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Luxury Electric Cars: Our Top Picks for 2022

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If you’ve ever considered getting a luxury electric vehicle (EV), you may be expecting it to be really expensive, however, when you sign up to the loveelectric salary sacrifice scheme, it doesn't have to be. With our scheme you can lease for less, and get a luxury EV at a much more affordable price point, often saving up to 50% every month. 

We offer an amazing range of vehicles to choose from, so whether you want something more practical in terms of range and boot space or just looking for something purely luxurious, you’ll be able to find something that suits your preferences. Here is a list of some of our top picks for the best luxury electric cars. 

Jaguar I Pace

The Jaguar I Pace EV400 is Jaguar's attempt to rival competitors such as Tesla. This stylish SUV has a 0-62mph acceleration time of 4.8 seconds and it’s really fun to drive.

Jaguar I Pace Range

While Jaguar claims the range of the I Pace is 292 miles, in real-world range it may be closer to 235 miles but it’s important to keep in mind that range is affected by various factors such as temperature and the environment, you can read more about these effects here

Jaguar I Pace Interior

The interior of the I Pace all feels really premium, with nice quality materials, everything feels nicely finished. It feels really sporty with an adjustable steering wheel which adds to the sport feel, you also sit quite high so you get a good view from the driver's seat.

There are three screens in the I Pace, a driver’s display, an infotainment screen and a screen where you can adjust the climate control. The digital drivers display is good, although it’s not quite as sharp and bright as some other cars on this list. The infotainment screen is similar, it’s decent but nothing outstanding. Plus you can get a bit lost in the settings and it’s not the easiest of operating systems, so it’s not the most seamless user experience. 

For the final screen, located just below the infotainment screen, you can adjust the climate control settings. While the concept behind this is good, it doesn’t work that well in practice, as it’s prone to picking up glare so depending on how you sit you sometimes can’t actually see the screen as it’s just reflecting light back at you. While this may not be a reason to remove this from the running for some drivers it does diminish the sense of luxury a bit as it doesn’t feel very well thought through. 

The I Pace does have a lot of storage space in the centre console where you also have access to charging points, it also has large door bins and a standard sized glove box. One impressive design feature in the I Pace is that there’s some storage space below and behind the drive selector, so you have an additional space to store whatever bits and bobs you’d like to keep at the front with you. 

As for the back seats, they’re very spacious with the exception of the middle seat, where the headroom is limited due to the design of the roof, so don’t count on being able to fit an adult in the back middle seat comfortably. However, the wheel arch does get in the way a bit when climbing into the back seats, so it might not be the most comfortable choice for everyone. There’s also some door bins at the back although they are quite small, but there are some USB ports that are handy for passengers in the back seats at the back of the centre console.

There’s also 505 litres in boot space which is pretty spacious and one of the larger cargo volumes on this list. 

Jaguar I Pace Price

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Porsche Taycan Turbo S

The Taycan Turbo S is a stunning piece of Porsche engineering. It has a 0-62mph acceleration time of 2.8 seconds yet when driving it’s almost silent, making it feel even more luxurious Despite this car being fully electric, it still feels reminiscent of other ICE Porsches, with quite a number of similarities with the Porsche 911 specifically, so if you’re a petrol-head considering making the switch to EV, this could be a strong contender. 

Porsche Taycan Turbo S Range

Porsche claims the range of the Taycan Turbo S is around 313 miles but it may be closer to 245 miles in real-world range. Keep in mind real-world range is dependent on a multitude of factors, from how you drive to what weather conditions you’re in.  However, there is a cool feature on the Porsche website under the section called Range Calculator where you can input different temperatures and road conditions etc to get a more accurate estimate that is more tailored to you.

Porsche Taycan Turbo S Interior

The interior of the Taycan Turbo S has a futuristic and classy design, which some may argue is a bit simplistic at this price range, however, there is no doubt this still feels luxe. 

Similar to the interior of the Jaguar I Pace, the Porsche Taycan Turbo S also has three screens laid out in the same way. There’s the digital driver’s display behind the wheel and while this screen is clear and crisp, the steering wheel does obscure some of the information, (luckily nothing vital). As for the infotainment system, it’s good but there are better ones on this list.

The climate control settings are on the front of the centre console just below the front dashboard, this is also touchscreen, and while the quality of this screen is better than the Jaguar I Pace as it’s a bit easier to view, it won’t be to everyone's tastes as it’s needlessly complicated in the sense you have to look down to see you’re clicking in the right spot.

As for the back seats, they are relatively comfortable, perhaps not the most spacious but there is a good amount of knee and legroom. However there is not a lot of headroom, so it might not be a good option if you often have adults over 6 feet in the backseats, particularly the middle seat where there is even less room. 

Another similarity it shares with the Jaguar I Pace is that there’s some space below the drive selector but in the Porsche you can’t actually store anything so it’s just a fun (if pointless) design feature. 

As for interior storage space, there's a decent-sized glove box, door bins and centre console so you'll be able to fit some bits and bobs and the front with you. There’s 366 litres in boot space, which is one of the smaller sizes on this list, so this may or may not be something to consider depending on your needs. 

It also has an excellent Burmester sound system, so if you enjoy listening to music in the car this will take it to the next level. 

Porsche Taycan Turbo S Price

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Audi RS E Tron

The RS E Tron has a sleek coupe design. Audi is renowned for their headlights and taillights and the RS E Tron is no exception to this, featuring stunning laser headlights which are bound to turn heads. And with a 0-62mph acceleration time of 3.3 seconds, it’s also incredibly fast, although when compared to the other acceleration times on this list, the RS E Tron only places third on this list. 

Audi RS E Tron Range

Audi’s claimed range for the RS E Tron is 283 miles however in real-world terms it may be closer to 250 miles, but it’s important to note that range is affected by a number of factors including weather conditions, you can read more about how it works here.

Audi RS E Tron Interior

The interior of the Audi RS E Tron feels really well crafted, the materials feel luxe and while still feeling sporty, overall the interior is beautifully designed. 

The RS E Tron has two screens, an Infotainment screen and a driver's display. They’re both great quality and very clear, clearly no expense has been spared. Both of the screens feel almost small compared to some of the other cars on this list, however that’s more of a testament to how large some other screens are rather than a reflection of how small the screens are in the Audi. In fact, if you feel like you would be distracted by Mercedes’ or Tesla's large screens this is a good option. 

There are also some traditional physical buttons for climate control and heating the seats, so again, this may suit you better if you don’t enjoy the idea of everything being on one massive screen. This Audi does have some USB charging points which is handy and it also has a wireless charging mat at the back of the centre console which is not the most convenient place when sitting in the front seats (although if you’re driving it might be better to not have your phone in a place where you can easily see the screen for safety reasons). 

As for interior storage, there are some decent sized door bins, glovebox and storage space in the centre console but there are other vehicles on this list with far more space. There’s also a good amount of boot space, with 366 litres in total, which is the same as the Porsche Taycan Turbo S. 

As for the back seats, people over 6 feet should fit comfortably in the back, as there is some extra knee and foot space. However, it must be said that the middle seat isn’t quite as accommodating, so maybe not the best choice if you intend to travel with three adults in the back on a regular basis.

Audi RS E Tron Price 

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Mercedes EQS UK

The Mercedes EQS 450+ is quite possibly the epitome of luxury when it comes to electric cars. This sleek sedan has a 0-60mph acceleration time of 3.4 seconds, but not only is it fast, it also feels incredibly premium. There are loads of added little details, such as the option to use voice commands, the seats’ massage chair function and when you place your foot on the brake the driver's door shuts, it all just adds to the luxury feel. 

