Top-Best Electric SUV Cars to Look Forward To


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Electric cars are the future, and each year we’ve seen automakers add more EVs to their lineup. Everyone is working on electric vehicles, from well-established existing manufacturers to new names such as Byton, Lordstown, and Rivian. We’ve compiled a list of every electric vehicle, from concept to production, that isn’t available yet but will be soon.

Aspark Owl (Expected: 2021)

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The Aspark Owl hypercar is the first of what the Japanese EV maker promises will be a lineup of high-dollar hypercars. The Owl produces 1984 horsepower from four electric motors, what it claims is a unique torque-vectoring system, and a 64.0-kWh lithium-ion battery pack that Aspark promises will deliver 280 miles of driving range. The Owl’s claimed top speed is 249 mph, and it’ll cost $3.2 million. Production will be limited to 50 units worldwide, and deliveries will begin in 2021. —Connor Hoffman

Audi A6 e-tron (Expected: 2022)

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The Audi A6 e-tron is a concept for now, but Audi says it’s super close to what the production car will look like. It’s based on the scalable Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture that can be lengthened, lifted, and widened for a variety of different EV models. It will be sold alongside the gas-powered A6—and it’s likely the first EV we’ll see on the PPE platform that underpins future electric Audis. The A6 e-tron concept uses two electric motors with a combined output of 469 horsepower. All PPE vehicles have 800-volt charging capability, and this big sedan could have as much as 400 miles of range on a single charge. —Austin Irwin

Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron (Expected: 2021)

As you might expect from its name, the Q4 e-tron and its sharp-looking Sportback version will slot in between Audi’s Q3 and Q5 crossovers in size. In the middle of this Audi sandwich is an all-electric compact SUV. Like many of the Volkswagen Group’s upcoming EV models, it will ride on the company’s MEB platform. The Q4 e-trons fit in a segment with the Tesla Model Y and Volvo XC40 Recharge. Base models will get a 201-hp electric motor and a 77.0-kWh battery pack and should start around $45,000. An all-wheel-drive model will also be offered with 295 horsepower and a range of up to 250 miles. Both Q4 e-tron models will support charging speeds of up to 125 kW. Audi told us they’ll start selling dual-motor models first as soon as fall 2021. —Austin Irwin

BMW i4 (Expected: Late 2021)

BMW’s first “i” cars, the i3 and i8, relied upon wild, futuristic designs to make a statement. The next model in the electric sub-brand has far more conventional styling, as it’s intended to be similar to the 4-series Gran Coupe four-door hatchback. The i4 comes standard in rear-wheel drive with a 335-hp electric motor and an 81.5-kWh battery pack. The EPA estimates range around 300-mile mark, and BMW says it can get to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds. That version starts at $56,395. An M-badged model, dubbed the M50 starts at $66,895 with all-wheel drive and an additional electric motor for a combined 536 horsepower. It should go on sale sometime in 2021. —Joey Capparella

BMW iX (Expected: 2022)

The iX is slated to go on sale by early 2022. Of course, Europe will get it before we do. It’s intended as a flagship for BMW’s expanded “i” family of electrified vehicles. BMW’s goals for the iX sound promising: an SUV with a combined output of 516 horsepower with 300 miles of range. BMW also said that it will support DC fast charging up to 200 kW. The iX is roughly the same size as the current X5 and starts at $84,194 with standard all-wheel drive. A sportier iX M60 model is on the way, but expect its extra horsepower and chassis upgrades to add a big bump to that entry fee. —Austin Irwin

Bollinger B1 (Expected: 2022)

From a Michigan-based startup comes a pair of utilitarian-looking high-end vehicles, including this B1 SUV, each priced at $125,000 and expected to start reaching customers in 2021. They’re targeted at people who are prepared to add a lot of options at extra cost to what’s already a high-end SUV or truck. Both SUV and truck are claimed to offer 614 horsepower, 668 pound-feet of torque, and a 4.5-second zero-to-6o-mph time. The Bollinger B1’s 120.0-kWh battery pack is said to offer up to 200 miles of range. Other specs include a 5000-pound payload capacity and 15 inches of ground clearance. —Laura Sky Brown

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