Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG can be proud with a reason: Volkswagen just got the 2010 World Green Car of the Year Award.
Polo, Golf and Passat models equipped with highly efficient and clean diesel engine well known as the VW Blue Motion models are the winners this year. For the Blue Motion family were voting from the 25 countries around the whole world. For Volkswagen this global Green Car of the year award is important because they win among the most prestigious clean cars in the world like Toyota Prius and Honda Insight.
The highly logical Germans from Berliner Street in Wolfsburg realized that they do not need to fool around with hybrids and electric motors in order to make a clean and fuel saving car.
When most of the other automotive giants were spending millions of dollars in the R&D programs for a new 21 century hybrid vehicles the down to the earth no nonsense Germans did something very simple and cheaper than developing the whole new technology. They just get their most fuel saving diesel engine and they just made it even more efficient, cleaner and probably more affordable than expensive gasoline electric hybrids.
Today the Blue Motion VW cars are the No.1 fuel savers in the world or at least among the top five fuel savers. With the almost the same price tag with Toyota Prius and Honda Insight and in a higher class than this two hybrid compacts, Blue Motion VW Passat can travel more than 1500 km or 1000 miles just with one fuel tank.
The award was received by Walter de’Silva, head of design for Volkswagen Group at the New York International Auto Show on Thursday morning.