5 electric vehicles that made the shortlist for the 2023 car of the year in Europe

Electric cars shortlisted for Car of the Year 2023 in Europe
Image Courtesy of Carscoops – Electric Cars Finalists for Car of the Year 2023 in Europe


The jury of the awards for the Car of the Year 2023 in Europe has announced the seven finalists competing for its first prize, and among them are five electric vehicles: an SUV-sedan and the first Jeep specifically designed for the old continent.

The car of the year finalists they are the jeep avenger, nissan ariya, Renault Austral, Volkswagen ID. buzz, Kia NiroPeugeot 408 and Subaru Solterra/Toyota bZ4X. The winner of the title Car of the Year 2023 It will be announced on January 13 at the Brussels Motor Show.

Electric cars shortlisted for Car of the Year 2023 in Europe

According to Autocar, one of the sponsors of the awards, the shortlist was chosen from a long list of 27 potential contestants that included vehicles such as the BMW iX1, Dacia Jogger, Honda Civic, MG 4, Toyota GR86Vauxhall Astra and others.

Although not all of the shortlisted finalists are 100% electric, the two internal combustion vehicles, the Peugeot 408 and the Renault Austral, provide electrified powertrains. The Peugeot It is offered without power assistance in base form, but must otherwise be ordered as a plug-in hybrid.


electric vehicles shortlisted for car of the year 2023 in Europe
Image Courtesy of Carscoops – Electric Vehicles Finalist for Car of the Year 2023 in Europe

For his part, he Southern It is offered as a mild hybrid and a full hybrid. Also, the Kia Niro it is also offered with a hybrid powertrain, but can be specified as a plug-in hybrid or 100% electric. The avengeron the other hand, was presented this fall at the Paris Motor Show as the first electric Jeep. Although the first crossover of Europe it has a range of up to 249 miles (400 km), it is also available with an ICE powertrain, which has not yet been detailed by the manufacturer.

electric vehicles shortlisted for car of the year 2023 in Europe
Image Courtesy of Carscoops – Electric Vehicles Finalist for Car of the Year 2023 in Europe

Similarly, the solterra is the first mass market electric subaru. This, and the almost identical Toyota, provide up to 330 miles (530 km) of range and generate up to 215 hp (160 kW/218 PS) with electric motors on the front and rear axles. Meanwhile, the Ariya Electric-only is offered with an 87 kWh battery and up to 289 hp (215 kW/293 PS).

electric vehicles shortlisted for car of the year 2023 in Europe
Image Courtesy of Carscoops – Electric Vehicles Finalist for Car of the Year 2023 in Europe

Finally, the ID. Buzz is the retro-modern and electric interpretation of the minibus vw and will be offered in commercial variants as well as for customers in Europe. As of October, the German manufacturer had 20,000 pre-orders for the EV that comes with an 82 kWh battery pack, and a WLTP range of 263 miles (423 km).

This is the first time that the winner of the European Car of the Year It will be announced at the Brussels Motor Show. For now, there is nothing more to limit, it remains to wait until January 13 to read everything about which car was chosen as the best vehicle on the continent for 2023.

electric vehicles shortlisted for car of the year 2023 in Europe
Image Courtesy of Carscoops – Electric Vehicles Finalist for Car of the Year 2023 in Europe

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