A Truro car retailer has announced that two of its electric models have achieved dual success in the What Car? Electric Car Awards 2021.

What Car? is a long running automobile magazine, with its annual Electric Car Awards revealing the best electric and hybrid cars available on the market.

Truro Motor Company on Threemilestone Industrial Estate said it is proud to announce the Volvo XC40 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid T4 and XC90 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid T8 each won an award.

The judges at What Car? declared the Recharge T4 to be the "pick of the range" and praised the efficiency of its plug-in hybrid technology.

They added that "you can do short journeys without using a drop of petrol yet still get decent fuel economy on longer trips."

The award also acknowledged the design and practicality of the XC40’s interior, describing it as “sumptuous” while recognising that boot space is not forfeited to accommodate the petrol-electric powertrain.

The XC90 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid T8, which has earned the status of ‘Best Used Hybrid Luxury SUV’, was declared as a "used car choice that makes good financial sense all round."

What Car? highlighted its ability to do 25 miles or more solely on electric power "leading to some impressively low fuel bills" and reaffirming the car’s status as the only seven seat model in the plug-in hybrid luxury SUV market.

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Tom Rothwell of Truro Motor Company, said: "We’re delighted to have two of our cars recognised by What Car?

"It’s fantastic to see the hybrid alternatives leading Volvo’s electrification plans in the automotive industry, and being commended for their state-of-the-art technologies, connectivity, safety, and that all important driving experience.

"We invite car buyers to our retailer to explore these award-winning models.

"These cars have all the space, comfort, and quality that customers value and expect from Volvo’s history, while looking ahead to a more sustainable future.

"There has never been a better time to visit us and make the switch to an electric, hybrid vehicle."

Volvo has one of the most ambitious electrification plans in the automotive industry.

Not only was it the first manufacturer to offer a plug-in hybrid version of every car it sells, by 2025 it aims for 50 per cent of its global sales to consist of fully electric cars, with the rest hybrids.

By 2030, Volvo plans for every car it sells to be fully electric.

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