10 Best Luxury Electric Cars 2021
Following the success at Tesla, major car manufacturers have amped up their research and development of electric cars. With the rate at which the electric and hybrid car evolution is going, we can say that electric cars are foreseeably going to be the future. Luxury auto manufacturers are now releasing portfolios of luxurious, powerful, and all-electric vehicles. We here at gift feed have compiled a list of some amazing luxury electric cars that you can buy in 2021.
The Jaguar I-Pace was the first long-range, fully electric vehicle to arrive from a traditional luxury brand. With performance potentially rivaling Tesla, mated with premium cabin and luxury-car feature set, the I-Pace pairs heritage with the future. Its luxury designation and price will limit its mainstream popularity, but there's no denying that the I-Pace's futuristic facade captures the imagination. This ute boasts an EPA-rated range of 253 miles plus fast-charging capability and instantaneous acceleration. The electric Jag includes a standard DC fast-charging port that allows 80 percent of its battery to be replenished in as little as 40 minutes. Those without access to the fastest charging option will have to wait a claimed 8.6 hours to fully replenish the battery using the more common 240-volt AC outlet.
The Mercedes-Benz EQC is the first all-electric vehicle in the brand's impending battery-powered blitz. Sadly, Mercedes has delayed the EQC indefinitely for US release. The EQC's interior looks to be at the top of its game. The design manages to be clean while offering lots of visual interest, from the cooling-fin-inspired door trim to the rose gold highlights in the air vents. The construction is solid, the execution is impeccable, and the quality of the materials used is above reproach. The EQC has a claimed range of 450km. Mercedes will provide and install a wall-box charger at your residence, and while that functions at 7.5 Kw and takes 10 hours for a full charge, you can also charge via a regular 15 A plug at 3.4Kw, taking a leisurely 21 hours.
Tesla has caught the rest of the world on the hop again. Meet the new Roadster. It just takes 1.9 seconds to reach 60 miles per hour and 4.2 seconds to reach 100 miles per hour. It has a top speed of over 250 miles per hour. The Roadster concept features a removable glass-panel roof, which you can stow in the trunk. It has four seats, but the rear ones look as though they may not fit adults, given the Roadster's dramatically angled roofline. The interior is worthy of the price tag as well, with standard heated leather seats. A premium microfiber fabric is available for anyone concerned with animal welfare. Adding to its sporty silhouette is Roadster's open top. The standard black roof is fabric, but a body-color or carbon-fiber hardtop can be had as well. The 200-kWh battery is said to provide up to 620 miles of range, but certainly that number will be achievable only under very light use.
The BMW iX3 is the latest pure-electric offering from the German brand and is an example of how it thinks customer tastes have changed. Yet the iX3 feels very nearly as fast, with instant acceleration and plenty of grip – even in poor weather. It’s actually pretty decent to drive, and if you can live with the slightly firm ride, it’ll make a fantastic family car that also has the ability to put a smile on your face when the mood allows. Despite the fact it’s based on a petrol platform, the all-electric BMW iX3 does a convincing job of pitching itself as a fantastic family car. The battery is not the largest, but the WLTP range of 286 miles is a real achievement. The storage system has 20 percent more energy density and uses 66 percent less cobalt than before. In addition, it can be charged super fast at DC stations with up to 150 kilowatts. Charging from 0 to 80 percent takes just 34 minutes, and adding 62 miles of range takes just 10 minutes.
The XC40 is a good luxury subcompact SUV. It offers a pleasant ride with fairly spirited handling, and both of its turbocharged engine options deliver solid acceleration. The cabin's light and airy atmosphere imparts a truly upscale vibe even in the base Momentum trim. Passenger space is commodious in both the front and rear seats. The 2021 Volvo XC40 is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo-four paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Aimed at younger consumers, the Volvo XC40 sports an extroverted appearance and is available in cool two-tone exterior colors. To maximize practicality, the XC40 incorporates clever design cues like speakers mounted on the side of the footwell, an integrated garbage bin on the center console, and a storage compartment under the front passenger's seat. Volvo offers plenty of driver-assistance tech as standard, including automated emergency braking; more advanced features including a semi-autonomous driving mode are optional.
