Onto to be headline sponsor of What Car? Electric Car Awards 2021

Event will take place on 28 July and name the UK’s best fully electric and plug-in hybrid cars...

Jaguar I-Pace charging with Electric Car Awards 2021 logo

This year’s What Car? Electric Car Awards will be held in association with electric car subscription service Onto.

The online event, which takes place on 28 July, will name the best pure electric and plug-in hybrid models in a variety of buyer-friendly categories, in order to support people looking to switch to an electrified car.

For the first time, though, this year’s event will not only name the best new electric and plug-in hybrid cars, but the best used models, too.

Steve Huntingford, editor of What Car?, said: “It's great to have Onto as the headline sponsor, because its aim of making it easier to go electric fits perfectly with the purpose of the Electric Car Awards.”

Rob Jolly, co-founder and CEO of Onto, added: “We work with a huge range of manufacturers to provide our customers with choice, and we're delighted to sponsor these awards which celebrate the best electric cars available today.”

Onto customers pay a monthly fee, with everything from insurance and servicing to charging at more than 11,000 points included within the contract.

The What Car? Electric Car Awards 2021 will name the best pure electric cars in the following categories: Small car, Family car, Small SUV, Large SUV, Executive car, Performance car, Used small car, Used family car, Used small SUV and Used luxury SUV.

Meanwhile, the best plug-in hybrids will be named in the following categories: Family car, Estate car, Small SUV, Large SUV, Luxury SUV, Executive car, Performance car, Used family car, Used estate car, Used small SUV and Used luxury SUV.

There will also be a Reader Award for the upcoming electric car that What Car? readers are most excited about.

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