19 Longer Range Electric Vehicles That Will Be On Sale By 2021

Chevrolet Bolt: Tesla Model 3 competitor


2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Today, Tesla is really the only company that offers long-range electric vehicles.

Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3

But in the near future, we will see new players emerging, starting with the Chevrolet Bolt and Renault ZOE, which are currently in production and will be available shortly. And … by 2021, close to 20 more options will become available.

Here’s the short list as compiled by The Insider, in order of anticipated arrival.

  • Renault ZOE, ~200 miles of range, available now in the UK
  • Chevrolet Bolt, 238 miles, currently in production
  • Hyundai Ioniq EV, 110 miles, available this winter
  • Nissan LEAF, 200+ miles, “soon”/2017
  • Tesla Model 3, 200+ miles, late 2017
  • Fisker E-Motion, ~400 miles
  • Audi e-tron quattro SUV, 310 miles, 2018
  • Jaguar E-Pace SUV, all-electric long-range, 2018
  • Aston Martin RapidE, 210 miles, 2018
  • Next-Gen Tesla Roadster, 200+miles, 2019
  • Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ, 300 miles, 2019
  • Volvo “?”, 200+ miles, 2019
  • Audi “A9 e-tron”, 300 miles, 2020
  • Porsche Mission E Concept, 240 miles, 2020
  • Faraday Future, ~300 miles, 2020
  • Volkswagen I.D., 240 miles, 2020
  • Ford “?”, all-electric long-range, 2020
  • Subaru “?”, all-electric long-range, 2021
  • BMW SUV, all-electric long-range, 2021

Obviously there are a lot of unknowns here on the list (as well as a few omissions). Also, keep in mind that different countries have different test models for determining range. Some of the above numbers are EPA, while others are NEDC. Some are concept cars and/or even just rounded estimates, as not all information is available or accurate. However, what we do know is that a lot of longer range electric cars are coming in the next 5 or so years.

Source: The Insider

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Surely you mean “plugin electric vehicles.” Otherwise the top range EV, the Honda Clarity, would be on the list with 366 miles of EPA range.

I’m hoping that by that time this home hydrogen refueling station will be available: http://www.hydrogenprize.org/simplefuel-world-premiere-system-design-unveiling-at-act-expo-a-great-success/

It uses electricity to make hydrogen, which will be perfect for my (admittedly unnecessary) solar deployment.

The article you linked says the device is 80x42x82″ in size, which is not small and will “cost less than $200,000”. Just buy a Model S for half the cost and be done.

I was going to point out how much bigger your solar array will need to be to make up for all the losses in converting to hydrogen, but then I looked at the link and saw it goes deeper than that. Their goal is to make a system that costs as much as $200k, and that can deliver 1kg of H2 in 5 minutes – that’s about 60 miles worth of hydrogen. And it can only deliver 10kg total per day. If this is the advanced new technology being presented at a Clean Transportation expo in 2016, I can’t fathom how this technology will ever catch up to EVs at this rate, with such a diversity of companies listed above tackling long range EVs. Even before you talk about the huge disadvantage in overall energy efficiency, it just seems like there are so many challenges in terms of cost and scaling up to deliver hydrogen to a large number of vehicles. It seems like we shouldn’t even bother if you end up with something that requires twice as much energy at the end of the day.

No need to invent square wheel again. Hydrogen can use very similar refueling infrastructure to the existing gasoline, diesel, CNG and LPG stations. Home stations like shown on hydrogenhouseproject.org may be interesting if you have time, money, land and your own parking space, but completely unnecessary at this point. Estimated cost at wider deployment is around 5% TCO, similar as for long range battery only cars and much less long waiting time/peak time crowding issues.

Not to sound like a broken record, but I just simply don’t see any advantage to Hydrogen vehicles in view of the infrastructure cost. If the average filling station is going to be on average $1.8 million – this is a huge unnecessary expense. BUT BUT BUT, we want a fast quiet car with no polution from the car, that refills fast for vacations. And we want it cheap so that kills a big battery idea. Ok, I can see that point – but it would be MUCH MUCH cheaper to merely make more PHEV’s. A good PHEV (such as the multiple GM products which can go 30-53 miles between charges) can do 100% ELECTRIC driving the vast majority of the time. Gasoline usage when very rarely necessary will drop an order of magnitude, UNFORTUNATELY, this is SEVERE enough to force the closing of many stations and livlihoods. Granted. But the alternative is DOUBLING the number of filling stations. And constantly fixing the compressors and driers necessary for these rather complex facilities is a big waste of resources and effort. Unsubsidized, the price of this Hydrogen just HAS TO BE HUGE. Then the complaint is – I don’t want an… Read more »

you’re right on most counts.

