Next Green Car Awards 2017
The Next Green Car Awards 2017 recognise the best green cars launched in the UK in 2017. Here we reveal the winners and commended models in each vehicle category, along with a special prize this year, the Innovation Award.
Covering eight different categories, the winners have been carefully selected from a shortlist of 32 different models across 18 manufacturers. Winning models cover seven vehicle categories and a Next Generation Award, with all contenders launched in 2017, or due for release in 2018.
This year's awards also include a new prize with an Innovation Award, recognising a vehicle that Next Green Car considers will have a significant impact on green transport in cities, not just in the UK but around the world.
All winning models have been judged against a range of factors, including environmental, performance and cost criteria, with Next Green Car's unique NGC Rating a primary factor in deciding which vehicles made it through to the shortlist.
With key environmental credentials established, other considerations such as suitability for purpose, impact on the market, and value for money have been taken into account, to decide the winning and commended vehicles in each category.
For 2017, every finalist emits less than 100 g/km CO2 (official), of which six of the 17 category winning and commended vehicles are zero emission, pure-electric models. All but two models emit less than 50 g/km of CO2, only one model features no type of powertrain electrification at all, and all but two are plug-in electric vehicles. Combined, the average official CO2 figure comes in at just 31 g/km.
Commenting on the 2017 Awards winners, Dr Ben Lane, Director at Next Green Car, said: "With many countries signalling the end of the internal combustion engine, 2017 will go down in automotive history as the year when the power-train game changed.
"Looking at this year’s awards winners it’s easy to see why, with quality plug-in cars now winning in all vehicle segments from urban citycars to crossover/SUVs. Electric vehicles have now arrived and are giving even the greenest petrol and diesel models a good run for their money."
All shortlisted and winning models have been either launched in the UK during 2017 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 powertrains on display.
Click below to find out this year's nine category winners . . .