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Natural Resources Canada

February 17, 2011 08:00 ET

Government of Canada Awards Manufacturers of the Most Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 17, 2011) - The Government of Canada today announced the winning manufacturers of the 2011 ecoENERGY for Vehicles Awards at the Canadian International AutoShow. The awards, given to manufacturers for their efforts in improving fuel efficiency, recognized the most fuel-efficient cars and light trucks available in Canada this year.

"By improving the fuel efficiency of their vehicles, these manufacturers are helping Canadians reduce greenhouse gas emissions," said the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Natural Resources. "These award-winning manufacturers are leading Canada into the green evolution of vehicle technologies."

The winners of the 2011 Awards in each of the 10 vehicle classes are:

Two-seater car: Honda CR-Z
Subcompact car: Ford Fiesta SFE
Compact car: Honda Civic Hybrid 
Mid-size car: Toyota Prius
Full-size car: Honda Accord Sedan and Hyundai Sonata (co-winners)
Station wagon: Audi A3 TDI Clean Diesel and Volkswagen Golf Wagon TDI Clean Diesel (co-winners)
Pickup truck: Toyota Tacoma
Special purpose vehicle: Ford Escape Hybrid
Minivan: Toyota Sienna
Large van: Chevrolet Express Cargo and GMC Savana Cargo

The ecoENERGY for Vehicles Awards are a part of the Government of Canada's ecoENERGY initiatives — a $4.1-billion set of focused measures to help Canadians use energy more efficiently, boost renewable energy supplies and develop cleaner energy technologies.

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Today the Government of Canada announced the 2011 recipients of the ecoENERGY for Vehicles Awards at the Canadian International AutoShow. Part of the Government of Canada's $4.1-billion ecoENERGY initiatives, the awards recognize the most fuel-efficient cars and light trucks available in Canada.

The following media backgrounder is available at www.nrcan.gc.ca/media:

The 2011 ecoENERGY for Vehicles Awards

NRCan's news releases and backgrounders are available at www.nrcan.gc.ca/media.

Contact Information

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