Plus, hydrogen even if cheaper than electric cars (Not) even if simpler than BEVs (Not) even it will allow more independence from big oil than BEVs (Not) is still highly explosive

“Hydrogen gas is very flammable and yields explosive mixtures with air and oxygen. The explosion of the mixture of hydrogen and oxygen is quite loud.”

NOT interested, not even for half-price.
Safety first.

PHEV are simply a stop -gap , just because batteries are still relatively expensive, things will change dramatically in less than 2-3 years, it will be a race, something like with the phones to make them more and more capable and cheaper because of the addressable market (trillions)

on veterans’s day we should all maybe, maybe (even us non-americans) that we should do our part if possible. Minimizing the need for foreign oil it is something we could all do, if we would choose so. even if everybody will buy Volts and other PHEV the need for wars/foreign bases etc etc will decrease significantly I suspect.

“Hydrogen gas is very flammable”
Yes, sure every Tesla fanboy knows hydrogen can explode just as hydrogen bomb when in thick wall pressure tank without any air and oxygen. Who cares about these silly chemistry lessons in middle school or CNG tanks all over the streets, fanboys know the best! Burning gasoline is much better than hydrogen.

Bill Howland: “Ok, I can see that point – but it would be MUCH MUCH cheaper to merely make more PHEV’s.” A good point for current day purchase decisions, but it doesn’t apply for future development. First, it is not cheap at all. Volt (as you talk about GM) is a great car, but still needs not so small battery in addition to ICE that raises MSRP significantly above regular hybrid MSRP, increases car weight and reduces space inside. Batteries will advance little by little, but don’t expect 3x improvement over decade. And if you can’t make it even at hybrid price and weight/volume level, there is no chance to sell it at really mass scale, government incentives can’t scale up to multi-million car sales. In addition, half of the drivers in the world don’t have any personal parking space with electric outlets, or don’t have access to cheap electricity at all, so they need alternative to plugins. Meanwhile PEM fuel cell system cars can be produced at costs comparable to regular hybrid prices when production is scaled up, according to all the studies I have seen. They can be plugin hybrids too if you insist on plug. They have… Read more »

The apartment/condominium issue in large cities is a frustration for current ev or phev owners who rent their living quarters.

2 admittedly less than perfect solutions:

1). Buy a car that only needs to be charged at work, or the market, and has a large enough battery so that it doesn’t need to be charged every single day – and shop where public chargers are available.

2). Help the landlord install low cost ‘kiosk’ style parking locations in an easy to supply single area where those few renters who want to charge their plug-ins may do so at low cost both to them, and at a reasonable cost to the landlord.

The Aerovironment 16 amp dual or quad smart-phone activated docking stations provide the required accounting to bill the person using the canned wallboxes, and the 3.3 kw provided is enough to give many miles of nightime charging to the tenant, without overloading or requiring huge capital expenditures of the landlord.


This ‘single area Kiosk’ idea could even easily be set up in areas of large apartments, where landscaping or other existing structures preclude tunneling or digging to the kiosk area.

IF local cords permit, similiar to the way some garages are powered with aerial wires from the main house, the charging ‘Kiosk assembly’ could run from a single triplex or quadplex at a 12-18 foot elevation to the location of the landlord’s existing house meter. Data communication is easily handled by a wifi/smartphone system requiring no dedicated data wiring.

It takes electricity to make petrol and diesel too. That doesn’t mean that we will put those cars on the list.

What is interesting is of course electricity as a direct energy input to the car.

Or maybe you think that the Nissan e-Power Note should also be on the list as an “electric vehicle”? 😉

They will separate water to create hydrogen.

At home.


This is the most ENERGY EXPENSIVE WAY TO GENERATE HYDROGEN! Way to send your power bill into orbit!

Please go home and give your head a while for the hydrogen to clear. If you stop reading all those crappy hydropusher articles put there by the fracking industry, you will feel better by and by. Trust me.

Yeah, my neighbor manufacturing a highly explosive gas that will be stored under very high pressure. What could possibly go wrong?

That is not going happen if I have to sabotage the system myself.

