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12/02/2009

2010 Most Environmentally Progressive Car & Truck

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Winners for the 2010 Earth, Wind & Power (EWP) car and truck of the year were officially revealed last night at the Los Angeles Marriott Downtown. Sponsored by Bridgestone, the event was held on the eve of press week for the Los Angeles Auto Show.  There, a VIP reception and press conference was host to a pantheon of media and industry echelon.  Opening remarks were provided by Linda Adams, Secretary for the California Environmental Protection Agency. Christine Karbowiak, Executive Vice President, Community and Corporate Relations at Bridgestone Americas Inc., also provided remarks on Bridgestone's progressive environmental programs and initiatives.

 

Produced and hosted by Courtney Caldwell, publisher of Earth, Wind & Power Media, with co-hosts Kevin Smith, editorial director of Edmunds.com, and Howard Walker, auto editor for Palm Beach Illustrated, the three announced the winners for the most environmentally progressive car and truck of the year.  Recipients were selected by The EWP jury, a group of 19 nationally-renowned automotive editors and journalists. Honors went to: 
   

earth, Wind & Power - Car of the Year

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

 

EARTH, WIND & POWER - TRUCK OF THE YEAR

2010 Audi Q7 TDI Clean Diesel

 

Accepting the award for EWP Car of the Year on behalf of Ford Motor Company was Mr. Moray Callum, executive director, North American Design.  The award for EWP Truck of the Year was accepted by the Chief Audi Designer, Mr. Jae Min.  

  

"With global warming and foreign oil dependence a mainstream concern, people are turning to fuel-efficient vehicles," says Courtney Caldwell, EWP 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."

 

About the EWP Awards:
The mission of the EWP Awards is to recognize vehicles that are 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.

 

Find more about our EWP awards here.

 

Media Contact: Liz Kaadou

Interviews available

ph: 248.546.4646   e: liz.kaadou@earthwindpower.net

 

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