The new EVs we're most excited about
More and more electric cars are coming. Today, there may only be a baker's dozen on sale, but over the next few years, the choices will grow tremendously. It's a big switch from the traditional internal-combustion engine, but honestly, we're excited for some great new cars that happen to run on battery power.
To prove it, in this list, each of our editors picks the electric car they're most excited about and explains why. We left it open to EVs already announced but awaiting launch, EVs we know only slivers of info about and some that are already sale today that await new variants. Be sure to let us know what EVs get you excited in the comments, too.
Yes, in spite of a slew of sexy and high-power electric performance cars on the horizon, the EV launch I'm most excited about really is a minivan. But not just any minivan, I'm amped for the production version of the Volkswagen ID Buzz, the battery-powered revival of the brand's legendary Type 2 Microbus.
Due in 2022, VW's electric Bus revival will hopefully get a better name, but even if it doesn't, this charismatic-looking thing promises to provide guilt-free performance, flexible seating configurations and more utility than most SUVs.
The ID Buzz is slated to be built in Chattanooga, Tennessee, riding atop VW's MEB platform. Packing available all-wheel drive, gobs of tech, plenty of range (well over 300 miles) and wrapped in nostalgia-soaked looks, VW's ID ...
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