ELECTRIFIED BMW MODELS ON TOP AT INDUSTRY AWARDS.
The BMW i3, i4 and iX all recognised at Top Gear Electric Awards 2022.
A range of electrified BMW models have conquered industry awards in recent weeks, including Top Gear Electric Awards and the Fleet News Awards 2022, where BMW was named ‘Fleet Manufacture of the Year’ for the fourth consecutive year. Electrifying.com also named BMW as one of their ‘Green Heroes’ at their augural awards.
Looking only at the best cars in the world on sale now, the Top Gear Electric Awards recognise truly innovative and industry-leading EV models.
The recently launched BMW i4 was crowned ‘Best Electric Executive Car’, with judges complementing the vehicle’s ergonomic cabin and sharp dynamics. Editor, Jack Rix concluded “this is the sort of car that, decades ago, built BMW’s reputation. Low and lithe to sit in, with a beautifully made and ergonomic cabin. Its steering, accelerator and brakes know what you’re thinking and do exactly what you’re wanting. Suspension is taut yet refined, the powertrain turbine smooth and razor sharp – aren’t those the reasons we love BMW straight-sixes? The i4’s e-motors do it even better.”
The BMW iX was also recognised by the judges, taking home ‘Best Luxury Electric Car’ with judges commenting “electric drivetrains lend themselves utterly to what we might describe as ‘luxurious’ when it comes to cars: smooth, silent, powerful. They are more reliable in absolute terms, deliver on the grails that luxury cars have sought since the invention of the chauffeur. The BMW iX wins because it disguises its bulk with calm authority. It has all the gizmos, but they’re not always on display. It’s soothing and therefore the height of EV luxury.”
Finally, the prestigious ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ was awarded to the BMW i3, ahead of the model ending production later in 2022. The BMW i3 made waves when it was first launched back in 2013 and was the BMW brand’s first fully electric vehicle. Since then, the model has sold over 26,500 examples in the UK.
'Green Hero’ title awarded to BMW at inaugural Electrifying.com awards.
Taking note of the brand's long history in the field of electric vehicles, BMW has been awarded ‘Green Hero’ at the first-ever Electryfing.com awards. Designed to recognise companies who are showing commitment to reducing their environmental impact, the awards explored a range of measures introduced by brands including carbon-neutral manufacturing, the reduction of rare-earth metals, use of recycled materials and auditing of the supply chain.
The judging panel – made up of both editorial staff at Electryfing.com and industry experts were impressed with BMW’s ‘joined up approach across the organisation, showing real depth of thought into reducing impact on the environment on a micro and macro scale’.
Founder and CEO of Electrifying.com Ginny Buckley commented “BMW established its commitment to sustainability with the ground-breaking all-electric i3 and is now leading the way when it comes to sustainability across manufacturing and the supply chain. Our Electrifying.com research shows that two thirds of consumers are concerned about the environmental impact of how their car was made and the Green Hero award will help the increasing number of car buyers looking for clarity in this area. Congratulations to BMW for its work in this area."
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