Electric Car Startups To Watch In 2021

Rimac

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  • Founded: 2009
  • Headquarters: Sveta Nedelja, Croatia
  • Number of Employees: ~850
  • Developers of electric sports cars, drivetrains and battery systems

Canoo

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  • Founded: 2017
  • Headquarters: California, United States
  • Number of Employees: ~300
  • Created the world’s first subscription-based electric vehicle set to launch in 2022

Faraday Future

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  • Founded: 2014
  • Headquarters: California, United States
  • Number of Employees: ~475
  • Hopes to ‘create a shared intelligent mobility ecosystem that empowers everyone to move, connect, breathe and live freely’

Rivian

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  • Founded: 2009
  • Headquarters: Michigan, United States
  • Number of Employees: ~3000+
  • Currently developing electric adventure vehicles

NIO

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  • Founded: 2014
  • Headquarters: Shanghai, China
  • Number of Employees: ~8000
  • First automaker utilising Mobileye’s EyeQ4 vision chip

Byton

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  • Founded: 2016
  • Headquarters: Nanjing, China
  • Number of Employees: ~400
  • Creating cars with a ‘highly intuitive user interface’

Li Auto

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  • Founded: 2015
  • Headquarters: Beijing, China
  • Number of Employees: ~3000
  • Creates electric SUVs for the Chinese market with the aim to be more affordable than competitors

Lucid Motors

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  • Founded: 2007
  • Headquarters: California, United States
  • Number of Employees: ~1500
  • Focus on luxury electric vehicles

Lordstown Motors

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  • Founded: 2018
  • Headquarters: Ohio, United States
  • Number of Employees: ~1000
  • Primarily builds electric trucks for businesses

XPeng

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  • Founded: 2014
  • Headquarters: Guangzhou, China
  • Number of Employees: ~4000+
  • ‘Strives to build smart electric cars for the younger generations’

Aiways

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  • Founded: 2017
  • Headquarters: Shanghai, China
  • Number of Employees: ~500+
  • Leading Chinese OEM with initial focus on SUVs

Zoox

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  • Founded: 2014
  • Headquarters: California, United States
  • Number of Employees: ~1200+
  • Developing an on-demand autonomous ride-hailing (i.e. ‘robotaxi’)

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