Mercedes EQS Range

Mercedes claims the range of the EQS is 453 miles however in real-world range terms it’s probably more around 395 miles, which is by far the longest range on this list. However, do take that estimate with a pinch of salt as range and battery life can be affected by the weather and other environmental factors

Mercedes EQS Interior

The feeling inside the EQS is just ultimate luxury - everything from the design to the materials is of incredible quality. Like a number of vehicles on this list, the EQS has a minimal feel to it but all the features included are of the highest quality, so it doesn’t feel bare. 

The EQS has 3 different displays on one large touchscreen which is bright and clear, it’s quite simply impeccable quality. On this touchscreen there’s an infotainment screen, a digital driver's display and also a screen for the front passenger seat all on one piece of glass covering the dashboard. Not all of the functions are controlled through this screen however as there are also some physical buttons, so it’s a happy medium of tech that feels luxe and not overly complicated. 

Not only is there one massive screen at the front, the backseats get two screens on the back of the front seats, perfect for entertaining children on long journeys. The back seats are also very spacious and could easily accommodate 3 adults over 6 feet in back. Both the front and back seats are well crafted and comfortable, so no matter where you sit in the car you’ll travel in comfort. 

For your interior storage needs, there’s a large centre console glove box and door bins with lots of storage space and just like the Jaguar I Pace, there’s also a storage compartment below the drive selector. There’s also 610 litres of boot space which is the second-largest boot space on this list. 

There are both USBc ports and wireless charging mats for your mobile devices in both the front and back seats so you can charge your mobile devices on the go. 

The EQS has a feature called the MBUX Interior Assistant, which is essentially where you use hand motions and gestures to change various different settings, which is such a cool futuristic feature that makes you feel like you're in a sci-fi film. Additionally, if you prefer using voice commands, you also have that option with the EQS. 

Another fun extra is the ambient interior lighting, you can choose from 64 different colours (you can also have multiple colours at once) and these lights run along the dashboard, doors and even the seats. There’s also the option to have it set to change when you slow down, accelerate or adjust the climate control settings.

Mercedes EQS Price

At loveelectric you can get a brand-new Mercedes EQS for up to 50% less every month, but we recommend you send an enquiry which will give you access to a more personalised quote and you can see how much you could save. If you’re still unsure of which car you’d like, why not browse our range on our website

 

Mercedes EQC

If a sedan isn’t quite your speed but you love Mercedes, look no further than the EQC 400 4MATIC, which is a sophisticated SUV that doesn’t skimp on quality. The EQC is Mercedes’ first car designed to be a fully electric car that isn’t also available with a petrol or diesel engine. With a 0.62mph acceleration time of 5.1 seconds, you’ll also have a lot of fun driving it too. 

Mercedes EQC Range

Mercedes claim the range of the EQC is 255 miles but in real-world range this may be closer to 230 miles, which is not too far from the claimed range. However, do keep in mind that real-world range is subject to a number of factors including temperature and environment, if you’d like to learn more about how this works you can read more about it here.

Mercedes EQC Interior

Just like the Mercedes EQS, the drivers display and the infotainment screen are on one large glass screen, however the interior of the EQC is more similar to that of a Mercedes E-Class. It’s got a similar general design and same large screen that doubles as a drivers display and infotainment screen. The quality of the screen is really nice and you also have the option to customise the drivers display to suit your preferences. The infotainment system is similar to the one in the Mercedes A-Class, and you use the touchpad below the drive selector to navigate the infotainment screen. 

One fun feature is that if you have the app, you can set up climate control on your mobile phone beforehand so you’ll get the perfect temperature setting all year round! There’s also a wireless charging mat for your mobile phone so you can charge on the go. 

Just as with the EQS model, the EQC has the option to enable MBUX Interior Assistant which is essentially hand gesture controls which feels so futuristic and almost like you’re in a sci-fi movie. You also have the option to use voice commands, so you won’t have to take your eyes off the road when driving. 

