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January 10, 2009

Most Environmentally-Friendly Car and Truck of the Year

Volkswagen Jetta TDI Honored as Inaugural Earth, Wind & Power Car of the Year

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The mission of the Earth, Wind & Power (EWP) Awards is to recognize vehicles driven by a power source that help reduce global warming, are conducive to promoting a cleaner environment and support the mission to achieve energy independence through alternative sources, the inaugural EWP Awards honored the Most Environmentally-Friendly Car and Truck of the Year.

The 2009 eco-friendly automobiles that took top honors were the fuel efficient Volkswagen Jetta TDI as the EWP Car of the Year and the hybrid SUV favorite, the Ford Escape Hybrid, as EWP Truck of the Year.

Ford Escape Hybrid Named Earth, Wind & Power Truck of the Year

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“With global warming and foreign oil dependence a mainstream concern today, more people are turning to fuel-efficient or alternative fuel vehicles,” said Courtney Caldwell, ICOTY creator and producer. “It’s become of vital interest to consumers, automakers, and the future of our planet to produce vehicles that are compatible with our environment.” 

Visit EWP Winners’ Page for more information on these eco-friendly vehicles.

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