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Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV – best for ride comfort
Pros Remarkable comfort, impressive refinement
Cons Interior isn’t up to the standard expected of a six-figure luxury SUV, brakes don’t provide much confidence
Commended BMW i7, Hyundai Ioniq 5
On-board comfort was a character facet of modern cars overlooked for much of the late 20th century, but it’s now making something of a resurgence with EVs.
A gentle, absorptive, quiet ride is a dynamic quality that you can enjoy on every journey, and while we just somehow expect EVs to have one because of their wider refinement advantages, we don’t always get it.
So if you want to prioritise a comfortable ride, the Mercedes EQS SUV is the big EV to go for. The high-rise seven-seater rides with almost no perceptible road noise at all and makes lumps and bumps seem to just disappear under its wheels. As far as comfort is concerned, it simply doesn’t get much better than this.
For a great-riding EV of a different shape or price point, meanwhile, look to the Hyundai Ioniq 5 or the excellent BMW i7 limousine.
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MG 4 EV – best for value
Pros Priced on a par with the Volkswagen Golf, better to drive than bargain billing suggests, practical
Cons Interior materials don’t feel very resilient, driver assistance systems frustrate
Commended BYD Dolphin, Dacia Spring
If you could ask the average Brit on the street why they don’t already own an electric car, what response would you get? “Because they cost too much and they don’t go far enough between charges.” Well, think again, Joe.