inc – ADR (NYSE: NIO) launch new technologies that solve problems of range and elevated costs.

17. Peugeot e-2008

The 100 kW electric motor paired with its 50 kWh battery pack allows the Peugeot e-2008 to drive for 200 miles on a full charge. If you use a home charger, you can charge the Peugeot e-2008 completely in about 7.5 hours using a Type-2 (Mode 3) 7.4 kW wall box. If you use a public charging point, you can charge your SUV to 80% in roughly 30 minutes (shop for groceries while you plug it in for charging), compliments of its cooling system.

16. Audi e-Tron

The Audi e-Tron features a twin electric motor engine, outputs 402 electric horses of power, has a towing capacity of 4000 pounds, and offers a range of 222 miles. A powerful motor, with the range being a tradeoff. Despite the conservative range, the e-Tron is capable of recharging up to 80% of its range in about 30 minutes.

15. Polestar 2

At number 15 in our list of the 21 best electric cars of 2021, we have the Polestar 2, which is a 5-door lift-back powered by dual electric motors that make it go from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds. It offers 233 miles of range per charge.

14. Kia e-Niro, Owned by Kia Corporation (KSE: 000270.KS)

The Niro offers 239 miles of EPA-estimated range and comes with smart-car features such as forward collision avoidance, smart cruise control with stop and go, a lane following assistant, and many more.

13. Renault Zoe, Owned by Renault SA (EPA: RNO.PA)

Among the top 15 in our list of the 21 best electric cars of 2021, The Renault Zoe claims the highest offered range of 245 miles per charge in its class of mini-electric cars. This little fellow comes with smart-car features that help guide your car when other vehicles enter mirror blind spots and parking assistance that provides the ultimate driving experience.

12. Audi e-Tron GT

We knew about the e-Tron SUVs produced by Audi, some of you are probably owners of an Audi e-Tron SUV. The e-Tron GT is the rather good-looking cousin of the e-Tron-SUV. You can charge your Audi from 5% to 80% in about 22 and a half minutes. The GT is powered by dual synchronous electric motors with a 93 kWh battery pack that gives it a range of about 250 miles.

11. Ford Mustang Mach-E, Owned by Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F)

Tesla’s first true rival, the Mach-E is Ford’s first all-electric car that outsold Tesla’s tried and tested automobiles. The Mach-E had one drawback on its reveal, the acceleration. Now we have the Mach-E GT and Mach-E GT performance editions. The base model of the Mach-E offers a range of 230 miles. The GT offers a longer range of 270 miles and the 480 horses of electric power can make it go from 0-60 in 3.5 seconds.

The demand of electric cars is expected to soar worldwide as companies like Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA), Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE: TM) and Nio Inc – ADR (NYSE: NIO) launch new technologies that solve problems of range and elevated costs.

10. Hyundai Kona Electric, Owned by Hyundai Motor Company (KSE: 005380.KS)

We now approach the top 10 of our list of the 21 best electric cars of 2021 with Hyundai's Kona Electric. The Kona Electric is Hyundai’s first all-electric SUV that offers an EPA estimated range of 258 miles, compliments of its 201-hp electric motor coupled with a 64kWh battery pack.

9. Chevrolet Bolt EV

The Bolt is giving the Hyundai Kona and the Tesla Model 3 a hard time, with its fast charging capability of adding 100 miles worth of range in 30 minutes, a range of 259 miles on a full charge, and a price that is close to the model 3’s standard plus variant and the Kona electric.

8. Volkswagen ID.4, Owned by Volkswagen AG (OTC: VWAGY)

Another SUV that made it to our list of the 21 best electric cars of 2021 is the ID.4, which won the 2021 world car of the year award. The ID.4 offers a range of 260 miles. The SUV gets 62 miles worth of range after charging for 10 minutes only if you use a DC fast charger.

As people in the US are preferring to buy SUVs instead of conventional cars, companies like Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA), Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE: TM) and Nio Inc – ADR (NYSE: NIO) are focusing more on the production of electric SUVs and related technologies.

7. Hyundai Ioniq 5, Owned by Hyundai Motor Company (KSE: 005380.KS)

Looks retro, yet futuristic, the Ioniq 5 comes with two battery options, 58 kWh and 72.6 kWh, the latter claims a range of 269 miles.

6. Jaguar I-Pace

Powered by twin electric motors that give it a 395hp, the I-Pace is Jaguar’s first all-electric performance SUV. It boasts an acceleration of 0-62 mph in 4.8 seconds and a range of 292 miles per charge.

As governments around the world tighten their climate policies and incentivize electric car sales EV sales, EV companies like Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA), Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE: TM) and Nio Inc – ADR (NYSE: NIO) are expected to see a huge demand and profits in the future.

5. Tesla Model Y, Owned by Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA)

Even though Tesla is facing a lot of competition as pointed out, the top 5 of our list of the 21 best electric cars of 2021 features four cars by Tesla, with the model Y ranking at number 5. The Tesla Model Y comes with an autopilot that aids in anticipating nearby traffic for a good 250 m. The model Y has two variants, the performance package, and the long-range all-wheel-drive. The performance package can go from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds and the long-range claims to offer a range of 326 miles.

4. Volkswagen ID.3, Owned by Volkswagen AG (OTC: VWAGY)

The ID.3 gives you the freedom to choose from 3 battery sizes, 45 kWh, 58 kWh, and 77 kWh. The medium battery pack can be charged with 260 miles of range in 30 minutes using a DC fast charger. The 77 kWh battery pack boasts a range of 336 miles per charge.

3 Tesla Model X, Owned by Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA)

Personally driven by the CEO of the company, Elon Musk, the model X has a peak power of 1020hp, can do a quarter-mile in under 10 seconds, accelerates from 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds, and offers a range of 340 miles per charge. If you want to trade the high performance and high speed for an additional 20 miles on the range, you can opt for the long-range variant of the Tesla model X.

2. Tesla Model 3, Owned by Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA)

The pioneer of the electric vehicle industry, Tesla, offers 3 variants of model 3: the standard plus, the long-range and the performance. The standard plus claims to offer a range of 263 miles, the performance package is good for about 315 miles on a fully charged battery and the long-range variant, as its name suggests, offers the highest range of 353 miles according to EPA estimates. The performance variant of model 3 accelerates from 0-60 mph in 3.1 seconds. The long-range offers the longest range and decent acceleration, 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds.

1. Tesla Model S, Owned by Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA)

We have reached the top of our list of the 21 best electric cars of 2021, placing the Tesla model S at the top. Tesla went all-in with the model S by giving it the highest range and fastest acceleration of any electric vehicle on the market. It features a tri-motor all-wheel-drive engine and boasts a range of 390 miles per charge, can go from 0-60 mph in 1.99 seconds, and beats a quarter-mile in 9.23 seconds.

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