2020 has proved to be a big year for electric vehicles. With increasing demand, the production of EVs has increased significantly and newer and more innovative models have come onto the market.
It means that 2021 looks set to be an even bigger year for battery-powered cars. Needless to say, there are some exciting new electric vehicles on the horizon, but we’ve picked out some of the key ones you should be getting excited about.
Ford Mustang Mach-e
Ford’s new Mustang Mach-e is by far one of the most exciting EVs due to arrive next year. As the firm’s first standalone electric vehicle, the Mustang Mach-e is how the Blue Oval will properly announce its entry into the battery-powered world.
With more than 330bhp on tap and a 0-60mph time of just over five seconds, the Mustang Mach-e looks set to have the performance boxes ticks, too.
Electric models are cropping up thick and fast across the entire Volkswagen Group and Skoda looks set to become the next to debut its own electric vehicle with the new Enyaq. With a range of up to 316 miles, the Enyaq is expected to cost from £33,340 – excluding the Government’s plug-in car grant.
It’ll be available with two battery size options, too, as well as rapid charging capabilities.
Mazda’s striking MX-30 looks set to shake up the EV segment, bringing striking looks and a classy cabin alongside that all-important electric powertrain. Though its range is on the shorter side of things at 124 miles, as a rival to the likes of the Honda e and Mini Electric the MX-30’s practicality shines through.
Plus, it features clever suicide-style doors which are likely to get a conversation going.
Though BMW’s i3 has been a key contender in the EV segment for many years now, the German firm has yet to elongate its range of electric vehicles – until now, that is. The iX3 enters into the flourishing electric SUV area of the market, bringing a high ride height and imposing looks, which are part and parcel in the segment.
It’s got a decent 285-mile range, too, and will deliver a 0-60mph time of 6.5 seconds.
Cupra el Born
Cupra has really come on song since announcing itself as a standalone brand from Seat, introducing smart and performance-orientated models. In 2021, Cupra will be switching its focus to electric vehicles with this – the el Born.
Based on the same platform as the Skoda Enyaq, it too will bring a range of over 300 miles as well as fast charging capabilities.
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