Diesel&EcoCar magazine is very pleased to announce the very first EcoCar Electrified Top 50 awards, where we celebrate the most capable new hybrids, plug-in hybrids, hydrogen fuel-cell and electric cars on sale today.
Previously the Top 50 awards have been combined as one bumper celebration, and have been successfully for six years, but this year marks the separation of the EcoCar Electrified Top 50 from the DieselCar Top 50, which will take place later in the year.
Over the past 12 months, our team of well-respected writers have tested more than 200 new cars, all of them assessed and evaluated in everyday conditions and scrutinised with the target customer in mind. To be eligible for entry in the EcoCar Electrified Top 50, the hybrid, plug-in hybrid, hydrogen fuel-cell or electric car must be available for customers to order and on sale in the UK. And with the current market conditions, that isn’t necessarily as easy as it sounds.
In announcing the winners in the EcoCar Electrified Top 50 awards, editor Ian Robertson said: “Over the past year, the team have been evaluating every brand-new hybrid, plug-in hybrid, hydrogen fuel-cell and electric car that has gone on sale, and this process of careful scrutiny has resulted in a comprehensive hit list of the most accomplished new cars on sale today.” He went on to add: “I’m very pleased to announce that the Škoda Enyaq iV is our very first EcoCar Electrified Car of the Year.” Robertson said “In a year that has seen the number of electrified cars on the roads accelerate to record levels, the market has never been so competitive, and I’m very pleased to say that the Škoda Enyaq iV comes out in first place.
Not content with grabbing the top spot with the Enyaq iV,
Škoda has also won a series of other awards in this year’s Top 50
The Škoda Octavia voted EcoCar
Bolstering those awards was the Škoda Superb, as it secured the titles of