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Electric Vehicles in America Today — And Tomorrow

© Porsche AGMyriad Electric Models
It seems like more and more electric vehicles are available to U.S. consumers with each passing month, from existing manufacturers as well as companies new to the market. Sophisticated battery technology and other engineering advances offer both expanded range and performance in a wide variety of vehicle segments including crossovers, luxury cars, high-performance cars and even pickup trucks. Today more than 50 all-electric models are on sale in the U.S. — or coming soon. What follows are the current and upcoming electric vehicles in America. Note prices listed do not reflect any local or federal subsidies, and the MPGe figures are the maximum for each vehicle.

© Audi of America2022 Audi e-tron
Base MSRP: $65,900
Range: 204 miles
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): 78 / 77 / 78
After showing electric concept vehicles for years, Audi’s first all-electric production e-tron went on sale as a 2019 model. A premium 5-seat midsize SUV, e-tron has a stylish, aerodynamic design with a familiar but uniquely enclosed grille. The e-tron Sportback is also offered with a faster roofline, starting at $69,100. Audi e-tron is propelled by two powerful electric motors — one at each axle — creating a new generation of quattro electric all-wheel drive that can adjust the amount of torque delivered to each axle for ideal balance according to driving conditions. The new e-tron is quick — with up to 402 horsepower available, it will sprint to 60 mph in about 5.5 seconds.

© Audi of America2022 Audi e-tron GT
Base MSRP: $102,400
Range: 238 miles
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): 81 / 83 / 82
The 2022 Audi e-tron GT quattro is Audi’s new all-electric, high-performance grand tourer designed to take on top electric performance sedans. The e-tron GT is powered by two electric motors — one at the front axle and one at the rear axle. The front motor produces 235 horsepower and the rear motor produces 429 horsepower for a total system output of 469 horsepower (up to 522 horsepower in overboost mode) and 464 lb-ft of torque (472 lb-ft with overboost). The e-tron GT will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds and has a top track speed of 152 mph.

© Audi of America2022 Audi e-tron S
Base MSRP: $84,800
Range: 208 miles
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): 73 / 78 / 75
The 2022 Audi e-tron S is a more powerful version of the premium e-tron 5-seat midsize SUV, also offered in traditional SUV design as well as a Sportback. The Audi e-tron S is propelled by three powerful electric motors for total system output of 429 horsepower (up to 496 horsepower in overboost mode) and 596 lb-ft of torque (up to 717 in lb-ft of torque with overboost). The e-tron S will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds and has a top track speed of 130 mph.

© Audi of America2022 Audi Q4 e-tron
Base MSRP: $43,900
Range: 241 miles
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): 100 / 89 / 95
Audi adds to its electric car lineup with the 2022 Q4 e-tron and e-tron Sportback, the company’s full-electric option in the entry luxury segment designed to combine performance and practicality in a crossover package. Similar in size to the popular Q5, the Q4 is offered as the Q4 40 e-tron with rear-wheel drive and an estimated output of 201 horsepower and 229 lb-ft of torque, as well as the Q4 50 e-tron quattro and Q4 Sportback 50 e-tron quattro with two electric motors, quattro all-wheel drive and an estimated total output of295 horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque. The Q4 40 e-tron has not received EPA range or MPGe estimates, although the Q4 50 e-tron quattro is rated at 241 miles and has an MPGe of 100 city / 89 highway / 95 combined.

© Audi of America2022 Audi RS e-tron GT
Base MSRP: $142,400
Range: 232 miles
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): 79 / 82 / 81
The high-performance version of the already potent e-tron GT, the 2022 RS e-tron GT is even more powerful with 590 horsepower (637 horsepower with boost mode) and 612 lb-ft of torque. Acceleration from zero to 60 mph is an astounding 3.1 seconds with a top track speed of 155 mph. The RS e-tron GT is still rated with an estimated range of 232 miles and an MPGe of 81 combined.

© BMW USA2022 BMW i4
Base MSRP: $55,400
Range: 301 miles
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): 109 / 108 / 109
With a design based on the recently updated 4 Series Gran Coupe, the i4 is initially be offered in two trim levels: i4 eDrive40 and i4 M50. The BMW i4 eDrive40 uses a single electric motor to drive the rear wheels, with output rated at 335 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque. The high-performance i4 M50 upgrades with two motors — a 255-horspower unit driving the front wheels, and a 308-horsepower rear motor for a combined output of 536 horsepower and 586 lb-ft of torque. According to BMW the M50 sprints to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds). Since the i4’s electric motor requires little airflow for cooling, the large BMW kidney grille is actually a closed surface.

