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Green Car Journal Announces Finalists for 2018 Connected, SUV, and Luxury Green Car of the Year Awards


Finalists for Green Car Journal’s coveted 2018 Connected Green Car of the Year™, Green SUV of the Year™, and Luxury Green Car of the Year™ awards were announced at a Washington Auto Show® press conference held at AutoMobility LA™ in Los Angeles. Award winners will be revealed in Washington DC on January 25 at The Washington Auto Show®.

In the hot Green SUV of the Year™ category, finalists include the Chevrolet Equinox, Kia Niro, MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4, Mazda CX-5, and Volvo XC60 T8. Two are powered by efficient combustion engines, two are plug-in hybrids, and one offers both hybrid and plug-in hybrid options.

Tapped as 2018 Connected Green Car of the Year™ finalists are the BMW i3, Cadillac CT6 Plug-In, Nissan LEAF, Tesla Model X, and Volvo S90 T8. These electric and plug-in hybrid models combine exemplary ‘green’ credentials along with highly-desired connected and driver assistance systems.

Rising to the top in the rapidly-expanding field of premium ‘green’ cars are Luxury Green Car of the Year™ finalists BMW 530e, Cadillac CT6 Plug-In, Karma Revero, Lexus LS 500h, and Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid. One is a hybrid luxury sedan while four are luxury plug-in hybrids.

The Green Car Awards™ at the Washington Auto Show recognize vehicles that best exemplify ‘green’ leadership and accomplishment in the Luxury, Connected, and SUV categories. For the second year, Green Car Journal has identified its finalists for the Washington Auto Show Green Car Awards™ program in advance of the magazine’s annual Green Car of the Year® announcement at the LA Auto Show, emphasizing the synergies and ‘green’ emphasis at both major auto shows. Los Angeles is one of the most prominent ‘green’ car markets in the world. Washington DC is where much of the regulations and incentives originate that drive the ‘green’ car field.

About Green Car Journal
The award-winning Green Car Journal focuses on the intersection of automobiles, energy, connectivity, and environment. As part of its mission, the magazine hosts events, produces ride-and-drives of advanced and clean fuel vehicles, and conducts various outreach efforts to educate consumers on better and more environmentally positive vehicle choices. The print magazine’s content is featured online at GreenCarJournal.com. Luxury Green Car of the Year™, Green SUV of the Year™, Connected Green Car of the Year™, and Green Car of the Year® are trademarks of Green Car Journal and RJ Cogan Specialty Publications Group, Inc.

About WANADA and the Washington Auto Show
The 2018 Washington Auto Show takes place from January 26 to February 4, 2018. It is one of the five top auto shows in the United States and is the largest consumer event in the District of Columbia. It is preceded by two show-sponsored industry events, Public Policy Days and the MobilityTalks International Conference, with both taking place January 23 -25, 2018. During these three days industry leaders, global public policy makers and members of Congress will discuss proposed and existing rules and laws governing the automotive industry. The show takes place in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center where more than 35 automakers will display over 600 vehicles.

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