If you follow the news about hybrid and electric vehicles, you know that Green Car Journal is one of the most authoritative publications on the subject. The team at Hyundai is very excited to announce that the 2018 Hyundai Ioniq was named a 2018 Green Car of the Year® Finalist by the quarterly publication.
The Hyundai Ioniq was recognized in the high-stakes eco-focused segment. Green Car Journal takes a look at all fuel types, technology and vehicles across the industry and selects finalists based on who pushes the limits in five categories: affordability, performance characteristics, efficiency, newness and overall environmental achievement.
The final winner of 2018 Green Car of the Year® will be chosen by majority vote from the magazine’s jury, whose members range from editors of Green Car Journal to people like comedian and auto enthusiast Jay Leno. The winner will be announced on Nov. 30 at 8 a.m. Pacific Time during AutoMobility L.A., formerly known as the press days for the L.A. Auto Show. It’s not surprising that the winner is announced during the L.A. Auto Show’s schedule of events, since California is such a large supporter of electric vehicles.
“The Ioniq is an important milestone in Hyundai’s commitment to global sustainability, marking a major step in the expansion of efficient, eco-friendly driving”, said Mike O’Brien, a corporate vice president of product and digital planning for Hyundai Motor America. “Being named a finalist by Green Car Journal further highlights Hyundai’s leadership in bringing about a better way to drive.”
If you are considering adding a more eco-friendly car to your fleet, the 2018 Hyundai Ioniq is unique in that it is one car offered with three different powertrains. If you live in an area that supports a fully electric car, the Ioniq Electric is ready with a long-lasting battery. If you would like just a boost of electric power to make a tank of fuel last longer, the Ioniq Hybrid is there with its combined mpg that will let you sail past the gas stations on your drive. Finally, the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid runs on either electric power or gas, depending on your driving conditions.
To learn more about the Hyundai Ioniq and which powertrain works best for your lifestyle, visit a Hyundai dealership and take a test drive.
This article is presented by Empire Hyundai in Fall River, Massachusetts.