© BMW USA2022 BMW iX xDrive50
Base MSRP: $83,200
Range: 324 miles
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): 86 / 87 / 86
Similar in size to the BMW X5, the iX introduces a new look for BMW crossovers with a futuristic take on the traditional kidney grille and twin headlights — the full LED headlights are the slimmest ever used on a BMW, and the hood mimics the grille design for a 3D effect. Expected to go on sale in early 2022, the iX will initially be offered as the xDrive50, powered by two electric motors — one for each axle — with a total output of 516 horsepower, allowing the iX to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds and achieve a top speed of 124 mph.

© BMW USA2023 BMW iX M60
Base MSRP: $105,100
Range: 280 miles
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): Not yet rated
For 2023 BMW adds to its electric lineup with the high-performance M version of the iX, the 2023 iX M60. About the size of the BMW X6, the ix M60 is powered by two electric motors producing 255 horsepower up front and 483 horsepower at the rear for total combined output of 532 horsepower and 749 lb-ft of torque. With available Sport Boost the numbers increase to 610 horsepower and 811 lb-ft of torque, allowing the iX M60 to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds. The iX M60 features an M-calibrated adaptive dual-axle air suspension with electronically controlled shock absorbers and larger brakes with blue calipers. The 2023 iX M60 is expected to begin arriving in June 2022.

© General Motors2023 Cadillac LYRIQ
Base MSRP: $59,990
Range: 300+ miles (estimate)
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): Not yet rated
The first all-electric vehicle from the luxury division of General Motors, at launch LYRIQ will feature cutting-edge technology that combines a 12-module, 100 kWh (kilowatt-hour) battery pack and a rear-wheel-drive Ultium platform to deliver an estimated 340 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque. LYRIQ also offers high-speed DC fast charging for public stations at 190 kW, which Cadillac estimates will add up to 76 miles of range in 10 minutes. For charging at home, LYRIQ offers a 19.2 kW charging module that requires installation of a 240 V 19.2 kW AC charging station, which can add up to 52 miles of range per hour of charge time. Using a standard household outlet will add about 3.5 miles of range per hour of charge.

© General Motors2024 Chevrolet Blazer SS
Base MSRP: TBA
Range: TBA
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): Not yet rated
Chevrolet released a 20-second video and a single photo of the 2024 Chey Blazer SS, providing a brief glimpse of the all-electric Blazer — the first Chevrolet electric vehicle to include a performance SS version. Chevrolet has not released any specifications or other details, but did indicate the all-electric 2024 Chevrolet Blazer SS is scheduled to debut later in 2022 and be available in spring 2023.

© General Motors2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV
Base MSRP: $31,995
Range: 259 miles
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): 131 / 109 / 120
When Chevrolet introduced the Bolt in 2017, it was the most affordable all-electric vehicle with a range of more than 200 miles. For 2022 Bolt receives styling updates and new features, and it continues to be powered by the same drivetrain as the previous Bolt: an electric motor producing 200 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque delivered to the front wheels. The 65 kWh lithium-ion battery pack delivers an estimated 259 miles of range. According to Chevrolet, a full charge takes about 7 hours with a Level 2 charger; with standard DC fast charging, 100 miles of range can be added in about 30 minutes.

© General Motors2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV
Base MSRP: $33,500
Range: 247 miles
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): 125 / 104 / 115
For 2022 Chevrolet adds the larger Bolt EUV electric crossover with a name derived from Electric Utility Vehicle. Larger and bolder than the Bolt EV, the Bolt EUV has a roomier interior including 3 inches of additional rear-seat legroom. Bolt EUV is powered by the same drivetrain as Bolt EV, sporting an electric motor producing 200 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque delivered to the front wheels. The 65 kWh lithium-ion battery pack delivers an estimated 247 miles of range and DC fast charging is standard. Bolt EUV is the first Chevrolet model to offer available Super Cruise, General Motors’ hands-free driver assistance technology for enabled roads. The interior features an 8-inch reconfigurable color driver display and a 10.2-inch center infotainment touchscreen that includes real-time vehicle displays.

© General Motors2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV
Base MSRP: $30,000 (estimate)
Range: TBA
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): Not yet rated
Chevrolet confirmed that it will expand its EV lineup in the fall of 2023 with the 2024 Equinox EV — an electric version of the compact crossover with a starting MSRP around $30,000 in the U.S. market. Equinox EV will be available for both retail and fleet customers and will include LT and RS trim levels. Equinox is Chevrolet’s second-best-selling model behind Silverado; the EV variant will offer an affordable option in the popular compact crossover segment.

