Washington Auto Show: Green Car Journal Announces 2012 Green Car Vision Award Finalists


    Washington Auto ShowWinner to be Identified at the 2012 Washington Auto Show

    Green Car Journal has announced five finalists for its 2012 Green Car Vision Award™ and will announce the winner on Jan. 26 during The Washington Auto Show’s Public Policy Preview Day at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

    The 2012 finalists are:

    • the BMW i3, using an all-electric powertrain;
    • the Cadillac ELR extended-range vehicle, based on the Converj concept car;
    • Ford’s C-MAX Energi, a plug-in hybrid variant of its C-MAX MAV;
    • The Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell, an advanced hydrogen fuel cell vehicle; and
    • Tesla’s Model S seven-passenger electric sedan, powered by the netx-generation of Tesla’s powertrain technology.

    “While all five of this year’s Green Car Vision Award™ finalists integrate electric drive, they accomplish their mission in distinctly different ways through the use of diverse electric power sources,” said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and editor of GreenCar.com. “It’s this diversity that will bring the kind of choices required to make electric drive a force in the marketplace.”

    The Green Car Vision Award™ recognizes the most important vehicle in an award year that best envisions the road ahead. To be considered for the Green Car Vision Award™, vehicles must be in demonstration on public highways today or nearing commercialization but not yet widely available to consumers.

    About WANADA and The Washington Auto Show

    The 2012 staging of the 70th Washington Auto Show in Washington, DC will offer a showcase of more than 700 vehicles from over 42 domestic and import manufacturers and a special 65,000-square foot exhibit, “The Advanced Technology SuperHighway.” The 2012 Washington Auto Show: “Safety and Sustainability in Motion” opens to the public from Jan. 27-Feb. 5, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and is produced by the Washington Area New Automobile Dealers Association (WANADA). Founded in 1917, WANADA represents more than 225 franchised new vehicle dealers and 75 kindred-line members operating in and around the Capital Beltway, representing the metro Washington, DC auto market.

    About Green Car Journal

    Today, the award-winning Green Car Journal is recognized as the premier source for information on fuel efficiency, low emissions, alternative fuels, and advanced technology vehicles. A downloadable sample issue, back issue availability, and subscription information can be found at GCJUSA.com.