Tesla Model 3 is declared UK Car of the Year

uk.info@motor1.com (Steven Loveday)
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The Tesla Model 3 takes home yet another major award.

The Model 3 took home the 2020 UK Car of the Year award. It was the overall winner in the Best Executive vehicle category.

Interestingly, and on a very positive note, the Jaguar I-Pace received the award for 2019, so this means an EV has won two years in a row.

Truth about Model 3:

According to The UK Car of the Year Awards (UKCOTY):

"Tesla’s Model 3 has been crowned UK Car of the Year 2020, making it back-to-back wins for electric vehicles at the awards following the Jaguar I-PACE’s victory in 2019. After emerging triumphant as Best Executive car when the category winners were announced on 12th February, the Tesla battled it out against eight other new cars for the overall title. Three of these cars were EVs and the popularity of another one of the trio – the Kia e-Niro – ensured the closest-ever winning margin in the history of the UK Car of the Year Awards."

 

The organization calls the Tesla a "game-changer" even though it admits that phrase is often overused. It says its technology, performance, and range make it a popular choice for many people.

A total of 29 "respected" panelists were present to judge each entrant. Tom Ford from Top Gear shared about the Model 3:

“Clean, crisp and technological inside, the Model 3 drives and performs like we think EVs should. Makes others in the sector feel stuffy and awkward.”

Rory Reid from AutoTrader called the Model 3 “the most important car in a generation because it sets the standard for what electric cars should be: affordable, aspirational, fun and very cool”.

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Source: UKCOTY via Teslarati