WhatCar’s Car of the Year Award goes to a battery powered electric vehicle
A representative from WhatCar has expressed positive comments towards Kia e-Niro’s careful balance between sensible pricing and performance.
E-Niro’s award at the 42nd WhatCar’s awards ceremony signifies that electric vehicles have a growing potential to surpass diesel and petrol rivals at a higher rate of consistency in the very near future.
“Most of the leading manufacturers have plans for new EVs, and the fact that the Kia e-Niro was able to beat all its petrol and diesel rivals to win the 2019 WhatCar Car of the Year Award shows how far this technology has developed.”
The e-Niro also received a five-star rating in WhatCar’s review. The review says the car “threatens to rewrite the rulebook and make electric motoring a realistic proposition for the masses”.
Hyundai’s Kona Electric was almost universally seen as “bringing real-world usability, smart looks and a fun driving experience to mainstream use.”