Over the years, the automotive industry has evolved, where a growing number of new cars are rolling off the production line as an electric vehicle (EV); there are even a few popular petrol and diesel models being converted by automaker into fully electric cars, too.
Their rise in popularity comes from increased pressure on automakers to produce more efficient, eco-friendly vehicles that emit less-to-no carbon dioxide. Governments across the world have also been under tough scrutiny, whereby via the Paris Agreement, countries have an obligation to limit the rise of global warming. As such, grants have been set up to help automakers, businesses and consumers shift toward electrified vehicles.
Naturally, the sharp increase in demand and supply has nudged automakers from across the globe to innovate new vehicles. In this article, we’ll look at the best upcoming all-electric cars and SUVs in 2020 and beyond. To make it easier to find your next car, we’ve listed every manufacturer in alphabetical order – from Aiways [#1] to Volkswagen [#23].
1. Best upcoming Aiways
Aiways U5 release date: August 2020
Aiways U5 price: ~£30,000
Aiways is a Chinese manufacturer that’s the first of its kind to get an EU-wide approval for its upcoming all-electric SUV, the U5. The vehicle will run for over 250 miles on a single charge, have 188 hp of power and manage 0-62 mph in under 9s. The futuristic EV will seat up to five adults and unlike other vehicles, will be available for lease only; it’ll come in at around £350 a month, which is said to be the equivalent of around £30,000.
2. Best upcoming Audi
Audi AI:ME release date: Undisclosed
Audi AI:ME price: Undisclosed
Revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020, Audi’s all-electric AI:ME is rather unique, in that, it empathises with passengers. Through an array of sensors, the vehicle will detect a passenger’s mood and tailor the driving experience on what it detects to be the person’s mood. It’s a rather different take on a vehicle, but is a sign of what could be in upcoming EVs. At the time of writing, there’s no confirmed release date or price.
Audi e-tron GT release date: November 2020
Audi e-tron GT price: £100,000
Audi’s upcoming e-tron GT is an electrifying sportscar. It’s set to have two synchronous motors which together will deliver 434 kW (582 hp) of power; it’ll manage 0-62 mph in under 3.5s and have a top speed of 149 mph. As for the car’s range, it’ll run for 249 miles on a single charge and be capable of accepting up to 350 kW, which means it’ll charge from empty in under 20 minutes. It’s expected to make its first public appearance at the 2020 LA Auto Show, which takes place in November.
Audi Q4 e-tron release date: End of 2020
Audi Q4 e-tron price: £55,000
Unveiled in 2019 at the Geneva Motor Show, the Audi Q4 e-tron is an impressive all-electric SUV that boasts both style and performance. The vehicle is expected to have a 280-mile range (thanks to a large 82 kWh battery pack), manage 0-62 mph in 6.3s and have a top speed of 112 mph. The SUV is set to come out at the end of 2020 and cost around £55,000.
3. Best upcoming BMW
BMW Concept iX3 release date: Late 2020
BMW Concept iX3 price: Undisclosed
Unveiled at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show, the BMW Concept iX3 is set to come out later this year. While its price has yet to be confirmed (thought to cost over £40,000), a few of the SUV’s specs have been revealed: it’ll have 200 kW (270 hp) of power and support fast-charging via a 150 kW connector.
BMW Concept i4 release date: Mid 2021
BMW Concept i4 price: £50,000
The BMW Concept i4 is an all-electric car that’s set to come out in 2021. The four-door vehicle will boast a top speed of 124 mph, where its motors will output over 400 kW (530 hp) of power and make it fly to 60 mph from standstill in under 4s. As for its range, it’s expected that it’ll last over 373 miles on a single charge; it’ll have a 150 kW fast-charger to help it replenish its battery pack in under 30 minutes, too.
