Chevrolet Bolt, Tesla Model X, Toyota Prius Prime Among World Green Car Of The Year Finalists

2 months ago by Eric Loveday 5

Chevrolet Bolt EV picks up another award (Motor Trend

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has received virtually every award it’s been nominated for, including Motor Trend Car of the Year, North American Car of the Year, and so forth.

The new 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is better in every way to the 1st gen…or even the traditional hybrid (other than that token 5th seat thing)

But one of the bigger awards for green vehicles is still looming, and perhaps not surpisingly, the Bolt is among the finalists.

The finalists for the World Green Car of the Year award include:

  • Chevrolet Bolt EV
  • Honda Clarity
  • Hyundai Ioniq
  • Tesla Model X
  • Toyota Prius Prime

Last year’s winner was the Toyota Mirai, so that may put a little dent in the Bolt’s chances of winning if you consider that the Honda Clarity is similar in operation to Mirai, but we still think the Bolt is the front runner for this year’s award.  It would be hard to go against the consensus of the other major awards at this point.

In 2015 the winner was BMW i8, while BMW i3 secured title for 2014. Tesla Model S won in 2013.

75 automotive journalists from around the globe voted in the finalists. Their winning selection will be announced at the 2017 New York International Auto Show beginning on April 12, 2017.

Source: GM Authority

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6 responses to "Chevrolet Bolt, Tesla Model X, Toyota Prius Prime Among World Green Car Of The Year Finalists"

  1. Bacardi says:

    Bolt will win…

  2. Steve says:

    Tesla won’t win. General Motors has WAY better skills at buying awards from journalists.

  3. Agree that top candidates will be the Chevy Bolt and Tesla Model X.

    Interesting choices for “car” of the year award … one being a cross-over, the other being an SUV.

    Perhaps the IONIQ car will be the surprise winner, with its leading efficient design?

    When journalist vote, are there defined criteria they rate (eg: engineering, style, market appeal), or is it left to individual journalist(s) to vote based on personal criteria?

    Perhaps InsideEVs should run a reader survey to see which EV they’d pick as Golbal Green Car of the year?

  4. Huhu says:

    As the most technologically advanced vehicle ever on the road, Tesla X should win but it won’t as Tesla doesn’t really spend money cozying up to other car people.

  5. David Murray says:

    The Prius Prime will likely have a bigger impact on the market and put plug-in technology in the hands of more buyers. So from that perspective maybe it should win?

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