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