Almost every brand has some kind of plug-in vehicle headed to U.S. dealerships in the next five years, if not a bunch of them.
Many are versions of gasoline-powered nameplates, but automakers are increasingly seeing the need to roll out dedicated electric vehicles or vehicle lines as well.
Daimler AG is spending more than $11 billion to bring at least 10 new EVs to market under its new Mercedes-Benz EQ subbrand by 2022.
The motive isn't short-term profits; BMW CEO Harald Krueger told reporters in Frankfurt that EVs generally will have lower margins than vehicles with internal combustion engines.
But in the long run, automakers want to ensure they don't get left behind their competitors as more consumers decide that an EV or plug-in hybrid can work for their lifestyle. By 2021, it's clear that consumers will have an abundance of such choices to consider, in a broad spectrum of segments, body styles and price ranges.
Here is what Automotive News has reported to be in the pipeline so far.