Ford’s much-anticipated Mustang Mach-E hasn’t hit dealerships yet, but it’s already winning awards, named the 2021 Green Car of the Year.
The EV, which is expected to arrive later this year, won the honor as part of the Green Car Awards sponsored by the Green Car Journal, a long-time publication that covers the EVs, hybrids and other zero-emission vehicles.
“The Mustang Mach-E crossover is a breakthrough electric model for Ford, building on the tradition of one of the world’s most recognizable sports car nameplates as it powers its way to the future,” said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and GreenCarJournal.com.
“Green Car Awards wins by Polestar, Toyota, Mini, Jeep, and Ford further underscore the depth of commitment these automakers have to offering more efficient internal combustion and electrified vehicles, and illustrate the amazing choices now available to new car buyers.”
Ford actually won a second award, with the F-150 being named the 2021 Green Truck of the Year. The publication, which has handed out the awards for nearly two decades, lauded the truck for offering the PowerBoost hybrid powertrain as well as the new Pro Power Onboard output system, which allows the truck to act as a generator. Contractors can use it to power tools, campers can plug in necessary equipment, etc.
The rest of the 2021 winners include:
- Polestar 2: Luxury Green Car of the Year
- Toyota Sienna: Family Green Car of the Year
- Mini Cooper SE: Urban Green Car of the Year
- Jeep Wrangler 4xe: Green SUV of the Year
The winners of each category are selected by a jury of top executives and academics in the energy and environmental industries. They are joined by Green Car Journal editors and well-known car collector and former Tonight Show host Jay Leno.
Last year’s winner was the 2020 Toyota Corolla and Corolla hybrid. It beat out the Ford Escape, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Soul and Mazda3.