10 electric vehicles shortlisted for 2014 Next Green Car awards

10 electric vehicles shortlisted for 2014 Next Green Car awards


Next Green Car has announced the shortlist for their 2014 Awards, which heavily features both battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids.

Ten electric vehicles, six battery electric and four plug-in hybrid vehicles, have been included in the shortlist for the 2014 Next Green Car awards, reflecting the segments growing popularity among new car buyers.

Below is a list of EVs included in the shortlist and which category they are in:

Volkswagen e-Up – City Car
Volkswagen e-Golf – Small family
Audi A3 Sportback e-tron – Family estate
Kia Soul EV – Crossover
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – SUV
Tesla Model S – Executive
Nissan e-NV200 – LCV
Mercedes-Benz B-Class – Next Generation
Volkswagen Passat PHEV – Next Generation
Volvo XC90 PHEV – Next Generation
See the full shortlist on Next Green Car.

As noted by Dr Ben Lane, Managing Director of Next Green Car: “With ever more plug-in models available, 2014 has been a great year for car buyers wanting to go electric. This is reflected in our 2014 shortlists, with a quarter of models being high-quality EVs.”

Melanie Shufflebotham, Sales and Marketing Director, says: “For the first time, this year the Next Green Car Awards include an SUV and LCV category. This reflects the spread of new technologies and efficiencies across an ever-increasing number of models and ranges. With a fuel cell vehicle, plug-in hybrid and pure electric models featuring in the ‘Next Gen’ category, progress is set to continue into 2015.”

A full list of the winners will be released next Tuesday (18th November 2014) on the Next Green Car site.

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