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Here are the finalists for 2017 Green Car of the Year

Every year, a panel of journalists gets together to vote for the Green Car of the Year award. The winner will be announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show next week, but in the meantime, here are the finalists.

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Andrew Krok
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BMW 330e iPerformance

The 330e iPerformance is part of BMW's strategy to electrify portions of its lineup that usually pack gas engines. This is a plug-in hybrid meant to slot alongside gas-powered variants.

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BMW 330e iPerformance

The 330e's net output is 248 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, enough to get the car to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds.

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BMW 330e iPerformance

Its battery allows for about 14 miles of all-electric driving, and its adjusted fuel economy is 71 MPGe.

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
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Chevrolet Bolt EV

The Bolt is Chevrolet's first mass-production battery-electric vehicle. That alone is pretty damn important.

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Chevrolet Bolt EV

Its lithium battery is capable of about 238 miles on a single charge, and strong brake regeneration can send that number even higher, provided the conditions are right.

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Chevrolet Bolt EV

The Bolt EV is currently in production at the Orion facility in Michigan, and I believe Chevrolet is still on track to deliver the first batch by year's end.

2017 Chrysler Pacifica
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Chrysler Pacifica

The all-new Chrysler Pacifica is the first minivan to include a plug-in hybrid drivetrain.

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Chrysler Pacifica

Chrysler promises an adjusted fuel economy of 80 MPGe, 30 miles of electric range and a whopping 530 miles of total range.

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Chrysler Pacifica

With a 240-volt charger, owners can juice up the battery to full in about two hours' time.

Kia Optima
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Kia Optima

The Kia Optima offers both hybrid and plug-in variants for the 2017 model year.

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Kia Optima

The PHEV offers up to 27 miles of electric driving.

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Kia Optima

Both hybrid models include a 2.0-liter gas engine with direct fuel injection.

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Toyota Prius Prime

Formerly the Prius Plug-In, the Prius Prime comes to market rocking a completely different face than its more traditional hybrid brethren.

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Toyota Prius Prime

This plug-in offers about 22 miles of electric range, which is double that of the original Prius Plug-In.

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Toyota Prius Prime

One of its most standout characteristics is the 11.6-inch, vertically oriented touchscreen, which has an ooh la la factor akin to Tesla's similar screen.

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