Audi A3 TDI clean diesel - European model

Audi A3 TDI clean diesel - European model

Recently, the finalists for the distinguished Green Car of the Year Award were announced to the public. You might remember that last year we reported on the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI taking the Denver Auto Show's Environmentally Friendly Car of the year  award along with the 2009 Green Car of the Year award. Even with the likes of the hybrids like the Toyota Prius and other TDIs on the list as competition, the Jetta pulled ahead; there was no denying this was a shock indeed for a lot of people last year, especially because it was a diesel and not a hybrid offering. The question on everyone's mind this year is, how does the list look and who is favored to win?

The most notable finalist for the 2010 Green Car of the Year award are the Audi A3, Honda Insight, Mercury Milan Hybrid, Toyota Prius and Volkswagen Golf TDI. Are you thinking what I am thinking? Yes, there are two VW breed TDI vehicles in the running for the award this year. The only question that remains…is a hybrid really as green as it appears or will the diesel fueled Volkswagens steal the spot light again? If I were a betting man, I would have to put money on the TDI technology.

Until the final results we won’t really know for sure, but one thing is certain; with judges like Jay Leno, Jean-Michel Cousteau, Carroll Shelby, Matt Petersen of Global Green USA and the Sierra Club's Carl Pope and of course the Green Car Journal editors, the choice for the 2010 Green Car of the Year award isn’t going to be an easy one.



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