WhatCar?’s electric car awards were launched following a surge in interest in the market during lockdown and has identified a range of vehicles for all budgets. Although some of their top picks were valued at more than £80,000 for elite sportscar models, cheaper and more affordable options were also selected.
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Hyundai’s Ionqiq electric premium scooped the family electric car award with the Kia e-Niro winning the Electric Family SUV category.
The Ioniq is special as its models are made for all types of audiences with petrol and plug-on hybrid cars available alongside its fully-electric design.
The 100kW premium model would be perfect for families with 356 litres of boot space and a kitted out interior.
Performance wise the car can deliver 136boph and a 0-60mph reading in just 9.9 seconds.
Tesla Model 3
Where would an electric car list be without Tesla? The Model 3 picked up WhatCar?’s award for best executive electric car.
The model is valued at £56,490 but promises one of the longest range of any other model on the market.
Tesla says the car could travel up to 348 miles on a single charge while also delivering sportscar performance to match.
The firm claims the car can reach 0-60mph in just 3.2 seconds with top speeds of 162mph possible.
Steve Huntingford, Editor of WhatCar? Said: “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.”
He added: “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.
“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.”
Published at Wed, 05 Aug 2020 13:49:55 +0000