“Best of Green” awards for cars and transportation

week, TreeHugger published their ‘Best of Green’ awards for the cars and
transportation category. Whilst we won’t run through each of the winners, we’d
like to share those that especially inspired us:

Best electric car on the market: Nissan LEAF. The LEAF won the award because it’s a mass-produced
family-friendly electric car which sells at a relatively low price – low enough
to force other EV makers to try and match it, helping make electric cars more

Best Concept Car:
Jaguar C-X75 Plug-In Hybrid. With four electric motors giving it a top speed of
330kmph, an electric range of 110km and two micro gas-turbines to serve as
range-extender, it is certainly a memorable and interesting concept, while not
necessarily the greenest.

Best Bike-Sharing Program: Vélib in Paris. With 20,000 plus bicycles and around 1,500 stations,
Paris’ bike-sharing system is a model for the rest of the world. Big changes
need big thinking, and the scale and ambition of Vélib gives it significant

Best International City for Cyclists: Copenhagen (Denmark)
remains the best city in the world for cyclists, where everybody wins (even
those who aren’t riding bikes, thanks to reduced traffic, better air quality,
lower noise levels, healthier citizens, etc).

Best Transportation Project: Guangzhou’s BRT+Bike-Share. The mega-city of Guanghzou, China, winner of this
year’s International Sustainable Transportation award, is showing us what urban
transportation should look like, with a modern Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system
that carries 800,000 passengers a day and a bike-sharing program that has 130
stations and over 5,000 bicycles.

You can
read the full list of car and transport awards on the TreeHugger site here
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