Next Green Car Awards 2016
The Next Green Car Awards 2016 recognise the best green cars launched in the UK in 2016. Here we reveal the winners and commended models in each vehicle category, along with the overall NGC Car of the Year 2016.
Winners have been selected by being judged against a range of criteria, with Next Green Car's unique NGC Rating a primary factor in deciding which vehicles made it through to the shortlist.
From there, other considerations such as suitability for purpose, impact on the market, and value for money are taken into account to decide the winning and commended vehicles across 10 categories - made up of nine market sectors and a 'Next Generation' award.
For 2016, every finalist emits less than 100 g/km CO2 (official), of which nine of the 20 category winning and commended vehicles are zero emission, pure-electric models.
Commenting on the 2016 Awards winners, Dr Ben Lane, Director at Next Green Car, said: "We are delighted to give recognition to 10 cars which best combine environmental and driving performance. Utilising state-of-the-art technology, the winners demonstrate that cars can be exhilarating to drive and impact less on the environment – all at affordable cost.
"To illustrate the range and capability of low emission vehicles now on the market, the average CO2 emissions of the finalists across the 10 categories is less than 36 g/km, nine of the 20 models are pure-electric, six are plug-in hybrids, four conventional hybrids, with only one model not featuring any kind of electrification; reflecting the global trend in auto-tech."
All shortlisted and winning models have been either launched in the UK during 2016 or have UK release dates in 2017. Each category has a winner and a commended model selected by Next Green Car from the shortlist, with a large variety of cars and power-trains on display.
Click below to find out this year's 10 category winners and NGC Car of the Year 2016.