According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), greenhouse gas emissions from gasoline-powered transportation account for about 28% of US total greenhouse gas emissions. With a growing interest in reducing carbon emissions to combat climate change, more and more savvy consumers are opting to drive zero-emission, all-electric vehicles. As a result of a rise in demand for electric cars, automakers are offering a variety of 2023 EVs that fit every budget class—including EVs for the super affluent.
High-end brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Porsche Cars, and Cadillac have introduced new zero-emission battery-powered luxury EVs with more power and cutting-edge elements that completely redefine automotive transportation in the 21st century.
Whether you’re in the market for a $300,000-super EV or curious about what EVs the hyper-affluent are driving these days, here’s a look at some of the most luxurious all-electric 2023 cars on the market.
Lucid Air Dream Edition
The 2023 Lucid Air ultra-luxury sedan has a massive battery, giving it an extraordinary driving range of 516 miles. That’s the most extended range of any EV on the road today, according to Car and Driver.
The all-electric Lucid Air is an exquisite and powerful car that goes 0 to 60 mph in under 2.0 seconds. The manufacturer describes Lucid’s first-class cabin as a “mansion,” with spacious legroom and massaging seats.
The sedan also has a tremendous amount of cargo space with two trunks (one is bi-level) that are four times larger than other EVs.
The Lucid Air is an exquisite car with a powerful electric motor that goes 0 to 60 mph in under 2.0 seconds. The manufacturer describes Lucid’s first-class cabin as a “mansion,” with spacious legroom and massaging seats.
The four-door sedan also has a tremendous amount of cargo space with two trunks (one is bi-level) that are four times larger than other EVs.
Porsche Taycan Turbo S
Porche cars are renowned for their distinct profile, high speed, agile handling, and performance, and the Taycan Turbo S all-electric version continues the Porsche pedigree. The Taycan Turbo S is powered by a state-of-the-art 800-volt lithium-ion battery and a 750-hp engine that revs to 60 mph in just 2.4 seconds. According to MotorTrend, the Porsche EV “rockets” up to 120 mph in the flash of an eye. But the Turbo S’s speed isn’t its only notable asset — the “cockpit” is also a masterpiece.
Porsche’s cutting-edge GT multifunction sport steering wheel puts all the Turbo S’s functions at your fingertips, and the leather-free adaptative sports seats are comfy and ample.
Porsche’s Voice Pilot (similar to Alexis), which uses the voice command “Hey Porsche,” reacts to statements such as “I am cold.” You can also combine the touch and voice commands to get what you want. And you can point to the map and speak, “Start the navigation.”
Mercedes-Benz EQS580 4Matic
Starting price: $105,00
The all-electric, tricked-out Mercedes-Benz EQs offer an impressive range, comfort, and state-of-the-art technology. The opulent EQs sedan has an EPA-estimated 450 miles of range (according to Edmunds), reaching from 0 to 60 mph in roughly 6 seconds.
The zero-emission Mercedes-Benz EQs offer all the amenities of the popular S-Class sedans but without adverse environmental effects. The most fantastic feature is the Hyperscreen, an expansive single glass dashboard panel that ranges from door to door, and an optional third touchscreen for the passenger.
Tesla Model X Plaid
Starting price: $138,990
Tesla Motors is the foremost manufacturer of high-end all-electric cars, so it is no surprise that Tesla’s Model X, its most expensive offering, comes with all the frills you would expect from the EV pioneer.
The six-seater Model X SUV comes with a 1,020-horsepower tri-motor electric powertrain that accelerates from 0-60 mph in only 2.5 seconds, with a range of 333 miles per charge.
The Model X interior is what’s truly impressive because it resembles a cockpit you might see inside Tesla’s SpaceX spacecraft.
Tesla’s massive 17″ digital touchscreen with left-right inclination has a resounding 2200 x 1300 resolution. Tesla is also reinventing the wheel with a non-circular, futuristic steering device that offers an unobstructed driver’s view of the road.
The state-of-the-art surround sound system is unparalleled, featuring—a 22-speaker, 960-watt audio system with Tesla’s Active Road Noise Reduction. This technology acts similarly to noise-canceling headphones without the headset.
2023 Cadillac Celestiq
Starting price: $300,000
Starting in the low $300,000 price range, the Cadillac Celesque is a pricey, endlessly customizable, hand-built all-electric electric vehicle from GM’s flagship brand.
At first glance, the Celestiq looks like a spaceship with long, languid lines, a steep windshield, no exterior door handles, a giant hatch, and a huge smart glass roof with embedded antennae. Eliminating the need for a sunshade or headliner creates more headroom, and each occupant can control how much light enters their quadrant of the roof. A continuous, curved 55-inch diagonal LED-illuminated screen dominates the vehicle cockpit with advanced LCD technology.
The 4-door hatchback Celestiq has an estimated 600 horsepower, 640 lb-ft of torque, with 0-60 mph takeoff in 3.8 seconds, with a range of more than 300 miles per charge. The EV is equipped with a 200 kW DC fast charging system to add 78 miles of range in 10 minutes. The propulsion comes from a 111-kWh battery pack powering a two-motor AWD system.
With limited production, those lucky enough to commission a Celestiq will work through a dealer and with a concierge who will connect them with a GM designer. The buyer can visit Michigan to go over ideas and swatches, or the GM designer can travel to them. Any color and virtually anything is possible because each car will be hand-built.