The seven stand-out electric cars of 2021
The days when an electric car looked like the one above have passed. The production of electric cars has really taken off, and both established and new manufacturers are continuously launching new models. We have listed seven models coming out this year that stand out from the crowd. Seat yourself behind the wheel and make your fellow passengers spill their mug of coffee on the white leather upholstery.
Audi e-tron GT
This is in fact Audi’s first electric car that isn’t an SUV. Instead you get a really muscular 590 hp electric car, with a range of 400 km. It shares its platform with the Porsche Taycan and is similar in shape to some extent. The price is said to be around SEK 1.4 million and the first deliveries are expected in the summer.
The first Fiat 500 was launched in 1957 in Italy. The aim was to offer a functional and economical car for post-war Europe. It soon became very popular, and more than four million Fiat 500s were produced until production was discontinued in 1975. In 2007, the model was relaunched with more than 500,000 options for the buyer to personalise their car. There is now a further option – an electrically powered Fiat 500 with a range of 320 km.
Ford Mustang Mach-E
The roar from this classic American car has been replaced by a range of 440 km. The idea is that it should compete against the Tesla Model Y. The car completely lacks traditional door handles and instead opens when you approach the car with a key or mobile. The price is expected to be between SEK 570,000 and SEK 740,000 – a reasonable price to pay for being able to do 0–100 in 3.7 seconds.
GMC Hummer EV
Few things felt as wrong as a petrol-guzzling Hummer, but perhaps now it can feel just right in a new guise with a range of 560 km. It has a 45 cm ground clearance, and there are 18 different cameras positioned around the car to help you navigate on difficult terrain. In addition, with its all-wheel steering, it can move diagonally, something that can be really useful in rush-hour traffic.
If you want to get your neighbour googling and be unique on the road, check out the Chinese Xpeng, with a range of 451 km. The first batch is being delivered to Norway, where the first vehicles have started to arrive. The Xpeng G3 is said to have the world’s most advanced driver assistance system, XPILOT, which has been prepared for autonomous driving. In addition, it is fitted with 20 sensors that continuously monitor the car’s surroundings and assist the driver.
The petrol-powered version of the MC20 does 0–100 in 2.8 seconds and for anyone who thinks that’s too slow when going to visit their mother-in-law, a fully electric version is coming soon with even faster acceleration. It has a range of 320 km and is also predicted to be able to handle charging at 300 kW, which would then be the fastest on the market. Let’s hope that the launch will go just as fast as everything else on this super sports car.
Apart from these, a wealth of other models will be coming onto the streets, such as the Citroën e-C4, Mercedes-Benz EQA, Volvo XC40 Recharge, Mazda MX-30, BMW iX3, Volkswagen ID4, Nissan Ariya, Skoda Enyaq iV and Tesla Model Y.
In other words, we have a very exciting year ahead of us!