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 because it runs off cleaner burning compressed natural gas, a fuel that is pretty much ready for mainstream if cars are built to use it.
Finally, the Volkswagen Passat TDI takes up the final space in the contest. The TDI is diesel vehicle that boasts great fuel economy and fewer emissions.
These five were also chosen as Green Car Journal's top cars for 2012.
via LA Auto Show
written by Erik, October 27, 2011
written by Mark, October 28, 2011
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