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Winners of 2014 Next Green Car Awards announced

This year’s Next Green Car awards covered 11 vehicle segments including a “Next Generation” category, which highlights new technology models close to market launch.

The award winners are selected from a short-list of thirty-six of the UK's greenest new cars. To be selected for one of the 2014 Awards, new models must be commercially available direct from the manufacturer for purchase or order in the UK during 2014, or early in 2015.

Eligible models on the awards short-list are primarily selected for their low emissions as indicated by their Next Green Car Rating. However, account is also taken of the level of innovation, value, drive experience and design. Figures in brackets show NGC rating if powered using renewable electricity.

 

The 2014 winners and commended entries are:

City Car Award 2014

WINNER: Volkswagen e-up! electric – CO2: 0 g/km – NGC Rating: 21 (11)

Commended: Renault Twingo 1.0 SCe 70 Dynamique Start-Stop – CO2: 95 g/km – NGC Rating: 27

 

Supermini Award 2014

WINNER: Vauxhall Corsa 1.0 Ecotec – CO2: 100 g/km – NGC Rating: TBC

Commended: Mini Hatch 1.5 Cooper D 5-door – CO2: 95 g/km – NGC Rating: 28

 

Small Family Award 2014

WINNER: Peugeot 308 1.6 BlueHDi – CO2: 82 g/km – NGC Rating: 25

Commended: Volkswagen e-Golf – CO2: 0 g/km – NGC Rating: 24 (14)

 

Large Family Award 2014

WINNER: Ford Mondeo 2.0 Hybrid– CO2: 99 g/km – NGC Rating: TBC

Commended: Peugeot 508 Saloon 1.6 e-HDi micro-hybrid– CO2: 105 g/km – NGC Rating: 32

 

Crossover Award 2014

WINNER: Citroen C4 Cactus 1.6 BlueHDi – CO2: 87 g/km – NGC Rating: 25

Commended: Kia Soul EV – CO2: 0 g/km – NGC Rating: 32 (14)

 

Family Estate Award 2014

WINNER: Audi A3 Sportback e-tron – CO2: 37 g/km – NGC Rating: 35 (15)

Commended: Honda Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC – CO2: 99 g/km – GCR: 30

 

MPV Award 2014

WINNER: BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 216d – CO2: 99 g/km – NGC Rating: 30

Commended: Volkswagen Golf SV 1.6 TDI BlueMotion – CO2: 95 g/km – GCR: 30

 

SUV Award 2014

WINNER: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – CO2: 44 g/km – NGC Rating: 37 (18)

Commended: Hyundai ix35 FCV – CO2: 0 g/km – NGC Rating: TBC

 

Executive Award 2014

WINNER: Tesla Model S electric – CO2: 0 g/km – NGC Rating: 36 (18)

Commended: Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon C 300 BlueTEC Hybrid – CO2: 94 g/km – NGC Rating: 32

 

LCV Award 2014

WINNER: Nissan e-NV200 Combi – CO2: 0 g/km – NGC Rating: 28 (14)

Commended: Ford Transit Courier Kombi – CO2: 103 g/km – NGC Rating: 30

 

Next Generation Award 2014

WINNER: Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive – CO2: 0 g/km – NGC Rating: TBC

Commended: Toyota Mirai FCV – CO2: 0 g/km – NGC Rating: TBC

 

Dr Ben Lane, managing director of Next Green Car, said: ‘While all the winners and commended entries are highly innovative in the power-train technologies they employ, they also share the objective of wanting to improve the driver experience. In the coming years, ergonomics is set to become as important as engineering in the drive to design green and efficient vehicles.’ 

Natalie Middleton

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