Top 5 Electric Vehicles That Are Not Tesla

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The Electric Vehicle space has been dominated by Tesla for the past few years, but today let us look at the Electric Vehicles that are not Tesla:

The list includes both established global brands that are now entering the world of EVs (Electric Vehicles) as well as relativity new companies that are focused solely on EVs.

5. Volkswagen ID.3 and ID.4

Volkswagen is a very old and established car manufacturer from Germany. In fact, it’s one of the most popular car brands in Europe. So, it was no surprise that when Volkswagen introduced their line of affordable Electric Vehicles, it was an instant hit.

The Volkswagen ID platform is one of the most affordable battery electric vehicles on this list. The ID platform is currently comprised of two cars. The Volkswagen ID.3 and the Volkswagen ID.4

The Volkswagen ID.3 is a hatchback family vehicle and comes as a five-door, five-seat vehicle. The entry-level ID.3 comes with a 45-kWh battery pack and promises a range of 200 miles under the best conditions. It is a rear-drive-only EV with a price tag of $39,000.

The Volkswagen ID.4 is the crossover variant on the ID platform. The ID.4 has an all-wheel-drive option and the base version offers a 310-mile range, powered by a 77-kWh battery pack. The base model starts at $39,000.

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4. Ford Mustang Mach E

At number 4 we have the Electric rebirth of the classic American muscle Ford Mustang. The Ford Mustang Mach E is Ford’s first all-electric crossover SUV-type vehicle:

And staying true to the Mustang brand, The Mustang Mach-E will be aiming for performance with promises of offering 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds.

The base variant comes with a 75.7 kWh battery pack that promises a range of 230 miles on a single charge.

Ford has also announced a GT and GT performance model for the more performance-oriented drivers. The all-wheel-drive EV comes together to give 480 horsepower and 643-pound feet of torque.

The entry-level Mach E comes with 266-horsepower and a starting price of $42,895.

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3. Rivian R1S/R1T

Rivian is one of the early birds in the Electric Vehicle scene. It was founded by Robert Scaringe, a mechanical engineer from MIT in 2009. And for a while, Rivian was one of the few automotive companies like Tesla completely focused on Electric Vehicles. 

At the center of Rivianare, is its R1S and R1T. The R1S is an SUV and the R1T is a pickup truck:

From the start, Rivian had the philosophy of serving customers with active and outdoorsy lifestyles. This is the reason their initial offerings included a powerful SUV and a Truck.

Rivian is offering three battery sizes 105 kWh, 135 kWh, 180 kWh. Both the R1S and R1T are all-wheel drives. Both Rivian EVs offer 14.5 ground clearance, perfect for off-roading. The Rivian R1S starts at $75,500, while the Rivian R1T starts at $67,000.

2. Mercedes EQS

At number 2 we have the finest of what German engineering has to offer. The EQS is Mercedes’s first fully electric offering. Mercedes takes all the luxury and class of its S-class and puts it into this EV.

The most eye-catching thing about Mercedes EQS is its hyper screen. The hyper screen is made up of a 12.3-inch display in Infront of the driver, a 17.7-inch display in the center, and a 12.3-inch display in front of the passenger.

But all the premium features and luxury comes at a cost. The Mercedes Benz EQS starts at a whopping $96,000.

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1. Ford F-150 Lightning

At the top of this list is the vehicle everyone in America was waiting for, the Ford F-150 Lightning. A fully electric variant of the infamous F-150 truck line:

The F-150 series has been Ford’s best-performing vehicle in the United States. In fact, F-150 is the single most sold vehicle in the country. So, it was never a question of ‘if’ Ford would bring a fully electric variant to the market, but rather ‘when’.

Ford took everything people loved about the F-150 and added all the benefits of a fully electric vehicle. It starts with 564 horsepower and 775 pounds per foot of torque for the base variant. Now combine that with the fact that it can do 0 to 60 in 4.5 seconds, and you have an EV super truck.

Since EVs don’t need an engine, the Lightning offers a massive trunk at the front (frunk). Ford is claiming a range of 230-miles on a single charge, which is the standard for EVs nowadays.

One of the most interesting features of the F-150 Lightning is its ability to be used as a reverse generator. Ford claims that the Lightning with the extended range battery can power a whole house for up to three days. If that isn’t utility, we don’t know what is.

The Ford F-150 starts at $42,000.

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