Shortlist revealed for Professional Driver Car of the Year 2023

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With Clean Air Zones, congestion charging and increasingly eco-conscious customers, it’s now the time to think about going electric.

Professional Driver’s Car of the Year judging days offer you the chance to drive more than 40 of the latest electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, so it’s a great opportunity to evaluate the cars that will form the future of your fleets.

Don’t miss out – register now for the Professional Driver Car of the Year judging day. This one-day event is held at our regular venue, Epsom Racecourse in Surrey, on Tuesday, August 22, 2023.

Epsom Racecourse is just 10 minutes’ drive from the M25, junction 8 or 9. If you are using satnav, please key in the postcode KT18 5LQ. Directions can be found here:

If you’d like to be our guest on either or both of the dates, please head over to our website and register online to book your place. It’s free to attend, and a buffet lunch id available on the day.

Follow the link, fill in your details and we’ll be in touch before the event with further information, including how to complete a DVLA licence check, which you’ll have to do in advance if you want to drive the cars.

The judging will start at 9.30am and will finish at 5.00pm on both days. You’ll get to drive the cars on a 20-minute road route, and we’ll ask you to score the cars on a 17-point questionnaire.

The more judges we have, the more accurate the results – so if you’d like to bring another member of staff, for example one of your best drivers, we’d be very happy to accommodate them. But please make sure they register online in advance too!

Here’s the full provisional list of cars in all our six categories. Our overall Car of the Year will be chosen from the six category winners. We look forward to welcoming you next month!

Professional Driver Car of the Year 2023

Provisional shortlist

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Chauffeur car

BMW i7Electric
BMW 750e xDrivePHEV
Mercedes-Benz S380eLPHEV
Mercedes-Benz EQSElectric
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Executive car

BMW i4Electric
Genesis G80Electric
Genesis GV60Electric
Hyundai Ioniq6Electric
Lexus ES300hHybrid
Mercedes-Benz EQEElectric
Volkswagen ID.5Electric
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Luxury SUV

Audi Q8 e-tronElectric
BMW iXElectric
Genesis GV70Electric
Lexus UX300eElectric
Mercedes-Benz EQCElectric
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Mercedes-Benz EQVElectric
Vauxhall Vivaro LifeElectric
Vauxhall Combo e-lifeElectric
Volkswagen MultivanPHEV
Volkswagen ID.BuzzElectric
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Private Hire Car

Citroen e-C4XElectric
Citroen C5XPHEV
Cupra BornElectric
Ford Mustang Mach-eElectric
Hyundai Ioniq5Electric
Hyundai KonaElectric
Kia EV6Electric
Kia NiroElectric
MG 4Electric
Nissan AriyaElectric
Skoda EnyaqElectric
Toyota BZ4XElectric
Volkswagen ID.4Electric
Volkswagen ID.3Electric
Volvo C40 RechargeElectric
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Estate Car

Suzuki SwaceHybrid**
Toyota Corolla TouringHybrid**
Vauxhall Astra TourerPHEV**
Volvo V90PHEV*

*Also eligible for Executive Car category
**Also eligible for Private Hire Car category

To register to attend, please follow this link: