It was no great surprise to hear recently that the Volkswagen ID.3 has picked up its second major accolade from British media, ahead of its official launch in the UK this summer, by being named ‘Best Family Car’ at the 2020 GQ Car Awards this week.
The revolutionary electric hatchback, MotorMartin was told, scooped the prize at the star-studded GQ Car Awards, with the publication recognising the ID.3 as the “future of sustainable motoring”.
It was said that the judging panel praised the ID.3’s ease of use, modern aesthetics and multiple battery options, as well as Volkswagen’s wider strategy to democratise electric mobility with a growing range of forthcoming ID. models. Particular mention was given to the brand’s partnership with Tesco and Pod Point, which is seeing the installation of over 2,400 free chargers – compatible with electric vehicles of all brands – at Tesco stores up and down the country.
Announcing the award in the March 2020 issue of the magazine, GQ commented to MotorMartin that: “Volkswagen wants to normalise electrification to gain mass acceptance for a format whose range and charge anxiety is still bothersome to many. A new kind of people’s car, then… Its design is crisply inoffensive, the driving process easy, the experience precision-tooled to sweep away all objections. Volkswagen is even working with Tesco to improve charging infrastructure.”
This accolade follows the ID.3’s first big trophy from UK media last year, when it was named ‘Most Wanted’ by carwow for stirring up the highest level of interest on its website across the course of 2019, further confirming the ID.3 as one of the most highly anticipated cars of this year.
Tim O’Donovan, EV Product Marketing Manager at Volkswagen UK, shared with MotorMartin: “This is a considerable accolade for a key model in Volkswagen’s electric future. We know how talented the ID.3 is, and we’re hugely grateful that this has been recognised. What’s new and refreshing is that its success is recognised and measured against all of its peers, rather than just other electric models. Recognition of the ID.3 as the electric people’s car is massively rewarding, too. We know that customers will love the ID.3 just as much as GQ, and can’t wait to hear their feedback on this first, multi-skilled and now multi award-winning member of the ID. family.”
And you can’t say fairer than that.
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