The UK’s best new and pre-owned electric (EV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) cars were unveiled at What Car? Price for electric cars.
Now in their third year, the awards were launched following a surge of interest in electric and hybrid cars on the Which car? website, and are designed to help people interested in buying an electric car choose the right model for their needs.
The most successful brands in 2022 were BMW, Tesla and Volvo, each selling three . won Which car? Awards for electric cars.
BMW picked up the best electric luxury SUV (for the iX xDrive50 M Sport Edition), the best hybrid luxury SUV (for the X5 eDrive45e M Sport) and the best used hybrid executive car (for the 330e M Sport). Meanwhile, Volvo XC40 Recharge T4 Plus, XC60 Recharge T8 and XC90 Recharge T8 won Best Hybrid Small SUV, Best Used Hybrid Large SUV and Best Used Hybrid Luxury SUV, respectively.
The most successful car was the Tesla Model 3which was named Best Electric Executive Car and Best Used Electric Executive Car, in addition to winning the Efficiency Award for Least Energy Usage Per Mile in What Car?’s winter and real-world range tests in the summer.
Another notable winner was the Kia EV6 RWD GT Line, which followed the common name What Car? January’s Car of the Year by winning Best Electric Large SUV. Kia also won best electric small SUV with its Soul EV Maxx, making it one of three brands – the others being Porsche and Volkswagen – to take home a string of awards.
The Most Affordable New Electric or Hybrid Winner of the 2022 What Car? Electric Car Awards was the Fiat 500 42kWh Icon, which costs £29,435, while the most expensive model was the BMW iX xDrive50 M Sport Edition, with a price tag of £107,305.
Lotus Eletre’s electric SUV won the Reader Award, which was decided by a public vote on What Car? social media channels, asking people to choose the upcoming electric model they were most excited about from a shortlist of 12 cars. .
Say what car? editor Steve Huntingford: “The supply of all-electric and plug-in hybrid cars has grown exponentially in recent years. While this increases the chances of UK car buyers having something perfect for their needs, it can also make life terribly confusing, so our annual What Car? Electric Car Awards are more important than ever.”
The best overall electric and plug-in hybrid cars from the 15 categories will be named during 2023 Which car? Car of the Year Awardswhich will be held in January at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
2022 Which car? Winners Electric Car Awards, in collaboration with OVO Energy
ELECTRIC CAR WINNERS
Electric small car: Fiat 500 42kWh icon
Electric family car: Cupra Born 52kWh V2
Electric small SUV: Kia Soul EV Maxx
Electric large SUV: Kia EV6 RWD GT Line
Electric executive car: Tesla Model 3 Long distance
Electric MPV: Opel Combo-e Life SE
Electric luxury SUV: BMW iX xDrive50 M Sport Edition
Electric performance car: Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo 4S
PLUG-IN HYBRID WINNERS
Hybrid family car: Audi A3 Sportback 40 TFSIe Sports
Hybrid small SUV: Volvo XC40 Charging T4 Plus
Hybrid large SUV: Lexus NX 450h+ F Sport
Hybrid executive car: Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300e AMG Line Premium
Hybrid station wagon: Skoda Octavia Estate 1.4 TSI iV SE technology
Hybrid luxury SUV: BMW X5 eDrive45e M Sport
Hybrid performance car: Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid
USED ELECTRIC AND PLUG-IN HYBRID WINNERS
Used electric small car: Renault Zoe ZE40 R110
Used electric family car: Volkswagen e-Golf
Used electric small SUV: MG ZS EV 45kWh
Used electric executive car: Tesla Model 3 Standard range Plus
Used electric luxury SUV: Jaguar I-Pace EV400 S
Used hybrid family car: Hyundai Ioniq 1.6 GDi PHEV
Used Hybrid Small SUV: Mini Countryman Cooper SE All4 PHEV
Used Hybrid Large SUV: Volvo XC60 T8 . to upload
Used hybrid executive car: BMW 3 Series 330th M Sport
Used hybrid station wagon: Volkswagen Passat GTE Estate
Used Hybrid Luxury SUV: Volvo XC90 T8 . to upload
Reader’s Prize: Lotus Eletre
Efficiency Price: Tesla Model 3 Long Range
Aug 31, 2022
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