© General Motors2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV
Base MSRP: $39,900
Range: 400 miles (est.)
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): Not yet rated
In January Chevrolet debuted the Silverado EV, an all-electric pickup truck not simply an electric version of the current Silverado half-ton pickup, but an all-new truck developed from the beginning as an all-electric vehicle based on GM’s advanced Ultium EV Platform. Silverado EV will be initially offered in spring 2023 as the WT trim — intended for commercial use — at a base price of $39,900, followed by the RST First Edition in the fall of 2023 at $105,000. The Silverado EV WT will launch with 510 horsepower and 615 lb-ft of torque with an estimated range of 400 miles and offer 8,000 pounds towing capacity and 1,200 pounds of payload capacity. Silverado EV RST will offer up to 664 horsepower and more than 780 lb-ft of torque.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience2023 Fisker Ocean
Base MSRP: $37,499
Range: 350 miles
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): Not yet rated
The Fisker Ocean is the first model from new electric vehicle company Fisker, Inc., headed by automotive designer Henrik Fisker. An all-new full-electric crossover, the Fisker Ocean will offer single- and dual-motor options. The single motor front-wheel-drive Ocean Sport offers 275 horsepower with an estimated range of 250 miles. The dual motor all-wheel-drive Ocean Ultra and Ocean Extreme generate 540 horsepower and 550 horsepower, respectively, with an estimated range of 350 miles. The Ocean Sport uses a lithium-ion phosphate battery while the dual-motor versions get a more powerful Hyper Range pack that employs a lithium nickel manganese cobalt chemistry. With integrated solar panels, the SolarSky roof can produce enough supplemental power for up to 1,500 miles per year under ideal conditions. Production of the Fisker Ocean is scheduled to begin in November 2022, with first deliveries expected before the end of the year.

© Ford Motor Company2022 Ford F-150 Lightning
Base MSRP: $39,974
Range: 230 miles
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): Not yet rated
The first all-electric F-150 pickup truck, the F-150 Lightning is powered by dual three-phase fixed magnet AC electric motors — one at each axle — so all Lightnings will be all-wheel drive. Total output for the extended-range Lightning is estimated at 563 horsepower and 775 lb-ft of torque — the most torque ever in a production F-150. Standard-range Lightnings will generate 426 horsepower but maintain the impressive 775 lb-ft of torque. The F-150 Lightning’s standard lithium-ion battery is expected to deliver a range of 230 miles; 300 miles for the extended-range option. A 48-amp Level 2 charger can fully charge the standard-range battery in about 10 hours. Prices start at $39,974 for an entry-level commercial F-150 Lightning, with the XLT starting at $52,974.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E
Base MSRP: $42,895
Range: 305 miles
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): 108 / 94 / 101
Ford’s all-new electric crossover, the Mustang Mach-E became 2021 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year in January. The Mustang Mach-E is offered in standard range (68 kWh lithium-ion battery) or extended range (88 kWh battery), with an estimated standard range for the rear-drive Mach-E of 230 miles and 300 miles using the extended-range battery. With all-wheel drive, the estimates drop to 211 miles standard range and 270 miles extended range. The standard-range powertrain is rated at 266 horsepower and 317 lb-ft (RWD) or 428 lb-ft (eAWD) of torque. The extended range bumps up to 290 horsepower (RWD) or 346 horsepower (eAWD).

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT
Base MSRP: $61,995
Range: 270 miles
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): 90 / 77 / 84
The high-performance Ford Mustang Mach-E GT is now available with 480 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque that propels the GT from zero to 60 mpg in 3.8 seconds, according to Ford performance specifications. The Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition boosts torque to 634 lb-ft and drops the zero-to-60-mph time to 3.5 seconds. Estimated range for the GT is 270 miles — 260 miles for GT Performance Edition.

© General Motors2022 GMC Hummer EV
Base MSRP: $79,995
Range: 250 to 350 miles
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): Not yet rated
General Motors brings back the Hummer name on an advanced all-electric truck under the GMC brand. Employing GM’s new Ultium Drive battery architecture, the foundation is a unique large-format pouch-style battery cell. For the Hummer EV Edition 1, two layers of vertical cells totaling 24 modules will allow an estimated 350+ mile range. This Hummer EV uses three electric drive motors to produce an estimated 1000 horsepower and — when multiplied through the drive unit gear ratios — more than 11,500 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. A single motor will power the front wheels, and two rear motors will independently power the rear wheels, with the ability to vary torque to each wheel; the motors can also be synced to simulate a locking differential.

© General Motors2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV
Base MSRP: $79,995
Range: 300 miles (est.)
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): Not yet rated
General Motors will add a second Hummer model with the 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV, beginning with the production of the Hummer EV SUV Edition 1 in early 2023 priced at $105,595, followed by additional trim levels throughout 2023. The Hummer EV SUV Edition 1 will be powered by three electric drive motors to produce up to 830 horsepower with electricity stored in a 20-module battery and an estimated range of more than 300 miles. Additional trim levels will offer 625 to 830 horsepower depending on the configuration. Hummer EV SUV Edition 1 is also available with an Extreme Off-Road Package for $110,995.

