Lacking a Los Angeles Auto Show this month, renowned magazine’s traditional crowning of green vehicles of the year Green Car Journal took place virtually on Tuesday.
The jury also included a number of environmental and energy experts, including Jean-Michel Cousteau, president of the Ocean Futures Society.
The 2021 Green Car of the Year award went to the Ford Mustang Mach-E. This electric crossover based on the famous American sports coupe is available in five versions and with a choice of two batteries. The first, with a density of 75.7 kWh, gives the vehicle an estimated range of 370 kilometers. It is also possible to opt for a 98.8 kWh battery which can increase the range to 482 kilometers. The Mach-E has a maximum charging capacity of 150 kW, allowing it to go from 10% to 80% of its charge in 38 minutes.
Performance enthusiasts are not left out, since in its GT Performance version, the car has 459 horsepower and an incredible torque of 612 lb-ft. With an acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.5 seconds, it is in fact the fastest production Mustang of all time!
Ford also won the 2021 Green Truck of the Year award with its F-150 hybrid, which is the great mechanical novelty of the 14th generation unveiled this summer. Its PowerBoost technology combines a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 with a 35-kilowatt electric motor to generate 430 horsepower and 570 pound-feet of torque – a top in the range.
Average fuel consumption is 9.8 L / 100 km, which gives a total range of nearly 1,200 km in optimal conditions. And that’s not all: there is an on-board generator that is capable of delivering 2.4 kilowatts of current (optional: 7.2 kilowatts). To give you an idea, that’s enough to supply 28 fridges!
Let us mention in closing that Green Car Journal also recognized the Polestar 2 (Green Luxury Car of the Year), MINI Cooper SE (Green Urban Car of the Year), Toyota Sienna (Green Family Vehicle of the Year) and Jeep Wrangler 4xe (SUV green of the year).