The Golden Steering Wheel – presented by the publications Bild, Auto Bild, Auto Week and Auto Express – has been a regular feature of the awards calendar since 1976. The jury praised the Corsa-e, saying that “as well as its quality and comfort, the drive system is particularly impressive.” The 14 judges – including racing drivers Hans-Joachim Stuck, Daniel Abt and Joachim Winkelhock – found the Corsa-e to be “agile, quiet and the clear number one for power delivery.” The electric axle drive system has therefore made a successful market impact in what, according to figures from Opel, is Germany’s biggest-selling small car over the past three months.
Back in October, the Peugeot e-208 featuring the same electric drive system, was named Britain’s Best Electric Car 2020. This was the latest edition of an award presented over many years by the editors of Autocar, whose publisher describes it as one of the world’s oldest motoring magazines. The jury cited driving fun as one of the reasons the e-208 was victorious: “It looks great, performs strongly, is fun to drive and is well priced for an EV, plus it has enough range to quell anxiety,” they summed up.