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Tesla, Ford, and other EV makers make some of the most significant EV announcements of 2021 (so far).

Even with a Covid 19 pandemic and semiconductor chip deficiency, the electric vehicles keep growing.

Luxury cars are not the only kind. EVs are being released by Subaru, Hyundai, and Kia.

Soon, we will be able to drive electric pickup trucks.

That doesn’t even cover everything. Here are the biggest electric vehicle unveilings of 2021.

Tesla Model S Plaid

With the first major update to the Model S, Tesla went for speed. The $129,990 Plaid version sprints from 0 to 60 mph in under two seconds, reaches a top speed of 200 mph, with 400 miles of range. Plaid will also be applied to the Model X, but not until next year.

Ford F-150 Lightning

Ford is introducing an electric variant of its popular F-150 pickup truck. The F-150 Lightning will begin at under $40,000 and come with a range of 230 miles. While declared in May, the first electric truck from Ford will reach customers in 2022.

Chevy Silverado EV

This is GM’s reply to Ford’s Lightning. Since its statement in April, the company hasn’t distributed many speecifications, but we expect it will use GM’s modular battery platform, Ultium, that produces 400 miles of range.

BMW iX

BMW’s next big EV announcement was inspired by the iNext concept car. Now recognized as the iX, the dual-motor luxury EV highlights fast charging and 300 miles of range. The car won’t be available until 2022, and it will start at $83,200.

Hyundai Ioniq 5

The Ioniq 5 is a compact SUV with a 300-mile range. Once the car arrives later this year, Electrify America will provide two years of free fast charging.

Kia EV6

Kia’s first EV without a gasoline counterpart. It’ll allow 315 miles of range. The price hasn’t been announced yet, but more details are to come ahead of its 2022 arrival.

Subaru Solterra

Subaru is switching to electric vehicles. In 2022, the Solterra will become an all-electric SUV through a partnership with Toyota (of the hybrid Prius fame). Japanese company will produce its first electric vehicle.

GMC Hummer SUV

Last year was all about the strengthened Hummer “supertruck.” Now there’s a luxury SUV version of the off-roading vehicle. A base version of the machine won’t be available until 2024 for $79,995, but a first edition version will be available in 2023. It’ll start at $105,595 with a removable glass roof and crab mode for diagonal driving.

Audi Q4 e-Tron

Audi’s e-Tron is the next version of their first electric vehicle. The newest version has a sloping back windshield. The $45,000 device is set to hit the market after launching in Europe. IThe smaller Q4 e-Tron can get up to 323 miles on a single charge. t’s cheaper than the original e-Tron, which sells for nearly $66,000.

Canoo pickup truck

Ford Lightning wasn’t the only electric truck to debut this year. Canoo, an electric vehicles startup, showcased its mini truck. The vehicle, which is expected to arrive in 2023, will feature moveable parts that will allow users to customize their experience. With an extended bed and a 200-mile battery, this RV sleeps six comfortably.

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo

Porsche debuted its Taycan line of electric vehicles in 2019. In 2021, the German automaker added a longer version with more trunk and cabin space. It starts at $90,900 when it arrives in a few weeks.

Chevy Bolt EV

Chevy’s classic Bolt EV got a makeover. A larger SUV version starts at $33,995 and gets 250 miles on a single charge. A version with the Super Cruise hands-free driving system will cost $43,495. The EUV — short for electric utility vehicle — is making it onto the road in the coming weeks.

Chevy Bolt EV

With a new front grille and a revamped front console, the Bolt 2022 is redesigned and refreshed inside. A price reduction was also implemented. From $36,500 to $31,995, the 259-mile version dropped.

Cadillac Celestiq

After the Lyriq SUV, Celestiq is a luxury sedan that will arrive in 2022. Cadillac hasn’t disclosed many other details, like its price or range.

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