Finalists for Green Car of 2016 Announced

Each year, five finalists are considered for the Green Car of the Year (GCOY) award, an honour that recognizes fuel-efficient vehicles and the environmental leadership they bring to the auto industry. Earlier this week, the finalists for this award were announced by the Green Car Journal. Below is a list of the finalists :

AUDI A3 E-TRON

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Audi A3 Sportback is a gasoline-electric hybrid (Photo Courtesy of Audi Media Centre)

The A3 Sportback e-tron is Audi’s entry in the hot plug-in hybrid vehicle market. This five-door hatchback uses lithium-ion batteries and a 102 hp electric motor to deliver up to 19 miles of all-electric driving, after which its 150 hp, 1.4-liter gasoline TFSI engine provides power for extended driving in efficient hybrid mode.

CHEVROLET VOLT

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Chevy’s Volt is an electric and gasoline hybrid (Photo Courtesy of General Motors Press Room)

Chevrolet’s second generation Volt features sportier styling, better performance, and a lighter and more powerful two-motor drive system. The five-passenger, extended range electric now drives up to 53 miles on batteries alone, with its 1.5-litre gasoline powered generator creating on-board electricity to deliver an overall 420 mile range.

HONDA CIVIC

2016 Honda Civic Sedan Touring
2016 Honda Civic Sedan (Courtesy of Honda Media Newsroom)

Now in its tenth generation, the all-new Honda Civic delivers exemplary fuel efficiency in an affordable, conventionally-powered model. The Civic thoughtfully blends hybrid-like fuel economy and appealing style, with an array of desired amenities and advanced electronics that meets the needs of a great many drivers.

HYUNDAI SONATA

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The 2015 Hyundai Sonata is also a hybrid of gasoline and electric. (photo Courtesy of Hyundai Motor America Newsroom)

Hyundai’s stylish 2016 Sonata offers it all with efficient gasoline, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid choices within the Sonata lineup. New this year, the hybrid delivers up to 43 highway mpg and features distinctive styling cues. The Sonata Plug-In Hybrid drives up to 24 miles on batteries with additional range on conventional hybrid power.

TOYOTA PRIUS

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(Photo Courtesy of Toyota Canada Newsroom)

The venerable Toyota Prius emerges in 2016 a completely redesigned model, faithfully delivering the attributes expected of an industry-leading hybrid with important design, technology, and efficiency updates. It features a familiar yet bolder exterior and incorporates suspension and other improvements to deliver improved driving dynamics.

At last year's LA Auto Show, the BMW i3 was named
At last year’s LA Auto Show, the BMW i3 was named “Green Car of the year” (Photo Courtesy of BMW Media Center)

The winner of the 2016 Green Car of the Year will be announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show (LAAS 2015) on November 19 at the LA Convention Center.


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