My 200 psi dewalt compressor already annoys the neighbors. I can only imagine what a 12,000+ psi compressor would sound like, trying to home-fill a 10,000 psi fuel cell vehicle with H2 I make in my garage.

Electrochemical compressors don’t have moving parts at all. Your imagination is from stone age.

maybe a 300+ mile list= Tesla

Most Of The 19 Longer range EV’s Don’t Exist therefore are imaginary Vaporware and others will never make it to our shores .

I’m afraid that some of these range estimates are EPA-spec and some are Euro-spec. In order to make a fair comparison, the Euro-spec ranges need to be reduced by ~30%?

Yes. If the article is going to list the Audi e-tron Quattro as 310 miles then it should also list the Opel Ampera-e (Chevrolet Bolt) as being at least 310 miles since GM has stated that it’s NEDC rating will be over 500 km.

Cool! If ioniq is on the list then the 33.5kwh ford focus should be too no?

Just going to take a moment and mention this list/data was compiled by the Insider and not IEV specifically, (=

You know that some of the numbers are EPA and some are NEDC. This should not be kept secret in the article because it confuses readers.

The article should at least make clear that the range estimates listed are based on various differing international test cycles and one car model range cannot be directly compared to another. The article already points out there there are unknowns in the list (it contains ‘?’ entities) but it’s not at all obvious that the facts that are listed are not comparable between car listings.

Unless Trump inspires all the auto makers to give up on EVs and focus on gas or diesel SUVs.

Trump or the Koch Brothers would have to out right ban EV’s or charging stations. Or add some ludicrously high taxes on them to kill them.

The biggest thing for me personally in what is holding me back in buying a EV is the range and cost. Once we gets some 200 mile range EV’s on the road they will take over.

Yup, give it time, and we’ll get there.

Basically three things needed: long range and affordable EV’s, and reliable high power DCFC infrastructure. There are others too, but those are the big three.

Those black helicopters are comin’ over the horizon!

Well, as a practical matter the repubs could cancel the EV subsidies. This was actually going to happen no matter who ran the government.

Bush signed those tax-credits into effect. And GM/Michigan will fight hard to keep them. My hopes of them being extended/expanded have grown dim but I seriously doubt that they will retroactively kill them off.

I agree, BUT, recall the subsidies were always going to be sunsetted.

I don’t think the subsidies, at least the $7500 federal rebate, does much more than keeping the prices of EVs up. If the customer is guaranteed a $7500 rebate from the government what every car company does is raise the price of the car by $7500 to pocket the cash themselves. It’s clear that the prices of EVs are widely inflated, I think the federal rebate has a lot to do with that.

Someone out there understands economics 🙂

This is a good thing. You want the auto company to be pocketing as much as possible on the EV side.

You’ll have a hard time getting close to SUV profit levels, but hopefully you can get close enough to make building EVs worth it.

F Trump. California and Europe will make sure that plug-in cars keep going full speed ahead.

With the Chevy Bolt, Tesla Model 3, and very affordable solar PV; EVs cannot be stopped now.

Trump has said nothing against EVs. What say you save your hanging rope for later….

He has spouted crackpot theories against wind turbines and climate change, so who knows what will get under his hairpiece tomorrow?

I like your positive outlook.

I hope to hell you’re right.

I hope you are right!

Everyone’s forgetting China.

You know, that teeny sparsely-populated country somewhere on the globe, that currently makes and sells more EVs than any other country, and makes and sells more electric buses than everyone else put together.

They already have several EVs that qualify as long-range per the list above. See here:

By 2021 China will likely have more than 19 such EVs, all on its own.

But hey, China is easy to forget unless someone is looking for a country to blame for (trade problems, global warming, etc. etc.)

I agree, the last time I traveled to Shanghai, I was pleasantly surprised of how many Teslas I saw. I saw the first remodeled (new bumper) model there too.

Yep. And it is not like they are only doing it for the pollution/climate-change aspects. China has very few oil resources and thus is HEAVILY dependent on imported oil. They really don’t like that state of affairs. So they are going to continue pushing EVs heavily in China because they can make electricity with solar, wind, nuclear, hydropower, natural gas, and (ugh, mostly) coal.

5-10 one kg fills per day at five minutes per fill, will cost $200,000 or less.

Who is going to buy a $200,000 hydrogen generator for their house? When their house already has electricity piped in and BEVs cost $35,000 ?

