Next Green Car, the UK’s no. 1 green car website, today announces the winners of the Next Green Car Awards 2014, highlighting this year’s best green cars to come onto the market.
Now in its seventh year, Next Green Car has made awards across eleven vehicle categories including two new categories Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV) and Light Commercial Vans (LCV) as well as the ‘Next Generation’ Award, which includes new technology models close to market launch.
The eleven winners are selected from shortlists of thirty-six of the UK’s greenest new cars of 2014, all selected for their environmental Next Green Car Rating (NGC Rating), level of innovation, value, drive experience and design.
As noted by Dr. Ben Lane, Managing Editor of Next Green Car “The 2014 winners reflect three key green car developments: the electrification of the drive-train (including fully electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids), the continuing improvements in fuel efficiency (for all fuels), and the realisation that petrols may have the environmental edge over diesels for urban use.
“While all the winners and commended entries are highly innovative in the power-train technologies they employ, they also share the objective of wanting to improve the driver experience. In the coming years, ergonomics is set to become as important as engineering in the drive to design green and efficient vehicles.”
The winners and commended entries of the Next Green Car Awards 2014 can be viewed at: www.nextgreencar.com/awards-2014/.