12 Best-Selling Electric Vehicles of 2021 (So Far)

List of 12 Best-Selling Electric Vehicles of 2021 wholly limited to united states market only, however apart from USA market these cars are still the best across Europe and other parts of the worlds.

12. Hyundai Ioniq Electric (445 units sold)

In addition to the electric vehicle featured here, Hyundai’s Ioniq range also features a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid. In comparison to the first quarter of 2020, 445 new Ioniq Electrics were sold in the first quarter of 2021, representing a 191 percent rise. The Ioniq EV’s battery pack is just 38.3 kWh, and its projected range of 170 miles is also on the short side.

12 Best-Selling Electric Vehicles of 2021

Hyundai also offers hybrid and plug-in hybrid models of the Ioniq for customers who like the Ioniq’s looks but need more range. And when the battery pack is exhausted, the plug-in hybrid has a range of 29 miles and gets 52 mpg. Hyundai sold 4125 Ioniqs in the first quarter, the majority of which were hybrids.

  • $34,250 is the starting point.
  • EPA combined/city/highway MPGe: 133/145/121 MPGe
  • Maximum EV range according to the EPA is 170 miles.

11. Volkswagen ID.4 (474 units sold)

12 Best-Selling Electric Vehicles of 2021 (So Far)

The ID.4 isn’t Volkswagen’s first EV for the US market (remember the e-Golf? ), but it appears to have a bigger effect than its predecessors. Despite only being available in the United States for a few weeks this quarter, the ID.4 makes an appearance on this chart. The first of these hybrid crossovers arrived on a boat in Baltimore in mid-March, and Volkswagen had sold 474 by the end of the month. The ID.4, which has rear-wheel drive and 201 horsepower in its launch version, is expected to have a range of up to 260 miles, according to Volkswagen. All-wheel drive and 302 horsepower will be available on the crossover in the future.

  • $41,190 is the starting price.
  • EPA combined/city/highway MPGe: 91/104/89 MPGe
  • Range: 250 miles according to the EPA

10. Hyundai Kona Electric (1556 units sold)

12 Best-Selling Electric Vehicles of 2021 (So Far)

In the first quarter, the Kona Electric had more than three times the number of customers as its stablemate, the Ioniq. The Kona has a larger battery pack than the Ioniq, with a range of 258 miles versus 170 miles for the Ioniq. It’s also focused on the iconic Kona crossover, making it more appealing to the growing segment of the market that wants utility vehicles. Although the driver sits higher in the Kona than the Ioniq, the hatchback has more cargo space than the crossover, with 23 cubic feet in the back versus 19 cubic feet in the Kona.

  • $38,575 is the starting price.
  • EPA combined/city/highway MPGe: 120/132/108 MPGe
  • Range: 258 miles according to the EPA

9. Porsche Taycan (2008 units sold)

Porsche makes some of our favourite vehicles, so we weren’t shocked when it released an excellent electric vehicle. However, we were delighted. We’re also delighted that some seem to be enthusiastic about Porsche’s first electric vehicle. The Taycan Turbo S can reach 60 mph in 2.4 seconds, and all Taycans have 800-volt charging infrastructure, which should enable them to consume electrons faster than any other EV on the road (though charging speeds will be limited by the availability of charging stations with the same hefty architecture as the Taycan’s). Be aware that the upper trim levels of the Taycan hit $200,000 before you start window-shopping.

  • The starting price is $81,250.
  • EPA combined/city/highway fuel economy: 79/76/84 MPGe (RWD)
  • Range: 200 miles (RWD) and 227 miles (4S Perf Battery Plus) according to the EPA.


8. Nissan Leaf (2925 units sold)

12 Best-Selling Electric Vehicles of 2021 (So Far)

On paper, the Nissan Leaf isn’t one of the most appealing electric vehicles available. It’s almost the same price as a Chevrolet Bolt, but it only has a 149-mile driving range with the standard battery pack, while the Bolt has a 259-mile range as standard. The Leaf isn’t as appealing as many of the other EVs on this list, and its interior is intentionally strange. The Leaf, on the other hand, is more of an EV organisation. It was one of only a few EVs on the market when it debuted in the United States as a 2011 model. It has progressed since then, but its rivals have progressed more quickly.

  • $32,620 is the starting point.
  • EPA combined/city/highway MPGe: 111/123/99 MPGe (40 kWh)
  • EPA Range: 149 miles (40 kWh) and 226 miles (62 kWh S)

7. Tesla Model S (4155 units sold)

12 Best-Selling Electric Vehicles of 2021 (So Far)

The Model S was the first mainstream ambassador for Tesla’s pioneering electric vehicle and automated driving technologies, but demand has dwindled as buyers wait for the S’s first major overhaul, which promises a massive 520 miles of range in the top trims and a yoke (rather than a round) steering wheel. Tesla had previously stated that deliveries of the new S will begin in April 2021, but the company has now announced that the revised model would debut in June. The Plaid Plus edition, with its ultra-long length, is set to debut in mid-2022.

