What is it?
The early days of the electrified car have been quite unusual in terms of which cars have got the technology first.
Normally, it’s the big expensive cars that get the big and expensive new technology first before dripping down to the rest of the market as it becomes more affordable and widely available.
Yet that’s not been the case with electric and plug-in hybrid models, for we’ve seen the likes of £30,000-plus city cars that no one has bought and that have hindered rather than enhanced the inevitable switch to electrification.
Which is even more odd given just how refined, quiet and premium an electric drivetrain is, making it perfect for a big and expensive luxury car in the first place.
Never mind, for the status quo has sorted itself out, and many a luxury car is available with a little 'e' at the end of its name, and an extra hole into it to dispense electricity instead of a fossil fuel.