"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]