An 100-strong panel of private hire and chauffeur industry operators and experts has named the Hyundai IONIQ Electric as ‘Green Car of the Year’ in the 2017 Professional Driver Car of the Year Awards.
The Hyundai IONIQ is unique in offering the choice of hybrid, fully electric or plug-in hybrid powertrains within one body type. Its zero-emission capabilities are perfect for those who are looking to reduce their carbon footprint and tax rates. It is best-in-class for service, maintenance and repair costs, while BIK contributions for company car users starting from £530 per year - just £44.17 per month. Beating its segment competitors, the Hyundai IONIQ has a range of 174 miles, and recharging to 80% battery capacity takes just 33 minutes.
Mark Bursa, editor of Professional Driver, said, “The taxi industry is under pressure to introduce cleaner vehicles, and Hyundai has all bases covered with hybrid, PHEV and electric versions of IONIQ. The electric version impressed the judges the most - it's comfortable and smooth, and it offers enough range for an urban driver to complete his shift before recharging is required.”
Tony Whitehorn, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor UK said, “Our fleet team was committed to making IONIQ as competitive as possible for business users, and this award is a welcome recognition of our success. IONIQ’s choice of three electrified powertrains is a world first, and we’re incredibly proud to see it rewarded by such an experienced group of professional drivers, operators and industry experts.”
One car. Three powertrains. Another award.
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