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The coolest and best EVs coming this year (and beyond)

Which of these incredible electric vehicles is your favorite?

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The all-electric craze is in full swing, and automakers are bringing new electric cars to market at a blistering pace. While the last few years have been an exciting time for EVs, the next several years are going to be even more thrilling. The years 2021 and 2022 saw electric vehicles go mainstream, while 2023, 2024, and 2025 will be the years when they really begin to shine. 

A lot of new electric vehicles are expected to come out over the next few years — like, a dizzying number. If we were to cover all the upcoming electric vehicles that are expected to arrive in the near future, we would end up writing a novel. Instead, we’ve compiled a list of the seven coolest electric vehicles that we’re the most excited to see in the future.

DeLorean Alpha5 front end angle from passenger's side on a black platform with cloudy skies in the background.
DeLorean

DeLorean Alpha5

After nearly four decades in hibernation, DeLorean’s back in business. While most of us associate DeLorean with the wedge-shaped marvel from Back to the Future, the upcoming Alpha5 looks like it actually belongs in the future, though it gets some inspiration from the classic car.

The Alpha5 is a serious EV that looks toward the future. It has gullwing doors, four seats, an expected range of 300 miles, and a claimed 0-to-88 mph time of 4.35 seconds. The EV will be a low-volume model with about 4,000 cars expected to be produced with an anticipated price tag of around $125,000.

Rolls-Royce Spectre side profile in front of gray walls and studio lighting.
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Rolls-Royce Spectre

Even storied automakers like Rolls-Royce can’t avoid moving toward an all-electric future. Rolls-Royce’s first all-electric vehicle will be the gorgeous Spectre coupe. While it would’ve been easy for Rolls-Royce to electrify an existing model, the Spectre is being built from the ground up as an EV.

As far as figures go, the Spectre is expected to have a range of roughly 300 miles and a 0-to-60 mph time of 4.4 seconds. It’s also powered by dual motors that can deliver 577 horsepower. These aren’t the sexiest figures, but for a car that tips the scales at nearly three tons and is almost 18 feet long, we’re sure the Spectre will offer performance that Rolls-Royce consumers expect from the brand and take its place among the best electric cars.

Like most Rolls-Royce vehicles, the Spectre is targeted at customers who can afford the $400,000 price tag and all the premium luxury that comes with it. The 2024 Rolls-Royce Spectre is expected to hit the road before the end of 2023.

Cadillac Celestiq rear end angle from passenger's side in front of a sunset with mountains in the back.
Cadillac

Cadillac Celestiq

General Motors is arguably leading the EV charge — no pun intended — for all automakers. With so many brands living under one roof, GM has large plans that include selling 1 million EVs annually by 2025. While most of the new EVs from GM will be affordable ones, the Celestiq is a bit different.

The Celestiq will help Cadillac get back on the map as a leader in luxury cars. It will start at $300,000, be built by hand, and have a dizzying level of customization. The luxury EV will have 55 inches of digital real estate with 3D surround sound and a range of 300 miles, and it will come with two electric motors for up to 600 horsepower.

The 2024 Cadillac Celestiq will be delivered in early 2024, but you probably won’t see it at the dealership since it’s a bespoke car.

Canoo pickup truck front front end angle from driver's side in a studio with white walls in the back.
Canoo

Canoo Pickup Truck

Remember Canoo? We wouldn’t blame you if you forgot about the startup that appeared in 2017. The company appeared out of nowhere with dramatic concepts like the Canoo Pickup Truck, and then things went quiet. Still, we’re excited to see the funky truck officially go on sale.

The Canoo Pickup Truck has one of the strangest designs on the road with its abnormal front end. While the design of the truck is strange, the result is an EV with innovative storage compartments and impressive capability, making it one of the best electric vehicles. Last we heard, the truck will have up to 600 horsepower and 200 miles of range. It’s also the U.S. Army’s choice for an electric pickup truck, and it’s expected to be sold between $35,000 and $50,000. Well, finally, the Tesla Cybertruck has a worthy opponent!

Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept front end angle from driver's side parked in front of a garage.
Stellantis

Dodge Daytona SRT

Instead of looking toward the future, Dodge is doing what it does best by looking to its past. Dodge, the brand known for high-powered V8 engines, is getting into electric vehicles with the Daytona SRT. The vehicle is meant to be a halo vehicle for the automaker’s e-muscle line and is supposed to be an electric muscle car with a retro design and sound. At the moment, the Daytona SRT sounds along the lines of a robotic indoor cat instead of a lion, but we’re sure Dodge is working on that.

Dodge is staying quiet on what kind of performance the Daytona SRT will have, but if it’s anything like the brand’s gas-powered cars, you can expect it to be absurdly powerful and offer blistering acceleration.

Lotus Eletre side profile in front of a wall with dramatic sunlight coming from the front.
Lotus

Lotus Eletre

Lotus, the brand that’s known for making driver-focused sports cars that deliver pure driving experiences, has one of the best-performance electric SUVs that you can get your hands on. The Lotus Eletre comes with twin electric motors that can deliver 905 horsepower — this is enough to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in less than 3 seconds! The performance-oriented trim has a range of 304 miles, but if you want a longer range of up to 373 miles after a full charge, you have to settle for the base and mid trims with 600 horsepower.

The Lotus Eletre is expected in the U.S. market in 2024 with a starting price of around $84,500, but the more powerful option is expected to be sold at around $115,000.

Rendering of side profile of Mercedes-Benz EQG in front of blue skies.
Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz EQG

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is an iconic car. The boxy, high-end off-roader is one of the most recognizable vehicles on the road today. While some people may be worried about the G-Class’s future with Mercedes looking into EVs, there’s some good news: The G-Class will live on as the all-electric EQG.

We don’t have a lot of information about the EQG, but it’s scheduled to go into production in 2024 with a delivery date of the same year or early 2025. We also know that the electric SUV will have a similar boxy design to the current G-Class, and we expect it to use the current SUV’s body-on-frame platform. The EQG should offer incredible off-roading performance with a four-motor design that will see each wheel get its own electric motor.

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