Peugeot and Vauxhall electric vehicles pick up EV awards
Peugeot and Vauxhall both pick up awards for their electric vehicles at the Parkers New Car Awards and the Business Car Awards.
The Peugeot e-2008 won Best Electric Car at the Business Car Awards. The electric SUV, which has a 50kWh battery for a range of up to 206 miles, is the second of Peugeot’s new generation of electric vehicles.
Simon Harris, Editor of Business Car said: “The PEUGEOT e-2008 electrifies a new model already available with petrol or diesel engines. It has just enough range to take occasional longer journeys in its stride, is affordable and has an upmarket feel.”
Peugeot also performed well at the Parkers New Car Awards, which saw the manufacturer win Best Electrified Van for the Peugeot e-Expert. The judges were impressed with its all-round versatility, large load volume and range.
CJ Hubbard said: “Never before has there been a medium-sized electric van able to carry so much payload or travel so far per charge – PEUGEOT e-Expert customers should be confident that this van can do what they need it to do. The pricing and towing capability is impressive, too.”
The Vauxhall Vivaro-e also picked up Best Electrification Van at the same awards, although this is perhaps no surprise given it is based on the same platform as the Peugeot e-Expert.
Judges praised its zero-emissions range and load capacity, calling the Vivaro-e a “game changing” van.
CJ Hubbard said: “The game-changing Vivaro-e electric van provides payload capacity to rival diesel vans, can travel over 200 miles per charge, will be cheap to run and costs less than you might think to buy. Setting new standards for electrified vans, it’s a deserving Parkers Awards winner.”