BMW Vision iNEXT release date: Late 2021
BMW Vision iNEXT price: Undisclosed
The BMW Vision iNEXT is certainly different. This all-electric SUV from the German automaker has an odd-looking front grille and a radically different-looking interior. Focused on having the latest technology, this vehicle is very much a concept. At the time of writing, very little is known about the SUV’s specs and performance attributes, however, TotallyEV is told it’ll come out in late 2021.
4. Best upcoming Byton
Byton M-Byte release date: Early 2021
Byton M-Byte price: £40,000
The Byton M-Byte is a Chinese-built electric SUV that is set to come out in the US in 2020 and hit Europe in 2021. The vehicle will be available in two configurations: a cheaper single-motor version that’ll output 200 kW of power (268 hp) and 0-62 mph in 7.5s, and a dual 300 kW (402 hp) model that’ll hit 62 mph in under 5.5s. It’s estimated the SUV will have a real-world driving range of around 200-250 miles on a single charge.
5. Best upcoming Canoo
Canoo release date: Mid 2021
Canoo price: Undisclosed
Canoo is taking a different approach for its customers: it’s offering its vehicle on a subscription-based model, only. This autonomous vehicle will be able to drive 250 miles on a single charge and will sit a multitude of passengers. Aimed at those who can ride-share, Canoo is set to hit the ground running in the US in 2021.
6. Best upcoming Fiat
Fiat 500 Electric (La Prima) release date: Early 2021
Fiat 500 Electric (La Prima) price: £29,000
The upcoming Fiat 500 Electric also known as ‘La Prima’, will be available in early 2021. This small-sized vehicle will have an all-electric range of 199 miles. Its motor, which is capable of outputting 87 kW (116 hp) of power propels the car forwards to 62 mph in 9s; max speed is limited to 93 mph. Elsewhere, this car will come with Level 2 autonomous driving capabilities and have a whole host of tech built-in.
7. Best upcoming Fisker
Fisker EMotion release date: Late 2022
Fisker EMotion price: ~£155,000
The Fisker EMotion us a high-powered all-electric car that’s capable of achieving a top speed of 160 mph, getting to 60 mph in under 3s and has around 575 kW (780 hp) of power. Owned by Henrik Fisker, the same person who designed the Aston Martin DB9, the EMotion is set to be an exciting car. Better still, it’s expected to have a real-world driving range of 400 miles. It’s expected to be available in late 2022.
Fisker Ocean release date: Early 2022
Fisker Ocean price: ~£30,500
The Fisker Ocean is a more consumer-friendly product. The SUV will be priced under $37,500 (~£30,500) and has solar panels mounted on its roof, which recoup energy back into the battery pack. The vehicle will comprise of recycled materials (such as door seals made from old tyres) and will have an interior cabin made from vegan materials. It’s expected to have an all-electric driving range of 250-300 miles, have 225 kW (300 hp) of power and run on a four-wheel-drive (4WD) system. It’s set for early 2022.
8. Best upcoming Ford
Ford Mustang Mach-E release date: End of 2020
Ford Mustang Mach-E price: £40,270
The Ford Mustang Mach-E is already available for pre-order; deliveries are expected by end of 2020. The SUV is available in three trims: Mach-E, AWD and First Edition. These differ in terms of driving range, power and charging rates. In its standard configuration, the Mach-E will run an incredible 370 miles on a single charge, have 210 kW (281 hp) of power and get to 60 mph in under 8s. A more powerful Mach-E GT is scheduled for late 2021; it’ll have 342 kW (459 hp) of power and will get to 62mph in under 5s, instead.
Ford F-150 Electric release date: Mid 2021
Ford F-150 Electric price: ~£81,000
Expected to come out in 2021, the F-150 Electric will cost around £81,000 ($100,000). Very little information has been shared by Ford on its upcoming all-electric pickup truck, however, expect it to have a 300-mile driving range and strong towing capacity; in July 2019, the company pulled off a PR stunt showing the pickup truck towing freight from a standstill.