© Hyundai Motor America2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5
Base MSRP: $43,650
Range: 303 miles
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): 132 / 98 / 114
For 2022 Hyundai adds the IONIQ 5, a full-electric midsize crossover. The 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 is the first model built on Hyundai’s Electric-Global Modular Platform, with a new dedicated battery-electric vehicle architecture. The IONIQ 5’s 118-inch wheelbase is longer than the Palisade SUV, although overall length is shorter than Tucson. The 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 will be available with a single motor driving the rear wheels, or with dual-motor all-wheel-drive configuration. Rear-drive versions will make 168 horsepower with standard range and 225 horsepower with long range, while the combined power in the AWD variant is 320 horsepower and 446 lb-ft of torque. Estimated range for the real-wheel drive with the standard battery is 220 miles, with the Long Range rated at 303 miles and the dual-motor rated at 256 miles.

© Hyundai Motor America2022 Hyundai Kona Electric
Base MSRP: $34,000
Range: 258 miles
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): 132 / 108 / 120
The Hyundai Kona gets updated for 2022, including the Kona Electric which receives a new front-end design. The unique dimpled front panel of the outgoing model has been replaced with a new aerodynamic shape that features a prominent horizontal line below the Hyundai badge, new headlights and new DRLs, as well as an open lower fascia with vents to either side. Kona Electric continues to be powered by a 150 kW electric motor that produces 201 horsepower and 291 lb-ft of torque delivered to the front wheels. Electricity is stored in a high-voltage 64 kWh lithium-ion battery. Kona Electric uses a Level 2 onboard charging system capable of a 7.2 kW rate for rapid recharging. Using a Level 3 fast charger, the battery pack can charge from 10 percent to 80 percent in approximately 47 minutes.

© Jaguar Land Rover Limited2022 Jaguar I-PACE
Base MSRP: $69,200
Range: 234 miles
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): 80 / 72 / 76
The I-PACE is Jaguar’s electric crossover that looks and feels like a Jaguar should, possessing excellent performance both on- and off-road. For 2022 I-PACE is available exclusively in the HSE trim and features a new Pivi Pro infotainment system with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, as well as the ability to connect two phones simultaneously via Bluetooth. Power comes from dual permanent-magnet synchronous electric motors — one powering the front wheels, one powering the rears to create a permanent 4-wheel-drive system. Total output is 394 horsepower and 512 lb-ft of torque. Electric motors deliver peak torque immediately, which means the I-PACE can reach 60 mph from a standstill in a quick 4.5 seconds.

© Kia America2022 Kia EV6
Base MSRP: $40,900
Range: 310 miles
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): 136 / 100 / 117
The 2022 Kia EV6 is a new all-electric crossover built on a new Electric-Global Modular Platform with a 114.2-inch wheelbase equivalent to the Telluride SUV. The EV6 has both rear- and all-wheel drive with a front electric motor, combined with either 58 kWh or 77.4 kWh batteries. The 58 kWh battery gets paired with a 160 kW rear motor for a total output of 167 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The larger 77.4 kWh battery gets paired with a 168 kW motor with total output of 225 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The AWD version combines the 77.4 kWh battery with a 70 kW motor at the front axle, and a 165 kW motor at the rear axle for a total output of 320 horsepower and 446 lb-ft of torque. The top-line EV6 GT pairs the 77.4 kWh battery with a 160 kW front motor and a 270 kW rear motor for a total output of 576 horsepower.

© Kia America2022 Kia Niro EV
Base MSRP: $39,990
Range: 239 miles
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): 123 / 102 / 112
Kia added the full-juice Niro EV as a 2019 model. The 2021 Niro EV is powered by a 150 kW electric motor that produces 201 horsepower and 291 lb-ft of torque delivered to the front wheels. Electricity for the Niro EV gets stored in a high-voltage 64 kWh lithium-ion battery. A standard DC fast charger can recharge approximately 100 miles of range in 30 minutes and 80 percent total battery capacity in 75 minutes. Full recharge at a 7.2 kWh Level 2 charger will take approximately 9.5 hours. Since electric cars run silently, Kia gives the Niro EV a cool artificial sound described as a “techy whirring noise,” which alerts pedestrians about the car’s presence.

© Lucid Motors2022 Lucid Air
Base MSRP: $77,400
Range: 520 miles
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): 130 / 132 / 131
An all-new luxury EV from Lucid Motors, the Air is now available via reservation. Engineers at Lucid Motors developed the Air’s electric drivetrain in-house; an ultra-efficient permanent magnet electric motor is integrated with an inverter, transmission and differential to create a 900 V+ drive unit that weighs a mere 161 pounds. Each drive unit generates up to 670 horsepower and almost 3,000 lb-ft of torque. Given their compact size, up to three units can be employed to power the Air with total output of 1111 horsepower and a range from 451 to 520 miles depending on the configuration. Lucid’s Atieva technology division is responsible for the design, development and manufacture of battery packs for the FIA Formula E all-electric racing series.

