Green Car Journal announced five finalists for the publication's annual Green Car Vision Award. The award recognizes innovations in fuel efficiency, low emissions, alternative fuels, or electric power.
To be considered for the Green Car Vision Award, vehicles must be in demonstration on public highways today or nearing commercialization but not yet widely available to consumers, Green Car Journal said in a press release.
The 2012 Green Car Vision Award winner will be announced at the Washington Auto Show's Public Policy Preview Day at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, on Jan. 26, 2012.
"While all five of this year's Green Car Vision Award finalists integrate electric drive, they accomplish their mission in distinctly different ways through the use of diverse electric power sources," Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and editor of GreenCar.com, said in a press release. "It's this diversity that will bring the kind of choices required to make electric drive a force in the marketplace."