Connected Green Car, Luxury Green Car, Green SUV revealed
Winners of three green vehicle awards were announced at The Washington Auto Show on Public Policy Day #2 by Ron Cogan, publisher of Green Car Journal and CarsOfChange.com. The Volvo XC90 T8 won Luxury Green Car of the Year; the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid was awarded Connected Green Car of the Year (a new award); and the Honda HR-V was given the recognition of Green SUV of the Year.
These are standout vehicles in an increasingly sophisticated and appealing field of green cars, said Cogan. Rising to the top as award winners means these three exceptional vehicles set a benchmark in the auto industryês effort to create vehicles that are desirable and efficient, while also achieving environmental milestones so important for our driving future.
Speaking about luxury green cars, Cogan said this: in the beginning of fuel-efficient vehicles, efficiency was the hallmark, and there was no luxury to be found anywhere. The Volvo XC90 T8 is the first seven-passenger vehicle to offer a plug-in hybrid version. The automaker plans to have a full battery EV by 2019.
In the Connected Green Car category, the all-new Malibu Hybrid clocks in at 47 mpg, offers an on-board 4G LTE WiFi hotspot, and can connect seven electronic devices.
The Green SUV winner, the Honda HRV, offers the feel of a sporty sedan and the functionality of an SUV, Cogan said, and gets 35 mpg.Download Bulletin PDF