  • The starting price is $81,190.
  • EPA combined/city/highway MPGe: 117/121/112 MPGe (Long Range Plus)
  • Range of the EPA: 402 miles (Long Range Plus)

6. Audi e-tron and e-tron Sportback (4324 units sold)

Audi’s e-tron electric crossover and its flashy-looking twin, the e-tron Sportback found 4324 homes last quarter. The e-tron channels Audi luxury into an electric package with a two-motor all-wheel drive system with 355 horsepower (and, in short bursts, up to 402 hp). The e-tron can travel an estimated 222 miles on a full charge; the e-tron Sportback can go 218 miles. The price is high, but while many EV interiors are swathed in cheap plastic, the e-tron’s interior can feature leather and real wood.

  • Base price: $66,995
  • EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 78/78/77 MPGe
  • EPA Range: 222 miles

5. Tesla Model X (5106 units sold)

In the run-up to the introduction of a redesigned version of the Model X, sales have slowed slightly, similar to those of its platform-mate, the Model S. The X will have the same interior as the S, which includes a yoked steering wheel and no conventional gear shift (Elon Musk of Tesla says the X and S will “guess” at drive direction based on feedback from outward-facing cameras and the navigation system). The next Model X was supposed to hit the streets in the first quarter of 2021, but it’s been pushed back until at least this fall.

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  • $91,190 is the starting price.
  • EPA combined/city/highway MPGe: 105/109/101 MPGe (Long Range Plus)
  • Range of the EPA: 371 miles (Long Range Plus)

4. Ford Mustang Mach-E (6614 units sold)

The Mach-E isn’t Ford’s first electric vehicle, but it is the first to elicit a passionate following and to appear on any best-seller list. The Mach-E is available in a variety of configurations, including rear- or all-wheel drive and a driving range of up to 305 miles. The Mach-E is modelled after the Mustang and drives as though it were made by people who care. The Mach-E GT, a more sporty version, is on the way. The GT will have 480 horsepower and will reach 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, according to Ford.

  • $43,995 is the starting price.
  • EPA combined/city/highway MPGe: 100/105/93 MPGe (RWD)
  • EPA Range: 230 miles (RWD) to 305 miles (California Route 1 RWD)

3. Chevrolet Bolt (9025 units sold)

The Chevrolet Bolt is undergoing a redesign (shown here) and will soon be joined by a new member of the Bolt family in the form of the Bolt EUV, a crossover. However, the prospect of a better model hasn’t slowed sales of the current Bolt, which were up 54 percent in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the first quarter of 2019. The Bolt has 200 horsepower and a length of around 259 miles. The Bolt’s DC fast-charging capability, which allows it to gain 100 miles of range in 30 minutes at Level 3 charging stations, is available as an option.

  • $37,495 is the starting price.
  • EPA combined/city/highway MPGe: 118/127/108 MPGe
  • Range: 259 miles according to the EPA

2. Tesla Model 3 (23,110 units sold)

The Model 3 has been on the road for almost four years, but it continues to impress with its combination of class-leading range and a low price. Customers have flocked to the Model 3 because of its sleek design and large touchscreen control centre, which set trends for the rest of the EV industry. However, the Model 3’s huge success has dwindled in recent months. Tesla sold 23,110 vehicles in the first quarter of 2021, down 45 percent from the same period last year. What’s to blame for the sudden shift in public opinion? To learn more, keep reading.

  • $38,690 is the starting price.
  • EPA combined/city/highway MPGe: 142/150/133 MPGe (Standard Range Plus RWD)
  • Range: 263 miles (Standard Range Plus RWD) or 353 miles (Long Range AWD) according to the EPA.

1. Tesla Model Y (33,629 units sold)

When the Tesla Model Y went on sale last summer, it soon outstripped demand for the company’s other models. In reality, last quarter, more people bought Model Ys than all other non-Tesla EVs combined (excluding Kia and Polestar EVs, for which no public sales data is available). The Model Y is a bloated Model 3 that drives and looks like one. It may have a two-seat third row, but be aware that the seats are cramped and that cargo space will be sacrificed. The good news is that the Model Y Long Range has a range of 326 miles, and even the base model will travel 244 miles between charges.

  • $41,190 is the starting price.
  • EPA combined/city/highway MPGe: 129/140/119 MPGe (Standard Range RWD)
  • Range: 244 miles (Standard Range Plus RWD) or 326 miles (Long Range AWD) according to the EPA.

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