In less than a month, the much-anticipated winners of the World Car of the Year awards will be announced at the New York Motor Show. Before then however, the shortlist for each category has been unveiled with EVs having a great showing.
Overall, there are six categories to be decided from World Car Design of the Year, World Performance Car, World Luxury Car, World Urban Car, World EV of the Year and then the overall World Car of the Year award.
Two of our favourite EVs of the past year, the Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5, are both well represented with each being shortlisted in the Design and overall awards and the Hyundai also featuring in the EV award.
Quite why the Kia didn’t also make it into the EV shortlist is anyone’s guess, instead in that category, the Ioniq 5 has the Audi e-tron GT and Mercedes EQS for company. The Audi e-tron GT is also shortlisted in the Performance Car and Design awards, while the EQS is also featured in the Luxury Car award.
Other EVs making it into the various shortlists include the controversially-styled BMW iX SUV also in the Luxury award category and the Ford Mustang Mach-E is the third car shortlisted in the overall award alongside the Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5.