The Washington Auto Show will begin on January 31, with fuel-efficient machines as the topic of conversation for this year's event.
Ten technologies were nominated for the Green Car Journal's Green Car Technology Award, and the winner will be announced on the auto show's second day. The award will recognize the best technology in the industry for a fuel-efficient, alternative fuel or low-emission vehicle.
Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of the Green Car Journal and CarsOfChange.com, said these technologies often go unnoticed and can be the "unsung heroes of the automotive world."
"Whether employed in alternative fuel or conventionally powered vehicles, these technologies work in their own ways toward bringing us more environmentally positive transportation without sacrificing the functionality and driving enjoyment we expect from our vehicles," Cogan said.
One nominated technology is the new Toyota RAV4 EV, which received a government rated 76 miles to the gallon with a range of 103 miles. Those looking new cars that boasts fuel efficiency might also want to consider a Ford featuring Auto Stop-Start technology, as it was also nominated for the Green Technology Award.