The Honda Accord Hybrid today won the 2014 Canadian Green Car Award.
A panel of top Canadian automotive journalists selected the Accord Hybrid from among five other category winners as the vehicle that best combines environmental benefits and mass-market appeal.
David Miller, President and CEO of WWF-Canada, presented the second annual Award trophy to Dave Gardner, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing with Honda Canada Inc., this morning at the Green Living Show, in Toronto’s Direct Energy Centre.
“Thank you to all the voting judges of the Canadian Green Car Award. It is an honour to have our Accord Hybrid recognized by so many of Canada’s most respected journalists,” said Dave Gardner. “Joining the award-winning Accord family and sharing the fun-to-drive performance, sophisticated styling and premium comfort features of the Accord sedan, the Accord Hybrid offers a no-compromise vehicle for the extreme fuel saver.”
“One important way we can build an environmentally sustainable society is by making transportation choices that have a lower impact on the planet, and that includes greener cars,” David Miller said. “The Accord Hybrid helps achieve that goal with its impressive efficiency, which is key to lowering greenhouse gases and improving local air quality.
“I am pleased to be part of the Canadian Green Car award as it is a meaningful way to show people what is really possible.”
The Accord had won the Hybrid category, in a tie with Volkswagen’s Jetta Turbo Hybrid, in an earlier selection round, after extensive testing and assessments by the 19 judges.
The category winners include:
Battery-Electric/Zero Emission – Nissan LEAF
Plug-in Hybrid – Ford C-MAX Energi
Full Hybrid – (Tie) Honda Accord Hybrid
Volkswagen Jetta Turbo Hybrid
Efficient Gasoline or Diesel – Mazda3 2.0-litre
Efficient Three-Row Family Vehicle – Mazda5