The EQE’s 170kW maximum charging speed isn’t exactly remarkable, either, especially compared to rivals from Porsche and Audi. The infotainment system and other tech onboard is excellent, though poor visibility and small boot count against the Mercedes.

=8. Renault Scenic E-Tech – 379 miles

The Renault Scenic began life as a MPV in the late nineties and noughties, but was recently reborn as an all-electric SUV-cum-MPV to go head-to-head with accomplished family-friendly EVs like the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Tesla Model Y. 

Every Renault Scenic E-Tech sold in the UK is powered by a pretty sizable 87kWh battery that allows for an official range of up to 379 miles. For context, that’s roughly 40 miles further than any variant of the Tesla Model Y can cover on a single charge, and more than 60 miles further than the longest range offered by the Hyundai Ioniq 5. The Scenic is also less expensive than its two chief rivals, starting from just under £41,000, compared to the nearly £43,500 for the most basic Ioniq 5 and close to £45k for an entry-level Model Y. 

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And yet, no Scenic is short on kit, with even the bog-standard Techno trim models featuring 19-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, LED headlights and tail-lights, heated seats and steering wheel, ambient lighting, a 12.3-inch digital driver’s display and a 12-inch central touchscreen. Apps like Google Maps also come built-in, along with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, and numerous driver assistance and safety systems like adaptive cruise control and blind spot monitoring.

=8. Polestar 3 – 379 miles

Polestar’s first SUV is only its third model overall, but, if the Polestar 2 is anything to go by, the 3 should be cause for concern amongst its more established competition. 

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