Next Green Car Awards 2018
The Next Green Car Awards 2018 recognise the best green cars launched in the UK in 2018. Here, the winners are revealed for a range of vehicle categories, alongside a Manufacturer Award, Car of the Year and our traditional Next Generation award.
Category winners have been carefully selected from a shortlist of the greenest cars launched in 2018 - or in the case of the Next Generation award, from those due for launch next year. Category winners are also eligible for the overall title of NGC Car of the Year 2018.
This year's Awards also include a new prize that looks to recognise the manufacturer that has done most in 2018 to contribute to the UK's emerging green car market, highlighting not just an individual model, but a range of vehicles available from one brand.
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 vehicles in each category.
For 2018, it should come as no surprise that every winning model is an electric vehicle, a reflection on the way the market has progressed over the past 12 months. Combining those new cars launched this year with those already on the market gives an indication of the breadth of plug-in vehicles available to UK drivers - from compact city run-arounds to luxurious SUVs.
Commenting on the 2018 Awards winners, Dr Ben Lane, Director at Next Green Car, said: "This year's winners are testament to the rise of the electric car. Without exception, every winner has a superior build quality and provides a driving experience that will convince even die-hard petrol heads that the future of automotive is electric. The NGC Awards 2018 winners show it's no longer just about reducing emissions, electric vehicles simply provide a better way to drive."
Apart from the Next Generation and Manufacturer prizes, all winning models have been either launched in the UK during 2018 or have UK release dates in 2018. Models available to buy before the start of 2018 have not been considered, neither have those cars that won't appear on UK roads until the New Year.