The 2021 Audi e-tron is a good luxury electric SUV. The e-tron is comfortable and relaxing to drive day to day, thanks to its smooth-riding air suspension, spacious and quiet interior, and top-notch cabin materials. Its electric all-wheel-drive system enables surefooted handling and snappy acceleration. The e-tron also comes well-equipped with advanced tech and safety features, and its dual-screen infotainment system is easy to use. Beneath the e-tron's heavily creased bodywork are two electric motors, one located at the front axle and the other at the rear. You should definitely consider the Audi e-tron if you’re shopping for a luxury electric SUV. The e-tron offers all the comfort and refinement that buyers have come to but with the silent operation and instant acceleration that only an electric vehicle can provide. Audi also improves the e-tron's available battery capacity and efficiency. The regular e-tron now has an estimated driving range of 222 miles which is 18 more than its predecessor.
The 2021 Tesla Model S is an all-electric luxury sedan that sits at the top of the automaker's lineup. The Model S might be the oldest vehicle Tesla currently sells, but it's still desirable thanks to robust performance as well as unparalleled all-electric range. Almost all major controls are tied to the massive touchscreen display that takes up the entire center of the dashboard. While it does make for a clean design, it can be frustrating and confusing if you aren't familiar with the menus. Simple tasks such as setting the cruise control or checking the tire pressures requires searching through the digital manual, and other controls mean taking your eyes off the road far too often. Driving range and acceleration performance varies from model to model, with the Long Range version's battery providing up to a 412-mile range. The Model S is quite an impressive alternative to gasoline-powered vehicles when it comes to long-distance usability.
The all-electric 2021 Porsche Taycan has blistering acceleration, lively handling, and a first-rate interior. When it comes to getting in and out, the Taycan is more like a sports car than a sedan, especially if the air suspension isn't raised to its friendliest setting. Once inside, there's lots of space up front, but the rear seat is small for a car this long, and the lack of toe space under the front seats makes it feel more cramped. Rear passengers should watch their heads as the swoopy roofline runs pretty low. It has an estimated range of 199 miles with the smaller battery and 227 miles with the larger pack. Every model features an 800-volt architecture that allows a charging capacity of up to 270 kWh. Models with the 83.7 kWh battery can go from a 5 percent charge to 80 percent in about 23 minutes. There's no shortage of screens inside the Taycan. Along with a curved 16.8-inch display for the gauges, there are two centrally located touchscreens that control the infotainment system.
The 2021 Lexus ES luxury midsize sedan does the usual Lexus thing. That means superb build quality, tranquil traveling, great resale values, lots of standard equipment, and so on. With its stylish, asymmetrical dash and high-quality materials, the ES's cabin creates a plush environment for passengers. Both rows offer enough legroom for the long-legged, and the seats provide comfortable support. Notably, the cabin is unfailingly peaceful, even when the ES is being driven at highway speeds. It comes standard with a touchscreen infotainment system with a standard 8.0-inch central display, and both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability are onboard to provide hassle-free device integration. This luxury sedan is comfortable and quiet and offers seriously impressive fuel economy. The EPA estimates that the 300h will get 44 mpg combined, which is excellent for any sedan, let alone a luxury ride.
The Mach-E is the best-looking vehicle in Ford's current lineup apart from the actual Stang, and it's also more attractive than the majority of crossovers. The big-battery all-wheel-drive model has 346 horsepower and 428 pound-feet of torque, and the instant availability of all that torque gives the Mach-E that characteristic off-the-line swiftness that we've come to expect from electric vehicles.There's ample space for passengers more than 6 feet tall to sit in front and back. Despite the Mach-E's fastback roofline, visibility is surprisingly decent, and climbing into and out of the cabin takes little effort. The Mach-E's push-button door releases are pretty cool and work well, though we wonder how robust they'll be over time. The 2021 Mustang Mach-E runs the software through a vertically mounted 15.5-inch touchscreen that allows for easy access to the system's array of apps and features.
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