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The figures show that alternative drive systems, and especially e-cars, are gaining ground in switzerland. According to analyses by auto-schweiz, in november more than one in two new passenger cars had an electrified drive or a gas engine (53.5 percent). These changes are also reflected in this year’s choice of the swiss car of the year, both in the decision of the expert jury and in the public award. All-electric models win in both categories.
In the choice of the "swiss car of the year the car experts have decided to use the hyundai ioniq 5 through. Among the consumers who participated in the audience award, the skoda enyaq iv at the top.
Two aspects are particularly exciting here. On the one hand, it was a tough race for the swiss car of the year award. Instead of the usual ten models, 15 new cars of the year qualified for the final round due to a tie of six models in the 2021 preselection. "It reflects the spirit of the times that only electric vehicles are included in this selection. But the models in the final round were extremely different- this made the choice very difficult", says jury president monisha kaltenborn. In the end, the winners were
1. Hyundai ioniq 5. 15.1 percent
2. Renault megane, 12.0 percent
3. Kia EV6, 10.3 percent
The jury of experts
On the other hand, the public jury, which was made up of readers and users of the swiss illustrated, autoscout24, blick, sonntagsblick, L’illustre and corriere del ticino determine their winner from 55 car novelties. A total of 30.000 votes together, an increase of 20 percent compared to the previous year. Still it was a close race. The following three models received the most votes:
1. Skoda enyaq iv, 3.6 percent
2. Audi Q4 e-tron, 3.49 percent
3. Peugeot 308, 2.6 percent
For the eleventh time, swiss illustrated, together with its partners autoscout24, blick, sonntagsblick, L’illustre and corriere del ticino initiated the professional jury decision and the public vote.