© Mazda North American Operations2022 Mazda MX-30
Base MSRP: $33,470
Range: 100 miles
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): 98 / 85 / 92
The first battery-electric vehicle from Mazda, the MX-30 is powered by a 107 kW electric motor delivering 143 horsepower and 200 lb-ft of torque to the front wheels. Electricity is stored in a 35.5 kWh lithium-ion battery for a range of 100 miles, a rather disappointing number compared to other similar size vehicles available today. A compact crossover design, the MX-30 expands Mazda’s KODO design philosophy and includes the familiar Mazda wing grille and sculpted headlights. A unique feature is the small rear-hinged rear doors that allow access to the interior without a center post.

© Mercedes-Benz USA2022 Mercedes-EQ EQB
Base MSRP: TBA
Range: 419 miles (est.)
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): Not yet rated
As Mercedes-Benz begins to expand its range of all-electric Mercedes-EQ models, the EQB will be arriving later in 2022. A compact SUV with seating for up to seven, the EQB will be offered in two all-wheel-drive versions: the EQB 300 4MATIC and the EQB 350 4MATIC, both powered by two electric motors. The EQB 300 4MATIC generates 225 horsepower and 288 lb-ft of torque, while the EQB 350 4MATIC pumps out 288 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque. Range is estimated at more than 400 miles for both versions.

© Mercedes-Benz USA2023 Mercedes-EQ EQE
Base MSRP: TBA
Range: 400 miles (est.)
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): Not yet rated
Following the EQB SUV, the next Mercedes-EQ model will be the EQE Sedan, an all-electric midsize sedan based on the same premium-class electric architecture as the EQS and offering more interior room than a standard E-Class. The first version will be the EQE 350 generating 288 horsepower and 417 lb-ft of torque combined, driving the rear wheels and equipped with a 90 kWh battery for an estimated range of 400 miles. AIRMATIC air suspension with an adaptive damping system is standard and rear-axle steering is available as an option.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience2022 Mercedes-EQ EQS
Base MSRP: $102,310
Range: 350 miles
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): 97 / 97 / 97
The first full-electric luxury sedan from Mercedes-Benz, the 2022 Mercedes-EQ EQS shares the same level of luxury expected from an S-Class, but on a new EV architecture. The 2022 Mercedes-EQ EQS will initially be available in two trim levels. The EQS 450+ features a single electric motor producing 329 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque to drive the rear wheels. One step up will be the EQS 580 4MATIC that gets dual electric motors — one at the front wheels, one at the rears — producing a total of 516 horsepower and 611 lb-ft of torque. According to Mercedes, the 107.8 kWh lithium-ion batteries can reach a full charge in about 11 hours on a Level 2 charger, while a DC fast charger can bring the charge to 80 percent in 31 minutes.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience2022 Mercedes-AMG EQS
Base MSRP: TBA
Range: TBA
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): Not yet rated
The first battery-electric AMG production model, the Mercedes-AMG EQS receives the full AMG performance treatment beginning with an AMG electric powertrain with two electric motors that generate 649 horsepower and 700 lb-ft of torque. Using RACE START mode with boost function temporarily increases output to 751 horsepower and 752 lb-ft of torque. Power is stored in a 400-volt battery with usable energy capacity of 107 kWh. The AMG EQS features fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive, AMG Ride Control+ suspension with adaptive damping, rear-axle steering and AMG high-performance brakes.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience2022 MINI Cooper SE
Base MSRP: $29,900
Range: 114 miles
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): 119 / 100 / 110
The all-electric MINI Cooper SE is easily distinguished from other version by its yellow trim, available unique wheels, E badges and solid grille surface. For 2022 the MINI Cooper SE receives new front and rear bumpers, a new grille, new front fender trim, Piano Black exterior trim and Multitone roof. Inside, SE sports a new steering wheel, a new center instrument design with an 8.8-inch screen, and a heated steering wheel. Featuring an electric motor generating 181 horsepower and 199 lb-ft of torque, the Cooper SE will accelerate to 60 mph in a hair under 7 seconds — only a tick slower than the gas-powered MINI Cooper S — and has a top speed limited to 93 mph. Power for the motor comes from a high-voltage battery consisting of 12 modules of lithium-ion cells rated at 32.6 kWh.

© Nissan North America2023 Nissan Ariya
Base MSRP: $40,000 (estimate)
Range: 300 (estimate)
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): Not yet rated
When it introduced the LEAF to the U.S. market in 2010, Nissan became one of the first car companies to deliver a mainstream production electric car to the masses. Now Nissan is set to introduce its second model called Ariya — a compact crossover with seating for five. Ariya presents a broad overall stance incorporating narrow LED headlights and running lights. The crossover is built on an all-new EV platform and will be available with either a 63 kWh battery or a longer-range 87 kWh battery. The standard Ariya has front-wheel drive; Nissan will also offer the Ariya with dual motors to provide increased performance as well as the added grip of Nissan’s advanced all-wheel-control system called e-4ORCE. The single-motor Ariya will deliver 215 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque, while dual-motor variants will bump output to almost 390 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque. Ariya is expected to arrive in fall 2022.

