Electric Vehicles

These are the plug-in electric and all-electric SUVs you can buy right now

The R1S is Rivian's all-electric SUV offering. Scroll down to find out all the details.

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Electrified vehicles are starting to become the new norm. However, their level of electrification varies, from traditional hybrid powertrains to 48-volt systems to plug-in hybrid (PHEV) to all-electric models. This list takes a closer look at the SUVs that are currently for sale that feature either plug-in electric or all-electric power plants.

2019 Audi E-tron

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The 2019 Audi E-Tron is a two-row all-electric SUV with a 204-mile range. It has a 95 kWh lithium-ion battery that is paired with two electric motors to achieve 355 horsepower under normal driving conditions. Using Boost mode, the car's power is upped to 402 horsepower. It has a single-speed transmission.

The E-tron gets 74 MPGe combined.

Drivers can charge their E-tron in 80 hours on a 120-volt/Level 1 outlet. A 240-volt/Level 2 outlet cuts that time to nine hours. Audi has enabled the model to recharge the first 54 miles of range in 10 minutes from a 150 kWh charger and get to 80 percent of its full capacity from empty (approximately 163 miles) in 30 minutes.

The 2019 Audi E-tron starts at $74,800.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e 4MATIC

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The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e 4MATIC is a PHEV that employs a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a 90 kWh electric motor and 13.5 kWh battery to achieve 315 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. The power plant is completed by a nine-speed automatic transmission. It comes only with all-wheel drive.

The two-row SUV's all-electric range and efficiency figures are TBA.

Drivers can charge to full on a 120-volt/Level I charger in 7.75 hours when 10 percent of the battery life is remaining. Using a 240-volt/Level II charger, owners can get from a 10 to 80 percent charge in 2.25 hours.

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e 4MATIC starts at $51,900.

2020 BMW X3 xDrive30e

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The 2020 BMW X3 xDrive30e is an four-wheel drive, PHEV variant of the automaker's popular compact X3 SUV. It's powered by a twin-turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that works in tandem with an electric motor and a 12 kWh lithium-ion battery. With their power combined, the X3 xDrive30e puts out 292 horsepower. It has around 30 miles of all-electric range.

The SUV has an all-electric range of around 34 miles.

A traditional 120-volt/Level I outlet can charge the car's battery in less than six hours. Using the BMW I Wallbox, the SUV can be charged in 3.5 hours.

The X3 xDrive30e has a starting price of $48,550.

2020 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

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The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid is a PHEV version of the popular subcompact Crosstrek SUV. It comes standard with all-wheel drive and is only available in one trim level.

The SUV gets its power from a set of electric motors, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, and a lithium-ion battery pack. It has a continuously variable transmission.

The Crosstrek Hybrid can go up to 65 mph in full electric mode and is a full second faster getting to 60 mph from a standstill than the standard Crosstrek. It gets 90 MPGe and has a range of 480 miles. It has an all-electric range of 17 miles.

The model qualifies for High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) permits in several states, including California, Maryland and New York.

The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid starts at $35,145.

2020 Jaguar I-Pace

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The 2020 Jaguar I-Pace is an all-electric vehicle that sits higher on the road than a car but lower than a traditional SUV, putting it firmly in crossover territory. It comes standard with all-wheel drive and is available in three trim levels.

The SUV has a 90 kWh battery that is paired with two electric motors and produces 394 horsepower and 512 pound-feet of torque. It can get from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds.

Jaguar's EV navigation technology factors in route topography, driving style, and more to help optimize vehicle range when determining potential routes to a destination.

Owners can charge their vehicle from empty to 80 percent in 40 minutes using a 100kW DC fast charger. Using a 230-volt AC wall box, the same percentage is achieved in just over 10 hours. Each vehicle comes standard with a charging cable.

The 2020 Jaguar I-Pace starts at $69,500.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

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You won't see any 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-Es sitting on dealership lots just yet, but the model is available for order. Click here to see the SUV's stats, specs, features, and trim level information.

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport PHEV

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The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport PHEV is available in two trim levels: HSE and Autobiography with Dynamic Pack. The former starts at $79,000 and the latter at $89,990.

Powering the model is a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine and an electric motor. The PHEV P400e achieves 398 horsepower and 472 pound-feet of torque. It can get from zero to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds and has a top speed of 137 mph.

The SUV is just as capable as its traditionally powered model with a fording depth of 33.5 inches.

Land Rover has given the model an all-electric range of 19 miles. Its navigation system shows charging areas along your route.

It takes 14 hours to charge the battery on a 120-volt/Level I charger. Using a wall charger, that number shrinks to 2.75 hours.

2020 Kia Niro PHEV

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The 2020 Kia Niro features new styling as part of a refresh but its powertrain remains the same. The Niro PHEV is available in three trim levels: LXS, EX, EX Premium.

