German EV Adds Another Trophy To The Cabinet

Wed 7th Jul 2021

Volkswagen’s groundbreaking electric vehicle, the ID.3, has already won a host of prizes since being launched in 2019, and it now has another prestigious title to its name.

On a night when the German brand celebrated double success, Volkswagen saw the ID.3 claim its eleventh award, with the Auto Express New Cars Awards judging it the ‘Best Small Company Car’. The ID.3 was rated for its low running costs, while the company was also highly commended for being ready for the public’s switch to electric mobility.

Speaking about the award, Auto Express’ Editorial Director, Steve Fowler said: “The company car class is changing fast, and no firm has reacted faster to the upheaval than Volkswagen. Not that long ago diesel dominated this sector, but with Benefit-in-Kind bills now favouring the lowest-emissions vehicles, in particular EVs, drivers and fleet managers have been clamouring to make the switch to electric power – and few cars make more sense in the corporate car park than the ID.3.”

Meanwhile, on the same evening, Volkswagen were collecting another prize, this time with a more established model, the Golf winning the title of ‘Best Lower Medium Car’ at the Fleet News Awards 2021. In the same ceremony, the ID.4 and Passat were also highly commended by the competition judges.

“This is another great accolade for the ID.3, and the first fleet-focused award to its name. It’s fantastic that the model is getting recognition in the company car arena – and confirms the Volkswagen Fleet teams belief that the ID.3 is the most compelling model in its ultra-competitive segment. The Golf’s fleet appeal is also undeniable, as its latest award shows, and seeing the Golf and ID.3 take home the top prize plus the Highly Commended title respectively, is all the more satisfying,” said Nick O’Neill, Head of Fleet at Volkswagen UK.

“2021 is shaping up to be an exciting year for the brand, and we can’t wait to see how exciting upcoming models – internal combustion-engined, plug-in hybrid and electric – and innovations are received by the media and our fleet customers across the second half of the year.”