According to a study released by the University of Michigan earlier this year, owning an electric car today is less expensive than owning a non-electric car ($632 per year less expensive to be exact). Granted, this study only examined the cost of fuel, but a quick search on the internet reveals even repairs on an electric vehicle are less expensive than on a diesel or gasoline car. More and more countries across the world are setting tighter emission test standards, which in turn leads many leading car manufacturers to make significant investments in electric vehicles. Norway for example, has set its goal to ban the sale of non-electric vehicles as early as 2025.
Keeping that in mind, it really shouldn’t come to anyone as a surprise that more and more people all over the world are considering buying an electric car when they’re ready for their next vehicle purchase.
Here’s our list of top ten electric vehicles to keep an eye out for in 2019/2020 and beyond.
Volkswagen I.D. Buzz
Originally, shown as a concept car in 2017, this vehicle will be one of several new cars the German car manufacturer Volkswagen will introduce over the next few years. The “Show Car of the Year” will hit the streets by 2020 and cost $45,000.
Aston Martin Rapid E
2019 will bring the very first $255K electric Aston Martin. Only 155 units will be produced and the company claims they’ve “already sold the entire production run to customers eager to be among the first with an electric Aston.” The British car manufacturer also thinks this car will outsell Tesla.
Tesla Model Y
Production for this car was set to start at some point in 2020. No specs have not been released yet and Tesla maintains its secrecy around this car model.
Scheduled to be available for U.S. customers in 2019, this car has the ability to accelerate from 0-60 mph in under 6 seconds. It’s also Audi’s first ever 100% electric car.
BMW Mini E
One of 12 electric vehicles on the roadmap for BMW by 2025. BMW’s new Mini Cooper is scheduled to be available in 2019. This is the classic Mini converted into a car of the future.
Volvo Polestar 2
Another car set to be ready for the world to see in 2019 with a base price of $44,000. High- end models will also be available. Volvo insists this car is going to be in direct competition with Tesla’s Model 3.
A car and its technology that has been in the making since the 2016 Paris Motor Show. This car will be on the market in mid-2019. Mercedez-Benz took testing very seriously, by launch over 500 individual tests will have been completed for this car.
Hyundai Kona Electric
Originally unveiled last year during the Geneva Motor Show, this car is set to hit dealerships as early as Q4 of 2018. The price and features list of this vehicle haven’t been released yet, but experts are speculating it will be the “most affordable of a new wave of electric SUVs that will arrive” in the near future.
Porsche is expected to start working on their electric vehicles in 2019 and is expected to be fully charged in 15 minutes. The Taycan is a coupe, which will arrive late next year with aspirations of competing with Tesla’s Model S. There are plenty of speculations on the interior of the car since everything has been kept under wraps.
Jaguar’s first ever luxury electric vehicle that’s also an SUV. A very powerful car expected to start at $75,000 for its base model. The concept of this car was originally unveiled in 2016 at the Los Angeles Motor Show. Experts claim this is the car that will set the standard for all luxury electric vehicles going forward.
There are many other manufactures working on electric vehicles, you can read more about them here. Be sure to keep in mind that an EV may be more expensive up front but in the long run it can be a much better investment since the overall cost of maintenance will be much lower.