Electric/Hybrid – Peugeot e-208 wins ?Electric Small Car of the Year? award at What Car? Electric Car Awards – Renewable Energy Magazine

The Peugeot e-208 is the company’s first new generation full electric vehicle. It comes with an electric 50kWh, 136hp powertrain that’s capable of up to 217 miles of range (WLTP) from a single charge and supports rapid charging of up to 100kW, reaching 80 percent charge in as little as 30 minutes.“All things considered, the e-208 is the best small electric car you can buy” said What Car? Editor, Steve Huntingford. “It has a good real-world range, the suspension does a great job of keeping you comfortable, and the interior is as eye-catching as it is classy. We particularly like the Allure Premium version, because it's attractively priced, but still comes with loads of kit, including climate control, wireless phone charging and a 10.0in infotainment system with phone mirroring.”David Peel, Managing Director of Peugeot UK, added that the company is following a unique philosophy around the ‘power of choice’ that allows buyers to choose the right powertrain that suits their needs and that Peugeot’s electric vehicles come with the same practical features as their petrol or diesel vehicle counterparts, with no compromise in capability, interior space or technology.In other categories, the Hyundai Ioniq Electric has been named the best Electric Family Car on sale. The multi-award winning Kia e-Niro won Best Electric small SUV and the SEAT Mii electric won Value Electric Car of the YearThe judges praising the Ioniq Electric for offering a better package ‘than any other rival’ – whether that’s its electric range, its value for money, its equipment or its technology. The vehicle was launched in 2016 as part of the Ioniq range, the world’s first car planned from the start to offer three electrified powertrains – hybrid, plug-in hybrid and full electric. In 2019, the Ioniq range was upgraded with added technological features and a refreshed look, as well as 36 percent added battery capacity in the Electric.The Ioniq Electric is one of two full EVs offered by Hyundai, alongside the the Kona Electric. Hyundai is intending to electrify three quarters of the entire Hyundai range by the end of the year.The Kia e-Niro is capable of up to 282 miles of electric range from a full charge and offers an excellent specification with modern convenience and safety features. The Mii electric is one of the most affordable electric cars on the market, starting at just £19,800. It is capable of fast-charging (DC at 40 kW) and has a range of 160 miles. It can be charged from 0-80 percent in under one hour with a DC rapid charger.For additional information:What Car? Car of the Year AwardsLooking for car & motorbike parts? Check here!

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