Tesla is the face of electric vehicles (EVs), as it exclusively sells electric cars as opposed to gasoline-powered cars. However, many other car companies have joined the electric bandwagon by offering their own version of an EV.
Within the last two decades, we’ve seen hybrid vehicles (powered by both gasoline and electricity), but these car companies are fully committing to electric cars— and some plan to become electric-only by the next decade. So who is making EVs other than Tesla?
Audi is a German car manufacturer of luxury vehicles, and they offer electric cars as well. There’s the Audi e-Tron Sportback that starts at $67,000. There’s also the standard e-Tron (also $67,000) which isn’t as sleek as the Sportback. In 2026, all of Audi’s new vehicles will be electric-only and will discontinue making its older model gas-powered vehicles by 2033.
BMW is another German manufacturer of luxury vehicles, and currently, its only EV is the BMW i3, which has been around since 2015. As of right now, BMW has no plans of becoming completely electric in the near future, so the i3 may be the only EV seen from them for a while. The car runs at a price of about $45,500.
“Chevy” is a division of the American General Motors car company, and features an EV with one of the most impressive driving ranges, at 259 miles before needing to be charged. The Chevy Bolt is also one of the least expensive EVs, starting at $37,500. General Motors (including Cadillac and Buick) plans to go all-electric by 2035.
Ford is another American car company that offers an EV with an impressive driving range. The Ford Mustang Mach-E has a driving range of 300 miles, and prices start at about $44,000. At the moment, Ford promises to make all of its passenger vehicles in Europe completely electric by 2030.
Hyundai is a South Korean car manufacturer that currently offers two EVs: the Kona Electric and the Ioniq Electric. The Kona is more expensive ($38,000) than the Ioniq ($34,000), but the Kona has a longer driving range at 258 miles, compared to only 170 miles on the Ioniq. Hyundai plans to go all-electric by 2040.
Kia is another South Korean car manufacturer that offers the Kia Niro as its only EV. This EV is reasonably priced at just under $40,000 with a driving range of 239 miles. Like BMW, Kia hasn’t made any announcements to go completely electric in the near future.
Nissan is a Japanese company with the Nissan Leaf as its EV. It’s one of the first well-known EVs, been around for more than a decade. However, it only has a driving range of 149 miles and starts at $32,500. The good news is that Nissan is one of the car companies that plan to go fully electric by 2030, meaning that driving ranges may become longer.
Volkswagen is a German car manufacturer, and its EV is the Volkswagen ID.4. This EV has a respectable driving range of 250 miles, and prices start at $41,000. Volkswagen plans to sell one million EVs within the next year and wants to be fully electric in Europe by 2035.
Why Switch to an EV?
EVs are the most environmentally friendly cars on the market since they have zero carbon emissions. EVs are also much quieter than the quietest gas-powered cars.
However, many EVs don’t have significantly longer battery life and charging stations aren’t as abundant as gas stations right now, but both of these limitations may change once more companies go completely electric. Also, you may need new car insurance once you switch to an electric car, as premiums tend to be higher, but this all depends on where you live, the brand of your car, your driving history, and other factors.
Other car companies planning to be all-electric within the next few decades include Bentley, Fiat, Honda, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Rolls-Royce, Toyota, and Volvo. With so many companies going electric, all of the downsides of owning an electric car will soon disappear.