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Making a comprehensive list of the top 10 best electric cars in 2021 currently on the market is a relatively easy task. That is about the number of proposals that we have. However, this will become more complicated in the coming months and years, as supply will increase.
In the meantime, here are top 10 best electric cars in 2021 that are interesting choices for consumers. Most importantly, they are eligible for the $5,000 rebate from the federal government, plus the $8,000 rebate from the Quebec government.
In recent months, the electric vehicle market in the world has welcomed the Audie-tron, the Tesla Model 3,the Kia e-Soul,the DS3 Crossback E-Tense,the Mercedes EQC,the Porsche Taycan and the Renault Zoe 2. The Peugeot e-208 and the Volkswagen ID3, in particular, followed at the beginning of 2021. In September, the Frankfurt Motor Show 2019 was the scene of the unveiling of several important electric models. First, the new compact Volkswagen ID3 and the Porsche Taycan supercar. All segments are affected by the arrival of new zero-emission vehicles, such as the Honda e city car or the Audi e-tron Sportback SUV.
The electric vehicle segment grew by 25% last year in countries like France compared to the previous year. The market recorded 31,059 electric cars sold compared to 24,910 in 2017 (and 21,752 in 2016). Despite this new step forward, the sector is still weak: it’s market share has indeed increased in the space of a year from 1.18% to 1.43%.
To date, the electric offer is concentrated on 30 major models. The Renault-Nissan alliance takes the lion’s share: three-quarters of the electric cars sold in France are Renault Zoe or Nissan Leaf,city vehicles and (relatively) inexpensive. According to the manufacturers, the policies differ. For example, brands such as Tesla and BMW have decided to attack the electric market with the “premium” side. Some like Bolloré rely on public orders or subcontracting to other brands – the Citroen e-Mehari is manufactured on a platform established by the Breton industrialist – to make their hole and make the search for engines and batteries profitable.
To see more clearly, Auto-Moto offers you to discover in pictures the 30 key models of the electric market in their price and their autonomy. To find out, move on to the slideshow at the top of the page.
All future electric cars: more than 40 models to come (2019-2021)
What is the best electric car in 2021?
The different 100% electric vehicles on the market are not directly comparable, both in the segment concerned and in their price/performance positioning. Nevertheless, the Renault Zoe seems to be the most versatile offer, adapted to the main purchasing criteria of most customers. In addition, its status as a major leader in electric car sales has just been strengthened by the arrival of a more successful second generation, with a modernized presentation and rising performance, but a price that is also.
What is the cost of charging an electric car in 2021?
The cost of a full energy for an electric car is about four times lower than for its thermal equivalence. Of course, this ratio may vary on a case-by-case basis, depending on the type of vehicle and its batteries, but also on the tariff policy in force at the electricity kWh supplier. According to the website kelwatt.fr, the owner of an electric car, whose consumption is around 15kWh/100km, pays on average 10 euros to refuel.
How long does an electric car battery last in 2021?
Over time, the battery undergoes irreversible aging that may restrict its abilities. Generally, the new battery of an electric car has a lifespan of eight to ten years. For a large roller, you have to rely on an equivalence of about 100,000 km.
Top 10 electric cars in 2021: bonuses and super bonuses, how does it work?
The bonus in effect last year is retained in 2019. For the purchase of an electric vehicle, you benefit from a bonus of 6,000 euros, up to 27% of the total Price TTC, including the rental of batteries. As a reminder, in 2016, this financial aid reached 6,300 euros. Please note that the car must not be sold within six months of its acquisition or have traveled less than 6,000 km. Note that the bonus is 4,000 euros for large vehicles type M2 and N2 and 900 euros for two-wheelers and quadricycles.
This year’s novelty relates to the amount of super bonus resulting from the conversion premium, which is now favorable to households with the lowest incomes. It remains fixed at 2,500 euros for taxable households but reaches 5,000 euros for non-taxable households including used models.
