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MG ZS EV named Car of the Year by DrivingElectric

The MG ZS EV has scooped a brace of trophies in the 2022 DrivingElectric Awards, including the coveted overall Car of the Year prize.

As well as the overall Car of the Year award, judged against all EVs on the market, the ZS EV also scooped DrivingElectric’s Best Value EV award.

DrivingElectric’s judges praised the MG ZS EV’s unbeatable value for money, with the long range version, capable of 273 miles on a single charge, costing less than £28,500.

DrivingElectric editor Richard Ingram said: “The new MG ZS EV is quite simply the best-value electric car on sale.

“It addresses arguably the single biggest barrier to entry for EV buyers: price. As a package, the ZS simply can’t be beaten: long range, impressive efficiency and a lengthy kit list, all wrapped up in a practical SUV body.

“Our judges were unanimous – the updated MG ZS EV perfectly encompasses everything that’s important to electric-car buyers in 2022.”

The MG led a charge of other categories, all celebrating the best electric and hybrid cars, plus charging providers and EV technology.

Hyundai was a big winner, with its Ioniq 5 scooping the Best Long-Distance Electric Car and Technology awards, while the Tucson was named Best Family Hybrid Car.

Both models are reigning Car of the Year holders from DrivingElectric’s sister titles, Auto Express and Carbuyer.

DrivingElectric’s readers also had their say, naming the Kia EV6 their favourite electric car for 2022, and the Nissan Ariya their most anticipated electric car, due in showrooms next year.

And with demand for used vehicles at an unprecedented high, the British-built Nissan Leaf Mk2 took Best Used Electric Car honours, while the Toyota Prius Mk4 was named Best Used Hybrid Car.

2022 DrivingElectric Awards winners included:

  • DrivingElectric Car of the Year 2022 MG ZS EV
  • Best Urban Electric Car Fiat 500
  • Best Value Electric Car MG ZS EV
  • Best Family Electric Car Skoda Enyaq iV
  • Best Luxury Electric Car BMW iX
  • Best Long-Distance Electric Car Hyundai Ioniq 5
  • Best Electric Company Car Tesla Model 3
  • Best Electric Performance Car Porsche Taycan
  • Best Used Electric Car Nissan Leaf Mk2
  • Best Small Electric Van Citroen e-Berlingo/Peugeot e-Partner/Toyota Proace City
  • Electric/Vauxhall Combo-e
  • Best Medium Electric Van Citroen e-Dispatch/Peugeot e-Expert/Toyota Proace
  • Electric/Vauxhall Vivaro-e
  • Best Large Electric Van Fiat e-Ducato

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