Out of a field of ZERO full electrics, the 2014 Honda Accord won what can only be called the “bogus 2014 Green Car of the Year”
LOS ANGELES — It’s that time of year again, where the Green Car of the Year is announced at the LA Auto Show. This year, the honor goes to the the Honda Accord, chosen from a field of 5 finalists that included the Audi A6 TDI, BMW 328d, Mazda3, and Toyota Corolla.
The Accord was chosen for its because it offers a reasonably efficient conventional gasoline model, up to 50 mpg from its hybrid variant, and an impressive 115 mpg combined equivalent from its plug-in hybrid model. The Green Car Journal’s panel, which is responsible for choosing the Green Car of the Year, stated that the Accord’s availability to the mass market, flexibility where power-train choices are concerned, and value bumped it to the top of the list. Last year, the Ford Fusion and its Hybrid and Plug-in Energi variants were chosen for similar reasons.
What a joke.
If you want a real winner, check out the Chevy Spark Electric which costs under $20,000 after Federal credits and can be leased for under $200/month. It has an 80+ mile range, 0-60 in 7 seconds and over 400lbs of torque. A real. Green. Game. Changer.
That’s my Green car of the year and it doesn’t even run on gasoline.