2021 VW ID.4 1st Edition.
If you follow the industry at all, you know that in terms of new vehicles, �all-elecrtric� is one of the buzzwords of the year. One after another, automakers are outlining their future electric-only plans and they aren�t wasting any time doing it. More new EV�s are already joining the segment including this first-ever 2021 VW ID.4 EV crossover, which CarProUSA Show host Jerry Reynolds reviewed earlier this month.
AutoTrader recognizes this move to electrification as well calling it an �EV boom about to go into overdrive�. What�s really significant isn�t just that automakers are prioritizing EV�s, but that consumers are getting used to the idea. AutoTrader says as many as 30% of consumers indicate they are more likely to consider purchasing an EV in 2021. AutoTrader editors cite several factors for first-time electric car buyers to consider in their journey of going green: including costs, incentives, battery life and driving range.
That�s where Autotrader�s 10 Best Electric Cars for 2021 comes in.
"Shopping for an EV in 2021 is an exciting prospect, from the variety of new vehicle options to the range of features offered across multiple price points," said Brian Moody, executive editor for Autotrader. "While EVs historically are more expensive than traditional gas-powered vehicles, the rapid advances in battery technology and increased manufacturer efforts to roll out new models are making EVs more accessible to purchase�and more fun to drive�than ever before."
The list was compiled using a number of criteria including: vehicles must be priced under $75,000; the car must have a plug or a way to run on electricity only for fifteen miles or more; and the car must be available for sale to the public within the next six months.
The list below is unranked and listed below in alphabetical order, followed by comments from AutoTrader:
AutoTrader's 10 Best Electric Cars for 2021
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E
2021 Hyundai Kona Electric
2021 Hyundai Ioniq Electric
2021 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring
2021 Nissan Leaf
2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime
NOTE: Be forewarned, the RAV4 Prime is hard to get in places like Texas, with California along with the East Coast seeing most of them.
2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge
2021 Volvo XC60 Recharge
2021 Volkswagen ID.4
April 21, 2021