Green Car of the Year

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The Green Car of the Year is an award from the Green Car Journal. The winner is selected by an 11-member panel comprising automotive and environmental experts. Invited jurors have included Mario Andretti; Carroll Shelby, Jay Leno, Carl Pope (Sierra Club), Christopher Flavin (Worldwatch Institute), Jonathan Lash (World Resources Institute) and Jean-Michel Cousteau (Ocean Futures Society).

A separate Green Truck of the Year award was launched in 2015.[1]

Winners[edit]

2006 — Mercury Mariner Hybrid[2]
2007 — Toyota Camry Hybrid [3]
The 2011 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid was awarded the 2011 Green Car of the Year.
2008 — Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid[4]
2009 — Volkswagen Jetta TDI Clean Diesel[5]
The other four finalists were the BMW 335d, the Ford Fusion Hybrid, Saturn Vue 2 Mode Hybrid, and the Smart Fortwo.[5]
2010 — Audi A3 TDI Clean Diesel[6]
The other finalists were the Honda Insight, the Mercury Milan Hybrid, the Toyota Prius and the clean diesel VW Golf TDI.[6]
2011 — Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid.[7][8]
The other finalists were the Nissan Leaf battery electric car, the hybrid electric versions of the Hyundai Sonata and the Lincoln MKZ, and the gasoline-powered Ford Fiesta, which achieves 40 miles per US gallon (5.9 L/100 km; 48 mpg-imp) in highway driving.[7][9]
The 2013 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid was awarded the 2013 Green Car of the Year together with the EcoBoost gasoline engine option, and the conventional hybrid variant.
2012 — Honda Civic GX natural gas vehicle.[10]
The other finalists were the Ford Focus Electric and Mitsubishi i battery electric cars, Toyota Prius v hybrid electric car, and the Volkswagen Passat TDI clean diesel.[11]
2013 — Ford Fusion second generation line-up, including the EcoBoost gasoline engine option, and the Fusion hybrid and plug-in variants.[12]
The other finalists were the Ford C-Max hybrid and plug-in hybrid, Dodge Dart Aero, Toyota Prius c hybrid electric car, and the Mazda CX-5.[13]
2014 — Honda Accord ninth generation line-up, including gasoline, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid variants.[14]
The other finalists were the BMW 328d, Audi A6 TDI, Toyota Corolla, and the Mazda3.[15]
2015 — BMW i3[16]
The other finalists were the Audi A3 TDI, , Chevrolet Impala Bi-Fuel, third generation Honda Fit, and seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf line-up.[17]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Texas to Debut Green Truck of the Year". CarsOfChange. 16 July 2014. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Daily Life with the Mercury Mariner Hybrid SUV". Green Car Journal. Retrieved 2010-11-20. 
  3. ^ "Toyota Camry Hybrid Named 2007 Green Car of the Year". Green Car Journal. 2007-01-01. Retrieved 2010-11-20. 
  4. ^ "Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid Named 2008 Green Car of the Year". Green Car Journal. 2007-11-15. Retrieved 2010-11-20. 
  5. ^ a b "VW Jetta Clean Diesel Wins 2009 Green Car of the Year!". Green Car Journal. 2008-11-21. Retrieved 2010-11-20. 
  6. ^ a b "Audi A3 TDI is 2010 Green Car of the Year. Clean Diesel Reigns!". Green Car Journal. Retrieved 2010-11-20. 
  7. ^ a b "Chevrolet Volt Electric Car is 2011 Green Car of the Year". Green Car Journal. 2010-11-18. Retrieved 2010-11-18. 
  8. ^ "2010 LA: Chevrolet Volt wins 2011 Green Car of the Year". egm Car Tech. 2010-11-18. Retrieved 2010-11-18. 
  9. ^ Bernie Woodall (2010-10-21). "Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf among Green Car finalists". Reuters. Retrieved 2010-10-23. 
  10. ^ Carpenter, Susan (2011-11-17). "Honda Civic Natural Gas wins 2012 Green Car of the Year Award". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2011-11-17. 
  11. ^ Chris Woodyard (2011-10-24). "Diesel, electric, natural gas vie for Green Car honors". USA Today. Retrieved 2011-10-24. 
  12. ^ Sebastian Blanco (2012-11-29). "Ford Fusion wins 2013 Green Car Of The Year". Autoblog. Retrieved 2012-11-29. 
  13. ^ Sebastian Blanco (2012-10-25). "2013 Green Car of the Year finalists announced [w/poll]". Autoblog Green. Retrieved 2012-10-29. 
  14. ^ Sebastian Blanco (2013-11-21). "Honda Accord Hybrid and PHEV win 2014 Green Car of the Year". Autoblog Green. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  15. ^ Brandon Turkus (2013-10-17). "Finalists for 2014 Green Car of the Year announced". Autoblog.com. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  16. ^ Alisa Priddle (2014-11-20). "BMW i3 named 2015 Green Car of the Year". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 2014-11-21. 
  17. ^ Sebastian Blanco (2014-10-21). "2015 Green Car Of The Year finalists announced, run alt-fuel gamut". Autoblog Green. Retrieved 2014-10-21. 

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