2020 JAGUAR I-PACE
The I-Pace was the first challenger EV in this space—the electric crossover was on the road by the latter half of 2018.
There are three models of I-Pace— the S (starting at $69,106), the SE ($73,371), and the HSE ($82,949). The three models have the same propulsion layout, using a 90-kilowatt-hour battery and two electric motors. A drawback of the big battery is long plug-in times, but a fast-charge port is standard.
Choosing the SE over the S adds such features as leather seats, upmarket LED headlights, bigger wheels, and more standard safety assistance.
2020 AUDI E-TRON
For 2020, Audi adds a Sportback configuration to the e-tron line. Opt for this one if you value aesthetics over practicality (or travel light). Zero to 60 miles per hour comes up in 5.5 seconds.
Range is an issue in the fairly heavy e-tron, with just 204 miles in the regular model (and 218 in the Sportback). The Premium Plus model starts at $74,800, and the Prestige at $79,100. (The Sportback starts at $77,400; a special-edition model goes for $88,495.) The Prestige adds a driver assistance package, heads-up display, upgraded seats with a massage function, power door closers, and air-quality enhancement.
2021 MUSTANG MACH-E
This electric crossover doesn’t look like any Mustang we’ve seen before, but it is a pretty neat package. The pony is really galloping in ways that will help you forget Steve McQueen’s Bullitt car, with up to 459 horsepower and 612 pound-feet of torque in the GT model. That’s enough for zero to 60 miles per hour in under four seconds.
Buyers have the choice of five trim levels (Select, Premium, California Route 1, GT, and GT Performance Edition), and front- or (with two motors) all-wheel drive. There are two battery sizes, 75.7 or 98.8 kilowatt-hours. Premium might be a good choice—it adds improved fast-charging, bigger wheels, a top-of-the-line Bang & Olufsen sound system, a big sunroof, and a power liftgate.
The Mach-E will go on sale in late 2020 and is priced between $44,995 and more than $60,000.