9. Best upcoming Infiniti
Infiniti Qs Inspiration release date: Undisclosed
Infiniti Qs Inspiration price: Undisclosed
The Infiniti Qs Inspiration will be the automaker’s first all-electric vehicle. Given the company is now headquartered in Hong Kong, China, the vehicle will be aimed at the Chinese market; at least from what we know now, it won’t be available in other markets. Very little information is known at this stage, but we do know that it’ll have a serene interior design inspired by Japanese traditions.
Infiniti QX Inspiration release date: Undisclosed
Infiniti QX Inspiration price: Undisclosed
Much like the Infiniti Qs Inspiration above, there’s very little known about the QX Inspiration. Infiniti’s all-electric SUV was announced in 2019 and has since been kept under wraps; we do know that its interior will be spacious and the cabin will be hand-crafted using traditional Japanese techniques. Afterall, Infiniti is Nissan’s luxury vehicle division.
10. Best upcoming Karma
Karma SC1 Vision Concept release date: Undisclosed
Karma SC1 Vision Concept price: Undisclosed
Southern California-based luxury EV maker, Karma Automotive, has designed an incredible-looking all-electric hypercar, the SC1 Vision Concept. Its unique design, which has been inspired by the 1935 H-1 Racer aircraft, is different from what most cars look like; while this EV is still very much a concept, it has been shown off around the world at various auto shows. No word on pricing or its spec, yet.
Karma SC2 release date: Undisclosed
Karma SC2 price: £1,000,000
Another vehicle from Karma is the SC2; unlike the SC1, this hypercar has had its specs revealed: it’ll get to 60 mph in under 1.9s, where its motors will deliver 820 kW (1,110 hp) of power, and it’ll supposedly run for around 350 miles before needing to recharge. It’s been said that it’ll cost around £1m; that’s a hard pill to swallow.
11. Best upcoming Lordstown
Lordstown Endurance release date: Mid 2020
Lordstown Endurance price: ~£43,000
Lordstown’s Endurance is a four-wheel-drive pickup truck that’s set to come out in the US by the second half of 2020; there’s no word on European availability. The Endurance will have a 250-mile driving range, have a towing capacity of 7,500 lbs, have 447 kW (600 hp) of power, and have a top speed of 80 mph. It’ll be available for $52,500 (~£43,000).
12. Best upcoming Lexus
Lexus EX 300e release date: Early 2021
Lexus EX 300e price: Undisclosed
The EX 300e will be Lexus’ first electric vehicle. The SUV is expected to come out in early 2021 in the UK, while in Europe it’s set for the second half of 2020. The vehicle’s motor will be capable of dispatching 0-62 mph in 7.5s, have a top speed of 100 mph and will have 150 kW (204 hp) of power. As for its driving range, it’s expected to reach 186 miles on a single charge and has a fast 150 kW charging port, too.
Lexus LF-30 release date: Undisclosed
Lexus LF-30 price: Undisclosed
Showcased at the 2019 LA Auto Show, the Lexus LF-30 is a stunning all-electric concept. Aside from its attractive design, which is largely due to its gullwing doors, the LF-30 is likely to have a motor that will output 400 kW (536 hp) of power; 0-62 mph in 3.8s and a top speed of 124 mph. Its 110 kWh battery pack is also tipped to have a 311-mile driving range, too. No word on pricing or availability, yet.
13. Best upcoming Lotus
Lotus Evija release date: Mid 2020
Lotus Evija price: £2,000,000
That’s right, the upcoming all-electric Lotus Evija will cost £2m. Only 130 examples will be built by the British manufacturer, where the hypercar will have 1,470 kW (1,972 hp) of power, will reach 62 mph in under 3s (0-186 mph in under 9s), has a top speed of over 200 mph, and will last for 250 miles on a single charge. Now that’s something quite special.
