Next Green Car – Next Generation Awards 2015
Next Generation WINNER
Tesla Model X EV – CO2 0 g/km – NGC Rating TBC*
Having been highly-anticipated for some time, Tesla’s Model X is finally due to arrive in Europe in 2016. With the same innovative powertrain that underpins the superb Model S, the Model X will offer more space and practicality, while still providing the luxurious (and powerful) emission-free driving experience that followers of Tesla have come to demand. A range of 250 miles is expected, along with in-car, car-to-car and car-road connectivity that keeps on getting cleverer thanks to Tesla’s continual update programme. Add to this the roof-hinged rear Falcon doors that will add a bit of glamour (and practicality) to every trip.
NGC verdict: “As Tesla’s most advanced electric car yet, the Model X is smart in form and function. With its added space and falcon-wing doors, it has the potential to be even more popular than the Model S. Tesla continues to move from strength to strength.”
Next Generation COMMENDED
BMW 330e PHEV – CO2 49 g/km – NGC Rating TBC*
As a plug-in hybrid version of one of the best selling cars in the world, the launch of the 330e marks a key stage in PHEV development. Emissions and fuel economy are currently being quoted at 44 g/km CO2 and 134.5 MPG (weighted combined) respectively, to be delivered within the familiar (and well respected) 3-Series set-up. Combining a 2.0 litre petrol engine with an electric motor and BMW’s famous driving dynamics will make for an engaging driving experience combined with low running costs. With these specs, we expect the 330e to be a top choice for fleet managers in 2016.