Next Green Car Awards 2015
Welcome to the Next Green Car Awards 2015 which recognises the UK’s best green cars in 2015.
The winners of the Next Green Car Awards 2015 have been carefully selected from a green car shortlist featuring 40 new models competing across 10 categories (nine vehicle segments plus a ‘Next Generation’ award).
This year, 80% of the winning and commended models emit less than 100 g/km tailpipe CO2 (official). By powertrain, six have plug-in capability (four PHEVs and two pure EVs), reflecting the increase in available electric models and their growing popularity with customers. Taken together, the average CO2 figure of the cars receiving an award in 2015 is just 72 g/km.
At the announcement of the 2015 winners, Ben Lane, Managing Editor at Next Green Car commented: "Despite the recent emissions scandal, the NGC Awards 2015 demonstrates that vehicle manufacturers are continuing to innovate and offer genuinely low emission models to UK car buyers. This is being enabled by the use of electric drivetrains as evidenced by the fact that 40% of this year’s winners are either a plug-in hybrid or a pure EV."
Melanie Shufflebotham, Sales and Marketing Director at Next Green Car added: "The ten winners of the Next Green Car Awards 2015 are low emission models that are also great to drive. These awards seek to provide an independent assessment of the best new cars on the market, and, coupled with the NGC Rating and the suite of Next Green Car tools, help car buyers make good choices when looking for a more economical and lower emission car."
All shortlisted and winning models have been either launched in the UK during 2015 or have UK release dates in 2016. Each category has a winner and a commended model selected by Next Green Car from the shortlist, with a large variety of cars and powertrains on display.
Selection of the winners is initially driven by Next Green Car’s unique NGC Rating which rates the environmental impact of all new cars on the UK market. This is then considered alongside other factors including build-quality, drivability, practicality and value for money.
Follow the links to view the winners of the Next Green Car Awards 2015.