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2009 Earth, Wind & Power Awards

EARTH, WIND & POWER Awards Honor
Most Environmentally Progressive Car and Truck of the Year

In response to the increased demand for eco-friendly transportation, Earth, Wind & Power Media introduced the EARTH, WIND & POWER Awards (EWP) in January 2009 to honor the Most Environmentally Progressive Car and Truck of the Year.

The mission of the EWP Awards is to recognize vehicles driven by a power source that helps reduce global warming, are conducive to promoting a cleaner environment, and support the mission to achieve energy independence through alternative sources.

Great progress is being made by automakers in the environmental arena by reducing the energy they consume through the use of greener power supplies, thereby producing more fuel efficient vehicles and upgrading to cleaner power sources such as hybrids, electric, flex-fuel and ethanol. The EWP Awards honor vehicles making this progress.

With global warming and concerns about dependence of foreign oil becoming more mainstream today, more and more people are turning to fuel-efficient or alternative fuel vehicles,” said Courtney Caldwell, ICOTY creator and producer. “It’s become of vital interest to consumers, automakers, and the future of our planet to produce vehicles that are compatible with our environment.”

The recipients of the EWP Awards were selected by a jury of 19 respected automotive journalists and editors whose opinions and publications matter to automakers.

While environmentally friendly vehicles contribute significantly to returning the planet to its organic state, it’s important to note that cars alone are not the main cause of global warming. There are many causes for greenhouse emissions from commercial buildings to individual consumption. “It's wonderful to see the rapid progress automakers are making with the development of alternative power sources that will not only protect the planet but will also improve the quality of our lives.”

2010 EWP Award Winners

Most Environmentally Progressive Car of the Year
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Most Environmentally Progressive Truck of the Year
2010 Audi Q7 TDI Clean Diesel

See 2009 Inaugural Earth, Wind & Power Winners

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