Can a car with a conventional gasoline engine earn a green award?
When one thinks of a green car, a hybrid or electric car usually comes to mind. Or maybe a compressed natural gas or micro-car with a tiny engine is the image. However, Hyundai has proven that a car need not have a complex hybrid powertrain or be burdened with the range limitations and slow performance that most electric cars suffer from. The 2012 Hyundai Elantra has earned a spot of the KBB 10 Best Green Cars For 2012 list. This is the second year in a row that the Elantra has earned that recognition. Award repeats are not new to Hyundai. Elantra was named the 2012 North American International Auto Show Car of Year in Detroit this year marking the second time in the past few years that Hyundai earned that distinction.