- SEAT Mii electric named Value Electric Car of the Year
- Good real-world range and driving dynamics help scoop second What Car? award
- Inaugural What Car? Electric Car awards recognises the UK’s best electric and plug-in hybrid cars
The SEAT Mii electric has won Value Electric Car of the Year at What Car?’s first-ever Electric Car Awards.
The award represents a second win for the Mii electric, which also won Best Small Electric Car Under £25,000 earlier in the year at What Car?’s coveted Car of the Year Awards.
In particular, What Car? praised the Mii electric for its excellent ride comfort, competitive price point, good real-world range and impressive driving dynamics. Priced from £19,300*, the Mii electric is one of the most affordable, yet stylish, electric cars on the market, with an insurance group rating of 12E and 0 per cent Benefit in Kind rating, making it ideal for city dwellers and fleet customers.
Steve Huntingford, Editor at What Car?, commented: “The Mii electric can go much farther between charges than most rivals, plus it handles well and is surprisingly spacious and comfortable for such a tiny car. Given that all of these strengths are combined with a bargain price, it's the ideal first step on the electric car ladder."
Starting at just £19,800*, the Mii electric is one of the most affordable electric cars on the market, making electric vehicle ownership even more accessible.
Despite its low price point, the Mii electric still benefits from a single, fully-loaded trim which includes metallic paint, fast-charging (DC at 40 kW), Lane Assist and Traffic Sign Recognition and parking sensors.
The Mii electric offers an impressive 160-mile range (WLTP) and can be charged from 0-80% in under one hour with a DC rapid charger.
Richard Harrison, SEAT UK Managing Director, said: “Despite being SEAT’s first ever all-electric car, the Mii electric has already won plaudits for making the electric car market even more accessible and desirable, and the latest of two What Car? awards this year is testament to that.”
The inaugural awards are the result of an unprecedented increase in interest for electric cars among consumers according to a recent What Car? poll.
The poll found since lockdown began due to the global pandemic, 26% of car buyers were now more inclined to purchase an electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.
The full poll results and list of award winners can be found at www.whatcar.com/awards.