Every electric car and its range for 2021

If you are interested by placing an electric car within the driveway, there’s doubtless a defining issue: driving range. That is, how far an EV will go on a single cost earlier than needing to be plugged in. It’s a vital a part of making certain an electric car matches your life-style and will not be a burden. Let’s face it, EVs aren’t for everybody, no less than not but.

If you are trying for that data, you are in the precise place. We rounded up each EV on sale right this moment and listed its EPA-estimated range. You’ll discover all that information beneath, so scroll down.

Editors’ notice: This record solely contains automobiles which were licensed by the EPA. More EVs could be within the information, however they won’t be added to this compilation till they’re about to go on sale within the US.

Audi E-Tron

222 miles



On the floor, Audi’s first purpose-built battery electric street car hasn’t modified a lot since its 2019 debut, with solely minor tweaks and a number of revisions to its choices. Yet a mix of software program and {hardware} updates have helped the electric SUV squeeze a number of additional miles out of its 95 kilowatt-hour battery, climbing to an EPA estimated most range of 222 miles. Somewhat sweetening the pot, the E-Tron’s beginning worth (together with vacation spot) has additionally dropped to $66,995 for the bottom Premium mannequin.

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The E-Tron has been joined by a brand new Sportback variant. The underpinnings, powertrain and tech are all the identical because the aforementioned electric SUV, however the E-Tron Sportback encompasses a barely decrease roofline and a windswept and silhouette — coupe-like, in the event you squint. You’d suppose that the extra aerodynamic profile would internet extra range, however the Sportback’s sportier tuning solely returns about 218 miles per cost. It’s pricier, too, beginning at $70,195.

Read our 2021 Audi e-tron Sportback preview.




BMW’s i3 has at all times been somewhat bizarre trying and costly at $45,445, but it surely does supply a number of issues nothing else within the class can match. The largest of those is its carbon-fiber chassis, which will increase stiffness, reduces weight and appears nice on a spec sheet. The i3 is certainly meant to be a metropolis car with a comparatively brief range — as much as 153 miles. But it is simple to park and a pleasant place to spend time, so we will not fault it an excessive amount of.

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The Bolt EV was the mainstream car trade’s first actual, sensible reply to Tesla’s electric juggernauts. It’s an inexpensive little hatchback that does not stick out just like the i3 and right this moment, it packs loads of all-electric range at 259 miles — a pleasant enhance over its preliminary 236-mile range. With a beginning worth of simply $36,620, the Bolt has positioned itself as the proper various to Tesla’s impossible-to-spec $35,000 Model 3.

Read our 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV evaluate.


Chevrolet Bolt EUV

247 miles

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The Bolt EUV tucks the Bolt EV’s battery pack and electric car platform beneath a barely taller and longer physique. The elevated weight and aerodynamic profile price the electric utility car a little bit of range, dropping to a still-decent 247 miles, in accordance with the EPA. Other causes you might need to contemplate the bigger EUV embody its elevated capability for cargo and second-row passengers and to get your fingers on — or fairly, fingers off — GM’s Super Cruise superior driver help tech. The larger Bolt strikes this summer time beginning at $38,495.

Read our 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV evaluate.


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Ford’s Mach-E could also be a Mustang in identify alone, but it surely’s an EV by means of and by means of. This electric SUV is obtainable in quite a lot of configurations, from the single-motor “Select” spec beginning at $43,995 to the Premium AWD Extended range mannequin at $54,400. At its finest, the rear-driven California Route 1 Edition cruises for as much as 305 miles with a full cost.

Later this yr, high-performance Mach-E GT and GT Performance fashions will be part of the lineup, boasting as much as 634 pound-feet of torque and a 0-60 dash in simply 3.5 seconds. We’ll replace when the EPA will get its fingers on them. Until then, this is what Ford is providing:

  • Ford Mustang Mach-E AWD: 211 miles
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E AWD Extended: 270 miles
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E RWD: 230 miles
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E RWD Extended: 300 miles
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E RWD California Route 1: 305 miles

Read our 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E preview.



Hyundai is getting far more into the EV recreation, however the car that began it out for them was the Ioniq Electric, and you possibly can nonetheless get it. It’s primary in nearly each sense of the phrase, however its range has gotten a pleasant enhance since its debut to 170 miles. This unhealthy boy lists for only a hair over $30,000, and that makes it a good deal.

Read our 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric evaluate.



The Kona Electric is without doubt one of the most enjoyable new EVs you should buy proper now. It has glorious range, weird-but-fun styling, tons of ordinary gear and all the opposite killer Hyundai stuff (together with an excellent guarantee). The Kona EV is so much faster and extra enjoyable to drive than you’d anticipate, whereas its range of 258 miles places it among the many higher echelon of recent battery-electrics. With a price ticket beginning at $36,990, you are getting so much for your cash.

Read our 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric evaluate.


