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All-New PEUGEOT e-208 wins ‘Electric Small Car of the Year’ at What Car? Electric Car Awards

Britain’s Best Electric & Plug-In Hybrid Cars Named in First-Ever What Car? Electric Car Awards, In Association With  Myenergi

  • 16 category winners revealed, priced from £22,800* to £86,380
  • BMW, Ford, Hyundai, Jaguar, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Peugeot, Porsche, Seat, Skoda, Tesla and Volvo take pure electric and plug-in hybrid category wins
  • Rapidly growing number of new electrified models in showrooms gives buyers more choice than ever before
  • Electric and hybrid models are among the most searched-for vehicles on the What Car? website

The UK’s best new electric (EV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) cars for every budget have been revealed at the inaugural What Car? Electric Car Awards, held in association with charging point provider Myenergi.

Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid T8 honored in inaugural What Car? Electric Car Awards

The Awards were launched following a surge in interest in electric cars online during lockdown. As restrictions eased in early July, 26% of What Car?’s audience** said they were more inclined to buy an EV or PHEV as a result of the changed environment they were living in, while interest in the stories outlining the best electric and plug-in hybrid cars on sale today surged, out-performing other areas of the website.

Our goal has always been to help people buy the best car for their needs and budget, but it became clear that the booming number of new EVs and PHEVs, combined with the intricacies of some of the new technology associated with owning and charging these cars, was causing confusion,” said Steve Huntingford, editor of What Car?.

The 16 categories were devised to help buyers of every need and budget make the best choice for them, with the growing number of competitors fighting for sales across the market reflected by the fact that 12 different manufacturers won awards. Only BMW, Kia, Porsche and Tesla won two awards, while only Kia and Porsche have an electric and a hybrid winner.

SEAT Mii electric wins Value Electric Car of the Year at inaugural What Car? Electric Car Awards

The variety of electric and plug-in hybrid cars on offer is growing exponentially, which is great news for buyers, because it’s driving up standards,” added Huntingford. “However, recognising that EVs and PHEVs still make up a minority of all car sales, these standalone awards give us the opportunity to highlight the very best models as the car industry swiftly adapts to meeting its environmental challenges.”

Myenergi is a British specialist in electric vehicle charging and domestic renewable energy, which has manufactured and shipped more than 50,000 charging devices in only two years and signed up thousands of customers to its app and online forum.

Jordan Brompton, Sales Director at myenergi, said:

Our aim is to create innovative solutions for a harmonious future between people and our planet, and by supporting the What Car? Electric Car Awards we hope we can encourage and support that vision.”

The best overall electric and plug-in hybrid cars from across the 16 categories will be named at the What Car? Car of the Year Awards in January 2021.

What Car? Electric Car Awards winners, in association with Myenergi 

Category Winner What Car? Target Price
ELECTRIC CARS​
Value car Seat Mii Electric 36.8kWh £22,800*
Small car Peugeot e-208 Allure Premium £30,118*
Family car Hyundai Ioniq Electric Premium £32,951*
Family SUV Kia e-Niro 64kWh 3 £36,850*
Luxury SUV Jaguar I-Pace EV400 S £63,256
Executive car Tesla Model 3 Performance £56,490
Performance car Porsche Taycan 4S £84,189
Seven-seater Tesla Model X (7 seat) £86,380
PLUG-IN HYBRIDS
Family car Mercedes A-Class A250e AMG Line £31,461
Small SUV Kia Niro PHEV 1.6 GDi 3 £29,843
Large SUV Ford Kuga PHEV 2.5 PHEV Titanium £30,836
Luxury SUV BMW X5 xDrive45e M Sport £66,235
Estate car Skoda Superb Estate iV SE Technology £34,196
Executive car BMW 3 Series 330e M Sport £39,940
Performance car Porsche Panamdera 4 E-Hybrid
£83,788
Seven-seater Volvo XC90 Recharge T8 Inscription £63,263

Hyundai IONIQ Named Best Electric Family Car

 

Kia e-Niro

Jaguar I-Pace

Superb iV electrifies What Car? judges to scoop 2020 Hybrid Estate of the Year title

Porsche Taycan 4S

Tesla-Model X,S, 3 David Havasi. CleanTechnica

Tesla-Model X, Image courtesy of David Havasi. CleanTechnica

Tesla-Model-3. White-Grey; CleanTechnica

* Price before £3000 Government Plug-in Grant

**Poll of more than 6000 visitors to whatcar.com, June 202

Images courtesy of What Car

 
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