Are you trying to determine which green vehicle is the best for the environment? With the recent influx of more eco-conscious vehicles on the market it is challenging to compare apples to oranges. Is fuel efficiency the only measure of how green a vehicle is? The answer is obviously no, but that brings many factors into question that aren’t always easy to find answers to. Thankfully, the World Car Awards have done the research for you.
The vehicles evaluated for the World Green Car award were judged based on tailpipe emissions, fuel consumption, and use of a major advanced power plant technology (beyond the engine components), and looking specifically at the vehicle’s environmental responsibility. Five green experts extensively reviewed all documentation and specs for each vehicle to create the finalist list that would be reviewed by a panel of 69 jurors. The ballots were tabulated and the BMW i3 was named the 2014 World Green Car of the Year.
“To have the BMW i3 named World Green Car of the Year is a great honor,” said Dr. Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Sales and Marketing BMW. “From the production process onwards, the BMW i3 is a truly sustainable vehicle, created with the needs of the 21st century city in mind.”
BMW has over 40 years of extensive research and experience with electric vehicles. The BMW i3 is first all electric production vehicle from BMW and it brings sustainability to the premium vehicle market. Sustainability starts at the beginning of the supply chain where the carbon fiber manufacturing process uses clean energy from one of the world’s largest hydroelectric power plants, the Grand Coulee Dam. Every detail of the i3 is based on sustainability from design to production to the product life cycle and disposal, sustainability is an attitude that has no beginning and no end.
The experts commented that the BMW i3 is “Radical in looks, construction, and powertrain, the BMW i3 is one of very few clean-sheet-of-paper cars designed from the ground up for efficiency, with the different needs of the new century’s megacities in mind.”
Made using extremely strong and lightweight Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic, the BMW i3 is innovative from its foundation. The sustainable design combined with BMW’s undeniable agility and premium features, this is an electronic vehicle that is green to the core.
About Santa Barbara Auto Group
Santa Barbara Auto Group is conveniently located off the 101 and Hope Ave and proudly serves the greater Southern California area. As an authorized BMW dealer the sales department at Santa Barbara Auto Group has one purpose – to exceed customers’ expectations from test drive to delivery on every new or used vehicle. The professional sales team is committed to a no-pressure, high integrity approach to every ownership experience. To learn more about any of the popular BMW models including the BMW i3, 3-Series, 5-Series, or Z4 Roadster, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.
Santa Barbara Auto Group
402 S Hope Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93105