Automakers are committed to building and selling EVs for drivers with different needs, at varying price points and with different features. Nearly every auto manufacturer from GM to Volkswagen has announced plans to offer EVs in 2021 and beyond, including trucks and SUVs.
Right now, you can choose from almost 50 models – and by 2024, it's predicted there will be about 130 EV models on the road.
Manufacturers are continuing to add a variety of sporty, rugged or nostalgic models to their EV lineups. And soon, you'll even be able to pull a boat or camper with an electric pickup truck. Ford, General Motors, Tesla and new company Rivian have all announced they will be offering electric pickups in the next couple of years.
Since most of the major manufacturers have an EV model available, even the most brand-loyal buyers can choose to go electric.
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EVs are "fueled" in different ways. Some are all-electric and don't use gasoline. Others are plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) that have both a gas engine and an electric motor.
EVs, like the Chevy Bolt, Nissan LEAF®, Mustang Mach-E and Tesla Model 3, have an electric motor and run on electricity only. The battery recharges by plugging into an electrical outlet or charging station. On average, you can drive more than 200 miles on a charge. Some models can travel more than 300 miles, and more vehicles with higher battery ranges will be available over the next couple of years.
PHEVs also have an electric motor and battery but use a gasoline engine for backup. You can drive on electricity before the gasoline engine kicks in. There are many models available, including the Chrysler Pacifica Minivan, Honda Clarity, Mitsubishi Outlander and BMW 33Oe.