Hottest New Electric Cars, SUVs & Trucks Coming In 2019-2020



The market for electric cars is about to explode with a rich assortment of new models coming to market in the not-too-distant future. Coming from both established players and upstart manufacturers, the next wave of EVs is expected reach new heights in terms of their operating range, with the best of the bunch able to run for as much as 400 miles on a charge. The sportiest of the next wave will rival some of the most exotic cars in the world in terms of speed, performance, and groundbreaking styling.

Here’s a quick look at the most significant electrified rides expected to reach dealers’ showrooms for the 2019 and 2020 model years.


Audi e-tron

The brand’s first full electric car in the U.S. is an all-wheel-drive five-passenger luxury crossover SUV that’s similar in size to Audi’s Q7. It’s expected to deliver a range of around 250 miles from its 95-kilowatt-hour battery pack. A coupe-like Sportback version is expected later in 2019, with a four-door GT model following thereafter.


2019 Hyundai Kona Electric

The full-electric version of Hyundai’s small crossover SUV debuts for 2019 with a 201-horsepower electric powertrain, and an estimated operating range of 258 miles on a charge.


2019 Jaguar I-Pace

The iPace is Jaguar’s first full-electric vehicle, and it’s a decidedly racy midsize SUV. A 90kWh lithium-ion battery pack affords an estimated range of around 234 miles; its twin electric motors produce the equivalent of 395 horsepower, which allows the iPace to reach 60 mph in 4.5 seconds.


Kia Niro EV

The full-electric version of Kia’s compact crossover SUV is coming in early 2019 as a 2020 model. Initially limited to California and 11 other states, a 64-kilowatt-hour lithium ion battery pack drives a 201-hp electric motor and can run for an estimated 239 miles on a charge.


3. Nissan Leaf

Nissan says it will introduce a new version of the Leaf with a larger battery pack that enables added miles on a charge. Details have yet to be disclosed, but with the standard version already attaining 150 miles, reaching at or near 200 miles is certainly within reach.


Tesla Model 3

Despite extended delays, the long-awaited $35,000 entry-level version of the Model 3 could finally go on sale sometime during the 2019 calendar year.


Aston Martin Guns for Tesla with 800-HP Rapide EV

The renowned British exotic sports car maker is expected to unveil its first EV sometime later in 2019. Based on the brawny and beautiful Rapide, it’s targeted to run for over 200 miles on a charge and reach 60 mph in under four seconds. Production will be limited to just 155 units, and the car will sell for around $260,000.


Bollinger B1 4 portes

Fledgling EV maker Bollinger plans to begin selling this militaristic-looking boxy electric utility vehicle by the end of 2019. It’s built on a lightweight, but sturdy, aluminum frame, comes with all-wheel-drive, and promises a 200-mile range from its 120-kWh battery pack. It’s claimed to reach 60 mph in a quick 4.5 seconds and tow up to 7,500 pounds. A full electric pickup truck version is in the works for a later model year.


2020 Kia Soul EV

A redesigned version of Kia’s funky/boxy compact hatchback arrives for 2020 with a new 64-kWh lithium ion polymer battery pack that delivers an as-yet undisclosed range. Reports have it pegged at around 225 miles, which is a considerable improvement over the current model’s 150-mile range.


Mercedes-Benz EQC

Mercedes is getting into the EV business with a family of specially branded models, the first of which is expected to be a stylish compact crossover SUV. The EQC is reported to come with two electric motors that generate over 400 horsepower and enable a 0-60 mph run in under five seconds, with an operating range estimated at 279 miles on a charge.


eSprinter Mercedes

Mercedes’ large commercial van is being redesigned for 2020, with a full-electric version part of the lineup.


Mini Electric Concept

The name says it all. The iconic brand is readying a full-electric version of the Mini Cooper coupe for introduction by the end of 2019. It will reportedly share technology with the BMW i3, and could offer a 200-mile operating range in addition to the brand’s famed go-kart handling.


Polestar 1 at Pebble Beach

A new line of performance-minded electrified models from Volvo debuts for 2020 under the Polestar brand name. While the Polestar 1 is a plug-in hybrid coupe, the 2 will be a full-electric sedan. Riding on the same underpinnings as the XC40 crossover, sources say it will pack 400 horsepower and run for an estimated 350-mile range.


