The biggest electric vehicle companies around the world (2021)

If you don't know by now that electric cars are the future, where have you been living? So whether it's now or a few years from now, you're probably going to find yourself buying one.

Find out where you can bag yourself the best electric cars going here.

1. Tesla

Of course, Tesla was going to be at the top. By constantly refining and upgrading their models, they have been able to hit some massive electric vehicle sales of all time. Having sold approximately 71,000 since 2015, Tesla just never fails to amaze us.

With a net worth of around $650 billion, Tesla is the top dog in the business, and one of the best electric car companies, without a doubt. To date, Tesla has four electric cars that its pulled out the bag: Tesla Model S, Model X, Model 3, and Model Y. If you're looking for a sedan, then the Model S and Model 3 is what you'll want, but if you're looking for more of an SUV, then the Model X is the one you need and the Model Y is for those who love a crossover SUV. It's fair to say that Tesla will more than likely continue to dominate the electric vehicle market in years to come as they're just flawless at what they do.

Elon Musk, the proud owner, has done a cracking job taking Tesla to the top. Tesla's Model S was the world's best-selling plug-in electric car in 2015 and 2016 and its recent Model 3 has a smashing range of 310 miles and a top speed of 140mph! Tempting? Don't wait any longer and grab yourself one now.

2. Rivian

With two electric vehicles currently in the pipeline, Rivian has been working on testing its electric vehicles since it founded back in 2009. Sadly, there are no Rivian electric vehicles on the road at the moment, but this could all change very soon. An electric SUV and an electric pickup could be hitting our roads sooner than we think so keep an eye out.

Rumour has it that the Rivian R1T, Rivian's pickup truck, could be the first electric pickup to hit the market. Currently, in production, it is hoped that these can start to be delivered in June 2021. Kicking off with a launch edition at around $75,000, you'll be able to pick this up directly and check out the splashy design and test out the impressive driving range first-hand. Following on from this, we hope to see Rivian's SUV, the R1S, launch just after. Promising modern styling and luxury cabin space, we can't even begin to imagine what the tech is going to be like. They're already available to book online, so it can't be much longer now.

3. Volkswagen

On top of those companies that are already smashing it, you've also got the more conventional brands that are betting big on electric vehicles, like Volkswagen. The German automaker has been investing in electric car technology now for quite a while. Currently offering two electric vehicle models the e-up! and the e-Golf, Volkswagen has some big plans in place as it hopes to release more than 80 new electric vehicles by 2025! Talk about go hard or go home.

Obviously, this doesn't come cheap, and to get where they want to be, Volkswagen will be putting around €30 billion in the pot to help cover the technology cost. The stylish Volkswagen ID.4, which is part of the all-electric ID sub-brand is set to arrive shortly but is currently already sold out on its website, so if you were thinking about it, those early birds have beaten you to it. Arriving with a 310-mile range, ID.4 has such an appealing SUV body compared to the ID.3, as well as a 201bhp electric motor, lots of kit, and a relatively good price. As a trusted brand, we can't wait to see how things pan out for the company and what else they can bring to the table.

4. General Motors (GM)

This American auto giant has been working on electric vehicles now for as long as we can remember. GM has already produced some cracking electric cars, such as the Chevy Bolt and the Chevy Volt, and plans to introduce plenty more in the future. Having recently shared the GMC Hummer electric vehicle and Codilla Lyriq with us, we're dying to see what the future has in store for GM!

Word on the grapevine has that we can expect to see at least another 20 more! If you look at the history and current work progress, GM is more than likely going to smash it with its upcoming vehicles. Diving a little deeper, word has it that these future electric vehicles will be fully electric and not electrified hybrids. Also, we might find that some of them will be fuel cell electric too, imagine that!

5. BYD

The Chinese brand, which has maintained its reputation as one of the best-selling electric vehicle makers in the world has upped its game when it comes to its electric vehicles. With over 4,000 models moved in China, they're quite a hefty electric vehicle company. For those of you who didn't know, BYD stands for "Build Your Dreams" and that is exactly what BYD has done with the plug-hybrid SUV that they have which hits around 60 miles per hour in 5.0 seconds. Have that Tesla!

Selling conventional hybrid and electric vehicles around the globe, one of BYD's best and all-around great electric cars has to be the BYD Han. The Han is the sedan of the company and is only available in China for the moment. It boasts performance and style and also uses BYD's ultra-safe Blade Battery, setting high standards worldwide in terms of safety, performance, and luxury.

All in all, electric vehicle stocks have never been in a better position, so now is the time to get on board! If you need to get rid of your current car first because you need the cash to put towards a leccy one, then get your FREE online car selling quote here.


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