This Jaguar I-Tempo win marks the primary time an EV has gained the group’s prime award.
Vehicle Journalists Affiliation of Canada (AJAC) presents its winners annually on the Canadian Worldwide Auto Present in Toronto. Its two prime awards are “Automotive of the 12 months” and “Utility Car of the 12 months.” Other than the biggies, there’s additionally a winner in every of a number of classes which can be sorted by class.
This yr, the Jaguar I-Tempo took house AJAC’s Canadian Utility Car of the 12 months award, making it the primary time an electrical car has prevailed. Like most award methods lately, electrical vehicles are separated into their very own unbiased classes for particular person “class” awards. Being that there’s not a plethora of competitors, it’s not as massive a deal when an EV wins a class known as “Greatest EV.” Nonetheless, when an electrical automotive can prime all competing gas-powered vehicles to win a serious award, that is rather more compelling.
With that being mentioned, we nonetheless can’t fully ignore the truth that the I-Tempo additionally acquired AJAC’s Greatest Premium EV in Canada for 2019 award. So, this yr, the I-Tempo earned itself two awards. The one different electrical car to earn an award for 2019 is the Chrysler Pacific Hybrid. Very like the I-Tempo, it acquired AJAC’s Greatest EV in Canada for 2019 award. The Pacifica can’t compete with the I-Tempo within the “Premium” class, nevertheless it nonetheless knocked out all different rivals as the perfect “non-luxury” EV.
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