Top 10 best electric cars 2024

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 is now making something of a resurgence with EVs. A gentle, absorptive, quiet ride is a dynamic quality you can enjoy on every journey, and while we just somehow expect electric cars to have one because of their wider refinement advantages, you’ll find you don’t always get it.

So if you want to prioritise a comfortable ride, the Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV is the big EV to go for. As road tester Illya Verpraet observed when we drove this high-rise, seven-seat EQS limousine in the UK for the first time, it 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, recorded our reviewer, “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 excellent BMW i7 or Hyundai Ioniq 5.

Mercedes EQS SUV review

MG 4

Best for: Value

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.

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