The word ‘luxury’ is often associated with electric vehicles because of how silent they are and how smooth the ride often is, and this is entirely true.
But like all things, some are more luxurious than others.
Here are the most luxurious electric vehicles you can buy right now:
When the word ‘Jaguar’ is said in any automotive capacity, the whole room knows that it means luxury and class. This is why the all-electric I-Pace has made this list – because it’s just that.
It directly competes with the likes of the Tesla Model X and even some non-electric SUVs such as the Range Rover, and some other bits and bobs from the likes of Mercedes or BMW.
Inside, Jaguar has made sure to keep the interior classic without going too futuristic – unlike Tesla has with its many, many screens.
The cabin is full of leather, and some models even come with old-school wooden veneer elements, which we love to see in a swanky, modern EV.
Another brand that’s always taken pride in its quality materials is Porsche, and its first fully electric car, the Taycan, takes this to the next level.
Porsches are well put together anyway, but glancing at the inside of the Taycan reminds you just how much attention to detail is put into making these machines.
Like the I-Pace, there’s lots of leather and different trim finishes, from leather to carbon fibre to wood and aluminium – you can have it all.
The seats are very comfortable too, offering cooled and heated options to ensure you’re as comfortable as can be, all of the time.
Tesla Model S
Often found leading the electric vehicle charge (excuse the pun) is the Tesla Model S, because it pretty much offers everything you could possibly want from an EV – and one of those is large amounts of luxury and comfort.
Stepping inside one of these Teslas is like walking onboard an alien’s spaceship. You’re greeted with a huge expanse of dashboard with one single screen in the centre that controls everything.
You’d think this is inconvenient and annoying, but this is far from the truth.
The seats are really good too, and are wrapped in supple black, cream or white leather.
What makes the lighter colours so impressive is they’re incredibly difficult to stain – you can spill all sorts on there and it simply wipes off.
Like all of Mercedes’ models, the EQC offers the utmost levels of luxury, and since it’s the all-electric version of the GLC, you’d expect it to be incredibly comfortable and swish.
The interior is laid out very well, and everything is where it should be. The steering wheel feels great to the touch and the seats are incredibly comfortable, as are your surroundings, which consist of leather and high-quality metals.
The tech inside is incredible too, using the latest and greatest MBUX infotainment system to see you through whatever journey you’re on.
Like the Mercedes EQC, the Audi e-tron is a very luxurious vehicle that makes you feel at home when you’re tucked up inside the cabin.
Usually with these sorts of cars, you’d have to spend a fortune to get any kind of luxury, but not with the Audi e-tron, which comes with some impressive features as standard.
Some of this kit includes luxuries such as a leather interior and ambient lighting, with more expensive models adding more supple leather and a panoramic sunroof.
Whichever model you get, however, you certainly won’t be disappointed with the levels of kit.
The e-tron is also kitted out with some serious camera gear to make parking and navigating tight spaces easier than ever before.
Tesla Model X
It’s common knowledge that the Tesla Model S is a luxurious car, offering really comfortable seats and a minimalist and tech-filled interior.
However, one car that’s often overlooked is the larger and equally-comfortable Tesla Model X. This is the brand’s first SUV, and it sits near the top of all-electric family cars that also offer insane levels of luxury.
Its main party piece is the fancy ‘Falcon Wing’ rear doors that open up as if it’s trying to take off – but in reality, it’s used to look cool and help you to open doors in tighter spaces.
To go along with this space-age theme, the interior is packed full of the kind of kit you’d expect to find inside the Starship Enterprise.
This includes a massive singular touchscreen in the centre of the dashboard that controls everything, and sporty seats that are much comfier than they look.
Apart from its controversial looks from the outside, the e-tron-rivalling iX has been an interesting proposition for families looking to enter the world of all-electric SUV ownership.
With the range-topping xDrive50 model, you can expect to get up to 380 miles of all-electric range, along with 200kW rapid charging capabilities.
All variants of the iX offer superb interior luxury with all the features you could possibly imagine, such as a Harman/Kardon surround sound speaker system, panoramic sunroof, soft-close doors, plush leather seats, and air suspension that offers a smooth and comfortable ride.
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The EQS is a proper high-end piece of kit that’s very comfortable, looks the part and packs a serious punch when it comes to power and range.
The top-of-the-range battery option is a 108kWh pack, which should give your EQS an overall range of 453 miles.
Inside, you can expect the interior to look and feel more or less the same as the standard S-Class, which includes plush leather seats, all the bells and whistles you could ever dream of, and the supple ride that Mercedes and electric vehicles are often famed for.
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