The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid has been awarded the inaugural Canadian Green Car Award. The Canadian Green Car Award is chosen by a panel of expert members of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC).
This marks the second time that the Ford Fusion Hybrid has won an award for the AJAC. At last Fall’s Testfest the AJAC awarded the Ford Fusion Hybrid the Best New Family Car for Under $30,000.
The Canadian Green Car Award competition looks at fuel economy and emissions of course, but more interestingly the award considers other environmental features within each chosen vehicle such as the use of recycled or naturally sourced materials. Additionally, the competition puts the car manufacturers under the microscope by into account the businesses green operations.
The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid is rated at 47 mpg across the board, though customers and publications have averaged much lower fuel economy, prompting complaints and lawsuits. That said, it is also a front runner in the use of recycled materials such as soda bottle carpets and soybean seats, and the Canadian Green Car award takes the whole automobile into account.
Runners up for the Canadian Green Car Award were the Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid, Hyundai Sonata hybrid, Mazda3, and the Volkswagen Turbocharged Hybrid Jetta.
Andrew Meggison was born in the state of Maine and educated in Massachusetts. Andrew earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Government and International Relations from Clark University and a Master’s Degree in Political Science from Northeastern University. Being an Eagle Scout, Andrew has a passion for all things environmental. In his free time Andrew enjoys writing, exploring the great outdoors, a good film, and a creative cocktail. You can follow Andrew on Twitter @AndrewMeggison