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CleanTechnica was started to share the possibilities of clean technology with the people of the world — and more than that, to catalyze change in people's lives through individual and corporate action. Digging into individual emissions, a large chunk of that typically comes from transportation. While walking, biking, and public transit work for many people, some of us still rely on personal automobiles to get around. How to make them clean?

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Vote for the 2017 CleanTechnica Car of the Year!

CleanTechnica was started to share the possibilities of clean technology with the people of the world — and more than that, to catalyze change in people’s lives through individual and corporate action. Digging into individual emissions, a large chunk of that typically comes from transportation. While walking, biking, and public transit work for many people, some of us still rely on personal automobiles to get around. How to make them clean?

CleanTechnica was started to share the possibilities of clean technology with the people of the world — and more than that, to catalyze change in people’s lives through individual and corporate action. Digging into individual emissions, a large chunk of that typically comes from transportation. While walking, biking, and public transit work for many people, some of us still rely on personal automobiles to get around. How to make them clean?

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With that in mind, we christened the CleanTechnica Car of the Year award last year to leverage the brain trust that is our community to select the car that they (you!) feel best represents a compelling cleantech car — a vehicle that sets the new high bar for all others to strive for in the year ahead. Specifically, we ask that you measure the car using the following criteria:

  • How green the car is, with specific focus on the car’s efficiency, materials, and manufacturing footprint.
  • How consumer-friendly and compelling the vehicle is.
  • The overall, net-positive impact on the planet.

In other words, we want to highlight the cars that pull a high number of buyers away from dirtier cars, the cars that use the greenest materials, the cars that are manufactured in a greener way, and the cars that have chart-topping efficiency.

In the simplest terms: We want to award the electric cars that we expect will have the greatest net-positive impact over the course of their product lives (and that means not just in the first year of sales).

Furthermore, the contenders must new to the market or heavily updated in the second half of the prior calendar year (2016 in this case) or scheduled for arrival in the first half of the award year (2017 in this case). [Update: the timeframe has been changed from “last quarter of the prior calendar year” to “second half of the prior calendar year” to cover the full year. This doesn’t affect this year’s finalists at all, of course.]

Based on these criteria, we have selected the following finalists for the 2017 CleanTechnica Car of the Year award (cue the drum roll, please):

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Winner Selection

How is the winner selected? We’re glad you asked!

Since one of our key means of catalyzing change is community (that’s you!), we need each of you to vote. Whether this is your first time on the site or you have been a daily reader since the early days, we need you to hop on down to the poll below and vote. It’s easy and just takes a few seconds.

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Here’s a link to the poll if the embedded poll above doesn’t work for you.

The Fine Print

Please, only one vote per person. Voting closes December 31st, 2017, at 11:59:59 GMT. Winner will be announced via a post on CleanTechnica on January 1, 2016, followed by an official award to be presented to the winning manufacturer later in the year.

Related: 1st “CleanTechnica Car of the Year” Is…


 
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I'm a tech geek passionately in search of actionable ways to reduce the negative impact my life has on the planet, save money and reduce stress. Live intentionally, make conscious decisions, love more, act responsibly, play. The more you know, the less you need. As an activist investor, Kyle owns long term holdings in BYD, SolarEdge, and Tesla.

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