"It is an honor to receive this award. As an automobile enthusiast, I was thrilled to drive some of these new hybrid cars. I was expecting them to drive like golf carts! I was totally surprised to discover that the new electric motors have more power and accelerated faster than combustion cars. I plan to let the world know that not only is driving a hybrid the right thing to do, it is also a lot more fun."
Okaaaaay. Sounds like someone was given the award in so his support will soon have a "positive impact on Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle development", not for anything he'd done in the past.
The Hybrid Vehicle Advocacy Award is given out by the Hybrid Consortium, the Japan Automobile Research Institute ( JARI), and the Electric Vehicle Symposium ( EVS-22).
[Source: The Auto Channel]