The Ford Mustang Mach-e, Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 have come out on top of a 10-car group of finalists and will now battle for the top prize to be presented in New York next month.
The winner will follow on from the 2021 victor, the Volkswagen ID.4 – continuing the reign of EVs in the World Car of the Year category.
Another electric car, the Jaguar I-Pace, scooped the top prize in 2019.
The 2022 winner will be announced at this year’s New York International Auto Show on Wednesday 13 April.
2022 World Car Awards finalists
Finalists for the 2022 awards in five other categories have been announced too.