The Hyundai Ioniq, available as a Hybrid, Plug-in or Electric – has won the ‘Best Green Technology’ for businesses at the Business Car Fleet Technology Awards.
Earlier this year we reviewed the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid – one of three versions of Hyundai’s ‘Green’ offering – spending a week and a chunk of miles to see how it stacked up. And it stacked up very well.
We weren’t entirely sure, and still aren’t, that the way to encourage buyers in to ‘Green’ cars is to make them buy standalone models, but we were impressed.
Mainly, we were impressed by how ‘normal’ Hyundai has made the Ioniq. That’s not to damn with faint praise, but to illustrate that buyers – even the most conservative of buyers – won’t find anything particularly different about the driving experience to put them off.
It’s a pretty good drive, looks ‘normal’, is well equipped and priced at a sensible level. It’s also a bit of a winner for business users with its low BIK rates, which is why it’s just won the ‘Best Green Technology’ award at the 2017 Business Var Fleet technology Awards.
The Ioniq has great running costs, with the Ioniq Electric best in class for service, maintenance and repair costs and a BIK rate of just 7%, and the Plug-in Ioniq just 9%.
Debbie Wood, BusinessCar’s editor, said:
It’s the first car to be available as a conventional hybrid, a plug-in hybrid and a pure EV in one body type. Add to that its generous equipment levels, an understated and mainstream design, and a roomy interior and we think the Ioniq has all the essential ingredients needed for an award-winning green fleet car.
The only downside for Hyundai seems to be a shortage of batteries making the Ioniq Electric a bit thin on the ground, but the Plug-in Ioniq is probably the most sensible choice for most businesses anyway. And there seems to be no shortage of availability there.