The trend for electric cars is still very much present in 2021. This year again, several brands are launching their new electric car models on the market. But which are the best? Which e-cars will people buy in 2021? And which electric car has the best range? Find out on the blog

The year 2021

The inclination towards electric cars only really began in 2019 with the Tesla Model 3, which made its entry into the top 5 best-sellers for the very first time and thus into the trend of the moment. As a result, the purchase of electric cars has become increasingly popular.

For this reason, many well-known car manufacturers are once again launching new electric car models on the market in 2021. However, most of them are simply releasing a new version of their previous models, but with greater range, optimised driver assistance systems and more attractive prices.

Evolution over the years

Since 2015, the average autonomy has almost tripled. If in 2015 you could drive up to 127 km, today it is 331 km. The price per kilometre has more than halved from CHF 343 to CHF 167. Some manufacturers have adjusted their models over the last 6 years. They have either lowered prices while keeping the same range, increased the range while keeping the same price, or increased the range and lowered the price.
While in 2015 small and mid-range cars were the focus of interest in the electric car sector, the situation has changed significantly over the last 6 years. It is now the upper and luxury classes that are making the news.
As you can see, a lot has happened in the field of electric cars in the last few years.

Small electric cars

The range of small electric cars is not expanding much in 2021. Only Renault is venturing onto the market this year with a mini SUV, the Dacia Spring Electric. VW is working on a small VW ID.2, but it will certainly not be for this year.

Mid-range electric cars

In 2021, you can buy the following mid-size electric cars:

  • Audi Q4 e-tron - 450 KM electric range
  • Cupra El Born - 420 KM electric range
  • Hyundai Ioniq 5 - 450 KM electric range
  • Mercedes EQA - 400 KM electric range
  • Opel Combo-e Life - 280 KM electric range
  • Opel Mokka-e - 300 KM electric range
  • Renault Kangoo Z.E. - 200 KM electric range
  • Škoda Enyaq - 340 KM electric range
  • Sono Sion - 255 KM electric range
  • Tesla Model Y - 505 KM electric range
  • VW ID.4 - 520 KM electric range
  • VW ID.5 - 500 KM electric range

Several suppliers will launch a new electric car in 2021 in the mid-size car segment. Whether it is the practical Opel Mokka-e, the quality Mercedes-Benz EAQ or the much-anticipated Tesla Model Y.
But the Cupra El Born, the particularly sporty version of the VW ID.3, will also be launched in 2021. At Carvolution, you can already drive the VW ID.3, the version launched in 2020.

Electric family cars

The new Renault Kangoo Z.E. will be launched in the spring. It is particularly interesting for families, but also for craftsmen and couriers, as it offers a lot of space and safety. The Opel Combo-e Life is also an electric car for families. The practical high-roof station wagon is equipped with one or two sliding doors and comes with 5 or 7 seats.

Luxury electric cars

If you would like to drive a top-class electric car, you will find what you are looking for in the following models, which will also appear on the market in 2021:

  • Audi e-tron GT - 400 KM electric range
  • BMW i4 - 600 KM electric range
  • BMW iX - 600 KM electric range
  • Mercedes EQS - 450 KM electric range
  • Piech Mark Zero - 500 KM electric range
  • Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo - 450 KM electric range
  • Toyota Mirai II - 500 KM electric range

Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche: the luxury class is coming fast in 2021. All the big names are launching a new electric car this year. The Audi e-tron GT, an electric sports car, can reach speeds of up to 250 km/h. As for BMW, it is launching two new electric cars, the i4 four-door coupé and the BMW iX.

Buying electric cars in 2021

As you can see, many new electric cars will be on the market in 2021. Instead of buying one, you can also drive one on a subscription basis with Carvolution. You don't have to take any risks, because you don’t have to pay a high purchase price while driving a new, state-of-the-art electric car for as long as you want. Not sure if an electric car suits you? If so, you can simply try one out at Carvolution.

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