Porsche Taycan Nurburgring

Porsche’s first EV will be an ultra-sleek electrified four-door sports car. With a targeted range of over 300 miles on a charge, two synchronous motors will generate in excess of 600 hp, which will enable the Taycan to reach 60 mph in around 3.5 seconds. A Sport Turismo hatchback version is expected to follow it within a year.


Rivian R1T feature

Yet another fledgling EV maker, Rivian plans this sleekly futuristic pickup truck as its first offering. To be built in a former Mitsubishi plant in Normal, IL, the R1T is claimed to have a 400-mile range, run from 0-60-mph in a mere three seconds and afford bona fide off-road chops. It will be followed within a year by an SUV version to be called the R1S.


2020 Tesla Roadster

The Tesla Roadster returns for 2020 with a decidedly modernistic curvy profile and unbelievable performance. Tesla says its good for a stunning 620 miles on a charge and will rocket to 60 mph in a scenery-blurring 1.9 seconds with a highly illegal top speed in excess of 250 mph. All-wheel-drive is standard, and would seem to be a necessity to keep all four tires planted to the pavement.


Tesla Model Y Rendering

This will be a crossover SUV version of the Model 3 sedan. Assuming no production delays or other corporate drama, it’s hoped to enter into production sometime during 2020.


Volkswagen ID család

The first of what’s expected to be a series of affordable EVs from Volkswagen will reportedly be a small battery-powered hatchback (at center, above) called the ID. It’s based on a concept version with 168-horsepower electric motor and a range of between 249 and 373 miles on a charge, A crossover variant (at right) to be called the ID Crozz could follow within a year, along with the (at left) Microbus-inspired ID Buzz.

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43 Comments on "Hottest New Electric Cars, SUVs & Trucks Coming In 2019-2020"

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That is a surprising list of cars once you put them all together and it looks like the new minimum range for a BEV is going to be 200 miles.

Since it is getting close to the time when everyone makes their New Year’s predictions, I am going to bet that GM rolls out a surprise, much like the Bolt and Roadster 2 announcements. It is really hard to imagine the people who designed the Bolt and Volt have been doing nothing since 2016. My other bet is that we see at least one electric pickup out of the Big 3. It may be an early prototype, that is capable of nothing more than moving across a stage, but you have to think these guys are scared that their cash cow is going to be stolen by any number of competitors (as they should be).

I’m expecting some announcements at either CES or NAIAS.

And Beijing Auto Show 2019 in April should have alot of announcements and reveals/launches.

Thank you. I have looked for this information several times and never found it. I will probably replace my 13 volt in the next couple of years and this helps me research my options.

I am also looking to replace my 2013 Volt, but I may end up waiting until 2020 to do so. There are so many new cars on the horizon, it really looks like BEV choices are going to a lot better in a couple years.

Some are not US market AFAIK. Only the ID Crozz and later the van come here, not he little hatch. I hope VW changes this and brings small ID. The Rivian shows the range of the long range conflated with the acceleration of the high power model which has a smaller battery. We can hope for, but not count on, the Kona/Niro coming in real numbers. Nevertheless, quite a lineup overall.

Also missing a number of BEVs the lucky EU will get and no US…

How long does the charge take on these VW’s?

“Nissan says it will introduce a new version of the Leaf with a larger battery pack that enables added miles on a charge. Details have yet to be disclosed, but with the standard version already attaining 150 miles, reaching at or near 200 miles is certainly within reach.”

Really? I guess leaving the Leaf off the list completely would have been egregious. The author couldn’t have said, “The new Leaf has been widely reported to include a 60kWh pack, which will bring its range to approximately 225 miles, based on the 150 miles delivered by the 40kWh version”? Given the level of speculation in some of the other entries, I don’t think this would be asking too much.

Well I’m expecting at least one month in 2019 with sales of 100,000. 2020 will have several 100,000 plus months of EV’s.

That would be nice but I am not sure there is sufficient battery capacity. I think Tesla currently produces about 30% of all batteries. China another 30-40%. My memory could be wrong, but that would probably limit production of all other brands combined to maybe 40-60,000.

