Over £70,000 might seem like a sizeable amount for your plug-in people carrier, but it’s not so outlandish when you start to compare it alongside the luxury SUVs it competes alongside. We’ll see when VW and others start to roll out their EQV alternatives in time, but we’d expect the EQV to remain an expensive choice among such future rivals. It will possibly be able to justify the premium thanks to the upmarket badge that it wears on its nose.
The higher buying costs over its diesel relations should be offset in time through cheaper running costs and benefit in kind tax for business users. Like all EVs it’ll dodge all sorts of taxes, and you’ll be able to run it with impunity though ULEV and congestion charging zones, so long as you’ve been mindful to register it in advance.
Try finding any other seven-seat EVs and you’ll struggle too, and those that do exist cannot offer the huge additional space and quality that the EQV brings thanks to its van origins.