VW ID.3 named Small Electric Car of the Year
19th Jan 2021 Danny Morgan
Volkswagen’s ID.3 has been awarded Small Electric Car of the Year at the What Car? Car of the Year awards 2021.
The potentially era-defining EV from Volkswagen impressed judges with its accurate steering, fun factor as well as practicality.
As a result, the Volkswagen ID.3 was awarded Small Electric Car of the Year, while also picking up the “Safety Award” thanks to its impressive Euro NCAP rating and performance.
What Car? editor Steve Huntingford said: “Thanks to rear-wheel drive, accurate steering and fine body control, the ID.3 is an electric car that's genuinely fun to drive. What's more, its practicality is up with the roomiest family hatchbacks, predicted resale values are superb and it’ll be cheap to run for both company car drivers and private buyers. Throw in strong performance and a long range, and it's a brilliant choice.”
The double award win is the latest in a long line of awards and nominations for the ID.3 since its launch.
Other awards included Most Wanted car at the 2020 CarWow Car of the Year awards, multiple Best Family and Best Family Electric awards, as well as Game Changer of the Year at the TopGear.com awards 2020.