Wards Auto has just published its list of the 10 Best Engines & Propulsion Systems for 2021. Only powertrains that are all-new or significantly improved, as well as 2020 winners were eligible for this year’s competition.
For the first time ever, four battery-electrics, a hydrogen-powered battery-electric fuel cell, two plug-in hybrids and a full hybrid make the list, along with two turbocharged internal-combustion engines.
Here they are in alphabetical order. As you’ll see, at least one of them is a questionable choice and there are some major snubs, too.