The future is electric — and the future is now for electric cars.
In addition to the handful of popular electric vehicles already changing the game, many others are heading down the street soon.
While sales of EVs have grown steadily for the past five years — 2022 saw an all-time high in sales — the White House’s latest goal is to have EVs make up 50% of all car sales by the year 2030.
That goal may be achievable with these EV beauties, some of which are out now, that have been worth the wait.
2023 Ford F-150 Lightning
Good name, great car. Ford extends its mega-popular F-150 truck line with a truck that, well, looks just like the typical F-150 and it appears to be just as powerful. That’s a huge plus for pickup drivers who may be a bit skeptical that electric vehicles will perform up to their expectations.
It does. It goes from 0-60 in 4.5 seconds and reaches 70 effortlessly — and smoothly. Reviewers note that it also handles better than the old-school F-150.
And while the interior basically mirrors that of the non-EV F-150, luxurious trims and extras are available, like an 18-speaker sound system.
2024 Honda Prologue
Honda’s first all-electric SUV blends a futuristic look with a slightly rugged exterior, and while Honda didn’t fare too well with its first EV effort (remember the Clarity sedan? Yeah, we don’t either), the Prologue has better buzz.
That’s thanks in part to a development collaboration with General Motors (it will have the Ultimum battery packs used currently in GM’s own EVs). Expectations are high and an estimated 300 miles per charge is a sign of good things to come.
2023 Cadillac Lyriq
Cadillac is known for its trademark sleek style, and the Lyriq falls in line. It also brings with it a style all its own, sitting 6 inches lower than Cadillac’s popular XT6 SUV and sporting a curvy 33-inch display in LED that is more plane cockpit than car instrument panel.
The Lyriq comes with a 340-horsepower engine, but an all-wheel drive version will soon come with an impressive 500 hp.
2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV
Set for summer 2023, the midsize SUV is set to compete with the Volkswagen ID.4 and the Ford Mustang Mach-E in both function and price.
The Blazer EV promises to offer a little extra though, with several trims to choose from and a range estimated at around 293 miles for the 2LT trim and a 320-mile range for the sportier RS trim. In 2024, expect a lower-priced 1LT, likely below $45,000.
2024 DeLorean Alpha5
A DeLorean? Worth the wait? Much anticipated? Yes, it’s true.
The Alpha5, expected to hit the road in late 2024, has its trademark wing doors, of course, but it also says it can go from 0 to 8 mph in just 4.4 seconds.
For those wanting to experience the nostalgia of the ‘80s DeLoreans, the doors are likely the only thing that harkens back to the original. Instead, the Alpha5 is distinctively sleek and modern. The cost is estimated to be at least $100,000, and an EV SUV may follow.
2023 GMC Sierra EV
GMC is going all in on its EV pickup truck, with a planned collection of various trims that bring the Sierra EV’s price tag to a big range of $50,000 to $1,000. The Denali Edition 1, due in early 2024, boasts a massive 754 horsepower with an estimated range of 400 miles.
A unique feature is its so-called “crab walk,” which allows for low-speed diagonal movement. An off-road version, the AT4 is expected in late 2024 followed by the Elevation model in 2025.