14. Best upcoming Mazda
Mazda MX-30 release date: Early 2021
Mazda MX-30 price: £27,495
The Mazda MX-30 is expected to hit our shores in early 2021 and will cost £27,495. The SUV will have a 35.5 kWh battery pack that’ll manage an all-electric range of 124 miles. As for the motor, it’ll output 105 kW (141 hp) of power – no word on its other performance attributes, but expect 0-62 mph in under 10s, and a capped top speed of around 100 mph.
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15. Best upcoming Pininfarina
Pininfarina Battista release date: End of 2020
Pininfarina Battista price: ~£1,743,000
Aimed at outdoing the Lotus Evija (above), the Pininfarina Battista is an all-electric hypercar that gets to 62 mph in under 2s. The Battista motors output 1,400 kW (1,900 hp) of power and achieve a top speed of 217 mph. It’ll last for around 280 miles on a single charge and will have fast-charging capabilities, too. As for the price, it’ll cost €2,000,000 (~£1,743,000), where only 150 examples will be built.
16. Best upcoming Polestar
Polestar 2 release date: Summer 2020
Polestar 2 price: £49,900
Polestar is expected to deliver its upcoming al-electric vehicle in summer 2020. The Polestar 2 will have 300 kW (408 hp) of power, get to 62 mph from standstill in 4.7s and have a 311-mile driving range. It’s also tipped to be one of the safest cars on the planet – no surprise given its parent company is jointly owned by Volvo and Geely. The car is available to order from £49,900.
17. Best upcoming Porsche
Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo release date: September 2020
Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo price: Undisclosed
The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo (once the Mission E Cross Turismo), will be built on the same foundations as the ‘regular’ Taycan. Expect it to be available in three separate trims, where it’ll manage 0-62 mph in under 3s, have up to 560 kW (751 hp) of power and a top speed of up to 161 mph. As for range, expect up to 256 miles on a single charge, where its 270 kW charger will provide 62 miles of range in under 6 minutes. Pricing has yet to be announced, but we’d expect it to cost north of £80,000.
Porsche Macan electric release date: Late 2022
Porsche Macan electric price: Undisclosed
As of yet, Porsche hasn’t disclosed much about its upcoming Macan. The new model is expected to come out in late 2022 and will likely be the offspring of the automaker’s Taycan line. The SUV will most likely cost more than £60,000. Interestingly enough, the Macan electric will be sold alongside an updated petrol model – the Macan line will only go full electric in 2024.
18. Best upcoming Rivian
Rivian R1S release date: Late 2020
Rivian R1S price: ~£58,200
This all-electric SUV is made for the outdoors with its wading depth of over 0.9m (3 feet), and 3,500 kg (7,700 lbs) towing force. It also has a quad motor system delivers up to 560 kW (750 hp) of power, which gets the R1S to 60 mph in 3s and a top speed of 125 mph. Best of all, it has a quoted driving range of 400 miles on a single charge. The SUV is expected to come out later this year for $72,500 (~£58,200).
Rivian R1T release date: Late 2020
Rivian R1T price: ~£55,400
The Rivian R1T is built on the exact same platform as the R1S, above. The biggest difference? The R1T is a fully-fledged pickup truck that will go on sale for $69,000 (~£55,400).
19. Best upcoming Seat
Seat el-Born release date: Late 2020
Seat el-Born price: Undisclosed
The Seat el-Born will be based on the Volkswagen Group MEB platform. Its electric motor will deliver 150 kW (201 hp) of power and will accelerate to 62 mph in 7.5s. As for driving range, expect 261 miles from a single charge, where it’ll have a 100 kW DC charging input giving it 80% battery in 47 minutes. The car’s price has yet to be announced but we expect its launch is imminent.
