The Green Car Journal has announced the five nominees for their 2009 Green Car Vision Award: the Chevrolet Volt, Fisker Karma, Honda FCX Clarity, Mitsubishi iMiEV, and the MINI E. It's worth noting that despite the fact that so many critics have declared the electric car revolution won't be launched from traditional auto manufacturers, only one of the five entries is from a new company (Fisker). Futher, it's exciting that none of these are just wild one-off concepts: all five are happening RIGHT NOW.

The 2008 winner was the Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell vehicle. This year's winner will be announced February 3 during a press conference at the Washington Auto Show in Washington D.C.

Source: Green Car Journal, photo courtesy of Chevrolet Media