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2013 Green car of the Year (Not a Tesla, and no EVs in the running)

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by Dan5, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. Dan5

    Dan5 Member

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    Fusion Hybrid won, Tesla Model S was not even a contender.

    Ford Fusion wins 2013 Green Car Of The Year

    Here's Mr. Cogan's reason for the exclusion of the Model S

    "The Tesla Model S offers everything, by all reports. What it doesn't offer are things that are crucial to the Green Car Of The Year program, which are different than Motor Trend's Car of the Year or Yahoo Autos. We deal specifically in cars you can buy and buy now and vehicles that are affordable enough that you can buy them. We deal in vehicles that are available in significant enough numbers so you actually have quantifiable emissions reductions and oil displacement. It doesn't have to be a mass produced car in the sense that it's one of the best-selling cars, but it does have to be available. And, right now, the Tesla Model S, as good as it is, is the Signature Series at $95,000 to $105,000. That's not accessible. And the base model is not being delivered."

    These are the same people who awarded a 50 K plus Chevy Tahoo,
    the award a few years ago was for the CNG vehicle where only 13,000 were sold world wide in 13 years.

    Tahoo- same price range as the Model S, Model S has sold more this year than the CNG vehicle sold

    Well- This is interesting regarding the Fusion hybrid too- Kind of a WTF moment

    CONSUMER REPORT CONTROVERSY DOESN’T DIMINISH FUSION’S GREEN CAR AWARD | burtonview.mihomepaper.com | The Burton View

    I don't know a sedan that Consumer reports tested and gets 37 mpg wins the award- The 2012 Camry Hybrid gets better than that!

    I wonder if Consumer reports is proven correct, will Ford have to pull a Milli Vanilli and give back the award..
     
  2. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Their decision hurts their cred more than it hurts Tesla's or the Model S. People are welcome to miss the "obvious winner" boat and become irrelevant, as they choose. Freedom to be fools is always an option. ;)
     
  3. GSP

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    ^^^ Well said.

    Ron Cogan and Green Car Journal are just a mouthpiece for the big auto companies. They never had any credibility.

    Interest and knowledge about the environment? ZERO

    Interest in helping auto buyers? ZERO

    GSP
     
  4. Jaff

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    +1...with inexplicable choices like this, they'll lose relevance quickly...perhaps even cease to exist...

     
  5. Discoducky

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    I'm willing to wait until they announce for 2014 to see if they include the 40kWh.
     
  6. vfx

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    Any whiners on Motor Trend comments balking at the cost of the Model S can be forwarded to this article.
     

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