Next Green Car – Sports Cabrio Awards 2016

Sports Cabrio WINNER
Morgan EV3 – CO2 0 g/km – NGC Rating 18

No doors, no windows, no boot, and one wheel too few (for some), the three-wheeled Morgan lacks many of the features that one would expect from a sports car. However, that hasn't stopped the three-wheeler becoming one of Morgan's most popular vehicles thanks to unique driving dynamics that keep a smile fixed on the driver's face. In the spirit of modernity, Morgan have now added the electric EV3 to the line-up; the pure-EV having a range of 150 miles (120 miles real-world) on a single charge. Zero-tailpipe emissions and a 0-62mph time of 8.8 seconds don't sound the most racy of attributes of a car in the Sports Cabrio class, but the three-wheeled Morgan is all about the driving experience. Impractical but unashamedly so, the EV3 is proof positive that electric vehicles can be fun. Price TBC.

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NGC verdict: "With its unique blend of design, range and performance, Morgan's electric sports car provides all the thrills of the three-wheeler but with zero-emissions. The Morgan EV3 is an unconventional, but warmly welcomed addition to the electric car market."

Sports Cabrio COMMENDED
Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid –
CO2 96 g/km – NGC Rating 34

With a larger battery and more powerful motor than the outgoing model, the new Panamera E-Hybrid benefits from Porsche’s electric drivetrain know-how. This increased electric focus sees the Panamera able to cover 32 miles on zero-emission electric driving (26 miles real-world), and return a fuel+electric economy of 113 MPG (38 MPG fuel only). This being a Porsche, the performance times are strong enough to match the likes of the company's most famous model, the 911. However, the Panamera seats four adults and swallows up all of their luggage, creating a car capable of long distance journeys with more company and style than just about anything else on the road. Priced from £79,770.

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Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:10th Jul 2018

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