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What Car? reveals its electric cars of the year

What Car? has revealed the winners of its 2023 Electric Car Awards, with the Volkswagen ID Buzz taking home the coveted Car of the Year award.

The judges noted: “There’s so much affection for the Buzz’s retro design that Volkswagen could easily have penny-pinched on the engineering and still sold as many as it could make.

“But instead, it has clearly thrown everything at the car, with this resulting in something that combines the practicality of an MPV with the comfort and refinement of a premium SUV and the potentially low running costs of an electric vehicle.”

The Buzz was also named Large Electric Car of the Year and Electric MPV of the Year.

Other notable winners included:

Electric small car: Fiat 500 42kWh

Electric family car: MG 4 SE

Electric small SUV: Smart #1 Premium

Electric large SUV: Genesis GV60 RWD Premium

Electric executive car: Tesla Model 3 RWD

Electric estate car: MG 5 EV SE Long Range

Electric luxury car: BMW i7 xDrive60 Excellence Pro

Electric performance car: Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo 4S

Winners of the hybrid categories included:

Hybrid family car: Audi A3 Sportback 40 TFSIe Sport

Hybrid small SUV: Range Rover Evoque P300e S

Hybrid large SUV: Mercedes-Benz GLC 300e AMG Line Premium

Hybrid executive car: Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300e AMG Line Premium

Hybrid estate car: Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate C300e AMG Line Premium Plus

Hybrid performance car: Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

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