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18 July 2016
Koenigsegg Regera Awarded
- The Koenigsegg Regera won the Super EV & Hybrid category.
The Regera is the epitome of intelligent design and engineering. It’s true testament to the boffins at Koenigsegg who somehow manage to keep making cars that show up the likes of Porsche and Ferrari at their own game. Judges applauded the Regera for its special approach to hybridisation, using an electric motor to fill in the low-end torque that’s typically lacking from a petrol engine to be able to do away with the gearbox altogether. Its linear acceleration is electric, only with the soundtrack of a 5-litre V8 via a beautiful fishtail exhaust.
Jonathan commented: “Koenigsegg has taken hybridisation and made it their own. Nobody else would have been brave or clever enough to do away with the gearbox altogether, but Koenigsegg have and they’ve made it work too. The mind-blowing acceleration capable by the Regera is enough to ignite legislative talk of an acceleration speed limit.”
AutoVolt Electric and Hybrid Awards 2016
- The awards celebrate electrified and ultra-low emission vehicles.
- Ten category winners, from city to super cars, plus an overall winner.
AutoVolt’s annual Electric and Hybrid Awards offer a unique rating of the fast growing electrified vehicle market.
The prestigious awards are the only ones in the UK to focus solely on battery- electric vehicles (EVs), hybrids, plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and, for the first time, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCVs).
This year’s awards were the most difficult yet for the team of judges, who were presented with an enormous increase in number of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) to choose from.
Judges were impressed by the high quality of vehicles and the significant savings they represent, in tax and fuel economy, to the consumer. Vehicles were judged on their quality, value for money, lifetime cost of ownership, equipment, drivability and, more subjectively, appearance.
The winners from the ten categories consist of four electric vehicles, four plug-in hybrids, a hybrid and a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, demonstrating the huge diversity now available as alternatives to petrol and diesel.
Jonathan Musk, founder and editor of AutoVolt, said: “Every car we looked at was worthy of winning its class. There was no bad egg. The final decision was painstakingly arrived at after much deliberation because the quality of vehicles was so high. There is now an electrified vehicle to suit everyone, whereas just last year the choice was much more limited. This shows the progress being made in the industry today and that consumers are switching on to the tax and fuel savings that can be had from a ULEV.”
The awards are included in the latest issue of AutoVolt (Jul-Aug 2016), alongside a new column by renowned EV enthusiast and celebrity, Robert Llewellyn and other news and articles relating to electric and hybrid vehicles.
To find out more, visit: www.autovolt-magazine.com
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AutoVolt is the UK’s leading UK consumer magazine dedicated to electric and hybrid vehicles. Founded in 2013, the bi-monthly magazine showcases the electrified automotive world and makes it easily understood and accessible to a consumer audience.
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