There’s a relatively good amount of space in the back seats, adults just over 6 feet tall will fit comfortably but if you often have 3 adults sitting in the back for long journeys on a regular basis, there are more comfortable choices in this list. It also has a boot space of 500 litres.  

Mercedes EQC Price/Lease

If you’re curious to see how much a Mercedes EQC could cost per month, check out our website to see our illustrative quotes and if you’d like more information to get started on your electric journey, click here to send an enquiry.

 

Polestar 2

Sleek, effortless and focused on performance, the Polestar 2 is Polestar's first fully electric car and already it’s become a notable adversary in the EV market. With a 0-62mph acceleration time of 7.4 seconds, it might not be the fastest EV on this list, but is still a strong contender in terms of luxury. 

Polestar 2 Range

Polestar claims that the range of the Polestar 2 Long Range Single Motor is over 355 miles, however the real-world estimate is significantly lower than that at around 265 miles. It is important to keep in mind that both of these numbers are estimates and your range will depend on a number of factors such as weather and temperature. If you’d like to learn more about how this has an effect on your EVs battery, you can read more about this topic in this article

Polestar 2 Interior

The style of the Polestar 2’s interior is minimalist, but not to the same extreme as the interiors from Tesla, it’s minimalist in the sense of it feels sleek with a Scandinavian flair. Polestar have definitely set themselves apart from their competitors with little details like the gear selector, which is a really interesting design.  All the materials are of great quality and paired with the design, it’s a winning combination.

The android, portrait infotainment screen is of great quality and it’s also extremely user friendly and you can easily customise the layout too. You also have the option to use Google Assistant for voice commands, which is perfect for driving, as it allows you to focus on the road instead of looking down at a screen. 

As for the back seats, they’re relatively spacious and while it’s not the most spacious option on this list, adults over 6 feet could fit comfortably as there’s a good amount of knee and head room.

There’s also a good amount of interior storage space with door bins, glove box and centre console, however not as much as the Tesla Model S Plaid and Mercedes EQS. There’s also a wireless charging mat, as well as two USB ports in the front and two in the back so you’ll be able to charge your mobile devices on the go. There is also 405 litres in boot space. 

Polestar 2 Leasing 

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Tesla Model S Plaid

As the name might suggest, the Model S Plaid is based on the Model S except this updated version looks just that bit more sleek and luxe. With a 0-62mph acceleration time of 1.99 seconds, it’s by far the fastest acceleration time of all the cars on this list. 

Tesla Model S Plaid Range

The claimed range of the Model S Plaid is 396 miles and the real world range is estimated to be just below that at 350 miles, which is pretty close to Tesla's claim and the second-best real-world range estimate on this list. If you’d like to learn more about why range can vary, we recommend reading this article which will give you a brief overview of why this is the case. 

Tesla Model S Plaid Interior

The quality of the Model s Plaid’s interior feels really luxurious and minimal but the quality of all the features is really great, so even if it is perhaps a little bare for your taste, it still feels good quality and luxurious. 

Instead of a traditional steering wheel, Tesla have instead gone for a yoke steering wheel, which is somewhat of a polarising design choice, as it makes you feel like you’re driving a go-kart. The steering wheel does give you a clear and unobstructed view of the driver’s display though, so even if you're not entirely sold on it, it does have its advantages,  There aren’t any traditional physical buttons on the wheel, instead, they’re touch-sensitive which is a really cool feature but may take some getting used to as they are quite sensitive and responsive.

The infotainment screen is very responsive which is helpful as basically most of the car's functions are controlled through it. 

There is lots of storage in the centre console, as well as a wireless charging pad and it also boasts 793 litres in boot space, which is by far the largest cargo volume on this list. 

