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The UK Car of the Year 2024 is electric!


The UK Car of the Year Awards (UKCOTY) are one of the most prestigious automotive accolades and a great starting point when looking at the latest car reviews for your next car lease or purchase.

Thirty leading motoring journalists make up the judging panel and decide on the best cars across seven categories from small car to family car and crossover to performance car. One of the winners in each category is crowned Car of the Year. And in 2024 that unanimous recognition went to the fully electric Kia EV9 SUV.

As a sign of the ever-growing popularity of electric cars and the choice of models now on offer from all manufacturers, electric cars dominated the shortlist and the winners list. The Hyundai Ionic 6 was awarded second place and 5 of the 7 category winners were electric vehicles!

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The top 5 electric car winners

Let’s dive in and learn a little more about the five EVs that electrified the judges at this year’s UK Car of the Year Awards.

UK Car of the year

Kia EV9

Practicality, long-range and value for money put the Kia EV9 SUV 2024 at the top spot as UK Car of the Year, plus the World Car of the Year and World Electric Vehicle! The seven-seater is capable of up to 349 miles on a full charge, is packed with technology, comes with a choice of rear or all-wheel drive and is covered by Kia’s famous 7-year warranty.

Hyundai Ioniq 6 electric car

Top family car

Hyundai Ionic 6

Last year’s World Car of the Year is the year’s UK Car of the Year runner-up and 2024’s Best Family Car. Its streamlined, aerodynamic design provides a world of interior space, capable of transporting the whole family in comfort and style. Equipped with a 77kwh battery. It offers a long range of up to 338 miles, perfect for those family days out and staycations this year!

Hyundai Ioniq 6 electric car

Top executive car

BMW i5

Winner of the executive car category, the BMW i5 really is The Business. Efficient Dynamics technology ensures the perfect balance of efficiency and performance, while the innovative interior means you’ll always arrive at your next meeting feeling refreshed. With up to 356 miles on a full charge, the BMW i5 is the perfect partner for your business road trips.

Hyundai Ioniq 6 electric car

Top Small Car

Volvo EX30

The Volvo EX30 may be a small electric crossover but it is big on performance. With up to 295 miles range, 0-60mph in 3.6 seconds and a rapid charging time of just 26 minutes. What better option is there for the environmentally conscious family that are always on the go! It has five seats, a versatile boot and smart storage solutions making the Volvo EX30 a great car for everyday family life.

Hyundai Ioniq 6 electric car

Top medium crossover

Fisker Ocean (There are currently no deals for this model)

The American Fisker Ocean has won the medium crossover category. Packed with innovations, it features efficient technology like its SolarSky roof that generates energy from the sun (think solar panels for your electric car).Designed for active family life, its spacious interior is supported by a huge 476-litre boot and a long range of up to 440 miles in this distinctive, 4-wheel drive crossover.

Hyundai Ioniq 6 electric car

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