© Nissan North America2022 Nissan LEAF
Base MSRP: $27,400
Range: 149–226 miles
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): 123 / 99 / 111
Introduced in 2010, the Nissan LEAF was one of the first mainstream electric vehicles sold in America. The LEAF underwent a redesign for 2018 for a fresh look including a roomier interior as well as better performance and efficiency. For 2022 Nissan LEAF is offered in five versions: LEAF S, SV, S Plus, SV Plus and LEAF SL Plus. LEAF S and SV are powered by a high-response 110 kW AC synchronous electric motor producing 147 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque. Power is supplied by a 40 kWh laminated lithium-ion battery for a range of 149 miles, and with a DC fast charger a 30-minute recharge will provide almost 90 miles of driving. LEAF Plus versions add a 62 kWh battery for a range of 226 miles as well as a more powerful 160 kW electric motor producing 214 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience2022 Polestar 2
Base MSRP: $59,900
Range: 270 miles
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): 113 / 100 / 107
For many years, the Polestar name had been associated with high-performance Volvo models, but in 2018 the Volvo Car Group — along with owner Zhejiang Geely Holding — announced that Polestar would become its own standalone electrified performance brand. Following the limited-edition hybrid Polestar 1, the Polestar 2 is the brand’s first all-electric model. Designed as a 5-door fastback, the Polestar 2 rolls on Volvo’s Compact Modular Architecture platform that integrates the battery pack into the floor for improved chassis rigidity and reductions in noise, vibration and harshness. Polestar 2 launched in 2021 with a dual-motor version, one powering each axle, to create four-wheel drive. Total system output is 408 horsepower and 487 lb-ft of torque and — according to the company — Polestar 2 dual motor will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds with a range of 249 miles. For 2022 the single motor version is added with the electric motor driving the front wheels and producing 231 horsepower and 243 lb-ft of torque with a range of 270 miles.

© Porsche Cars North America2022 Porsche Taycan
Base MSRP: $82,700
Range: 227 miles
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): 79 / 80 / 79
Last year Porsche joined the growing high-performance electric car market with the 750-horsepower Taycan Turbo S, followed by the Taycan Turbo and the Taycan 4S. For 2021 Porsche added the rear-wheel-drive Taycan as the entry model — the only rear-drive Taycan in the EV lineup. For 2022 the Taycan GTS is added — positioned between Taycan 4S and Turbo — producing 590 horsepower. To create the entry model, Porsche engineers removed the front electric motor which reduced vehicle weight by about 200 pounds. The rear power unit and battery architecture remain unchanged from their configuration in the Taycan 4S, producing 402 horsepower with the standard battery; with the Performance Battery Plus horsepower jumps to 469. The all-wheel drive Taycan Turbo produces 670 horsepower and 626 lb-ft of torque, and the Taycan 4S makes 429 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque.

© Porsche Cars North America2022 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo
Base MSRP: $93,700
Range: 215 miles
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): 76 / 77 / 76
For 2021 Porsche added the new long-roof Taycan Cross Turismo, a sport wagon version of the high-performance, all-electric Taycan sedan. In addition to the longer, flatter roofline and increased ground clearance, the Cross Turismo is distinguished from the sedan with fender cladding, unique rocker panels and distinctive front and rear fascias. Taycan Cross Turismo is offered in four trim levels, all with dual-motor all-wheel drive: Taycan 4 Cross Turismo, Taycan 4S Cross Turismo, Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo and Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo.

© Porsche AG2022 Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo
Base MSRP: $133,300
Range: 215 miles estimate
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): Not yet rated
For 2022 Porsche adds the Taycan Sport Turismo, a new model that shares the longer, flatter roof design with Taycan Cross Turismo, but the with look and suspension tuning following the lead of the Taycan Sedan. Taycan Cross Turismo added fender cladding and a raised ride height for improved all-weather, all-road capability but the Taycan Sport Turismo shifts the focus back to on-road performance. The Sport Turismo is distinguished from the Cross Turismo by the absence of fender cladding, body-color rear spoiler and ride height equal to the sedan. Taycan Sport Turismo is offered in the same five versions as the sedan, including the rear-wheel drive base model: Taycan Sport Turismo, Taycan 4S Sport Turismo, Taycan Turbo Sport Turismo and Taycan Turbo S Sport Turismo.

© Rimac AutomobiliRimac Nevera
Base MSRP: $2,400,000 (est.)
Range: 340 miles (est.)
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): Not yet rated
The first production model from Croatia-based Rimac Automobili, the Nevera is powered by four electric motors — one at each wheel — with a combined output of 1914 horsepower. Named after a lightning storm, the Nevera instantly generates almost 1700 lb-ft of torque. According to Rimac, Nevera will sprint to 60 mph in 1.85 seconds and passes 186 mph in 11.8 seconds. Top speed is listed as 258 mph, and Rimac claims the Nevera will have a range of 550 km (about 340 miles) with a 120-kWh battery capacity.