It has a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that is paired with an electric motor and a six-speed dual-clutch transmission. It gets 139 horsepower and has 26 miles of all-electric range. It achieves 46 mpg and 105 MPGe combined.

Using a 120-volt/Level I outlet, you can charge the Niro PHEV in nine hours. Using a 240-volt outlet cuts that charge time down to two hours and 15 minutes.

The model qualifies as a high-occupancy vehicle designation in some states.

The 2020 Kia Niro PHEV stars at $29,490 and tops out around $36,400 without any tax incentives or destination charges factored in.

2020 Volvo XC60 T8 eAWD Plug-in Hybrid

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The 2020 Volvo XC60 T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid is a two-row PHEV. Volvo treats the model as trim level rather than an entirely different model like other automakers do.

It is powered by a turbo- and super-charged four-cylinder engine that combines with an electric motor and a 10.4-kWh litium-ion battery to produce 400 horsepower and 495 pound-feet of torque. The powertrain is completed by an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The model can get from zero to 60 mph in five seconds and delivers 40 km of all-electric range.

It is priced starting at $54,595.

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

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The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that works with two electric motors and a single-speed transmission to deliver 197 horsepower. All-wheel drive is standard.

It earns 74 MPGe combined and can go up to 22 miles on all-electric power.

Mitsubishi says that charging the Outlander PHEV on a 120-volt/Level I outlet can take up to 13 hours. Moving up to a 240-volt/Level II charger reduces that time to 3.5 hours. Utilizing DC fast charging, 80 percent of the battery life can be regained in just 25 minutes.

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has a starting price of $36,295.

2020 Audi Q5 PHEV

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The Audi Q5, which comes with a "TFSI e" badge. It comes standard with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that is paired with a 14.1-kWh lithium-ion battery to produce 349 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. It has all-wheel drive and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Audi reports that the model can go around 20 miles on all-electric power. It has a rating of 65 MPGe combined.

The Audi Q5 PHEV starts at $52,900 and tops out just over $60,000.

Fisker Ocean

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Fisker is currently taking reservations for its new SUV, the Ocean. The all-electric Ocean will be arriving in 2022, according to the latest update from the company. Click here to learn more about it.

2020 Land Rover Range Rover P400e

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Land Rover offers a plug-in hybrid version of its popular Range Rover model as an engine variant of the SUV.

According to the company, the model, "combines our lightweight Ingenium engine and 141 horsepower electric motor, together with a large 13-kWh capacity battery which is charged via an external source. In EV mode this delivers 19 miles from a full charge with zero CO2 tailpipe emissions."

The SUV can charge to full in 14 hours using a 120-volt/Level I charger. It has 19 miles of all-electric range. Using a 240-volt/Level II charger that time is cut to 2.75 hours.

The Land Rover Range Rover PHEV starts at $95,950.

2020 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid

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Porsche sells the PHEV version of their Cayenne SUV in the U.S., the Cayenne E-Hybrid and the Caynnne Turbo S E-Hybrid. The latter is the performance-focused variant.

The models are powered by a turbocharged V6 engine that is paired with an electric motor and 14.1-kWh lithium-ion battery. Those components are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The E-Hybrid model achieves 477 horsepower and gets from zero to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds. It has a top track speed of 157 mph whereas the Turbo S E-Hybrid has 670 horsepower, goes the distance in just 3.6 seconds, and can go 183 mph on the track.

The 2020 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid starts at $81,800.

2020 Tesla Model X

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The Tesla Model X is available in a variety of ranges, which the company treats like trim levels. The base model has a 100-kWh battery back that is matched with two electric motors. All-wheel drive is standard.

The standard Long Range model moves from zero to 60 mph in 4.4. seconds. Opt for the Performance variant to get to the mark in 2.7 seconds.

Tesla's Long Range spec has as a 328-mile range and achieves 101 MPGe combined. The Performance model is rated at 305 miles of range and 96 MPGe.

Using a 240-volt/Level II charger, it takes 10 hours to fully charge a Model X. Utilizing a Tesla Supercharger can give drivers 115 miles of range in just 15 minutes, but it takes 90 minutes to fully charge the SUV.

The Tesla Model X starts at $84,990.

Rivian R1S

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The Rivian R1S is the automaker's all-electric SUV offering. It starts at $72,500 and reservations are currently being accepted via the Rivian website.

This SUV is made to be capable and practical. It is slated to have over 400 miles of range and a quad-motor system, which should allow it to do a tank turn like the R1T pickup truck.

The company says that the SUV will get from zero to 60 mpg in under three seconds and deliver up to 750 horsepower. It has a wading depth of over three feet and a maximum towing capacity of 7,700 pounds.

2020 Volvo XC90 T8 eAWD Plug-in Hybrid

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Volvo sells the XC90 plug-in hybrid model as a powertrain option rather than as its own standalone vehicle. The XC90 T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid starts at $67,000.