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Jaguar was one of many final firms we might have anticipated to launch a purely electric SUV. But it did, and the choice ended up working in its favor. The I-Pace appears like nothing else, drives like a Jag and affords an actual various to the Tesla Model X. The I-Pace is a sensible beast: Having been designed from the bottom as much as be an EV, it has loads of area for individuals and issues and a considerable range of 234 miles.

Read our 2020 Jaguar I-Pace evaluate.


Kandi K27

59 miles


No, we’re not joking. This newcomer has the excellence of being the least costly new electric car you should buy right this moment: The K27 prices a no-haggle, no-nonsense $19,999. And that is earlier than the $7,500 federal tax credit score, which brings the associated fee all the way down to $12,499. That’s low-cost for any new car, however that worth additionally solely will get you a ridiculously brief range of simply 59 miles per cost and an… unorthodox aesthetic.


Kia’s Niro EV is Kia’s finest effort but at making a completely battery-electric SUV that gives good range for not some huge cash (239 miles, $38,500 to start out), and it shocked us after we drove it for the primary time. It’s extra enjoyable than its appears or specs would recommend, and it is full of a deep roster of ordinary options that make fashionable Kias so exhausting to beat for worth.

Read extra in regards to the 2021 Kia Niro.


Lucid Air

520 miles

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The Lucid Air is a prime canine within the EV realm with as much as 520 miles of range. The EPA confirmed Lucid’s inner estimates earlier this yr, although that determine is barely for a particular Dream Edition. Otherwise, the ranges do are available in a tad decrease for the primary vehicles the startup plans to construct. These figures additionally drop barely when selecting bigger wheel choices.

  • Lucid Air Dream Edition Range: 520 miles
  • Lucid Air Dream Edition Performance: 471 miles
  • Lucid Air Grand Touring: 516 miles

Mini Cooper SE

110 miles


You might not bear in mind this, however Mini was truly an early pioneer of recent EVs. Back in 2009, the automaker underwent a large-scale take a look at of electric Mini E hatchbacks, constructing tons of and leasing them to hand-picked customers and utility firms. It gave up on the tech after a pair years, and it is taken till now for the model to supply a BEV for sale. 

The 2021 Mini Cooper SE Electric guarantees to be one of the vital inexpensive EVs in the marketplace. Priced from $29,900 plus supply, once you issue within the full federal tax credit score and potential state and native incentives, you possibly can personal one for properly below $20,000. There’s a catch, after all: restricted range. The Mini Electric is barely estimated at 110 miles of range, about as brief an e-leash as you may discover right this moment. It’s not a compliance car bought solely in California-emissions markets — Mini says the SE is a 50-state mannequin.

Read our 2020 Mini Cooper SE Electric evaluate.


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Ah sure, the granddaddy of all inexpensive electric vehicles. There is a purpose that the Leaf is the world’s bestselling EV by an element of a zillion. And in the event you’ve hung out in a single just lately, you may know it is easy to see why. The Leaf is an easy, well-built and inexpensive electric car that gives affordable range — 149 miles — however nonetheless appears like the longer term.

The Leaf Plus is Nissan’s reply to vehicles just like the Tesla Model 3, the Kona Electric and the Bolt. It has the Leaf line’s finest range but at 226 miles, and whereas it isn’t as low-cost as the usual Leaf, it affords extra for your cash. More what? Power and torque principally. Some of its tech is somewhat outdated, however meaning it is well-proven at this level.


The second plug-in mannequin from the fledgling Polestar model can also be its first to run fully on battery energy. The Polestar 2 fastback — a type of tall, liftback sedan chimera — hits the bottom working with spectacular inside appointments and beautiful Scandinavian type. The Polestar 2 boasts a range of 233 miles per cost. We suppose that is greater than sufficient range for each day driving and then some, however the 2’s beginning worth of $61,200 places it within the unenviable place of being cross-shopped with the a lot longer-ranging variants of the Tesla Model S and Y.

Read our 2021 Polestar Polestar 2 evaluate.


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Porsche’s first battery-electric car arrives to tackle the Tesla Model S. It initially went on sale in Turbo and Turbo S kinds, packing 670 and 750 horsepower, respectively. The Turbo begins at $150,900 whereas the extra highly effective S is available in at $185,000. This yr sees the addition of a brand new rear-drive Taycan base mannequin, beginning at $81,250. The EPA-estimated ranges have additionally been revised, bettering throughout the board for 4S and Turbo fashions. That strains up considerably with our impartial testing, the place we discovered the Turbo’s earlier EPA numbers to be a bit conservative.

  • Porsche Taycan Performance: 200 miles
  • Porsche Taycan Performance Battery Plus: 225 miles
  • Porsche Taycan 4S Performance: 199 miles
  • Porsche Taycan 4S Performance Battery Plus: 227 miles
  • Porsche Taycan Turbo: 212 miles
  • Porsche Taycan Turbo S: 201 miles

Rivian R1T


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The Rivian R1T’s been a very long time coming, but it surely’s lastly right here. The startup started manufacturing of the electric pickup truck in September and the EPA dished out a remaining range ranking: 314 miles. That’s with the truck’s “Large Pack.” Keep in thoughts, Rivian additionally has a “Max Pack” forthcoming, which ought to push the range even greater, however we do not have remaining estimates for that simply but. 

