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Green Car Journal and The Washington Auto Show Announce Finalists for 2019 Connected Green Car of the Year™ and Green Car Technology of the Year™

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Car Journal, recognized as the industry authority on 'green' cars since 1992, has announced finalists for its 2019 Connected Green Car of the Year™ and Green Car Technology of the Year™. These high-profile awards recognize advanced vehicles and technology achievements today that promise to influence the future of automobiles. Winners will be identified at a Green Car Awards™ press conference on April 4 at The Washington Auto Show in Washington, D.C.

Finalists for 2019 Connected Green Car of the Year™ are the Audi e-tron, Nissan LEAF, Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, Tesla Model 3, and Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. The field includes three battery electric vehicles, one hybrid, and one plug-in hybrid.

Advanced technologies vying for 2019 Green Car Technology of the Year™ focus on efficient internal combustion, electrification, and alternative fuels. Candidates include Chevrolet Dynamic Fuel Management, Hyundai Nexo Fuel Cell Powertrain, Nissan VC-Turbo Engine, Mitsubishi PHEV Powertrain, and RAM eTorque.

"Connected 'green' cars that artfully blend environmental performance with connectivity, convenience, and enhanced safety have enormous consumer appeal today and are at the forefront of vehicle development," said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and GreenCarJournal.com. "Enabling technologies recognized through Green Car Technology of the Year™ are among the unsung heroes that make current and future generations of more environmentally positive vehicles possible."

"Vehicle environmental performance, advanced technology, and connectivity are extremely important to automakers, consumers, policy makers and others in the region. Green Car Journal has been a great partner for the show and we're happy to have the Green Car Awards back at The Washington Auto Show for the 12th year," said show President and CEO John O'Donnell.

Additional information on each finalist is available on The Washington Auto Show's website.

About Green Car Journal
Winner of 16 International Automotive Media Awards and the Folio: Eddie Award for editorial excellence, Green Car Journal focuses on the intersection of automobiles, energy, connectivity, and environment. Connected Green Car of the Year™, Green Car Technology of the Year™, and the Green Car Awards™ are trademarks of Green Car Journal and RJ Cogan Specialty Publications Group, Inc.

The Washington Auto Show
The 2019 Washington Auto Show opens to the public on Friday, April 5, and will remain open every day through Sunday, April 14. It is one of the five top auto shows in the United States and is the largest indoor consumer event in the District of Columbia. The show is being held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, where more than 35 automakers will display over 600 vehicles.

For more information on The Washington Auto Show please visit:
www.washingtonautoshow.com

SOURCE The Washington Auto Show

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