2012 Green Car Of The Year Finalists Announced

The 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show is just a few weeks away. So are the 2012 Green Car of the Year awards. Many big names are in contention this year sporting a wide range of technologies including diesel, natural gas, hybrid and electric vehicles. So who are this year’s contenders? Click the jump to find out.

Ford Focus Electric

Arguably the least-proven of the five candidates, the Ford Focus Electric is the Blue Oval’s freshman effort in the electric car field. It still doesn’t have an EPA rating (though that should be coming any day) though it does have a $39,995 price tag before tax credits. It also lacks Level 3 charging capability, but is loaded with technology and standard features other competitors lack. But will people really buy a $40,000 Focus?

Verdict: The Long Shot


Christopher DeMorro

A writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to HEMIs, can be found wrenching or writing- or else, he's running, because he's one of those crazy people who gets enjoyment from running insane distances.