Tesla Model 3

353 miles


This is the EV to which all different midpriced electric automobiles need to reply. The Model 3 is simply that good. It’s snug, enjoyable to drive, has tons of cargo area and among the best ranges in its class. For 2021, Tesla simplified the Model 3 lineup, dropping from six configurations to a few optimized specs:

  • Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus: 263 miles
  • Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD: 353 miles
  • Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD: 315 miles

Tesla Model S

412 miles


The Model S has been round in roughly the identical kind since 2012. It’s gotten a number of updates to its {hardware}, styling and efficiency. The largest replace got here with a refreshed inside for 2021. It’s additionally $96,190 earlier than including issues like completely different wheels, paint or Tesla’s dubiously named Full Self-Driving characteristic, which appears like so much for one of many oldest automobiles right here.

The Long Range mannequin stays the range champ at Tesla with a 405-mile estimate, whereas the performance-oriented Model S Plaid will do 396 miles.

  • Tesla Model S Long Range: 405 miles
  • Tesla Model S Plaid: 396 miles

Tesla Model X

371 miles


The Tesla Model X is just like the Model S in that it is quick and costly, but it surely’s additionally larger, roomier and has the craziest doorways to be discovered on a manufacturing car this facet of the Lamborghini Aventador. Thanks to the same replace to the Model S, the X additionally is available in only a Long Range and Plaid kind. Here’s how the Model X line shakes out:

  • Tesla Model X Long Range: 332 miles
  • Tesla Model X Plaid: 313 miles

Tesla Model Y

326 miles


Think of the Tesla Model Y because the bigger, frumpier model of the Model 3: Smaller than the Model X, the Y nonetheless affords seating for seven (in some way) and the identical highly effective electric powertrain. According to the EPA, it’s going to do a formidable 326 miles on a full cost in Long Range Spec. The Performance mannequin affords higher efficiency (after all), however at the price of a number of miles range versus final yr. And, like the remainder of Tesla’s lineup, the Standard Range mannequin is not any extra.

  • Tesla Model Y Long Range: 326 miles
  • Tesla Model Y Performance: 303 miles

Read our 2021 Tesla Model Y evaluate.


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The XC40 Recharge’s $20,000 premium over the combustion-powered XC40 is a tough tablet to swallow, however in the event you look previous the sticker, the value is considerably justified. For starters, the $54,985 EV’s 486 pound-feet of efficiency are a category past the usual T5 powertrain’s 258 torques, as are its all-new Android Automotive cabin tech and luxurious inside appointments. We simply want its range was equally spectacular: The 208 miles it affords is a contact low for this class and worth range.

Read our 2021 Volvo XC40 preview.


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Taking the place of the common-or-garden E-Golf is Volkswagen’s first devoted electric car within the US, the 2021 VW ID 4. The first deliveries of its electric SUV ought to start later this yr. The efficiency is ok and the styling is unobtrusive, however its promise of utility, capability and as much as 250 miles of range make the ID 4 a reasonably sensible alternative for households trying to go electric. The Tesla Model Y affords extra range and higher driving dynamics, however beginning at $41,190 earlier than incentives, the VW is extra budget-friendly.

Read our 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 evaluate.


Every EV accessible for 2021















































Make, mannequin and trim Best range MSRP
Audi E-Tron
Audi E-Tron Sportback
BMW i3
Chevrolet Bolt EV
Chevrolet Bolt EUV
Ford Mustang Mach-E California Route 1
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Hyundai Kona Electric
Jaguar I-Pace
Kandi K27
Lucid Air
Kia Niro Electric
Mini Cooper SE Hardtop 2 door
Nissan Leaf S Plus
Polestar 2
Porsche Taycan 4S Performance Battery Plus
Rivian R1T
Tesla Model 3 Long Range
Tesla Model S Long Range
Tesla Model X Long Range
Tesla Model Y Long Range
Volvo XC40 AWD BEV
Volkswagen ID 4

A couple of actually charming electric vehicles have disappeared from the record this yr and can be missed, however total the record is longer than ever. That means extra decisions working a wider gamut of ranges, costs and physique types. That’s excellent news for electric car fans, early adopters and common drivers trying for versatile and dependable transportation. And there can be extra to return even by the top of 2021 — from the newly introduced Ford F-150 Lightning to budget-friendly choices just like the Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6 and extra. We’ll be updating the record as extra fashions are licensed by the EPA, so examine again typically.

For a listing of simply our favourite electric automobiles, try our finest electric vehicles for 2021 roundup. There’s additionally our record of the finest children electric vehicles for 2021, as a result of it is by no means too early to domesticate a love of vehicles — electric or in any other case.

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