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    Green Cars Of The Year Winners:  Audi Q4 e-tron Takes Top Award

    The all-electric Audi Q4 e-tron is taking top honors as the Green Car Journal's 2022 Green Car of the Year.  In an increasingly competitive field of electrified vehicles, the playing field was fierce. The Q4 was up against the BMW i4, Kia EV6, Rivian R1T, and Volvo C40 Recharge for the title. 

    "This is a well-earned win for Audi and its exceptional Q4 e-tron and Q4 e-tron Sportback," said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and GreenCarJournal.com. "Audi has shown a significant commitment to electrification with a growing number of plug-in hybrid and fully electric models. The all-new Q4 e-tron is especially important because it offers drivers a premium electric crossover SUV producing no emissions, at an approachable price."

    The Green Car Journal also named winners in five other award categories. Below is a list of the category winners along with the Green Car Journal's comments.  Two additional awards, 2022 Green Truck of the Year and 2022 Family Green Car of the Year, will be announced at the San Antonio Auto & Truck Show on Friday, November 12.


    Lucid Air – 2022 Luxury Green Car of the Year

    Green Car Journal: "An exceptional new entry from an all-new automaker, the Lucid Air is luxurious and fast, offering an industry-leading 520 mile electric range."

    Chevrolet Bolt EUV - 2022 Urban Green Car of the Year

    Green Car Journal: "Featuring a compact footprint and welcome functionality, the electric Bolt EUV crossover offers city-friendly maneuverability and a 247 mile range."

    BrightDrop EV600 – 2022 Commercial Green Car of the Year

    Green Car Journal: "A new business from GM, BrightDrop offers its all-new EV600 electric delivery van for diverse zero-emission delivery needs."

    Tesla Model S Plaid – 2022 Performance Green Car of the Year

    Green Car Journal: "With 1,020 horsepower at the ready, Tesla's Model S Plaid delivers 1.9 second 0-60 mph acceleration and a top speed of 167 mph."

    Hyundai IONIQ 5 – 2022 Green SUV of the Year

    Green Car Journal: "The new Hyundai IONIQ 5 crossover SUV features a handsome design, spacious interior, and a targeted electric range of up to 300 miles."


    About the Judges


    Green Car Journal says winners are selected by an "distinguished jury that includes leaders of the nation's energy efficiency and environmental organizations", along with celebrity auto expert Jay Leno and Green Car Journal staff. Green Car Journal says this invited jury includes Paula Glover, president of the Alliance to Save Energy; Mindy Lubber, president of CERES; Joseph K. Lyou, president and CEO of the Coalition for Clean Air; Matt Petersen, president and CEO of Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator and advisory board chair of Climate Mayors; and Dr. Alan Lloyd, president emeritus of the International Council on Clean Transportation and senior research fellow at the Energy Institute, University of Texas at Austin.