October Worldwide sales: 95.600 cars. i think there are enough batteries, since there are also busses already produced.

Sorry I was referring to US having at least one month in 2019 with sales of 100,000. 2020 with several 100,000 plus months.

100k in a month with no new volume models introduced? Optimistic, extremely optimistic…. Where do you expect the extra 50-60k per month to come from?

Multiple battery manufacturers are building multiple new battery plants each right now…

How about the consumer version of the Workhorse W-15 pickup that’s supposed to available in 2019 as a range extender hybrid or as a BEV?

Agreed. Workhorse has/had such potential, but doesn’t seem interested in growing. I was interested in buying stock, but no more. Maybe a new CEO is needed.

This is a great list. Are there a couple of entries from China that should be included as well? Or are they still too uncertain?

The list misses out all the Chinese brands. Also the announced Indian made car.

The Jaguar I-Pace is already selling 2000 per month in Europe (it is now the second bestselling EV in Norway, behind the Nissan Leaf). It will be interesting to see if production of the I-Pace can continue to ramp up, to allow sales to exceed the current 2000 per month level.

The 2019 Nissan Leaf E-Plus is also very promising.

The 2019 BMW i3 (which will at least now have 153 miles of range) will be another improvement (for city drivers).

Indeed and there is an Electric E-Pace in the works for late 2019 or early 2020.

Actually EQC goes 5.1 second 0.60 mph…not under 5 sec.

It seems you are wrong. It’s 5.1 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph). Hence the supposed under 5 seconds from 0 to 60 mph.

Good list, but missing 2 vehicles. The Ford electric “Mustang inspired” SUV, a 2020 model due in late 2019. Expect to see it at next months NAIAS. And the rumored Buick SUV based on the Bolt.

I think this list is missing the Volvo XC40 EV. Top of my list to check out.

Been surprisingly few leaks on this. Currently I’m looking at a Kia for next EV but the XC40 would be interesting.

There is also the I.D. Vizzion and Tesla Pickup.

I seriously doubt Tesla will be able to launch a pickup before 2020

We STILL need infrastructure. If you do a lot of interstate driving, as I do, there’s no place to charge an electric car, and charging STILL takes too long. My question is why does the issue have to be either OR? Why can’t we have a choice? An ELECTRIC version or a HYDROGEN version of the same car. I remember when Americans had a choice. You could get a 4 door sedan, 4 door hard top, 2 door coupe. Station wagon or convertible, it was STILL an Impala!

The entire 1st and 2nd world is blanketed in L1 infrastructure for charging EVs. There’s also tons of L2, and a good amount of L3. All it takes to upgrade all the L1 to something higher is some new plugs – maybe $1M and a couple weeks to drop in a set of 4 L3+ plugs. The moment there’s some cars that can connect, businesses and towns will spend the money to install them.

There is absolutely no hydrogen infrastructure, and no easy or cheap way to build it.

There are some arguable pros for Hydrogen vehicles (they’re all wrong and I’d shoot them all down) but infrastructure isn’t even one of them – that’s a definitive, painfully obvious con.

Hydrogen is even less built out if your goal is highway travel. There are what like 6 stations in CA? For all of North America?

Just say ‘NO’ to wasting electricity and 5kg of GHG pollution per kg of H2.

Honda Urban?

There are also EV versions of Opel Corsa, Peugeot 208, DS 3 Crossback coming to Europe in 2019 and Opel Mokka X in 2020. New Fiat 500 EV and Renault Zoe are also missing. And BMW iX3, Volvo XC40 too.

why not include the new i3 with longer range (40kwh) if the longer range Leaf is there

And not a one from General Motors. WTF!!!!

You have to talk to Chinese News for that.

I cannot wait to pickup a lightly used 250mile range EV for a bargain.

It will be entertaining to see if the ‘hottest cars for 2019-2020’ appear in greater frequency than the ‘hottest cars’ from 2018-2019, wherein most of the manufacturers have dropped off the News Cycle, or have become insolvent.

Kinda doubt we will see the Roadster or Y in 2020.

That Tesla ‘3’ in the story is not available for $35,000. They charge $1500 extra for red paint.

$2,500 for red.