Top 10 cars expected to launch at Geneva Auto Show 2017
There is no need to remind you that the Geneva International Motor Show is the only international Motor Show recognised by the OICA (International Organisation of Automobile Constructors) that takes place every year in Europe and is a member of the “Top 5” worldwide. In 2016 the exhibition halls of Palexpo were packed. There were more than 130 World and European Premiers presented to more than 10,000 media representatives from all over the world, bearing witness to the Show’s importance.
The Honda Clarity is certainly a wonderful green car and one of the first fuel cell vehicles of the world. The Clarity comes in many green avatars, which includes a full-electric model, a plug-in hybrid version and a hydrogen powered fuel cell variant, and is one of the most refined and capable green car models in the world. Acknowledging the many qualities of the Japanese alternative fuel vehicle, the Honda Clarity has been awarded the ‘Green Car of the Year’ title at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show on 30th of November.
While speaking on the award winning Clarity, Ron Cogan, the editor and publisher of the Green Car Journal that judged the range of capable green vehicles on the market, said that Honda has been able to accomplish which no other car maker has achieved yet; that is offering all the three most feasible and sustainable green options on a single vehicle model. The Honda Clarity also comes with the capability of easily being shifted from one to another model in terms of production in order to cater to the future demands efficiently.
However, Cogan also admitted saying that the decision to choose the Honda Clarity as the winner was not an easy one. He also said that the alternate fuel or environment friendly vehicle space is one of the strongest segments now. The other eco-friendly car models that made to the final round included the Hyundai Ioniq, the Nissan Leaf, the Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord.
While explaining more about the green car finalists, Cogan said that the vehicles came powered by different types of powertrains, but they all pollution and involve the core technologies which revolve around the requirements of reducing air quality and decrease fuel consumption. Cogan further said that the Honda Clarity stood apart from others, as it is offered with different fuel saving technologies based on the same platform. Even though the various Clarity versions are different under their hoods, but they all look very much the same on the outside.
While commenting on the Clarity after winning the Green Car of the Year award, the vice president of connected and environmental business at American Honda, Steven Center said that the Clarity Fuel Cell, Clarity Electric and Clarity Plug-in Hybrid versions offer the convenience of choice to the consumers who wish to adopt the electrified mobility system without any compromises.
The Green Car of the Year title is the latest entrant in a whole list of awards for Green Cars that cover a range of varying sustainable vehicles.
The environment friendly cars are not only the need of the hour, but also pushed massively by the various governments. The global auto industry is moving rapidly towards advanced electrification, where the consumers need on compromise on style, comfort or even performance while going the green way. Japanese automaker Honda is one of the many global auto giants who are working tirelessly to move towards the future green mobility system.