With rise in awareness of environmental pollution and its affects on the way of life, people’s love for green cars has increased considerably over the past decade. Eco-friendly cars not only have a greener impact on nature but are also economical and help save fast-depleting fossil fuels such as petrol and diesel. Car manufacturers have been going full swing to meet the changing scenario of consumer demands and have invested heavily on research and development of greener technologies for their cars.
Every year sees its share of new green cars with eco-friendly technologies and only a few of them qualify as the best in several respects. The list of the best green cars is formulated after the cars are evaluated on the basis of specific criteria. Each new “green” car comes with innovative technologies and new generation design to meet the changing requirements of car buyers across the world. The focus is always on environment friendliness with zero compromise on meeting the latest emission norms. Every new car with greener technology is a step towards a pollution-free environment and insurance for a green future where later generations get to breather cleaner and fresher air.
As mentioned above, every year sees its share of green cars among which a few qualify as the best. This year too, the list of green car nominees includes models like the BMW 335d, Ford Fusion Hybrid, Saturn VUE 2 Mode Hybrid, Smart Fortwo, and Volkswagen Jetta TDI. There has been a lot of research and evaluation to finalize the above list of the top green cars
of 2009. Among the above cars, one will be announced ‘Green Car of the Year’ on November 20, 2009 at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
The Green Car of the Year program welcomes all types of environment-friendly green car technologies
, fuels, and powerplants. To be picked as a nominee for the title, it is necessary for the car to show a primary eco-friendly feature that will have a great impact on environment conservation and also it is mandatory to produce the scheduled launch date of the car to ensure that it will be available in the market for sale during the award year.
The above criteria could prevent some of the cars that are generally perceived as being green from making it to the title. A few fine cars which failed to make the list of nominees include the Tesla Roadster, electric MINI E, and Honda Insight.