The electric vehicle (EV) boom is about to go into overdrive as auto manufacturers increasingly prioritize the electrification of their vehicle fleets and shoppers express their openness to making the switch.
In fact, as many as 30% of consumers indicate they are more likely to consider purchasing an EV in 20211. Faced with an ever-growing number of EV choices, there are several factors for first-time electric car buyers to consider in their journey of going green, including costs, incentives, battery life and driving range.
With this in mind, the experts at Autotrader recently named the 10 Best Electric Cars for 2021.
"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."
Autotrader editors selected the 10 Best Electric Cars based on a range of criteria that included the following: vehicles must be priced under $75,000, the car must have a plug or a way to run on electricity only for 15 miles or more, and the car must be available for sale to the public within the next six months.
Check out Autotrader's 10 Best Electric Cars for 2021, unranked and listed below in alphabetical order:
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV
The redesign of the Chevrolet Bolt brought with it a compelling compact crossover variant. It's mechanically the same as the updated Bolt EV electric car but it has a more rugged, SUV-like appearance and more back seat space, making it a little more family-friendly. The Bolt EUV is the first Chevrolet model available with the excellent Super Cruise semi-autonomous hands-free driving tech.
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E
Ford's first all-electric crossover SUV is a winner. With an impressive range of up to 300 miles, the latest tech features and the style and performance to back up its iconic name, the Ford Mustang Mach-E does just about everything well. It also helps that...