AFVi Hands Out Alternative Fuels Awards

The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute presented leadership awards to honor companies and individuals advancing the use of alternative fuels.

At the annual Alternative Fuels and Vehicles National Conference and Expo, the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute gave leadership awards to people and companies who have advanced the use of alternative fuels, vehicles or advanced transportation technologies. 2007 winners include:

Green Award: General Motors, for their marketing and advertising campaign titled "Live Green Go Yellow."

Green Fleet Award: American Honda won this award for "manufacturing vehicles that provide fleets and customers with the greenest choices around." AFVi gave the examples of the Civic GX, called "America's Greenest Car" by ACEEE, and the Civic Hybrid, which won an international "2006 World Car of the Year Award."

Industry Innovation Award: accepted by Westport Innovations and Clean Energy for work on the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which developed clean air action plans using natural gas trucks.

Industry Pioneer Award: The Gas Company, of Southern California, which continues a program of developing natural gas as a transportation fuel.

Industry Visionary Award: T. Boone Pickens, a philanthropist who has proposed solutions for the U.S. dependence on foreign oil, including the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel.

Oxygen Award: the city of Kansas City, Missouri, won this award for taking concrete steps to improve air quality through the use of alternative fuels since 1996.

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