Every year the Green Car Journal chooses a green car of the year from among all of the new vehicles coming to market (new meaning brand new vehicle, not necessarily a new model being introduced this year). The awards honor environmental leadership in the auto industry. 2 of the past 3 years, it’s been a clean diesel vehicle.
The contest is down to the finals, and there are 5 cars left – the 2012 Ford Focus Electric is one of them. Ron Cogan of the Green Car Journal says the cars this year really show that there is “no single solution to our transportation challenges.”
The Ford Focus Electric is just one example of Ford’s commitment to offer the power of choice in electrified vehicle technology.
The final five vehicles are:
- 2012 Ford Focus Electric
- 2012 Mitsubishi i (i-Miev)
- 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas
- 2012 Toyoa Prius v
- 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI
To get to this list, the Green Car Journal considered dozens of vehicles that feature improved environmental impact and increased efficiencies.
“These nominees deserve to re recognized for their unique approaches in providing customers diverse choices as cars intelligently evolve toward a more enviromentally-compatible motoring future.”
-Ron Cogan, editor of Green Car Journal