- The Lucid Air and Tesla Model S have the longest ranges out of these Luxury EVs.
- The Genesis GV70 Electrified and Cadillac Lyriq have the most affordable sticker prices.
- The Porsche Taycan and Audi e-tron GT have the sportiest features.
- The Mercedes-Benz EQS and BMW i7 have the most luxurious rides.
2024 is certain to be the year of the electric car. If you’re making the transition, you have more choices than ever before. While many drivers are on the hunt for the most affordable EV, many more are looking for a luxurious vehicle with zero emissions. These exceptionally engineered vehicles deliver what EV drivers want but in a beautiful package with comfort and style.
1. Lucid Air
It doesn’t get much better than the electrified sedans from Lucid. The Air is available in several trims, with the Sapphire topping the list for luxury EVs. Lucid engineers have crafted a luxurious sedan with a class-leading range of over 400 miles and a zero-to-60 time of about three seconds (the Sapphire reaches 60 MPH in under two seconds).
The Lucid Air Pure is the entry-level model and is available at a sticker price under $80,000. If you choose this vehicle, you’ll get a single electric motor atop a rear axle and 430 horsepower. All other trims have all-wheel drive with two electric motors and a minimum of 620 horses.
Nothing else comes close to the EV range in any Air model. The Pure has a 92-kWh battery pack with 410 miles of range, while the AWD models pack a 112.0-kWh pack with 425 to 516 miles of range.
On the inside, the Lucid Air features clean lines and innovative technology. Passengers appreciate the ample leg room and shoulder room, while the drivers enjoy the thoughtful storage space that includes smartphone slots. The 34-inch display has Android Auto, wireless Apple CarPlay, navigation, Amazon Alexa, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a standard 10-speaker audio system. Lucid engineers also added a unique power-retractable lower touchscreen.
2. Porsche Taycan
The 2024 Porsche Taycan is the prettiest EV on the list – possibly the prettiest of luxury EVs in existence. The distinctive Porsche styling includes elegant curves in all the right places. While the range doesn’t compete with the Lucid Air, the Porsche driving experience does. The four-door EV is available in two body styles: a sedan with up to 14.3 cubic feet of cargo space and a hatchback Turismo with up to 42.8 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats lowered.
Porsche offers the Taycan in a plethora of trims including the Turbo S which tops out at around $200,000. The entry-level base Taycan has a sticker price that starts in the mid-$80s. It comes with rear-wheel drive and a 79-kWh battery with 402 horsepower. You can upgrade the base trim to a 93-kWh battery and 469 horsepower. Depending on the trim, the Taycan has a range between 206 and 246. The top Turbo S trim delivers 750 horsepower with rear-wheel steering and full-ceramic brakes.
On the inside, Porsche adds standard leather-trimmed seats, heated and power-adjustable front seats, a 16.8-inch digital instrument cluster with a 10.9-inch infotainment screen with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, navigation, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and Bluetooth. Porsche offers a Technology package with a second 10.9-inch touchscreen for the front passenger, a head-up display, remote park assist, and adaptive cruise control.
3. Tesla Model S
The Tesla Model S is the top-selling of luxury EVs, and it’s easy to see why. This four-door sporty sedan comes standard with all-wheel drive and has trend-setting range and horsepower. Once you climb into the driver’s seat, you’ll recognize the difference – starting with the available yoke steering wheel.
Throughout 2023, Tesla dropped the prices of all models, including the Model S. The starting price entering 2024 is under $72,000. The legendary Plaid trim is over $86,000 and comes with three electric motors, a zero-to-60 time of 1.99 seconds, and 1,020 horsepower.
The Model S Long Range delivers up to 405 miles of range and gives drivers access to the robust Tesla charging network.
The Tesla Model S minimal interior styling doesn’t deliver the same luxurious feel as the other models on this list. But, it certainly gets the job done. The interior features eco-friendly synthetic leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, and a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster. The 17.0-inch touchscreen has navigation, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Bluetooth, five USB ports, and 22 speakers.
4. Genesis GV70 Electrified
The Genesis GV70 Electrified is practically perfect. The spacious luxury SUV delivers 429 horsepower thanks to a 77.4-kWh battery pack, two electric motors, and all-wheel drive. It’s available in two trims, with the entry-level Advanced wearing a sticker price under $70,000 and the top trim Prestige priced a tad under $75,000.
The GV70 Electrified range is lower than many luxury models on this list, but it is one of the fastest-charging EVs on the market. With a full charge, the EPA-estimated range is 236 miles, and it only takes about 15 minutes to go from 10% to 80% at a DC fast-charging station.
