Prius Prime - 2017 World Green Car (Mirai 2016)

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  1. unicorn

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    Prius Prime was declared the 2017 World Green Car at a press conference hosted by the New York International Auto Show. List of three finalists as announced in Geneva:
    • Chevrolet Bolt,
    • Tesla Model X and
    • Toyota Prius Prime.
    Previous World Green Car winners were: Toyota Mirai (2016), BMWi8 (2015) and the BMW i3 (2014), then the Tesla Model S (2013), the Mercedes‐Benz S 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY (2012), the Chevrolet Volt (2011), the Volkswagen BlueMotion (2010), the Honda FCX Clarity (2009), the BMW 118d with Efficient Dynamics (2008), the Mercedes‐Benz E320 Bluetec (2007) and the Honda Civic Hybrid (2006).
    WCA Press :: http://www.wcoty.com/files/2017_WorldGreenCar.pdf
    Toyota Press :: Toyota Prius Prime Wins 2017 World Green Car Award | Toyota
    Plus Toyota C-HR as a finalist of the 2017 World Car Design of the Year.

    Other winners :: 2017 World Car Awards :: World Car Awards

    Detailed results:
    1. Prius Prime - 765 (weighted score)
    2. Chevrolet Bolt - 764 (!)
    3. Tesla Model X - no data in table
    4. Honda Clarity FCV - 724
    5. Hyundai Ioniq - 721
    Voting results in all categories :: 2017 World Car Awards - Results :: World Car Awards

    Gallery :: 2017 Photos - New York :: World Car Awards
    Jurors :: Jurors :: World Car Awards

    Comment: "Safety" was the key to success (see Voting results).
     
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  2. bisco

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    congrats to toyota, and all the fortunate owners!(y)
     
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    There's a certain bit of irony that someone named unicorn posted this thread.
     
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    Wonderful to know.:D
    Most people do not realize the great difference between the regular Prius Hybrid and the Prime Plug-In Hybrid until you tell them the details and then their eyes open wide with amazement.

    Tell them this is a hybrid that can run on gas if you need to but for the most daily commutes and errands it needs ZERO gas and can go easily between one thousand and two thousand miles between fill-ups, and then see their reaction.:eek:
    This is a much better solution than a purely EV which is a dead duck if it runs out of juice between electrical outlets/chargers :)

    Good for those who voted the Prime to the number 1 spot that it rightly deserves.(y)
     
  5. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web BMW i3 and Model 3

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    I have long complained about the similarly named "Green Car of the Year" which appears to be a one man operation who selects a much smaller group of 11 enthusiasts versus the "World Car of the Year" jury of 48 international journalists. I also appreciate posting the scores:
    A one vote difference between the Chevy Bolt and Prius Prime is 'in the noise' which doesn't cause me any grief.

    Confirmation bias(?), we own two top cars:
    • 2014 BMW i3-REx
    • 2017 Prius Prime Plus
    These two cars are so similar in performance, it is a coin-toss which one I drive as both are superb. Each backs up the other:
    1. Last week the BMW i3-REx was in the shop for a recall, so I got a ride home to drive our Prime.
    2. Today the Prime is in the shop for a receiver hitch, so I got home and am driving our BMW i3-REx.
    Bob Wilson
     
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