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10 vehicles honoured for fuel economy

Natural Resources Canada presented its annual awards for the most fuel-efficient vehicles in 10 vehicle classes this week at the Canadian International AutoShow.
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Natural Resources Canada presented its annual awards for the most fuel-efficient vehicles in 10 vehicle classes this week at the Canadian International AutoShow.

Formerly called the EnerGuide awards, they have been renamed the ecoEnergy for Vehicles Awards, to rebrand them as part of the federal government’s ecoEnergy initiative, from which they are funded.

Mike Wallace, MP for Burlington, presented the awards to representatives of the recipient automakers.

In doing so, Wallace pointed out that about half of the greenhouse gas emissions generated by individual Canadians come from driving, so the use of fuel-efficient vehicles is an effective way to reduce GHG emissions.

The award-winning vehicles in each class were:

Two-seater car: Smart Fortwo

Subcompact car: Mini Cooper/ Cooper Clubman and Toyota Yaris (co-winners)

Compact car: Honda Civic Hybrid

Mid-size car: Toyota Prius

Full-size car: Honda Accord Sedan

Station wagon: Honda Fit

Pickup truck: Ford Ranger and Mazda B-2300 (co-winners)

Special purpose vehicle: Ford Escape Hybrid

Minivan: Mazda5

Large van: Chevrolet Express Cargo/GMC Savana Cargo

More information about the awards and the winning vehicles, as well as the 2008 Fuel Consumption Guide for all vehicles, are available to consumers at www.nrcan.gc.ca.

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