One more award in what will probably be a boatload.
Could a minivan take it all?
Green Car Journal handed out three awards at the Washington Auto Show today to the Chevy Malibu Hybrid, Honda HR-V, and the Volvo XC90.
For 2016, the Green Car Of The Year finalists include the Audi A3 E-Tron, Chevy Volt, Honda Civic, Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Prius. No diesels this year.
For the first time in Green Car Awards history, the honor is being rescinded. VW has returned the 2008 and 2010 awards it won for Jetta and Audi A3 diesel.
The three big winners at the Washington Auto Show were the Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel (2015 Green SUV of the Year), the BMW i8 (2015 Luxury Green Car of the Year) and the Ford F-150 (2015 Green Car Technology Award).
The popular little BMW i3 (popular in the US, at least) was named the 2015 Green Car of the Year at the Los Angeles Auto Show today. The award doesn't just take into account a car's green credentials but also its "availability to the mass market." While the i3 is a bit expensive, starting at $41,350, it is becoming available at BMW dealers across the country, which cannot be said about a lot of other new plug-in vehicles released these past few years.
The unsurprising fact is, print is more expensive than publishing news online. But when Green Car Journal got started in 1992, Ron Cogan couldn't have envisioned publishing a blog about green cars – the Internet as we know it didn't exist back then. After starting at a time when it took good money to get up and running, Cogan and his team have been putting out a printed magazine for 20 years, and they hope to celebrate with a special 20th anniversary issue early next year. And they'll be d
For the second year in a row, Ford drove off with the Green Car Journal Green Car Vision award at the Washington Auto Show, this time with the C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid-electric vehicle. In 2011, Green Car Journal (GCJ) editor Ron Cogan handed the award to Ford's Sue Cischke for the Focus Electric. This year, the retiring Cischke was on hand once more to accept the award (look at this picture compared to the one above. It's déjà vu all over again), a fine cap on a long and ambiti
Joel Ewanick, VP, U.S. Marketing for General Motors, and the Chevy Volt with the Green Car of the Year Award
Yesterday's second annual Green Car Summit was not nearly as fiery as last year's discussion, and maybe that's a good thing.
Click on the image above for a gallery of the Fisker Karma
I've been a charter subscriber to the Green Car Journal since it developed into a 4-color quarterly magazine in 2003. Not that I plunk down a check every year but I've known the editor, Ron Cogan, for a long time and he graciously keeps me on the comp list. Ron took a big risk moving his family to Central California and starting a newsletter in the early '90s that covered the infant EV and alternative fuel market. I was working on a high-performance magazine and driving speed-burning, gas-guzzle