If you haven’t discovered the Genesis lineup, it’s time to check it out. Genesis is the luxury line of the Hyundai lineup, and the South Korean automaker knows how to outfit a vehicle. The Advanced trim includes posh leather upholstery with heated and ventilated power-adjustable seats with lumbar control. The 14.5-inch touchscreen has Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and four USB ports. Genesis includes an 8.0-inch digital gauge cluster, a panoramic sunroof, ambient interior lighting, and an eight-speaker audio system.
Genesis loads the GV70 Electrified with innovative safety features including semi-autonomous highway driving assist, automatic high-beam headlights, front and rear parking sensors, a surround-view camera system, and remote smart parking assist. The Genesis lineup continues to sit at the top of the safety ratings thanks to so many standard driver-assistive features.
5. Mercedes-Benz EQS
This massive Mercedes-Benz sedan has one of the most artistically beautiful interiors of any luxury vehicle on the market today. The EQS Sedan 580 4Matic features the 56-inch Hyperscreen dash. It stretches across the entire dash with three integrated screens: a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 17.7-inch central touchscreen, and a 12.3-inch passenger touchscreen.
The entry-level EQS Sedan 450+ Premium has genuine leather upholstery with heated and ventilated front seats, a panoramic roof, 64-color ambient interior lighting, and a cushy adaptive air suspension. Regardless of the trim, expect to pay over $100,000 for an EQS.
The posh ride begins with a 108.4-kWh battery pack and a single electric motor. The 450+ Premium delivers 329 horsepower, while the 450 4Matic adds a second motor for 355 horsepower. Mercedes-Benz offers this exquisite EV with an AMG powertrain with all-wheel drive and 649 horsepower and an AMG Dynamic Plus package with 751 horsepower. The big battery needs about 30 minutes to achieve an 80% charge with a Level 3 DC fast charger. The range tops out at 340 miles.
6. BMW i7
The flagship BMW electric sedan is in direct competition with the Mercedes-Benz EQS. The price point is similar, and so is the expansive and exceptional interior. The BMW i7 is the electrified 7-Series, which is often used as an executive-class vehicle. The noticeable difference is the dash. While the Mercedes-Benz has an expansive Hyperscreen, the BMW has a curved display with a 12.3-inch digital display and a 14.9-inch touchscreen with virtual sliders and buttons.
In typical BMW luxury style, the entry-level i7 eDrive50 EVs have a sporty ride with 449 horsepower. The 101.7-kWh battery powers a single electric motor and rear-wheel drive. The xDrive60 has all-wheel drive and 536 horsepower, and the M70 delivers 650 horsepower and 811 lb-ft of torque. The BMW i7 range is between 321 and 317 miles, and it takes about 30 minutes to achieve an 80% charge at a DC fast charger.
7. Audi e-tron GT
Release your inner Tony Stark with an Audi e-tron GT. This sporty sedan is available in three trims: Premium Plus, Prestige, and RS. The e-tron GT sits atop the same platform as the Porsche Taycan but with pure Audi style. The entry-level Audi e-tron GT luxury EVs have a starting sticker price above $100,000 (much more than the base Taycan).
Both trims have two electric motors and a 93-kWh battery pack. The Premium Plus and Prestige deliver 469 horsepower, while the RS achieves 637 horsepower with a quick power boost. Without the boost, the RS will create 522 horsepower. The RS trim delivers 232 miles of range, while the non-RS trims get 238 miles of range. Charging takes these luxury EVs about 27 minutes at a DC fast charger.
The Premium Plus features eco-friendly synthetic leather upholstery with heated front seats with a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, ambient LED interior lighting, and a panoramic sunroof. Audi loads the e-tron GT with plenty of tech, including the 10.1-inch touchscreen with a 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system and headlights that illuminate the road as you steer and animate your garage walls when you get home.
8. Cadillac Lyriq
The Cadillac Lyriq is the most affordable EV on this list. It sits atop the Ultium platform and is available in three trims: Tech, Luxury, and Sport. The entry-level trim has rear-wheel drive, one electric motor, and a 102.0-kWh battery pack. It delivers 340 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque.
The all-wheel-drive model has the same battery pack but with two electric motors for 500 horsepower. Range maxes out at 308 miles, and you can charge the EV in about 30 minutes with a DC fast charger.
The Tech trim comes with synthetic leather upholstery, heated front seats, and an expansive 33.0-inch display with a digital gauge cluster and center infotainment touchscreen. The entry-level trim features wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, wireless device charging, navigation, ambient LED interior lighting, and a fixed glass panoramic roof. The Driver Assist package includes popular driver-assistive tech like adaptive cruise control, a surround-view parking camera system, and park assist.
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