Considering a new electric vehicle for the upcoming 2021 year? Across the world, especially on American roads and highways, many drivers are trading in their gas-powered cars and making the switch to all-electric vehicles. Going green on your next car purchase truly transforms the way you’re used to driving and you can say goodbye to paying hand over fist at the fuel pump. With the rise of faster car battery charging times and longer travel distances, saving money on fuel while reducing carbon emissions is the reality many drivers are moving to.

For the curious electric car buyers wondering which new EVs are coming out in 2021, we’ve lined up some popular all-electric car buyers for the upcoming year. Here are some of the features to look forward to in your prospective EV.

New electric vehicles

Tesla Model 3

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With an expected price tag below $42k for the standard range 2021 Tesla Model 3 trim, EV car buyers who are interested in driving one of the pioneers of all-electric vehicles will find their match with the Tesla brand. With other trim options for the Model 3 that are just shy of $50k, the standard range plus trim provides a rear-wheel drivetrain on one electric motor. Look to a 250-mile range and top track speeds of 140 mph with a 0-60mph in 5.3 seconds.

There is no doubt that the Tesla Model 3 is one of the sportier and faster EVs on the current market and it comes with some amazing features for drivers seeking a midsize electric sedan. The Model 3 provides 15 cubic feet of cargo space and comfortable seating for 5 passengers. The 15-inch center display center touchscreen which provides all your navigation and entertainment needs while on-the-go. This Tesla trim also provides 18 or 19-inch wheels as well as 170 kW max pay per use with an onboard charger of 7.6 kW max.

The Tesla warranty also provides 4-years or 50,000-miles and a battery & drive unit of 8-years of 100,000 miles or whichever comes first.  Other beneficial features are the:

  •  LED fog lamps
  •  Custom driver profiles
  •  Power folding heated side mirrors 
  •  Tinted glass roof with ultraviolet protection

Compared to other newly released electric vehicles, Tesla is at the top for providing amazing amenities at an affordable price, though you may pay more than competitor electric vehicles.

Kia Niro EV

The Kia brand is bringing a plethora of amazing car models for 2021 and the Kia Niro electric trim option is winding up to be a popular buy for electric vehicle lovers. The new Kia Niro EV provides two trim options, the EX and the EX Premium, both of which had all-wheel drive. The EX has a projected MSRP of $39K and the Premium edition is just shy of $45k. The Kia Niro EV is a versatile crossover with a compact SUV body style that sports a front wheel drivetrain with a single-speed automatic transmission. 

The Niro Electric edition also gives 239 miles of range and 64 kWh battery w/ DC fast charging capability.  Look to 201-horsepower and a total of 53 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seat folded as well as tons of beneficial features like the:

  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • LED Taillights
  • Xenon headlights with LED DRLs
  • Heated power-folding side mirrors
  • Automatic Climate Control

Hyundai Kona Electric

The Hyundai Kona Electric vehicle provides a lineup of trim options that include the SEL ($37k), Limited ($42K), and the Ultimate ($45k), and all of the Kona crossover trims sport the 150-kW 201-horsepower electric motor. Travel to work throughout the week on a single charge or go on your state road trip while receiving a 258-mile estimated range on one charge and get the comfort of a compact SUV with amazing amenities on select trims. If you plan on going with the Ultimate trim, standard features will include the:

  • A 10.25-inch color touchscreen with navigation
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Smart cruise control with Stop & Go
  • LED headlights
  • Head-Up Display
  • Leather Seats
  • Forward-Collision Avoidance Assist

If you’re considering a crossover electric vehicle style, the Hyundai Kona will take you and your family on your next adventure without a hassle.

MINI Hardtop 2 Door 

Is compact car style and a zippy all-electric commute on your mind for your next car purchase? The electrified MINI hardtop 2 door is beyond appealing and though small, it’s the perfect electric vehicle for the city commuter. For single drivers in search of an affordable top EV for 2021, MINI is bringing an all-new electric coupe to the roads and highways.

If you love sporty compact cars, this 2021 EV promotes amazing efficiency with three levels of charging that consist of basic home AC charging (less than 2kW 2% per hour), Home/Public AC Charging (up to 7.kW 20% per hour), and Fast DC Charging Station (up to 50kW and 80% in 36 minutes.)

The MINI Hardtop 2 Door is also available in three trims that consist of the Signature (Estimated MSRP 30k), Signature Plus (Estimated MSRP 34k), and Iconic (Estimated MSRP 37k). This MINI EV sets itself apart from the tradition Hardtop 2 door models with yellow exterior accents as well as phenomenal available features such as:

  • LED Headlights and Taillights
  • Active Driving Assistant
  • Remote Charging
  • Park Distance Control
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • An 8.8-inch touchscreen navigation system
  • Wireless phone charging

Searching for popular hybrid cars or maybe a new electric truck?

If you’re not interested in going full-electric, check out our list of top fuel-efficient compact cars and see how you can still save money on gas while having a reliable vehicle with an electric motor to help you get from point A to point B. Considering an electric truck? We also have the scoop on the new Rivian R1T Electric truck and it is transforming the truck world!

Patrick Kirk
I am a full-time copywriter from Naples, FL and living in Austin, TX. I have written for the automotive industry for three years, and enjoy other hobbies such as camping and mountain biking. I received my Bachelors from Florida Gulf Coast University, and served in the U.S Coast Guard.

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