Five Finalists for Green Car of the Year Announced

October 26, 2011 · Print This Article

On November 17 at the LA Auto Show, the Green Car of the Year Award will be given out for the seventh year.  The five finalists for that prize have been announced and they represent a cross-section of what’s available in cleaner cars these days.

All-electric models are represented by the Ford Focus Electric and the Mitsubishi i.  The Mitsubishi i is wildly popular in Asian markets and although it hasn’t hit U.S. markets yet, it will

be available by the contest’s January 1 deadline.

The new Prius v is the only hybrid contender, but is being recognized as a new extension of the popular brand to a larger customer base.

The Honda Civic Natural Gas was chosen considering it runs off cleaner burning compressed natural gas, a fuel that is pretty much ready for mainstream whether cars are built to use it.

Finally, the Volkswagen Passat […]

[Source] Bonnie Story


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