Top 5 nominees Compete for 2009 Green Car Honor

Advanced ‘green’ cars like high efficiency gasoline-electric hybrids don't just show-up at new car showrooms. They are the result of visionary efforts that required years of work before their introduction to the market. This also required large financial investments in research, development and production. This investment is paying-off with the huge differences in emissions reductions and petroleum displacement over time.

It’s important to recognize the achievement – the vision – in future cars on their way to market. These cars are destined to mold the future of transportation in the next few years. This is the motivation behind Green Car Journal’s Green Car Vision Award™ program, which commends cars that advance the progress of future cars.

Five ‘green’ cars have been nominated for Green Car Journal’s 2009 Green Car Vision Award™. One of these five cars – the Chevrolet Volt, Fisker Karma, Honda FCX Clarity, MINI E, or Mitsubishi i-MiEV – will be the 2009 Green Car Vision Award winner on February 3 at the Washington Auto Show in Washington D.C.

Cars offering greatly improved environmental performance are critical to helping us conquer the challenges of oil dependence and increasing environmental damage. Although not widely sold in car showrooms, these vehicles provide important inspiration with their advanced powertrains, use of cleaner or more sustainable fuels, vastly improved efficiencies, or a combination of these features.

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