MG Surprise Winner At Electric Car Event

Wed 22nd Dec 2021

Some of the world’s biggest electric car pioneers have been swept aside by an apparent minnow as the all new MG ZS EV has claimed a major EV award.

The DrivingElectric Car of the Year was announced last week, with the facelifted MG claiming the top prize, along with the Best Value Electric Car. The ZS was commended for its exceptional value for money and improved range, which now stretches to 273 miles.

Widely regarded as one of the cheapest EV SUVs on the market in the UK, the MG took the title from last year’s winner the Fiat 500.

“The new MG ZS EV is quite simply the best-value electric car on sale,” said DrivingElectric's editor Richard Ingram. “It addresses arguably the single biggest barrier to entry for EV buyers: price. As a package, the ZS simply can’t be beaten: long range, impressive efficiency and a lengthy kit list, all wrapped up in a practical SUV body. Our judges were unanimous – it encompasses everything that's important to electric-car buyers in 2022.”

The Fiat 500 didn’t go home empty-handed, claiming the the Best Urban Electric Car, while the Skoda Enyaq iV was crowned Best Family Electric Car. In the premium category the BMW iX won the Best Luxury Electric Car.

The Hyundai Ioniq completed a fantastic week of praise by winning two awards, the Best Long Distance Electric Car and the Technology Award, it had already won the Honest John Driver Satisfaction Index 2021 prize for best model. The DrivingElectric judges were clearly impressed, saying: “With its intuitive infotainment system, long range, 800-volt electrics and vehicle-to-load (V2L) capability, this is an EV not just for today, but for 2022 and beyond. The Ioniq 5 is as close to future-proofed as anything currently on the market.”