The model is powered by a twin-turbocharged V6 engine that is paired with two electric motors. It gets 400 horsepower and 472 pound-feet of torque.

It is rated at 55 MPGe combined.

2020 Hyundai Kona EV

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The Hyundai Kona EV is not available in all states. The EV offers up to 258 miles of range and is available in three trim levels: SEL, Limited, and Ultimate.

The models are all powered by a 64-kWh lithium-ion battery paired with an electric motor and single-speed transmission. The model gets 132 MPGe in the city and 108 MPGe on the highway.

The battery takes 9.5 hours to charge using a 240-volt/Level II outlet. Using a DC fast charger, the SUV can get up to 80 percent of its range back in 50 minutes.

The 2020 Hyundai Kona EV starts at $37,190 and tops out around $46,000.

2020 Kia Niro EV

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The 2019 Kia Niro EV is currently being sold in two trim levels: EX and EX Premium. The 2020 model is coming and will likely have the same underpinnings as the 2019 model. The information below is for the 2019 Niro EV.

Kia has given the SUV a 201-horsepower electric motor, 64-kWh battery, and a single-speed transmission. It delivers 291 pound-feet of torque.

The Kia Niro EV has a 239-mile range and achieves 112 MPGe. The model comes with four drive modes: Eco, Normal, Sport, and Eco+.

On a 240-volt/Level II charger, the SUV takes about 9.5 hours to charge.

The 2020 Kia Niro EV starts at $38,500.

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Tesla rolls back FSD beta before issuing fix

Tesla issued a beta update but quickly pulled it back.

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Tesla's Full Self-Driving tech is currently in public beta testing, which means that the automaker allows a subset of its owners to download the software to their cars. Over the weekend, Tesla released FSD beta 10.3 and users started reporting issues almost immediately. Since Tesla's PR department is essentially CEO Elon Musk's Twitter account, he took to social media to outline the process to fix problems with the beta.

Tesla FSD Drivers reported issues with vehicle safety systems after updating.Tesla

Musk tweeted that public beta version 10.3 was rolled back to 10.2. "Please note, this is to be expected with beta software," he said. Issues began popping up with Tesla owners on various forums and on social media. Drivers reported that cars shut off active safety features without their input and some noted that their forward collision warnings and automatic emergency braking systems malfunctioned, causing the cars to apply the brakes without any apparent danger in the road ahead.

Tesla FSD A new beta was released this morning with fixes for the problems.Tesla

Early this morning, Musk tweeted again to note that beta version 10.3.1 is rolling out now, which would re-update users to the latest version with fixes. All of this illustrates how FSD is not final and has a way to go before it's ready for showtime. Developing software of any type is difficult work, made even harder by the fact that public roads are so unpredictable at times. So, while Tesla's public beta approach, which puts unproven functions into the hands of everyday drivers, may not be the most palatable for many of us on the roads at the same time, it's certainly netting the company plenty of data to work with.

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Ford Bronco to rule SEMA this year

The Bronco RTR features a fun livery and several off-road upgrades.

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The annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show is an opportunity for the aftermarket and manufacturers to come together on wildly customized vehicles and to show off the latest parts and tech in the space. Now that the Ford Bronco has finally made its way to the public, it's not surprising to see several wild SEMA takes on the hottest SUV to hit the market in some time.

2021 Bronco by Tucci Hot Rods The tracks are said to improve the Bronco's abilities in deep snow and ice.Ford

2021 Bronco by Tucci Hot Rods

The new Bronco is capable and rugged on its own, but Tucci Hot Rods felt it needed more. The shop gave it that boost with a set of tracks in place of wheels, which are said to be great for deep snow and ice. This Bronco features a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine and a seven-speed manual transmission to go with its Mattracks 88-Series quad tracks.

2021 Bronco RTR Fun-Runner by RTR Vehicles

Vaghn Gittin Jr's RTR Vehicles imagined a Bronco package that could be installed at the dealer. The result is the Fun-Runner, which features several Ford Performance and Ford Licensed Accessories parts. It's based on a 2021 two-door Bronco Badlands, and comes with an eye-catching wrap, an Ultimate Dana 44 front axle, Ultimate Dana 60 semi-float rear axle, RCV Performance CV axles, and a performance intake for its four-cylinder engine.

2021 Bronco by BDS Supensions SEMA presents an excellent opportunity for shops to show off their skill and imagination.Ford

2021 Bronco by BDS Supensions

BDS is a subsidiary of Fox Shocks and has worked with Ford for quite some time. The results of that long-running relationship are on display with the BDS Bronco, which features Fox 2.5 PES coilovers, BDS rear adjustable control arms and track bar, swaybar disconnect, and 37-inch BFGoodrich KM3 tires. The Bronco's bumpers have been replaced with CrawlTek Revolution units that feature a recessed winch mount, recovery hooks and more.

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