The inaugural What Car? Electric Car Awards, held in association with charge point provider and domestic renewable energy experts myenergi, will on 5 August reveal the best electric and plug-in hybrid cars available.

The Electric Car Awards were launched following a boom in interest in electrified models from consumers on whatcar.com during and after lockdown, and the recent exponential growth in the number of models being launched into the market. The awards will name the best pure electric and plug-in hybrid models in a variety of buyer-friendly categories in order to support consumers looking to make the decision to switch to an electrified vehicle.

Previous research of 6925 in-market buyers by What Car? found 23.25% were now more likely to consider purchasing an electric or hybrid vehicle due to the recent Covid-19 pandemic.

What Car? editor Steve Huntingford said: “The number of people looking to make the switch and buy an electric vehicle is growing rapidly, and so too is the complexity of the choices they have to make. These awards put What Car? in the perfect position to support people on that journey.

“Whether someone is trying to understand the complexities of charging, research which car they should buy or actually get in contact with a dealer to buy a car with our guaranteed Target Price saving, our goal is to always be there to help them get the very best car for their needs and budget.”

The best electric cars will be named in the following categories: Value car, Small car, Family car, Family SUV, Luxury SUV, Executive car, Performance car and Seven-seater.

The best plug-in hybrids will be named in these categories: Family car, Small SUV, Large SUV, Luxury SUV, Estate car, Executive car, Performance car and Seven-seater.

The very best electric and plug-in hybrid cars will also be celebrated at What Car?’s annual Car of the Year Awards event in January.

Vehicles available at Furrows Group have been nominated in the following categories -


Value car

Family SUV


Family car

  • Hyundai Ioniq PHEV
  • Kia XCeed PHEV
  • Mercedes A-Class A250e
  • Toyota Prius Plug-in

Small SUV

  • BMW X1 xDrive25e
  • Kia Niro PHEV
  • Mini Countryman All4 PHEV
  • Peugeot 3008 Hybrid
  • Vauxhall Grandland X Hybrid
  • Volvo XC40 Recharge T5

Large SUV

  • Audi Q5 55 TFSIe
  • BMW X3 xDrive30e
  • Ford Kuga PHEV
  • Hyundai Nexo
  • Mercedes GLC 300e
  • Mercedes GLC Coupe 300e
  • Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
  • Volvo XC60 Recharge T8

Estate car

Executive car

  • BMW 3 Series 330e
  • BMW 5 Series 530e
  • Mercedes C-Class C300de
  • Mercedes E-Class E300e
  • Mercedes E-Class E300de
  • Skoda Superb iV
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE
  • Volvo S60 Recharge T8
  • Volvo S90 Recharge T8