The diesel version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, BMW's i8 sports car and the aluminum-bodied Ford F-150 have taken top honors with Green Car awards at the Washington Auto Show..
The Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel was named Green SUV of the Year and the i8, a plug-in hybrid sports car, was named Luxury Green Car. The F-150 wins the technology award for its new design, which shaves up to 700 pounds off the previous version because of use of lightweight aluminum.
"These are truly commendable vehicles representing the 'best-of-the-best' in so many ways," said Ron Cogan, publisher of the Green Car Journal, in a statement. "The auto industry's very early focus on small cars and efficiency-for-environment tradeoffs has evolved to now include a more dynamic field of 'greener' models in all vehicle classes."