In such uncertain times one thing remains very consistent: the sales of electric vehicles. While the entire world is reeling due to the hardships brought on by the coronavirus, electric car sales are still up compared to the numbers last year.
More than 30,000 fully electric cars were purchased in the UK in the first half of 2020, an increase of 159% from 2019. When adding plug in hybrids, that number jumps to an impressive 50,000.
According to a recent What Car? poll, 26% of people are more likely to switch over to an electric vehicles in lieu of the global pandemic and the change it has brought to not only the auto industry, but every industry for that matter.
For those looking to make the switch to electric, it can be quite overwhelming, especially with all the new vehicles expected in the coming months. However, thanks to the What Car? Electric Car Awards we can go through the line up of the best named fully electric and hybrid vehicles of 2020. See the full list below.
Value car: Seat Mii Electric 36.8kWh
Small car: Peugeot e-208 Allure Premium
Family car: Hyundai Ioniq Electric Premium
Family SUV: Kia e-Niro 64kWh 3
Luxury SUV: Jaguar I-Pace EV400 S
Executive car: Tesla Model 3 Performance
Performance car: Porsche Taycan 4S
Seven-seater: Tesla Model X (7 seat)
Family car: Mercedes A-Class A250e AMG Line
Small SUV: Kia Niro PHEV 1.6 GDi 3
Large SUV: Ford Kuga PHEV 2.5 PHEV Titanium
Luxury SUV: BMW X5 xDrive45e M Sport
Estate car: Skoda Superb Estate iV SE Technology
Executive car: BMW 3 Series 330e M Sport
Performance car: Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid
Seven-seater: Volvo XC90 Recharge T8 Inscription