With this achievement, the Kia EV6 became the third electric vehicle to win the ECOTY award by collecting 279 points. The second position is the Renault Megane E-Tech with 265 points and the Hyundai Ioniq 5 with 261 points in the third position.
The next position is the Peugeot 308 with 191 points, the Skoda Enyaq 185 points, the Ford Mustang Mach-E 150 points, and the Cupra Born 144 points.
“It is a great honor to win the 2022 European Car of the Year with the Kia EV6. This is the first prestigious award for us,” said Jason Jeong, President of Kia Europe.
For information, the European Car of the Year assessment consists of nine automotive media in nine countries and is independent. This year, the group announced that it would not count votes from Russian members.
“This is a reaction to the Russian attack on Ukraine. This suspension is not personal, not against our members. Members of the Russian Jury are not excluded from the Jury. But their right to vote is suspended until the conflict situation changes,” the organization wrote in its release.
The European Car of the Year award has been in place since 1964, where the Rover 2000 won. In addition, the first electric car to win the award was the Nissan Leaf in 2011.