The World Car Awards has just awarded the Honda e its World Urban Car award at its 2021 event. This is great news because it beat strong competition, including internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, proving that driving electric is the way forwards. This news comes soon after the Volkswagen ID.4 was named World Car of the Year at the same event.
The awards are voted for by 93 distinguished international journalists from 28 countries who make up the World Car Awards jury panel. The votes were tabulated by KPMG.
Koji Watanabe, Honda operating executive & chief officer of brand and communications operations said, “We are very proud to receive this prestigious award from the World Car Awards organisation. We have strived to create new value through products like Honda e, and it is rewarding to see those efforts recognised. We aim to be a company which society wants to exist, and awards like this only strengthen our commitment to provide joy to our customers for years to come.”
The Honda e, which is one of ElectricDrives Best sub £30,000 electric cars, was chosen from an initial entry list of seven cars from all over the world then a short-list three finalists. The unique looking zero-emissions town car beat both the Honda Jazz/Fit and the Toyota Yaris to take the title.
Vehicles eligible for World Urban Car award must be produced in volumes of at least 5,000 units/year. Plus, must be on sale in at least two major markets, on at least two separate continents, between May 1, 2020 and May 1, 2021. In addition, vehicles must be a maximum of 4.20 meters in overall length and be approved for operation on public roads.