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EcoCar Electrified Top 50 Announced

Diesel&EcoCar magazine is excited to present the EcoCar Electrified Top 50 awards for 2024, celebrating the finest new electric cars, hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles available today. Now in its third year, the EcoCar Electrified Top 50 awards have been separated out from the DieselCar Top 50, which will be announced on 1st October 2024.

Over the past year, our talented team of writers and judges has rigorously tested more than 180 new cars, each evaluated extensively with the target buyer always at the forefront of our minds. To be eligible for the EcoCar Electrified Top 50, vehicles must be powered by an electric, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or hydrogen fuel-cell drivetrain, and available to order in the UK, while being available to drive in right-hand drive guise by the mid-year awards deadline.

In crafting the EcoCar Electrified Top 50 awards, we wanted to innovate beyond the usual ‘run-of-the-mill’ award ceremonies. Our approach is devoid of expensive, outlandish events, with the results unaffected by advertising spend. The results are derived from our comprehensive and robust scoring system that evaluates every aspect of the vehicle, ensuring that any winner truly excels in its category.

The winners were announced by EcoCar Editor and Publisher, Ian Robertson: “As the deadline for the switch to electrified cars gets ever closer, the past year has seen an unprecedented influx of new entrants into the marketplace. We have tested each of them meticulously, resulting in our most thorough list yet of the best electric, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles on sale at UK dealers today.” He added “I am delighted to announce that the 2024 EcoCar Electrified Car of the Year is the outstanding Renault Scenic E-Tech, which also clinches the title of EcoCar Best Electric Medium SUV.”

Alongside the Top 50 awards, three new accolades have been introduced for 2024, including the EcoCar Most Eagerly Awaited Electrified Car of 2024, EcoCar Most Influential Electric Car Maker and EcoCar Most Influential Hybrid Car Maker added to the roster. Ian Robertson announced, “I’m very pleased to announce Kia as The EcoCar Most Influential Electric Car Maker for 2024, thanks to its extensive range of affordable and accessible electric vehicles that are scattered across a wide range of different segments to suit all budgets and tastes.” Robertson added “The EcoCar Most Influential Hybrid Car Maker for 2024 is, of course, Toyota, one of the longest champions of hybrid propulsion around the world.” And completing the trio of new award announcements, the EcoCar Most Eagerly Awaited Electrified Car of 2024 is awarded to the Dacia Spring, as, without doubt, the electric city car generated the most buzz and reader input and engagement during the year, with no other upcoming vehicle coming close.

In the EcoCar Best Hybrid Compact SUV class, it was the fantastic new Lexus LBX that grabbed the gong, coming in at second place, and narrowly missing out on the top spot. The MG4 was named EcoCar Best Electric Medium Car and came in at position three overall, while last year’s winner, the Kia Niro, was victorious in both the EcoCar Best Hybrid Medium SUV and EcoCar Best Plug-in Hybrid Medium SUV categories and was in at number four in the charts. The updated Skoda Enyaq deservedly won the title of EcoCar Best Electric Large SUV and grabs position five in this year’s Hall of Fame.

BMW had a strong showing, with the iX winning EcoCar Best Electric Luxury SUV for the third year running, and the BMW i7 taking the EcoCar Best Electric Luxury Car title. The i5 was awarded EcoCar Best Electric Executive Car, while the 3 Series was recognised as EcoCar Best Plug-In Hybrid Large Car and EcoCar Best Plug-In Hybrid Large Estate Car.

The Dacia Jogger was highly praised, and deservedly received the EcoCar Best Hybrid Seven-Seat Estate Car award, while the Renault Clio was named EcoCar Best Hybrid Small Car. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N quite simply delighted our testers, earning the EcoCar Best Electric Hot Hatch award.

The updated Vauxhall Corsa triumphed as EcoCar Best Electric Small Car, and the Kia EV9 won big in the EcoCar Best Electric Seven-Seat SUV category. Meanwhile, Land Rover’s Defender was recognised for being the EcoCar Best Plug-in Hybrid Luxury SUV, with the Range Rover securing the EcoCar Best Plug-in Hybrid Super Luxury SUV title.

Fiat won multiple awards, with the 600e named EcoCar Best Electric Compact SUV, and the 500e and its Abarth performance variants taking EcoCar Best Electric City Car and EcoCar Best Electric Convertible, respectively.

And Peugeot’s 308 earned three titles: EcoCar Best Electric Medium Estate Car, EcoCar Best Plug-in Hybrid Medium Car, and EcoCar Best Plug-in Hybrid Medium Estate Car.

The Hyundai Ioniq 6, victorious for the second consecutive year, was awarded EcoCar Best Electric Large Car, with the Cupra Leon powering past its rivals to secure the EcoCar Best Plug-in Hybrid Hot Hatch title. At the roomier end of the marketplace, the Volkswagen ID.Buzz grabbed the gong for EcoCar Best Electric MPV, while Honda’s Civic received the EcoCar Best Hybrid Medium Car award.

The team at Diesel&EcoCar magazine would like to congratulate all of the car makers that have winners in this year’s awards.

The complete list of the top 50 placements and category winners are available below:

 

50

Toyota Corolla

 

49

Honda Civic

Best hybrid medium car

48

Honda ZR-V

 

47

Peugeot 408

 

46

Volkswagen ID.Buzz

Best electric MPV

45

Toyota bZ4X

 

44

Toyota Yaris

 

43

Subaru Solterra

 

42

Tesla Model Y

 

41

Range Rover

Best plug-in hybrid super luxury SUV

40

Cupra Leon

Best plug-in hybrid hot hatch

39

Ford Mustang Mach-E

 

38

Cupra Formentor

 

37

Fiat 500e and Abarth 500e

Best electric city car

Best electric convertible

36

Mazda MX-30

 

35

Peugeot E-2008

 

34

Citroën Ë-C4 and Ë-C4 X

 

33

Peugeot 208

 

32

Hyundai Ioniq 6

Best electric large car

31

Peugeot 308

Best electric medium estate car

Best plug-in hybrid medium car

Best plug-in hybrid medium estate car

30

Volvo EX30

 

29

Honda Jazz

 

28

Fiat 600e

Best electric compact SUV

27

Jaguar I-Pace

 

26

Mercedes-Benz EQE

 

25

Land Rover Defender

Best plug-in hybrid luxury SUV

24

Renault Arkana

 

23

Cupra Born

 

22

Kia EV9

Best electric seven-seat SUV

21

Polestar 2

 

20

Volkswagen ID.7

 

19

Vauxhall Corsa

Best electric small car

18

Mercedes-Benz EQS

 

17

BMW 3 Series

Best plug-in hybrid large car

Best plug-in hybrid large estate car

16

Hyundai Ioniq 5

Best electric hot hatch

15

BMW 7 Series and i7

Best electric luxury car

14

BMW iX

Best electric luxury SUV

13

Kia EV6

 

12

Hyundai Tucson

 

11

Renault Clio

Best hybrid small car

10

Kia Sportage

 

9

BMW 5 Series and i5

Best electric executive car

8

Nissan Qashqai

 

7

Genesis GV60

 

6

Dacia Jogger

Best hybrid estate car

5

Skoda Enyaq

Best electric large SUV

4

MG4

Best electric medium car

3

Kia Niro

Best plug-in hybrid medium SUV

Best hybrid medium SUV

2

Lexus LBX

Best hybrid compact SUV

1

Renault Scenic

Electrified Car of the Year 2024

Best electric medium SUV

 

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