The award hosted by TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk for 2013 arrives in what is set to be an exciting year for new green cars.
With models from popular Perrys brands arriving, such as the Renault Zoe electric car and the Ford Focus Electric being released to the world, with the Zoe bringing the retail price for a fully-electric car below £14,000 for the first time.
The Renault Zoe comes with a 22 kWh lithium-ion battery that delivers a range of 210 km – under the NEDC cycle. The five-door supermini is measured at 4080mm long, which makes it slightly longer than the popular Renault Clio.
The car also features a unique charging system called, in English, ‘Chameleon’ that allows the Renault Zoe to be charged at any level of power, taking anywhere between thirty minutes and nine hours to fully charge.
One of the more popular cars was the Ford Focus Electric, as you would expect for a Ford model. Since March 2012, the United States Environmental Protection Agency ranks the Focus Electric model as the 2012 most fuel-efficient car sold in the US in the compact class.
The 2012 Ford Focus Electric features numerous technological aspects, such as warning sounds to alert pedestrians of its presence when the electric car is running at low speeds – as the car becomes very quiet; almost silent.
The Focus Electric also introduces a high level of technological connectivity; including a unique version of Ford’s ‘MyFord Touch’ driver connect system – now adapted for electric vehicles.
The new and specialised version of the MyFord Touch technology offers an innovative presentation of vehicle information, such as the battery’s state of charge, the distance to nearby charge points and the expected range of the vehicle – in its current state.
The Range Rover Hybrid and the Mazda6 also placed well in the list, with the Range Rover in particular producing a well-received fuel economy number of 45mpg – which is good for a large vehicle.
The Mazda6 managed to impress voters with its award-winning SkyActiv technology, which is a series of technologies developed by the Japanese car manufacturer to increase fuel efficiency and engine output.
Rounding off the list was the Vauxhall Adam, a city car named after the founder of German automaker Opel: Adam Opel. Auto Express magazine commented that the Adam has ‘stylish looks’, a ‘good price’ and ‘huge scope for personalisation.
Visit the Perrys dealership page to view the latest information about each of the models, as well as locating your nearest Perrys dealership to test-drive and perhaps purchase one of the listed models.