© Rivian2022 Rivian R1S
Base MSRP: $72,500
Range: 316 miles
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): 73 / 65 / 69
The Rivian R1S is an all-electric SUV, and the R1S Launch Edition is powered by Quad-Motor All-Wheel Drive, and the R1S Adventure and R1S Explore will be powered by Dual-Motor All-Wheel Drive. The R1S Launch Edition is powered by two Dual-Motor drive units, one for the front axle producing 415 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque and a second for the rear axle producing 420 horsepower and 495 lb-ft of torque for total output of 835 horsepower and 908 lb-ft of torque. The Dual-Motor All-Wheel Drive features a single motor for each axle with total combined output projected to be mor than 600 horsepower with more than 600 lb-ft of torque. The Launch Edition starting at $90,000 is sold out, but reservations are still available for R1S Adventure starting at $78,000 and R1S Explore starting at $72,500. The standard battery pack available only with the Dual-Motor offers a range of 260 miles, while the larger battery pack delivers an EPA-estimated 316 miles with the Quad-Motor.

© Rivian2022 Rivian R1T
Base MSRP: $67,500
Range: 314 miles
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): 74 / 66 / 70
The Rivian R1T is an all-electric pickup and the R1T Launch Edition is powered by same Quad-Motor All-Wheel Drive as R1S, with a total combined output of 835 horsepower and 908 lb-ft of torque with a range of 314 miles. R1T Adventure and R1T Explore with be powered by the Dual-Motor All-Wheel Drive projected to produce over 600 horsepower and over 600 lb-ft of torque. The Launch Edition starting at $85,000 is sold out, but reservations are still available for R1T Adventure starting at $73,000 and R1T Explore starting at $67,500. R1T will offer three battery options, with the standard battery expected to deliver 216 miles of range, a Large pack delivering an EPA-estimated 314 miles of range with the Quad-Motor, and the Max pack estimated to offer more than 400 miles.

© Rolls-Royce Motor Cars2023 Rolls-Royce Spectre
Base MSRP: TBA
Range: TBA
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): Not yet tested
Last fall Rolls-Royce announced the addition of an all-new model: the all-electric 2023 Rolls-Royce Spectre, with first customer deliveries expected in the fourth quarter of 2023. The camouflaged vehicles Rolls-Royce has been testing have a shape similar to the Wraith; however, the Spectre will be an all-new model, built on the brand’s proprietary aluminum architecture. These underpinnings were developed in 2016 for the new Phantom and are the basis of the Cullinan and Ghost. Rolls-Royce has not released any specific details or specifications for Spectre, although we expect more photos and information in the coming months.

© Tesla Motors2022 Tesla Model 3
Base MSRP: $48,490
Range: 272–358 miles
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): 138 / 126 / 132
The third model in the Tesla lineup following the Model S and Model X, the Model 3 is the most affordable model from the American car company. With a bold level of standard equipment and sleek styling that befits the rest of the Tesla lineup, the more economical Model 3 is designed for high-volume sales. Although the base vehicle in the Tesla lineup, the Model 3 still comes well equipped with upscale features that include power heated front seats, a premium audio system, Bluetooth connectivity, docking stations for two smartphones and multiple USB ports. Offered in both rear-wheel drive and dual-motor all-wheel drive versions, the Model 3 Performance is most impressive, accelerating from zero to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds with a range of 315 miles.

© Tesla2022 Tesla Model S
Base MSRP: $104,490
Range: 348–405 miles
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): 124 / 115 / 120
A unique alt-fuel vehicle in the American marketplace, the Model S was the first mainstream Tesla model to come to market following the original two-seat Tesla Roadster. For many years, the Model S stood alone as the only electric-powered luxury performance sedan in the U.S., offering an impressive driving range in an attractive package. Now one of four models offered by the innovative American car company, the Model S remains the flagship of the lineup. The Model S Long Range dual-motor all-wheel drive will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds with a range of 405 miles. The Model S Plaid with tri-motor all-wheel drive and a total output of 1020 horsepower will sprint to 60 mph in an astounding 1.99 seconds on its way to a top speed of 200 mph.

© Tesla2022 Tesla Model X
Base MSRP: $120,490
Range: 311–348 miles
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): 107 / 97 / 102
Tesla’s SUV certainly stands out from the crowd in both style and capability, with impressive performance in both efficiency and acceleration. Featuring aerodynamic styling, innovative Falcon Wing doors and a versatile interior, the Model X is unique within the American crossover market. The Model X Long Range dual-motor all-wheel drive will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and has a range of 360 miles. The Model X Plaid with tri-motor all-wheel drive and a total output of 1020 horsepower will sprint to 60 mph in an astounding 2.5 seconds; it has a top speed of 163 mph.

