2012 Green Car Finalists Announced, Ready for Los Angeles Auto Show

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The Los Angeles Auto Show will give us the name of the 2012 Green Car of the Year, and now we know which cars are in for the fight.
So, let’ get to the point and read the names included on the list of finalists: 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas, Mitsubishi i, Toyota Prius V, Ford Focus Electric and Volkswagen Passat TDI. We ahve an interesting mix of powertrains here: a natural-gas vehicle, two EVs, a hybrid and a clean diesel.

As you can see, the Japanese automotive producers dominate the eco arena, with GM and Chrysler being knocked out of the match.

"This year's Green Car of the Year finalists underscore that there is no single solution to our transportation challenges," said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal, which will offer the award. "Here we have five exceptional answers to the question of how we're going to increase efficiencies, reduce tailpipe and CO2 emissions, and decrease petroleum use."
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