Green Car Journal editors have chosen 5 cars from the 2009 new car line-up. The rules for eligibility are simple. "Vehicles using all types of technologies, fuels, and powerplants are eligible for the Green Car of the Year program. To qualify for consideration as a nominee, a vehicle must exhibit characteristics that substantially raise the bar in environmental performance and be in production by January 1 of the award year."
The cars chosen where the BMW 335d , Ford Fusion Hybrid , Saturn Vue 2 Mode Hybrid , Smart ForTwo , and Volkswagen Jetta TDI . One of these models will be named the 2009 green car of the year at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 20th.