There’s no shortage of expensive electric cars. Tesla’s premium-priced cars are by far the best-selling EVs, and they ushered in a host of rivals. It’s easier to find an ultra-fast, ultra-high-tech electric car than an affordable economical one. Even so, electric luxury cars have been harder to come by. For all their many merits, Teslas lack the cushy ride, artfully decadent interior finishes, and extra-long list of coddling features that help attract people to, say, a Mercedes-Benz.
Enter the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE, the second all-electric Mercedes sedan. This mid-size EV is priced from $74,900, slotting between a Tesla Model 3 ($43,990) and Model S ($94,990) while promising a smoother ride and a more sumptuous interior than either. (Don’t confuse this sedan with the upcoming EQE-based SUV called, well, the EQE SUV.) We just spent a week in the top EQE 500 sedan to learn more about its pros and cons. Keep reading to learn more about whether the EQE is the right luxury EV for you.