Published on October 28th, 2021 | by Subhash Nair0
VOTY 2021//Electric Vehicle Of The Year – Porsche Taycan
The Porsche Taycan is helping Malaysia usher in a new age of electric vehicles.
The age of the internal combustion engine is fast coming to an end – or so some think. We think the two powertrain options are going to coexist for a significant amount of time, perhaps even for many decades to come.
But until then, it’s time to embrace what’s possible with the latest developments in electric car technology. Who better to lead the pack than Porsche?
Our Electric Car of The Year Award goes to the Porsche Taycan. For the first time, Malaysian car buyers get a chance to own an all-electric vehicle from a brand that has an impeccable reputation for quality.
They’ve also delivered on the same performance qualities associated with the Porsche brand without a compromise despite it being their first all-electric offering.
About the VOTY Awards 2021
The Vehicle of the Year (VOTY) Awards is sponsored by Allianz Malaysia Berhad and is judged by Daniel Sherman Fernandez, Ross Hadi, Amirul Mukminin and Subhash Nair from Drive Safe and Fast (dsf.my) and GohedGostan.com.
The selection process is simple and clean. All cars launched in Malaysia within 13 months of our cutoff date are eligible for entry. We contact all car brands officially operating in Malaysia and ask them for test cars for each of our judges. There’s no participation fee, no tables to buy, no package deals — nothing. Any judge who drives an eligible car gets to vote for it. A simple majority is all it takes for a vehicle to win in a given category.
The categories are kept as consistent as possible from year to year with some modifications when a certain category is not adequately represented or is over-represented in that particular year. You can view the categories over the years by looking through our “VOTY” tab on the dsf.my page.
Our title sponsor Allianz recognizes the integrity of our team and all players involved in deciding on winners and leaves all decisions to us regarding the winners. We hope our readers appreciate the efforts of all parties involved and provide us with feedback on how we can further improve on this.