The Honda e has won ‘City Car of the Year’ in the UK COTY (car of the year) Awards 2021. It will now join 11 other category winners on the shortlist to be named overall UK Car of the Year, which is being announced Monday 8th March 2021. This is a fantastic achievement and adds yet another award to the Honda e trophy cabinet. There is a real weighting behind this award as the judges are made up by an independent group of leading British automotive journalists.
“This is another fantastic win for our urban electric vehicle, the Honda e,” commented Rebecca Adamson, Head of Automobiles at Honda UK. “The car has already won so many accolades across Europe, and it is great to see that momentum continuing in the New Year with the UKCOTY class win and overall shortlisting”.
Here are some of the lovely reviews by the judges.
“It epitomises the spirit of electric urban transport. This car – with its cute, anime looks – takes Honda in the right direction,” Nargess Banks
“A return to form for Honda. A car that looks good and is cleverly electric has to be on the shortlist,” Tristan Young
“Characterful, fun and good to drive, the Honda-e proves that EVs can keep us amused,” Paul Barker
“Those retro looks, combined with a wonderfully high-tech cabin, make this a winner. It’s the car everyone wants,” David Ross
“Funky. A rare example of an electric car design celebrating the difference rather than trying to disguise its battery-powered underpinnings,” Anthony French- Constant
“The new Honda e stands apart from others, from its stylish exterior design and excellent driving experience to its multi-screen infotainment system,” Guy Bird.
“The Honda e isn’t perfect, but it has the kind of vitality that makes it a winner. In a world filled with bland-feeling econoboxes, the e feels like it would be a co-conspirator, rather than just a car,” Tom Ford