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Mike Stevens | Jun, 01 2015 | 2 Comments

The Tesla Model S sedan and BMW i3 hatch have picked up key awards at this year’s Good Design Awards in Sydney, flying the flag for electric vehicles.

The big win went to Tesla, landing the overall Good Design Award of the Year title, while BMW’s i3 came out on top with the Good Design Award for Sustainability.

The Model S made its production debut in 2012, but, thanks to an Australian launch that occurred only recently, the still-fresh sedan remained eligible for this year’s Good Design award.

The i3’s win follows its Australian sales launch last year, after first hitting European showrooms in 2013.

In taking the overall win, Tesla’s all-electric sedan bested a huge spread of new consumer products, ranging from home and recreational technologies through to business products and the automotive market.

Other winners in the automotive sphere included the newly launched Alfa Romeo 4C, Audi’s new TT, the first-ever Land Rover Discovery Sport, Mercedes’ hot-selling C-Class and the flagship S-Class Coupe, and Peugeot’s 308 range.

The title of Good Design ‘Selection’ was also awarded this week, going to Ford’s new Transit Custom van, the Honda HR-V, Hyundai Genesis, Infiniti’s Q50 sedan, the ageing but refreshed Nissan Juke and the new Nissan Qashqai, Renault’s Captur and the new Subaru Liberty and Outback twins.

Inside the car, Good Design awards also went to a trio of Britax child seats, including the Safe-n-Sound Platinum SICT Convertible Child Restraint, the Safe-n-Sound Tourer Lightweight Booster Seat and the Safe-n-Sound Unity Infant Carrier Child Restraint.

The popular Uber service also took out the Overall Winner prize in the Digital Design category, awarded for the styling and user experience for its mobile apps.

Other noteable winners in recent years have included the new Citroen C4 Grand Picasso and Kia Pro_Cee’d GT last year, the Range Rover Evoque in 2012, Hyundai’s i45, Audi A5 Sportback and Nissan Murano in 2010, and Holden’s VE Commodore Sportwagon back in 2010.

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