An electric vehicle charging station in Los Angeles County. Photo by John Schreiber.
An electric vehicle charging station in Los Angeles County. Photo by John Schreiber.

Green Car Journal Thursday announced its five finalists for the magazine’s 2016 Green Car of the Year award. They are the Audi A3 e-tron, Chevrolet Volt, Honda Civic, Hyundai Sonata, and Toyota Prius.

An increasing number of vehicle models are considered for the Green Car of the Year program each year, a reflection of the auto industry’s expanding efforts in offering new vehicles with higher efficiency and improved environmental impact, a Green Car statement said.

Green Car Journal has been honoring the most important “green” vehicles every year at the LA Auto Show, since its inaugural award was announced at the show in 2005. The forthcoming Los Angeles Auto Show will be open to the public at the Los Angeles Convention Center from Nov. 20-29.

“This is the strongest field of finalists we’ve seen in our annual Green Car of the Year program,” said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of the Green Car Journal and CarsOfChange.com. “Each of the five nominees makes a strong environmental statement in distinctly different ways, with a common strategy of recognizing what’s most important to today’s drivers.”

—City News Service

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