20. Best upcoming Skoda
Skoda Enyaq iV (Vision iV) release date: End of 2020
Skoda Enyaq iV (Vision iV) price: ~£40,000
The Skoda Enyaq iV (once known as the Vision iV) is set to launch at the end of 2020 for around £45,000. The all-electric SUV will be based on Volkswagen Group’s MEB modular. It will be available in three battery configurations and five powertrains. The top-spec vRS model will have 225 kW (302 hp) of power, which will allow the SUV to get to 62 mph in 6.2s and have a top speed of 112 mph. To top it off, it’ll run for 286 miles on a single charge.
21. Best upcoming Sony
Sony Vision-S release date: Undisclosed
Sony Vision-S price: Undisclosed
At the 2020 iteration of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Sony announced its first vehicle, the Vision-S. The all-electric vehicle is set to have 400 kW (536 hp) of power, get to 62 mph in just 4.8s and have a top speed of 149 mph. Given its tech pedigree, Sony will be lining the car with advanced sensors to help with next-gen autonomous driving. There’s no word on pricing or availability.
22. Best upcoming Tesla
Tesla Cybertruck release date: Late 2021
Tesla Cybertruck price: ~£32,280
Designed like nothing we’ve ever seen before, the Tesla Cybertruck has some impressive specs: it’ll get to 60 mph in 2.9s, have a top speed of 130 mph and have a 500-mile range. This model will be available for $69,900 (~£56,500), while the entry-level model will start from $39,900 (~£32,280). There’s no official word on UK pricing or availability.
Tesla Model Y release date: Early 2022
Tesla Model Y price: ~£31,500
In the US, those who pre-ordered the Tesla Model Y are already getting delivery of their vehicles, but in the UK, customers will have to wait till 2022. The base model will be available from $39,000 (~£31,500) and go up to $61,000 (~£49,300). The Performance model (335 kW) will be capable of attaining a top speed of 150 mph, get to 60 mph in 3.5s and have an impressive 298-mile driving range.
Tesla Roadster release date: Early 2021
Tesla Roadster price: ~£161,000
The upcoming Tesla Roadster was initially scheduled for the end of 2020, but it’s looking likely to be coming out in early 2021. This exciting new EV will get to 60 mph in 1.9s and have a top speed of 250 mph; that puts it in the same league as all-electric hypercars, yet this vehicle will cost a fraction of the price – make no mistake, it’s still expensive at $250,000 (~£161,000). Best of all, this will have the best range of any electric car – 620 miles on a single charge. That’s incredibly impressive.
23. Best upcoming Volkswagen
VW ID.3 release date: July 2020
VW ID.3 price: ~£23,000
The VW ID.3 is a small five-door hatchback that will start from around £23,000. The ID.3 will have 150 kW (201 hp) of power, a top speed of 100 mph and get to 62mph in 7.5s. Best of all, it’ll have up to 342 miles of driving range on a single charge, and have support for 100 kW fast charging, too.
VW ID.4 release date: Early 2021
VW ID.4 price: ~£40,000
Once known as the VW ID. Crozz, Volkswagen’s all-electric SUV, the ID.4, will come out in early 2021. The vehicle is estimated to cost roughly around £40,000. It’ll have 311 miles of driving range, have a motor that can output 225 kW (302 hp) of power, a top speed of 112 mph and have support for a 150 kW fast-charger.
VW ID. Buzz release date: Mid 2022
VW ID. Buzz price: Undisclosed
Based on the original Volkswagen Type 2 campervan, the ID. Buzz will be the all-electric Microbus. Due to arrive in 2022, the vehicle will have 275 kW (369 hp) of power, reach 62 mph in 5s and have a top speed of 100 mph. To top it off, it’ll have support for a 150 kW fast charger.
VW ID. Space Vizzion release date: Late 2021
VW ID. Space Vizzion price: Undisclosed
The VW ID. Space Vizzion is an all-electric estate that’s set to go into production in late 2021. The vehicle is tipped to come with a 367-mile range. Volkswagen is expecting the car to have 250 kW (335 hp) of power, reach 62 mph from a standstill in 5.4s and have a top speed of 109 mph. It’ll also accept a 150 kW charge.