The Los Angeles Auto Show (LAAS) doesn’t open to the public until tomorrow but today, part of the show floor was filled with automotive journalists waiting for the Green Car Journal Green Car of the Year announcements. Finalists for the 2013 Green Car of the Year included Ford Fusion and C-MAX, the Toyota Prius c, the Dodge Dart Aero and the Mazda CX-5 SkyActiv.
When the curtain opened, a shiny blue 2013 Ford Fusion greeted the crowd, earning the 2013 Green Car of the Year award.
"We are very honored that the all-new Ford Fusion has been recognized as the Green Car of the Year by the Green Car Journal," said David Mondragon, Ford general marketing manager. "From EcoBoost to hybrid and plug-in hybrid offerings, the new Fusion is delivering best-in-class fuel economy all wrapped in a dynamic package." Source: Ford
The 2013 Ford Fusion is available in multiple powertrains, including three traditional gasoline internal combustion engine powered models as well as a hybrid and plug-in hybrid option.
Ford’s hybrid Fusion can achieve 47 miles per gallon and operate solely on electric power at speeds of up to 62 miles per hour. The Ford Fusion Energi, a plug-in hybrid model, is capable of up to 20 miles of all-electric driving range. The plug-in Fusion is expected to a fuel-efficient rating of greater than 100 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe).