Green Car finalists announced in LA for Washington Auto Show

Green Car finalists announced in LA for Washington Auto Show

Green Car Journal has announced finalists for the magazineês prestigious 2017 Connected Green Car of the Year, Luxury Green Car of the Year and Green SUV of the Year awards. The awards will be revealed during Industry/Media days at the Washington Auto Show, January 26, 2017. Finalists were announced last week in conjunction with the LA Auto Showês AutoMobility LA, with finalist vehicles on display.

Finalists for the 2017 Connected Green Car of the Year are the Audi a3 e-tron, Honda Civic, Mercedes-Benz C350e, Tesla Model X and Toyota Prius Prime. Each of these finalist vehicles offer advanced connectivity and driver assistance systems combined with impressive levels of environmental performance. Four are plug-vehicles and one is powered by efficient gasoline internal combustion.

In contention for 2017 Luxury Green Car of the Year are the Acura NSX, BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance, Jaguar XE 20d, Mercedes-Benz S550e, and Range Rover Td6. This diverse group of premium green finalists includes plug-in, hybrid and advanced diesel engines.

Nominees for 2017 Green SUV of the Year are the BMW X5 xDrive40e iPerformance, Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-9, Mercedes-Benz GLE550e and Nissan Rogue Hybrid. Also a diverse group, these SUV and crossover models achieve their efficiencies with plug-in, hybrid and internal combustion power.

–These exceptional models illustrate that •greenê cars come in all classes and configurations,” said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and GreenCarJournal.com. –Automakers continue to expand their efforts in designing and manufacturing more efficient and environmentally positive vehicles across the automotive spectrum. This is an important evolution from the early years of green cars when models were primarily gasoline-electric hybrid and typically small sedans or hatchbacks.”

Presented annually at the Washington Auto Show, these Green Car Awards honor the –best of the best” in the important premium, connected and SUV/crossover categories. Of particular importance is that these finalists achieve their environmental leadership in their own way. Hybrid power continues to be an important strategy in achieving greater environmental sustainability, along with plug-in hybrid, battery electric and advanced gasoline and diesel propulsion.

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