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Cadillac ELR Regen On Demand Wins 2014 Green Car Technology Award
Cadillac ELR Regen on Demand: This system allows drivers paddle shifter control of regenerative braking and deceleration to recapture energy and create on board electricity.
“We are proud that Green Car Journal has partnered with the Washington Auto Show to host this prestigious award, as this is the auto show where technology and innovation are paramount, ” said Kevin Reilly, president of Alexandria Hyundai and chairman of the 2014 Washington Auto Show.
has revealed its finalists for the 2014 Green Car Technology Award™, a high-profile recognition of ‘green’ technology presented at The Washington Auto Show® in the nation’s capital. Finalists include a wide array of technologies from U.S., European, and Asian auto manufacturers.
“Advanced technology plays an increasingly important role in the development of cars and trucks capable of achieving significantly greater levels of efficiency and improved environmental impact, ” said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of and CarsOfChange.com. “While new and advanced vehicle models get the limelight, it’s these underlying technologies that make their amazing achievements possible. Their crucial role is acknowledged through the Green Car Technology Award™ at the Washington Auto Show.”
2014 Green Car Technology Award™ nominees include:
Acura Sport Hybrid SH-AWD Powertrain: This three-motor, all-wheel drive Earth Dreams sport hybrid system blends high levels of performance and efficiency.
Audi 3.0-liter TDI Diesel Engine: Audi’s 3.0-liter turbo direct injection engine with start-stop enables full-size vehicles to offer high fuel efficiency and great performance.
BMW i3 CFRP Passenger Cell: BMW engineers an industry first with its use of a lightweight Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic Passenger Cell in a production vehicle.
Ford 1.0-liter EcoBoost Engine: Ford’s smallest EcoBoost engine applies direct injection and turbocharging to eke hybrid-like 45 highway mpg from the 2014 Fiesta.
Honda Accord Plug-In Powertrain: Achieving up to 115 MPGe, Honda’s Earth Dreams plug-in powerplant allows driving in electric, hybrid, or fuel-only modes.
Hyundai Fuel Cell: Bringing hydrogen propulsion to a production vehicle available in the U.S., Hyundai’s hydrogen fuel cell is quiet, zero-emission, and has a 300 mile range.
Mazda i-ELOOP Brake Energy Regeneration System: A unique capacitor-based regenerative braking system designed to reduce parasitic engine losses that rob mpg.
Porsche Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain: Fast and powerful, Porsche’s plug-in hybrid powerplant brings exceptional performance and allows all-electric driving up to 84 mph.
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Recycle! Surely some will be put in museums, and there will probably be homemade fuel to putter along for a few miles on the weekends. The old cars will someday be as the first ones were, playtoys for the wealthy.