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 that included the Audi A6 TDI, BMW 328d, , and .
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 for similar reasons.
Previous winners have included vehicles powered by gasoline turbos,, , and a few turbodiesels. Once even a took home the title, so it's interesting to see how the definition of the Green Car of the Year has changed over the year.
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