- While electric vehicles aren’t posting big sales numbers yet, auto companies are making significant investments in them.
- Both new and traditional car manufacturers plan to release electric vehicles in the coming years.
- Some of the vehicles have specs and tech features that exceed most gas-powered cars.
While electric vehicles still represent a very small percentage of global car sales, automotive companies have made significant investments in them. As governments move to increaseemissions standards, even traditional manufacturers anticipate electric vehicles playing a big role in the near future.
These are 20 electric cars you can expect to see by 2025:
Porsche Mission E
Porsche’s Mission E will hit the market by the end of 2019 and may start around $75,000.
The car will be able to charge wirelessly.
The car will pack two engines, 600 horsepower, and the ability to charge by sitting above a charging plate.
Volkswagen I.D. Buzz
Volkswagen is revamping its iconic minibus with the I.D. Buzz, which will hit dealerships in 2022.
The van will have a customizable interior.
It will feature seats that can move and rotate on tracks in the floor, allowing owners to set up the interior for a variety of purposes.
Before the microbus makes its return, Volkswagen will release its I.D. crossover SUV, which the company plans to release in 2020.
The car will have advanced tech features.
Volkswagen has said the car will be able to drive autonomously after being activated through voice control.
Jaguar will release its first fully-electric vehicle, the I-Pace, in 2018.
The I-Pace has the kind of performance features you’d expect from a luxury brand.
The car will pack 400 horsepower, 516 pound-feet of torque, and the ability to go from 0-60 mph in about four seconds.
2018 Nissan Leaf
Nissan will release the 2018 model of its Leaf early in the year.
Nissan focused on enhancing the driving experience with the 2018 model.
The car will have features, like enhanced autopilot and braking systems, that were designed to make the driving experience more painless.
Aston Martin RapidE
Aston Martin will make only 155 RapidE sedans, which will be sold in 2019.
Aston Martin thinks the car will outdo Tesla.
The luxury car will cost $255,000, and Aston Martin’s CEO says it will be superior to any of Tesla’s offerings.
Tesla Model Y
While Tesla hasn’t announced a definite release date for its upcoming Model Y SUV, CEO Elon Musk has said it will be sold by the end of 2020.
The Model Y marks a breaking point from other Tesla vehicles.
We don’t know much about the car yet, but Musk said it will be built on a different platform than the Model 3.
Audi e-tron quattro
Audi plans to release its e-tron quattro SUV in 2018.
Audi has made bold claims about the car.
Audi has claimed the car will have a maximum speed of 131 mph and be able to go more than 300 miles on a single charge, though the EPA estimates its range will be closer to 280 miles.
Mercedes-Benz plans to sell electric versions of all of its models by 2022 and has said a production version of its Concept EQ SUV will be available by the end of the decade.
Mercedes-Benz’s new user interface may be integrated into the car.
The car’s interior seems like it may take advantage of Mercedes-Benz’s new MBUX interface that features advanced voice control and 3-D touchscreens.
Tesla revealed its new Roadster in November 2017. The company said the car will be available in 2020.
Elon Musk said the car will be incredibly fast.
Elon Musk has said the car will have incredible specs, including a top speed of 250 mph and the ability to go from 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds.
Nissan hopes to have the self-driving technology for its electric, autonomous IDS ready by 2020, which means we could see the IDS by 2025.
The IDS will have a steering wheel that turns into a tablet.
Drivers will have the option to drive the car manually or have it drive autonomously. In its autonomous driving mode, the steering wheel folds into the dashboard and is replaced by a tablet that can be used to control an enormous touchscreen.
2018 Chevy Bolt
General Motors surprised many in 2015 by releasing an affordable electric vehicle, the Chevy Bolt, before Tesla.
The 2018 Bolt will be slightly different from the 2017 model.
New features include a heated steering wheel and sliding sun visor for the driver and front passenger.
BMW Mini E
BMW has said it will launch 12 electric cars by 2025, including its Mini E, which is scheduled to hit dealerships in 2019.
BMW hasn’t released many details about the car.
While the company hasn’t released specs for the car, we do know that, unlike previous models, the Mini E won’t have any chrome.
Volvo first all-electric car
Volvo plans to produce its first all-electric car in 2019.
The vehicle is part of a larger trend for Volvo.
The company said it wants to sell one million electric cars by 2025. Its first fully-electric car, which doesn’t have a name yet, will be able to travel 250 miles per charge and will likely cost between $35,000 and $40,000.
Legendary automotive designer Henrik Fisker hopes to release his EMotion electric car by late 2019.
Fisker has claimed the car will have incredible specs.
In October 2016, Fisker said the EMotion would be able to travel more than 400 miles per charge and recharge in only nine minutes.
Faraday Future FF 91
While Faraday Future has struggled to raise money, the company has said its FF 91 could ship by the end of this year.
Subaru’s all-electric crossover
Subaru may release an all-electric crossover by 2021, but very little is known about the car at the moment. In August 2016, a Subaru spokesperson told Automotive News that if the company ends up building an electric car, it would probably build it on its Global Platform, like the 2017 Subaru Impreza, pictured above.
But an “electrified” vehicle may come sooner.
Subaru told Cars.com in November 2017 that the company will have an “electrified vehicle” on the market at some point in 2018, though it may be a hybrid.
BMW has said that its X3 SUV will receive an all-electric model in 2020.
We don’t know much about the all-electric X3 yet.
The 2018 X3 will have gesture-control technology that passengers can use to control some interior functions like the radio and phone calls.
GM Cruise AV
General Motors announced an electric, autonomous vehicle from its Cruise division on Friday. The company plans to release the vehicle in 2019.
The vehicle will represent a big step forward for GM.
The self-driving car will have no pedals or steering wheel, and customers will be able to request rides in them with their phones.
Byton all-electric SUV
Chinese startup Byton unveiled an electric concept SUV at CES on January 7. The company said the concept shown at CES represents 85% of the production model, which will arrive in 2019, according to The Verge.
The car may have self-driving capabilities.
On Byton’s website, the company says the car will have built-in Wi-Fi, 325 miles of range per charge, and will be able to reach 80% of its battery capacity on a 30-minute charge. The company also indicates that the car may have autonomous-driving technology.
Hyundai Kona Electric
Hyundai is expected to offer the electric version of its Kona SUV in Europe and South Korea before bringing it to the US, but it hasn’t announced a US release date.
Customers will be able to choose between two powertrains.
The long-range version will provide around 292 miles of range per charge, while the standard version will be closer to 186 miles per charge. It will also have driver-assistance features that can warn the driver to avoid potential accidents, as well as keep the car in its lane on highways and in cities.