- Pieter B.J. Ijzerman
Shock as electric vehicle wins car of the year
The Kia e-Niro saw off petrol and diesel rivals to capture the top prize at a ceremony in London - thanks in large part to its driving range. This was assessed by What Car? magazine to be 253 miles. Its success suggests electric cars are beginning to move from niche purchases to the mainstream, following years of consumer concerns over short distances per charge and high prices.