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The automotive industry is evolving. Electric vehicles are responsible for more of the total new vehicle market share than ever before. Electric SUVs have won the World Car of the Year award two years in a row. The best part is, that both winners are affordable EVs.

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is the World Car of the Year

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 recently won the 2022 World Car of the Year award. It starts at $44,000. The electric SUV makes 225 horsepower. It has a 303-mile driving range. The Ioniq 5 comes in three different trim levels: the SE, SEL, and Limited.

Each upper trim level offers more standard features. The Limited trim resembles a luxury SUV because of its interior. The Ioniq 5 is futuristic and incorporates cutting-edge technology at prices that don’t break the bank. It’s eligible for the full $7,500 federal electric vehicle tax credit.

According to Kelley Blue Book, the average new vehicle price is around $47,000. Even the Ioniq 5’s final Limited trim is under $47,000 after the tax credit. The Ioniq 5 got a 5.0-star consumer review on KBB. The electric SUV is championed for its fast-charging capabilities, over-the-air updates, and cabin materials.

Car and Driver praises the Ioniq 5 electric SUV for its smooth ride quality and great handling. It also has an incredible driving range.

The Volkswagen ID.4 was the World Car of 2021

The Volkswagen ID.4 won the World Car of the Year award in 2021. The electric SUV challenges the Tesla Model Y in the European marketplace. The ID.4 is spacious, affordable, and practical.

The current Volkswagen ID.4 model year starts at $41,230. It makes 201 horsepower. The ID.4 electric SUV has 245 miles of range.

The 2022 Volkswagen ID.4 won a Car and Driver Editor’s Choice award. The automotive publication champions its quiet ride and range. It provides great value for its price. The electric SUV has the potential to become the most popular electric SUV in the world because of how well it’s selling in Europe.

The world is finally ready for electric vehicles

A gray 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 at the 2022 NY International Auto Show.
The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 at the 2022 NY International Auto Show | Charles Singh for MotorBiscuit

Electric SUVs have consecutively won the World Car of the Year Awards. These awards are proving that electric vehicles have earned a place in the automotive industry. As they begin to account for a larger percentage of the new vehicle market share, consumers will start to take notice internationally.

America is behind other regions in the adoption of electric vehicles. Electric SUVs like the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Volkswagen ID.4 are paving the way for future EVs and EV nameplates.

The world is ready for electric vehicles to take over the streets. Automakers are producing EVs that are affordable, practical, and readily available. Will EVs soon occupy more of the new vehicle market share than internal combustion engine vehicles? Is the age of gas-powered vehicles over? The electric future is no longer on the horizon… it’s here and now. Learn about the race to create the most popular electric pickup truck in the article below.


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