AJAC’s 2018 Green Car and Utility Vehicle of the Year Winners

AJAC’s 2018 Green Car and Utility Vehicle of the Year Winners

Finalists Announced for AJAC’s 2018 Canadian Green Car of the Year and 2018 Canadian Green Utility Vehicle of the Year – Winners Will Be Announced at the 2018 Vancouver International Auto Show

Today, the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) announced the finalists for the 2018 Canadian Green Car of the Year (CGCOTY) and the 2018 Canadian Green Utility Vehicle of the Year (CGUVOTY).

What is a Green Vehicle?
It is a vehicle which, for its size and purpose, provides the Canadian consumer with environmentally-friendly returns that compare favourably with other vehicles in its class.

The Finalists Are:

2018 Canadian Green Car of the Year (CGCOTY):

  • Chevrolet Bolt EV
  • Hyundai IONIQ Electric
  • Volkswagen e-Golf


2018 Canadian Green Utility Vehicle of the Year (CGUVOTY):

  • Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
  • Kia Niro
  • Subaru Crosstrek

Entries to the CGCOTY and CGUVOTY must meet the standard requirements for initial entry into the Canadian Car of the Year (CCOTY) awards program, and additional criteria for fuel efficiency based on the entry’s size, powertrain and purpose. This references the ideology that today’s market sees Green cars come in many shapes, sizes, price-points and vehicle categories.

All entries are tested over months as well as back to back testing on roads across the country and in varying weather conditions by Canada’s top auto journalists. The CGCOTY and CGUVOTY entries are first scored under AJAC’s standard Canadian Car of the Year program protocol, which considers subjective and objective data for scoring. They are then further evaluated based on a specific set of “green” criteria in addition to their other scores.

“Our Canadian Green Car and Green Utility Vehicle of the Year winners have been tested extensively throughout the year, by a substantial group of Canadian auto experts from coast to coast,” says CCOTY Co-Chair Justin Pritchard. “Our experts, who cover numerous media outlets, score all eligible entries on parameters including recharge time, driving range, vehicle dynamics, market significance, and overall value. Each of the scores is then weighted for relevance to the vehicle and category in question. The winning score also represents how the vehicle stacks up to its market segment competition– whether green or otherwise. Today, Green vehicles come in many shapes and sizes, and our testing and scoring process takes this fully into consideration.”

On Wednesday, March 28th 2018 the overall winners will be announced during the Vancouver International Auto show opening ceremonies. The overall award-winning vehicles in each category will be on display for the duration of the show.
Link is: http://ajac.ca/web/ccoty/pressroom.asp

ABOUT AJAC
The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) is an association of professional journalists, writers, photographers, and corporate members whose focus is the automobile and the Canadian automotive industry. Collectively, our primary objectives are to promote, encourage, support, and facilitate professionalism in Canadian automotive journalism and to ensure factual and ethical reporting about the automobile and automotive issues to Canadian consumers. This is achieved through the work of our members and AJAC’s annual vehicle testing and evaluation events, the Canadian Car of the Year Awards (CCOTY), Canadian Green Car of the Year Awards, Innovation Awards, and EcoRun.
SOURCE Automobile Journalists Association of Canada

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