Recall of the current criteria: this concerns the car breakage of a pre-1997 gasoline vehicle and the diesel models before 2001 (before 2006 for non-taxable households). In addition to the possible bonus of 6,000 euros, this envelope of 2,500 or 5,000 euros is allocated for the acquisition of an electric vehicle. On the thermal model side, the criteria change with the lowering of the CO2 emission threshold from 130 to 122 g/km and the exclusion of vehicles with Crit’Air 2 pellets for taxable households whose premium amount is 1,000 euros versus 4,000 euros for non-taxable households.
Best electric cars in 2021: WLTP, instructions
The new WLTP (World harmonized light vehicles test procedure) certification cycle has come into effect for all new vehicles on the market since the 1st September 2019. This procedure gives a more accurate idea of the autonomy of electric vehicles in real-life situations.
Most of the vehicles cited in this file have undergone their approval procedure before this date: the mileage of autonomy cited here remains, with exception, that of the old NEDC cycle. The difference in mileage displayed between the old and the new procedure is about 25%.
These are the Top 10 best electric cars in 2021;
- Chevrolet Bolt 2021
- Hyundai Ioniq 2021
- Hyundai Kona 2021
- Kia Niro 2021
- Soul Kia 2021
- Nissan LEAF 2021
- Tesla Model 3 2021
- Volkswagen e-Golf 2021
- Smart Fortwo 2021
- Tesla Model X & Mercedes-Benz EQC 2021
1. Chevrolet Bolt
The Chevrolet Bolt, no matter what future its creator has, will always be considered a pioneer with the Tesla Model 3. Indeed, both were announced at about the same time and each advanced an enticing bill and autonomy.
2. Hyundai Ioniq
Hyundai Group’s Ioniq debuted in 2017 and already, its 200-kilometer range falls short of industry standards. That’s why Hyundai has announced that as early as next year, it will be enhanced. We expect freedom closer to 300 kilometers than 200.
3. Hyundai Kona
This is undoubtedly one of the pertussis of the industry right now. With its 415 km of autonomy announced, the Kona electric will prove very popular with consumers. Let’s just hope that the manufacturer is able to meet the demand.
4. Kia Niro
Kia’s Niro is the first cousin of the Hyundai Kona, but its dress differs somewhat. In fact, we could talk more about a small family here. Nevertheless, it advances the same components and promises a similar experience in terms of capacity. And behind the wheel, the proposed balance between comfort and handling is interesting.
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5. Soul Kia
The Kia Soul will be launched at the end of the month. Unfortunately, we learned that the arrival of the electric version would be delayed. In practical terms, we must supply the European market first; America will follow. Nevertheless, here is one that is destined for a bright future in the world of electric vehicles.
6. Nissan LEAF
The Nissan LEAF is still the world’s best-selling electric car with some 400,000 units since its launch in 2011. With the arrival of the PLUS variant, which increased the range from 241 to 363 kilometers, this is a range that is very interesting for consumers.
7. Tesla Model 3
The beginnings were not easy for the Model 3 of Tesla, but the cruising pace has been reached with production and we are starting to see this compact more and more on our roads. If you like the difference, you may be seduced.
8. Volkswagen e-Golf
One could compare the adventure of the Volkswagen e-Golf to that of the Hyundai Ioniq. Their range of 200 kilometres was sufficient when they arrived, but it is less so today. However, for many buyers, a freedom of 200 terminals is enough. If this is the case, this is a more than interesting choice, especially since the car is driven like… a Volkswagen Golf.
9. Smart Fortwo
Smart announced that it was to exit the North American market due to reliable sales of its model, especially in the United States. This might be your final chance to get your hands on a fun electric car that provides enough range (about 100 km) for urban travel.
Smart Fortwo 2019
10. Tesla Model X & Mercedes-Benz EQC,
In order not to forget anyone, let us reserve this tenth position for other electric vehicles, proposals that are more in the upper echelons of the industry, but which nevertheless represent interesting purchases. In addition to the models already mentioned, let’s add the BMW i3, Jaguar’s I-Pace and the Porsche Taycan, which is eagerly awaited.
Mercedes-Benz EQC 2021
Ten years ago, electric cars were not only rare on our roads, they seemed practically reserved for fiction. In 10 years, they will be part of our furniture and our manners.