Canadian Green Car Award

Judging underway for 2016 Canadian Green Car Award

2016 Canadian Green Car Award

Winner to be announced April 15 at the Green Living Show. Here are this year’s category finalists:

Zero Emission

  • BMW i3
  • Nissan LEAF
  • Tesla Model S 70D

Plug-in Hybrid

  • Audi A3 e-tron
  • Chevrolet Volt
  • Volvo XC90 T8


  • Hyundai Sonata Hybrid (Only one vehicle is nominated in the Hybrid category, reflecting in part the shift from Hybrids to Plug-in Hybrids in the Canadian marketplace, and the fact that some new vehicles are not available during the time allotted for test drives, which are an essential component of the Award process.)

Efficient Gasoline or Diesel Internal Combustion

  • Honda Civic 1.5T
  • Mazda3 GS
  • Ford Focus 1.0-litre

Efficient Three-Row Vehicle

  • Ford Explorer 2.3-litre EcoBoost
  • Honda Pilot
  • Volvo XC90 T6

Fun Car

  • Mazda MX-5
  • Tesla Model S P90D

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Last year, the Kia Soul EV was the big winner of the Canadian Green Car Award.

A panel of top Canadian automotive journalists selected the Kia Soul EV from among six category winners as the vehicle that best combines environmental benefits and mass-market appeal.

The Award, now in its third year, is Canada’s premier competition for “green” vehicles. It recognizes both environmental benefits and mass-market appeal, since vehicles need to sell in large numbers to have significant impacts. Ford’s Fusion Hybrid won the 2013 Canadian Green Car Award, followed in 2014 by the Honda Accord Hybrid.

2015 Canadian Green Car Award Overall Winner
& Category Winner, Battery Electric

Kia Soul EV

Category Winner, Plug-in Hybrid
Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid

Category Winner, Hybrid
Honda Accord Hybrid

Category Winner, Efficient Three-Row Vehicle
Kia Rondo

Category Winner, Fun Car
Mini Cooper S

2015 Canadian Green Car Award Recap