The Honda E Continues To Win Awards
To finish off 2020 nicely, the all-electric Honda is celebrating a host of UK awards. Despite it being a challenging year, the new Honda e stole the titles of ‘Best Electric Vehicle’, ‘City / Small Car of the Year’, ‘City Car of the Year’ and the ‘Best Car Tech’.
The last award of the year for the Honda e has come courtesy of ‘Stuff’ magazine. In the Stuff Gadget Awards, their end-of-year celebration of all the greatest technology of 2020, the compact city car won the ‘Best Electric Vehicle’ category.
The judges commented on the new-comer’s victory: ‘Honda has taken the spoils in one of the biggest and most exciting categories of 2020. A fantastic result!’
Earlier in 2020, the Honda e was crowned ‘City / Small Car of the Year’ in the News International Motor Awards 2020, topping a category which was not the sole reserve of electric cars.
Beating established rivals with petrol, hybrid and electric drivetrains, the Honda e was commended for its manoeuvrability in urban environments – enabled by the ‘astonishingly’ tight turning circle, responsive motor and overall ride quality.
Praise was also given to the Honda e’s alternative interior, celebrating its calming lounge-style environment ready for a busy daily commute.
Altogether, the Stuff panel loved the Honda e, describing it as ‘absolutely perfect, not only because of its zero-emission powertrain, but also because of its compact size.’
In addition last year, the BBC’s Top Gear crowned the Honda e their City Car of the Year. This also meant the Honda e was up against a mix of all-electric, hybridised and ICE models, however the Honda e came out on top.
Top Gear’s magazine commented: ‘In many households, big journeys aren’t the small car’s job. It’s impossible to do more than 100 miles in and around a city in a day, and the Honda is the happiest and best tool to do them.’
Furthermore, another win in 2020 for Honda’s all-new EV was from leading UK weekly automotive publication Autocar. They named the Honda e as winner of the Best Car Tech category in last year’s Autocar Britain's Best Cars Awards.
Autocar judges praised the wider field of view offered by the Honda e’s Rear Camera Safety System (RCSS) over traditional mirrors, and the ‘very happy combination of hardware and software still so rarely seen in the automotive industry.’
Even across Europe, the highly acclaimed Honda e compact EV dominated award ceremonies, including ‘German Car of the Year 2021’, the ‘Red Dot: Best of the Best 2020’ award for ground-breaking product design, and the ‘Red Dot 2020’ accolade in smart product category.
Rebecca Stead, Head of Automobiles for Honda UK, commented: ‘It is absolutely fantastic news that the Honda e has been so greatly received by both journalists and customers alike,
‘To collect so many awards in its first six months of being on sale is such a great achievement for that model and it bodes well for Honda’s electrified range that will be growing over the next few years.’
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