© Tesla Motors2022 Tesla Model Y
Base MSRP: $64,990
Range: 244–330 miles
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): 140 / 119 / 129
The newest model in the Tesla lineup, the Model Y Standard Range RWD is the most fuel-efficient crossover sold in America, earning an EPA combined city/ hwy rating of 129 MPGe. Smaller than Model X, Model Y offers optional third-row seating and up to seven occupants. The Model Y Long Range with the dual-motor system provides torque to both the front and rear axles for all-wheel-drive capability, and will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds. It has a driving range of 326 miles. According to Tesla, Model Y Performance with dual-motor all-wheel drive will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds on its way to a top speed of 155 mph; the range is 303 miles. According to Tesla, the Model Y can recharge up to 158 miles in 15 minutes at a Supercharger location.

© Toyota Motor Sales, USA2022 Toyota Mirai
Base MSRP: $49,500
Range: 402 miles
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): Not rated
Toyota’s second-generation fuel-cell electric vehicle was redesigned for 2021 as a flagship sedan. A major change from the first-generation front-wheel-drive Mirai, the new model is built on the rear-wheel drive GA-L platform also used for the larger Lexus LS sedan. The next-generation fuel-cell stack that produces electricity from hydrogen is 20 percent smaller and 50 percent lighter than the fuel-cell stack in the previous Mirai model. Compressed hydrogen is stored in three carbon-fiber reinforced high-pressure tanks, and electricity is stored in a lithium-ion battery. Power output is 182 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque.

© Volkswagen of America2024 Volkswagen ID. BUZZ
Base MSRP: TBA
Range: TBA
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): Not yet rated
At the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Volkswagen grabbed the limelight when it debuted the I.D. Buzz concept — an all-electric van created in homage to the beloved T1 Microbus of years past. In March 2022 Volkswagen introduced the production version of ID. Buzz, although specifically for the European market, with sales expected to begin in the third quarter of 2022; the American launch is expected in 2024. Although details of the American-spec ID. Buzz will come later, the European version will be powered by a 201-horsepower electric motor driving the rear wheels — the same configuration and power rating as the ID. 4 currently offered for the U.S. market. We expect the American-spec version will offer more power with an extended-range battery and a likely dual-motor all-wheel-drive configuration — but we’ll have to wait until next year for confirmation.

© Volkswagen of America2022 Volkswagen ID.4
Base MSRP: $40,760
Range: 280 miles
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): 121 / 102 / 112
At the 2016 Paris Motor Show, Volkswagen introduced the first I.D. electric vehicle concept — a first look at a range of EVs from the company, followed by a series of concepts in subsequent years. In fall 2021, ID.4 debuted as the first production model: a small crossover aimed directly at the U.S. market delivering utility and performance in a modern package. The ID.4 is available in two trim levels: Pro and Pro S, powered by a rear-mounted AC permanent-magnet synchronous motor producing 201 horsepower and 228 lb-ft of torque. The ID.4 Pro and Pro S are also available in all-wheel-drive configuration with a second front-mounted motor producing 107 horsepower and 119 lb-ft of torque for a total combined output of 295 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience2022 Volvo C40 Recharge
Base MSRP: $58,750
Range: 226 miles
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): 94 / 80 / 87
In March 2021, Volvo introduced the 2022 C40 Recharge 4-door crossover coupe and also announced plans to offer only full-electric vehicles by the 2030 model year. The first model in Volvo’s history to be designed and produced exclusively as an electric vehicle, the compact C40 Recharge has a blank grille flanked by high-tech headlights that incorporate advanced pixel technology. The 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge is powered by dual electric motors fore and aft for a total output of 402 horsepower. According to Volvo, the C40 Recharge will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and has an EPA-estimated range of 226 miles from its 78 kWh battery. A fast charger will bring the battery back to 80 percent charge in about 40 minutes, while a Level 2 charger will take about 8 hours.

© Volvo Cars North America2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge
Base MSRP: $51,700
Range: 223 miles
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): 92 / 79 / 85
Volvo’s first all-electric car, the XC40 Recharge is based on the best-selling XC40 premium small crossover, built on the Compact Modular Architecture co-developed within the Geely Group. The XC40 Recharge is powered by an electric all-wheel-drive powertrain with total system output of 408 horsepower. According to Volvo, the battery will recharge to 80 percent capacity in 40 minutes using a fast-charging system. The XC40 Recharge is the first Volvo equipped with a new infotainment system powered by the Android operating system. The new infotainment system offers personalization, improved intuitive operation and new Google technology and services, such as Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Play Store. The XC40 Recharge is the first Volvo that receives larger software and operating system updates over the air so the vehicle evolves and improves over time.

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