The auto market has seen a sharp rise in the production of electric and hybrid vehicles this year. Specifically, SUVs and trucks are phasing out of internal combustion and entering the electric era. Herein, we take a look at the top-selling electric and hybrid SUVs and trucks of 2020.
1. Kia Niro EV
Kia’s Niro EV is a fully electric SUV with a range of 239 miles and great fun to drive. It has all the standard features that the Kias are known for that make them good value for money among the 2020 SUVs. It comes with a variety of driver aids and safety features.
2. Kia Soul EV
This is an excellent electric vehicle that lies somewhere in between the hatchback and SUV categories making it an excellent crossover. It is very well designed and equipped while being very affordable.
3. Rivian R1T
With the Rivian R1T, the category of trucks now has a purely electric motor. This vehicle promises a fully electric motor and a range of 400 miles with all-wheel drive, three feet wading capabilities, and a great performance. Its looks are also eye-catching with a smooth outer body and interiors with the latest features, touch screen controls, charging stations, and storage. As of now, the company is taking preorders.
4. Ram 1500 with eTorque
The 2020 Dodge Ram has a mid-hybrid system, i.e., an electric motor that is coupled with an internal combustion engine. It is not totally environmentally friendly or purely electric but does give the truck an edge and helps improve mileage figures. It fills in the space that the automatic engine shut-off systems create to save fuel.
5. Jaguar I-Pace
The 2020 Jaguar I-Pace is an electric vehicle that is as refined and comfortable as the cars from the brand have always been while also delivering a thrilling driving experience and long electric range. The car is fun to drive with excellent response, power, and road grip. It can be taken off-road with ease with a standard all-wheel-drive that can raise the SUV with its adaptive air suspension system for maximum ground clearance off-road. For improved aerodynamics on a highway, it can be lowered. The 234-mile range will reassure all those who worry about the range of an electric vehicle. The interiors are luxurious and high quality and the SUV is loaded with a lot of tech as well as safety features.
6. Audi e-tron
This has been Audi’s first step into the electric car market. It is a five-seater SUV and has a dual motor drive. It has a very sophisticated interior and boasts a maximum range of 204 miles on full charge. The car retains the Audi look and feel and the philosophy behind the car is to have created a great vehicle that just happens to be electrically powered. It has a great infotainment system and has reasonably good performance figures.
7. Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
This is a hybrid vehicle that can tackle the rough roads well with the help of a gas engine and two electric motors. It can run on battery charger mode where the gas engine recharges the battery as it runs. The purely electric mode has a range of 30 miles.
8. Volvo XC60 T8
The Volvo XC60 T8 hybrid crossover has an all-wheel drive, safety technology, touch screen controls, and semi-autonomous driving features that are the best in the 2020 SUVs market. It has an intelligent auto mode that combines the electric and gas engines well.
9. Tesla Model X
The Tesla Model X is a crossover that has unique features like wing doors and dual motors. Although it doesn’t have great off-road capabilities, it can trailer for short distances.