BMW, MG, Mercedes, Porsche and Volkswagen win three awards each, while Reader Award goes to Renault 5
What Car? has revealed the winners of its 2023 Electric Car Awards, which celebrate the UK’s best new and used electric cars (EVs) and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) for every budget.
Now in their fourth year, the awards are designed to help people who are keen to buy an electrified car choose the right model for their needs.
The MG 5 was named best electric estate car as both a new and used car, while the Porsche Taycan won best new and used performance car. The Tesla Model 3 took the best new and used executive car awards.
Another notable winner was the Volkswagen ID Buzz, which followed up being named overall What Car? Car of the Year in January by winning best electric MPV. Volkswagen also won best used electric family car for the ID 3 and best used hybrid estate car for the Passat GTE.
The most affordable new electric or hybrid winner at the 2023 What Car? Electric Car Awards was the MG 4 EV SE, which can currently be bought for £26,397 through What Car?’s free online New Car Buying service.
The Renault 5 electric hatchback won the Reader Award, which was decided by a public vote on What Car?’s social media channels, with people asked to choose the upcoming electric model that they are most excited about from a 12-car shortlist.
The best cars overall from across 16 categories will be named at the 2024 What Car? Car of the Year Awards, which will be held at London’s Grosvenor House, Park Lane in January.
See the full list of winners below.
2023 What Car? Electric Car Awards winners
Electric car winners
Electric small car: Fiat 500 42kWh
Electric family car: MG 4 SE
Electric small SUV: Smart #1 Premium
Electric large SUV: Genesis GV60 RWD Premium
Electric executive car: Tesla Model 3 RWD
Electric estate car: MG 5 EV SE Long Range
Electric MPV: Volkswagen ID Buzz SWB Style
Electric luxury car: BMW i7 xDrive60 Excellence Pro
Electric performance car: Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo 4S
Plug-in hybrid winners
Hybrid family car: Audi A3 Sportback 40 TFSIe Sport
Hybrid small SUV: Range Rover Evoque P300e S
Hybrid large SUV: Mercedes-Benz GLC 300e AMG Line Premium
Hybrid executive car: Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300e AMG Line Premium
Hybrid estate car: Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate C300e AMG Line Premium Plus
Hybrid performance car: Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid
Used electric and plug-in hybrid winners
Used electric small car: Renault Zoe
Used electric family car: Volkswagen ID 3
Used hybrid family car: Seat Leon e-hybrid
Used electric small SUV: Hyundai Kona Electric
Used hybrid small SUV: Mini Countryman Cooper S E All4
Used electric large SUV: Skoda Enyaq
Used hybrid large SUV: Volvo XC60 T8
Used electric estate car: MG 5
Used hybrid estate car: Volkswagen Passat GTE Estate
Used electric executive car: Tesla Model 3
Used hybrid executive car: BMW 3 Series 330e
Used electric luxury car: Audi E-tron
Used electric performance car: Porsche Taycan 4S
Used hybrid performance car: BMW i8
Reader Award: Renault 5