There’s no argument that electric cars are the future of the automobile industry. Electric vehicles nowadays are quiet and quick, elegant and comfortable, with ever-improving technology and battery power delivering an ever-increasing range in performance. With increasing luxury options to choose from, offered by both the power players and newcomers in the market, the average price of EVs is bound to drop, making 2022 a great year to get your hands on one. From sporty to utilitarian, here are a few stand-out options of luxury electric vehicles for you to choose from.
2022 Nissan Leaf
Who says old-school can’t rock anymore? Having made its debut almost a decade ago, the pioneering Leaf from Nissan is a quiet yet quick one, with a good semi-autonomous driving technology. With a great value of $28,425-$38,425 price range, the electric car features a battery capacity of 40-62 kWh, and an EPA estimated range of 149-226 miles.
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV
The Bolt EV from Chevrolet delivered an incredible performance in 2017 beating Tesla in long range. Adding to the appeal with a new front-end styling, the electric car features a roomy cabin, an EPA estimated range of 247-259 miles, a strong powertrain with 65kWh battery capacity, and an amazingly enjoyable driving experience, all in a $32,495-$34,495 of range.
2022 Tesla Model S
Tesla’s Model S is one of the oldest cars but remains one of the best luxury electric cars to buy. With a recently updated styling inside and out, the car comes with a distinct futuristic cabin, monstrous tri-motor performance, intense power of 98-99.3 kWh battery, and impressive long range of 348-405 miles, all in a base price range of $101,440-$137,440.
2022 Audi E-Tron GT
The fabulous new Audi E-Tron GT is a sleek-looking performance electric car delivering the feel of being ridiculously quick on road. The potent RS model comes with a captivating design and plush eco-friendly interior. The car also features 93 kWh of battery capacity and an EPA estimated range of 232-238 miles, capped at $100,995-$140,995 of the base price range.
2022 Lucid Air
A new player in the electric car market, Lucid has recently debuted with their introductory Air Sedan. With its effortlessly elegant and futuristic styling inside and out, the car is stellar even by super deluxe EV standards. With a long-legged battery of 88-118 kWh, it delivers an incredible 406-516 miles of range. The car comes in a price range of $77,400-$169,000.
Land Rover has recently launched its latest Defender model, the new 130. And owing to its last promise of a roomier and longer car, the latest offering from Land Rover can seat up to eight people! Starting at a price of $78,300, the Land Rover Defender 130 comes at a variety of prices. So if you’re looking for the perfect car to seat your entire family and then some, this might be the car for you. Read on to know more.
The second-generation Land Rover Defender comes in the same three-way lineup as before – 90, 110, and 130. Out of these, Land Rover Defender 130 is the largest and has a longer body than its predecessor, over 340 mm ahead of the rear wheels. This extension allows for the new seating arrangement and adds space for a three-seater third row. Not only that, if you want to transfer something big, you can just fold down the rear and middle-row seats to create a humongous 2516-liter load area. This area can hold almost 953 liters more than what the Defender 110 can hold. The 130 also comes with new interior trim options, like chrome air vents, oak veneer, and tan leather seats.
Despite the fact that this car is now able to accommodate eight people, the interiors of the Land Rover Defender do not disappoint. The middle and rear rows are slightly elevated, arranged in a stadium format so that one can see forward better. The automotive company has also ensured that the access to the rear seat is easy with a sliding and folding middle seat. The rear seat is big enough to accommodate three adults comfortably, and provides ample headspace padded armrests, heated seats, charging spots, and storage nooks. The car also has a second panoramic sunroof for light and air at the back.