Dreaming of the Canadian International Autoshow: An EV wishlist for 2021


Every year at this time, we look forward to attending the Canadian International Autoshow — Canada’s largest annual consumer show. Unfortunately, with the Covid-19 pandemic and the prohibition of mass indoor gatherings, nobody will be going this year. Even bringing the event online was scrapped. But while both Toronto and Montreal cancelled their new-car shows until February 2022, we’re still dreaming about exciting new zero-emission vehicles to drive the future forward. Here’s our 2021 EV wishlist:

The all-electric pickup truck

From Tesla’s new Cybertruck to Ford’s electric F-150, today’s automakers are pushing the envelope on all-electric pickup trucks. With a DeLorean-esque stainless-steel shell and shaped like a futuristic wedge, the Cybertruck is anything but conventional. Not only does Tesla ambitiously promise that the truck will be resilient to dents, scratches, and even bullets, but it will also be able to tow up to 14,000 pounds and drive more than 500 miles on a single charge — giving it the longest range for any EV on the market.

2021 Ford F-150 EcoBoost V6. Image courtesy of FormaCar.

Tesla’s top pickup contender is the Electric Ford F-150. This all-electric version of Ford’s best-selling pickup truck is expected to enter production in mid-2022. But the electric F-150 prototype has already made a jaw-dropping first impression, by towing a one-million pound freight train carrying 42 F-150 pickups. Ford says the electric F-150 will have greater horsepower, torque, and acceleration than any F-150 on the market.

The Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV

Speaking about Ford, the Mustang Mach-E is the company’s first purpose-built electric vehicle. It’s an exhilarating and high-riding, four-door electric crossover of the legendary Mustang muscle car. Powered exclusively with electricity, the Mach-E boasts a robust driving range of 305 miles. And this SUV not only has the cool-factor of the Mustang brand, but also enough room for five passengers.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E. Image courtesy of FormaCar.


The Mini-Cooper EV

What the Mini Cooper Electric lacks in range, it makes up for in affordability and being just so much fun to drive. The all-electric version of the two-door Mini Cooper handles like a go-cart with zippy acceleration. Its full-charge driving range is only 110 miles, but it’s still one of the cheapest EVs on the market. The 2022 version has new front-end and personalized features, as well as an 8.8-inch touchscreen. The Cooper Electric’s cool, quirky, and compact design makes it a fun-loving choice for urban driving purists.

Mini Cooper E display at the Canadian International AutoShow 2020. Image courtesy of The Electric Blog!

Mark Marmer checks out the Mini Cooper E at the 2020 AutoShow. Image courtesy of The Electric Blog!


That’s our round-up of the dreamiest and most future-forward EVs we were hoping to see at this year’s Autoshow. So until the next big Autoshow in 2022, we’ll just have to keep dreaming!

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