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Green Car Journal Names Finalists for 2019 Green Car of the Year Awards

American publication Green Car Journal has named its finalists for the 2019 Green Car Awards, which will be presented in late November at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Green Car
The cars that have earned a spot on the list of finalists for the Green Car of the Year award include the Honda Insight, Lexus ES 300h, Nissan Altima, Toyota Avalon Hybrid and Volkswagen Jetta.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta
Photo: D.Boshouwers
2019 Volkswagen Jetta

Luxury Green Car
Nominated in the premium category of eco-friendly cars are the following: Audi e-tron, Jaguar I-PACE, Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid, Range Rover P400e and Tesla Model 3.

2019 Audi e-tron
Photo: Audi
2019 Audi e-tron

Green SUV
Finalists in the category for Green SUVs include the Cadillac XT4, Hyundai Kona, Lexus UX, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and Volvo XC40.

2019 Cadillac XT4
Photo: D.Boshouwers
2019 Cadillac XT4

14th edition of the Green Car Awards
The Green Car Journal has been doling out its award to the best green car every year since 1992, and this year it expanded the concept to create three distinct categories; its aim is to honor, in each category, “the vehicle that raises the bar in environmental performance while remaining within reach of most consumers.”

"Finalists for the 2019 Green Car of the Year illustrate that 'green' comes in many forms, with efficient internal combustion and hybrid vehicles taking center stage…. Gasoline models continue to achieve notable levels of efficiency and lower carbon emissions. At the same time, it's evident how important electrification has become in today's models…”

- Ron Cogan, Editor and Publisher of Green Car Journal and GreenCarJournal.com.

The big winners in each category will be announced on Thursday, November 29 at the AutoMobility LA event being held during the Los Angeles Auto Show.