Tesla Model S Plaid Price

When you’re signed up to the loveelectric salary sacrifice scheme, you could get a new Tesla Model S Plaid for up to 50% cheaper every month. Click here to send an enquiry which will give you access to a more personalised quote and you can see how much you could save. If you’re still unsure of which car you’d like, why not browse our range on our website

 

 

BMW i4

The BMW i4’s design was based on the popular Series 4 model, so the exterior feels more like your standard ICE over a futuristic electric car. This coupe style car has a 0-60mph time of 5.7 seconds and it’s a great choice to transition from petrol and diesel cars into becoming an EV driver. 

BMW I4 Range

The claimed range of the i4 is just over 365 miles however the real-world range closer to that of 290 miles, but do take these estimates with a grain of salt as range is dependent on a number of different factors. If you’d like to learn more about what things affect range and how you can maintain a healthy battery for your EV, we recommend reading this article where you can get a good overview of why range can differ. 

BMW I4 Interior

Just like the exterior, the interior of the i4 feels very similar to a BMW series 4, so if you like the look of the Series 4 but want to go electric, this will be the perfect choice for you! In general, the interior feels very sporty, but it doesn’t sacrifice comfort. 

Overall the quality feels nice, the material all feels good and there’s nothing really wrong with it, but it’s not to the same level of luxury as some other cars on this list.

The large infotainment screen is good quality but it still has traditional physical buttons, so if you’re not a fan of the minimalistic style that competitors like Tesla have with only one touchscreen, you’ll definitely prefer this. 

It has a decent amount of interior space for storage at the front in the door bins, centre console and it also has 470 litres in boot space.  

A reasonable amount of room in the back but if you often find yourself on long journeys with passengers over 6 feet in the back seats, it would definitely be manageable but there are other cars on this list that may be more suitable for you. 

That being said, there are lots of nice extras in the back seats, including climate control specifically for the back seats, as well as a couple of USB ports which are perfect for charging mobile devices on long journeys.  

BMW I4 Price

If you’d like to get a brand new BMW I4 for up to 50% cheaper every month, sign up for the loveelectric salary sacrifice scheme! To get started, click here to send an enquiry or if you’re still unsure, click here to browse our range of cars.

BMW iX 

Compared to the i4 which was modified from an already popular ICE model, the BMW iX xDrive 50 was specifically built as an electric vehicle. This distinctive SUV has a 0-62 mph time of 4.6 seconds and is a very popular choice in the EV market.

BMW iX Range

BMW claims the range of the iX is roughly 380 miles and the real-world estimate is closer to 315 miles, which isn’t too far away from the manufacturer's estimate and also the third-best real-world range on this list. Do keep in mind that range is dependent on a multitude of factors including weather and temperature, if you like to learn more about why this happens or how to keep the battery of your EV as healthy as possible, we recommend reading this article.

BMW iX Interior

Similar to Tesla, the interior of the iX is sleek and minimalist, although not quite as spartan, it still has a luxe minimal feel. However, this makes the other features included stand out more, especially one potentially polarising design choice of the hexagonal steering wheel, although unique it won’t be to everyone’s taste, either way it is most definitely a standout feature in this car! Another standout feature is the infotainment screen; its landscape, very responsive and of great quality, just this alone really adds to the luxury experience. Transitioning to using this user interface may take some getting used to as it’s not the most straightforward, but it is customisable so you’ll be able to set it up to suit your preferences. 

While it does have some physical buttons, there are only a couple so it feels more minimalist compared to some other vehicles on this list, but might not be to everyone's tastes. Although that being said it might be a happy medium between traditional physical buttons and something too minimalist like a Tesla. 

Another polarising design feature is the centre console and the dashboard aren’t connected, so you have plenty of legroom, but of course keep your feet on the pedals when driving. However, there’s a good amount of storage space in centre console door bins and a glove compartment, although it’s on the smaller side. It does have 500 litres in boot space which is one of the larger sizes on this list. 

There’s a good amount of space in the back seats, adults over 6 feet will sit comfortably and there’s USBc chargers in both front and back seats as well as a wireless charging pad at the front so you can charge your devices on the go. 

BMW iX Price

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