You are out of your mind if you think FCEVs are going to succeed. Didn’t you read that Toyota has expressed that the $55,000 Mirai isn’t selling as well as they’d hoped and were probably going to scale it back?

$15K gets you a solar PV array for your roof that will generate more net electricity than you need to drive 10,000+ miles per year in an EV.

$15k is not going to buy you electricity storage to keep your summer energy over winter.

Netmetering incentive is going away even without Trump, and was never widely available outside US anyway.

It is intended for businesses, not single house. 10 kg per day is over 600 miles, or 18 cars driving 1000 miles/month.

I keep seeing this mention of a Nissan Leaf with 200+ miles. Sometimes people are saying it is just a large battery for the current model, while others are saying it is the next-gen bodystyle. But I haven’t really seen any information on either. So where is this number coming from?

They’re supposedly revealing it at the CES in January. I’ll believe it when I see it. It needs to be an all-new design from the ground up IMO… not based on a gasoline car.

@David, from what I heard on FB Leaf groups and also here from Jay, there will be a 2017 model with ZOE-like battery (~40kWh) good for ~140, under the current design –

– and then the 2018 model will be Gen 2 with at least one 200+ mile trim.

That’s the word on the street, last I heard.

…forgot to add, the 2017 Leaf might be announced as soon as next week @LA auto show, and start selling soon afterwards.

We don’t think that Fed EV incentives will be axed within the ‘first 100 days’??

I might want to replace my lease before May 2017.

Unfortunately, just from the brand names, it looks like only a few of these will be affordable.

By 2021 Tesla may be releasing its Generation 4 car. Elon spoke about this shortly after the Model 3 reveal. It’ll be even cheaper than the Model 3, like, what, $25K ?

I think other manufacturers want to ride the coat-tails of Tesla in releasing high-priced cars. Meanwhile Tesla will be expanding downmarket, replacing ever more gasoline cars.

I would have agreed with you last year, but I think things are changing now.

Elon said no cheaper cars than the Model 3 in the future for Tesla. Model Y will likely be a little more expensive since it is an SUV (like Model X vs Model S).

I still maintain that EVs will NEVER be directly sticker-price cost competitive with gasoline cars. But that said, they WILL be cheaper that gasoline cars in total cost of operation (TCO) due to the lower cost of fuel, maintenance, and repairs.

WRONG. EVs are much simpler that ICE cars and further don’t require the host of smog suppression devices that ICE does. As the volume increases, you are going to see the build economies flip in favor of EVs.

If the Clean Air Act is repealed, and the EPA abolished as promised, then those smog devices go away and we’re back to the 1960s. I mean, if one buys the ideology, public goods do not exist at all, and air quality is nothing more than a company’s willingness to use the environment as a selling point, which as VW proved doesn’t mean crap because it’s easier to lie.

It seems to be a pretty well accepted fact that ICE engine has reached the best efficiency it can, but it is not known whether battery tech has reached its limits. Imagine if battery tech goes the way of lighting tech, eg: incandescent bulbs vs LED bulbs, orders of magnitude better and now at similar price, then EV would be costing similar to ICE (battery prices are certainly coming down anyway).

The other alternative is some new researcher that has turned CO2 into ethanol. Depending on how this development goes, imagine capturing the CO2 from the ethanol burning process and then converting it back into ethanol using solar electricity. Doesn’t sound possible, but could be the holy grail of energy.

Hard to predict what Tesla will do. If they want to keep up the premium approach to cars, with lots of tech features, or not. I could see Tesla fitting in a smaller and cheaper car, like Mercedes with the A-Class, Audi with the A3, or BMW with its 1series, but not very soon.

I guess they are designing the Model 3, Y, Pickup and Roadster, as well as some commercial vehicles right now. Thats enough for at least 5 years.

I seriously doubt those will all be built but I hope so.

Quite the jump in German EVs. I think Tesla slapping them around silly has really woken them up.

Sadly, Chrysler/Fiat remains asleep. 3 strikes and you are out Chrysler.


2017 Honda Clarity Electric
2019 Peugeot 208 / 2008


Yeah, the Honda Clarity isn’t mentioned. It will be the first car available in fuel cell, hybrid, plug in hybrid, and electric. The plug in hybrid is due the end of 2017, and by 2018 it looks like the electric will be here.

But why the BMW I3 is not there?
They 33 kWh version is already there and they have said a 230 miles is coming in 2021.

Renault Zoe is 250 miles (400km) NEDC. Renault reckon 186 miles real-world.