Top 5 electric vehicles from 2021
In 2020 we saw the variety of available electric vehicles expand and expect this trend to continue in the coming years. As the year is coming to a close it’s time to look back at the best EVs released this year.
The Polestar 2 is our top electric vehicle pick for 2020! Not only is it extremely stylish with cutting edge technology, Polestar is also one of the leaders in the industry when it comes to being transparent about sustainability. Polestar tracks and reports the carbon footprint of not just driving but the manufacturing of their cars. The Polestar 2 even has a vegan interior! What’s next for Polestar? 2021 sees the further development of the Polestar 2 range, diversifying with new derivatives including smaller battery options and single motor version. Early 2022 will see the arrival of a high performance fully-electric SUV, Polestar 3.
Range: 500 km Battery: 78 kWh** **
The new fully electric SUV from Peugeot has the same slick design as the other cars in the range but with some exclusive features. The front grille features a checked colour, matching the body colour and the Peugeot Lion changes colour depending on the angle. It’s not just the outside that’s impressive. The Peugeot 2008 is full of high-tech safety equipment, modern features with the new iCockpit 3D and plenty of space.
Range: 330 km Battery: 50 kWh
Volvo XC40 Recharge
For fans of the Volvo XC40, 2020 was a great year with the introduction of the first fully electric Volvo SUV! Keeping with Volvo’s top safety standards the electric Volvo XC40 has a new and unique structure to ensure drivers and passengers stay safe. Without an ICE engine the Volvo engineers had to redesign and reinforce the front structure of the car to keep passengers and the battery safe in a collision. The XC40 Recharge is packed full of a range of safety measures meaning you get all the safety benefits of a normal Volvo with a lower carbon footprint!
Range: 400 km Battery: 78 kWh
The Volkswagen ID3 was one of our most popular EVs of 2020 and it’s no wonder why. Featuring many cool features including an augmented reality head-up display and supporting connections with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, it’s a visionary car for new technologies. And, with a range from 330km to 542km, intelligent design and all at a very competitive price, it’s one of our topic picks for most affordable electric vehicles on the market.
Range: 330 - 542 km Battery: 58 kWh
One of our favourite car makes, the Fiat 500, is now electric! The new model remains faithful to its iconic design and it’s now packed full of the latest technology, safety features, and of course, an electric motor. It’s also the first small car with Level 2 Autonomous Driving, which means you’ll always have a trusted co driver at your side. The autonomous driving features you can expect are: acceleration, braking and lane keeping. Overall, we’re always happy to see our electric versions of our favourite car makes and models!
Range: 320 km Battery: 42 kWh
Want to see which EVs we’re excited to see in 2021? Read about it in our top EV picks for 2021 blog.