The Hyundai Ioniq Electric, a pure electric car, has been named “Best Compact Fastback” by a panel of 11 judges at the 2018 ST-Torque Awards.
The Ioniq Electric is Hyundai’s first production electric vehicle. It was launched in Singapore last year.
It arguably offers the best value for money when compared to other electric cars that are available here, such as the BMW i3 and Renault Zoe.
The i3 is significantly more expensive. The Zoe costs less, but it is also less spacious and practical than the Ioniq Electric.
One of the judges on the panel, mechanical engineer Shreejit Changaroth, said: “Truly the first affordable electric car that is well-built, looks good inside and out, and comes with plenty of standard kit.”
“Best of all, it has proven its ability to deliver the promised range on a full charge, which at around 240km, makes it a real sensible proposition for Singapore drivers.”
Lawyer Sarjeet Singh agreed. “Delivering more than 200km per charge means that the average motorist will only need to charge the battery once every three days.”
Contributor Tony Tan added: “Everything about Ioniq Electric shouts quality.”
“The Ioniq Electric has excellent fit and finish, and good ergonomics to boot.”
“It almost feels Teutonic! I can’t find a better electric vehicle in the market right now.”