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The Volkswagen e-Up! has claimed a victory in the Next Green Car Awards 2014, finishing top of the City Car category ahead of the Renault Twingo 1.0 SCe 70 Dynamique Start-Stop.

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The Next Green Car verdict on the all-electric e-Up! was...

With the e-up!, Volkswagen has produced a high quality, practical and affordable electric city car which is perfect for zero-emission urban driving where space is a premium.
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In response to receiving the award Sally-Anne Norris, Product Manager for the Volkswagen e-up! said:

We're delighted to have won this award from Next Green Car. The e-up! combines all the features which have made the standard up! so popular - compact body with impressive interior space and big car levels of comfort and refinement - with an all-electric drive-train. A range of up to 99 miles and a choice of charging options mean its a great choice for commuters. The e-up! was our first all-electric car and we hope its success in these awards will be repeated by our e-Golf as well as the Golf and Passat GTE PHEVs when they are available next year.
The Volkswagen e-Golf was a runner-up in the Small Family category, being awarded a "commended" rating, finishing behind the Peugeot 308 1.6 BlueHDi.
 

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I wonder what other EV's were entered in the same challenge? o_O
Next Green Car, the UK's no. 1 green car website, today announces the winners of the Next Green Car Awards 2014, highlighting this year's best green cars to come onto the market.

Next Green Car has made awards across eleven vehicle categories including two new categories Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV) and Light Commercial Vans (LCV) as well as the 'Next Generation' Award, which includes new technology models close to market launch.

The eleven winners are selected from shortlists of thirty-six of the UK's greenest new cars of 2014, all selected for their environmental Next Green Car Rating (NGC Rating), level of innovation, value, drive experience and design.

As noted by Dr. Ben Lane, Managing Editor of Next Green Car "The 2014 winners reflect three key green car developments: the electrification of the drive-train (including fully electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids), the continuing improvements in fuel efficiency (for all fuels), and the realisation that petrols may have the environmental edge over diesels for urban use.

"While all the winners and commended entries are highly innovative in the power-train technologies they employ, they also share the objective of wanting to improve the driver experience. In the coming years, ergonomics is set to become as important as engineering in the drive to design green and efficient vehicles."
 
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