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Old 11-14-2016, 11:46 AM   #1
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BMW 330e iPerformance announced as a finalist for 2017 Green Car of the Year

”green car of the year 2017”

Green Car Journal announced today its five finalists for the magazine’s prestigious 2017 Green Car of the Year® award and the BMW 330e iPerformance was one of them. The BMW 330e iPerformance adds a plug-in hybrid drive system to the BMW 3 Series. The use of an electric motor with the BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder engine results in a total system output of 248 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. The BMW 330e iPerformance accelerates from 0-60 mph in 5.9 seconds and reaches a top speed of 140 mph. Pure-electric driving is possible at speeds up to 75 mph with a range of approximately 14 miles and combined fuel efficiency of 71 MPGe when driving on batteries.

The other 2017 models include the Chevrolet Bolt, Chrysler Pacifica, Kia Optima and the Toyota Prius Prime. The announcement of the winner will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Thursday, November 17 at 8:25 a.m. PST inside the Technology Pavilion, alongside other green transportation announcements.

For more than 10 years, there has been an increasing number of vehicle models considered for the Green Car of the Year® program annually, a reflection of the auto industry’s expanding efforts in offering new vehicles with higher efficiency and improved environmental impact. Green Car Journal has been honoring the most important “green” vehicles every year at the LA Auto Show (and now AutoMobility LA) since its inaugural award was announced at the show in 2005.

“This year’s Green Car of the Year® finalists clearly represent the momentum that electrification is experiencing in the auto industry,” said Ron Cogan, Editor and Publisher of Green Car Journal and GreenCarJournal.com. “Whether it’s all-electric, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or a combination of these powertrains plus conventional gasoline engines within a model line, electrification is now considered by most automakers an essential technology for current and future high-efficiency models.”

The Green Car of the Year® is selected through a majority vote by an esteemed jury that includes celebrity auto enthusiast Jay Leno, as well as leaders of noted environmental and efficiency organizations including Jean-Michel Cousteau, President of Ocean Futures Society; Matt Petersen, Board Member of Global Green USA; Dr. Alan Lloyd, President Emeritus of the International Council on Clean Transportation; Mindy Lubber, President of CERES; and Kateri Callahan, President of the Alliance to Save Energy.

During the award’s vetting process, Green Car Journal editors consider all vehicles, fuels and technologies as an expansive field of potential candidates and narrow it down to the final five. Finalists are selected for their achievements in raising the bar in environmental performance. Many factors are considered including efficiency, performance characteristics, ‘newness,’ affordability and overall environmental achievement. Availability to the mass market is important to ensure honored models have the potential to make a real difference in environmental impact. Finalists must be available for sale by January 1 of the award year.

The Green Car of the Year® Award announcement will take place among other green-transportation announcements at AutoMobility LA. Finalists for The Washington Auto Show® green car awards including Green SUV of the Year™, Connected Green Car of the Year™ and Luxury Green Car of the Year™ awards will be announced that morning at 8:10 a.m. PST inside the Technology Pavilion. The winners of these categories will be revealed at The Washington Auto Show in January 2017.
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Old 03-20-2017, 02:58 PM   #2
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Its good to see BMW taking the stage with their "green" motor products. Its interesting what the next 5-10 years will look like in terms of green vehicle production.
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Old 03-21-2017, 11:33 AM   #3
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i do valet and have driven one of these a couple times during a bmw event we hold. it was cool and quick enough. definitely not a fan though
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