Porsche, Audi, and Honda are amongst the finalists of Green Car Journal’s search for the greenest car of 2014. All three firms have invented in green-orientated initiatives that are now on show at an the annual Washington Auto Show.
Similarly, Acura has been commended for producing an off-road, three-engine hybrid, that combines efficiency with the kind of performance normally seen in regular 4 by 4s. Acura is a subsidiary of Honda, who were praised for the Accord Hybrid, which hit US retail stores 2013.
Audi bring to the table a 3 litre turbo, with Porsche arriving in a plug-in hybrid. For the first time in the competition, all of the world’s leading car manufacturers participated in the competition, with Chrysler showcasing a pick-up called Eco-Diesel and Ford introducing the one litre EcoBoost.
The Germans aren’t far behind, with BMW attracting applause for a carbon-fibre, light version of its i3 model. Cadillac have extended their plug-in range and Mazda bring up the rear with the i-ELOOP.
Nominations for the award must be vehicles that are capable of being used on US free-ways – the winner to be announced January 2014. The public will be able to access the auto show from 23 January.
The 2013 winner was the Skyactiv from Mazda, last year being the first ever Washington Auto Show.
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