Hyundai Ioniq 5 Wins Best Electric Car at Move Electric Awards Car News

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 has been named Best Electric Car at the inaugural awards ceremony hosted by Autocar’s sister publication Move Electric.

Hyundai’s all-electric crossover won the award ahead of five other finalists, including the Porsche Taycan, BMW iX and Kia EV6. It won accolades for its blend of dynamic performance, cutting-edge technology, range and sharp styling.

The South Korean automaker was also named best e-business of the year due to its efforts to advance electric mobility, which resulted in the launch of several electric models under the Hyundai, Kia and Genesis brands.

Apart from cars, Hyundai has also invested in electric robots, autonomous vehicles and electronic vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) technology.

Ashley Andrew, Managing Director of Hyundai UK, said: “At Hyundai, there is a very deliberate shift in our attitude from ‘automotive company’ to ‘mobility company’, as we seek to realize our overall brand vision to bring freedom of movement to everyone.

“We are investing heavily in mobility services, building close relationships with leading mobility service providers and – while this remains our core focus – expanding our role beyond the automotive sector.”

Meanwhile, the Mercedes-Benz EQXX concept received the award for best use of electricity, thanks to its impressive range and 620-mile real-world technology. The little Citroën Ami won the Innovation Prize for offering a unique alternative to other means of transport.

Tesla boss Elon Musk has been awarded first place in the Move Electric Hall of Fame, an honor given to those who have contributed to electrification. The award reflects Musk’s efforts to transform Tesla into a leading electric vehicle maker.

The Move Electric E-Leader of the Year award has been presented to Graeme Cooper, National Grid’s Head of Future Markets, for his efforts to prepare the UK’s energy network for the increased use of renewables to handle the growing number of cars electrical.

Fully Charged, a growing specialist e-bike retailer, has been named Best of British for its work helping UK consumers switch to electric power.

Other accolades included Best Electric Bike, given to the Ribble Hybrid AL e, while the Super Soco TC Max was selected as Best Electric Motorcycle.

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This notice was published: 2022-03-30 11:01:24

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