2015 Overall Winner Kia Soul EV

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2015 overall winner group shot

2015 Award ceremony
From left to right: Co-Chair Peter Gorrie, Maria Soklis COO and EVP for Kia Canada, Co-Chair Michael Bettencourt, Co-Chair Eric Novak and presenter Cherise Burda, Ontario Director of the Pembina Institute.

KIA Soul EVPorsche Cayenne S E-HybridHonda Accord Hybrid

2015 Nominee: Battery Electric
Kia Soul EV

2015 Nominee: Plug-in Hybrid
Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid

2015 Nominee: Hybrid
Honda Accord Hybrid

Volkswagen Golf TDIKIA RondoMini Cooper S

2015 Nominee: Efficient Gasoline or Diesel Internal Combustion
Volkswagen Golf TDI

2015 Nominee: Efficient
Three-Row Vehicle

KIA Rondo

2015 Nominee: Fun Car
Mini Cooper S

2015 Overall Winner

Kia Soul EV

Kia Soul EV, winner of the 2015 Canadian Green Car Award.

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Criteria & Forms

In line with other global green car awards, vehicles are nominated by the judges rather than entered by manufacturers. This ensures that every vehicle meeting basic entry criteria is considered, making the Award a better guide for car buyers.

Category winners will be selected through a combination of factual data and judges’ assessments based on test drives, experience and manufacturers’ information. Nominated manufacturers can provide their information using this Spec Sheet:


2015 Categories Winners

Kia Soul EV

Battery Electric: Kia Soul EV (Specs)

Maria Soklis, COO and EVP for Kia Canada accepts award from Co-Chair Eric Novak

Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid

Plug-in Hybrid: Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid (Specs)

Ben Badenoch from Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd. accepts from Co-Chair Peter Gorrie

Honda Accord Hybrid

Hybrid: Honda Accord Hybrid (Specs)

Alexandre Roger from Honda Canada Inc. accepts from Co-Chair Eric Novak

Volkswagen Golf TDI

Efficient Gasoline or Diesel Internal Combustion: Volkswagen Golf TDI (Specs)

Daniel Montesanti from Volkswagen Canada Inc. receives the award from Co-Chair Michael Bettencourt

Kia Rondo

Efficient Three-Row Vehicle: Kia Rondo (Specs)

Maria Soklis, COO and EVP for Kia Canada accepts award from Co-Chair Peter Gorrie

Mini Cooper S

Fun Car: Mini Cooper S (Specs)

Adam Wexler from MINI Canada accepts the award from Co-Chair Michael Bettencourt

2015 Judges

The 14 judges, some of the top automotive journalists in Canada, include:

Michael Bettencourt
Contributes regularly to the Globe and Mail’s Drive section, MSN Autos Canada and Autos.ca, and is a World Car of the Year juror.

Jeremy Cato
Senior writer and columnist for the Globe and Mail's Drive section, and his online, print and TV work has appeared in Canada and around the world.

Benoit Charette
Co-owner and chief editor of l’Annuel de l’automobile and L’Annuel de l’auto d’occasion; regular contributor to Summum magazine, History TV, Cogeco, RPM and Radio-Canada.

Justin Couture
Editor of MSN Autos Canada (msn.com/en-us/autos), and writes car reviews, previews, and stories on technology and innovation.

Jacques Deshaies
Writes for the Sun Media Group.

Peter Gorrie
Environmental specialist; writes vehicle and product reviews as well as the Green Wheels column in the Toronto Star’s Wheels section.

Dan Heyman
Writes online for Autos.ca, autofocus.ca, auto123.com, ecolodriver.com and thedriver.ca covering subjects ranging from green tech to road tests, to motor sport.

Éric LeFrançois
Senior writer and columnist of the Auto section for La Presse, La Presse +, Le Soleil, Le Nouvelliste, Le Droit, Le Quotidien, La Tribune, La Voix de l’Est. Also information manager for L’Annuel de l’Automobile.

Brendan McAleer
Brendan McAleer is an independent automotive writer and photographer based out of North Vancouver who contributes regularly to various print and online sources.

Andrew McCredie
Driving editor at the Vancouver Sun and Vancouver Province, and writes an electric-vehicle blog for the Sun called Driving… Unplugged.

Eric Novak
Editor-in-Chief of EnviroDad.com, eco-auto expert at CP24, and contributes automotive content to dadditudes.com and Canadian Family magazine.

Alexandra Straub
Writes for the Black Press Newspaper Group, contributes to Auto123.com, Wheels.ca and Black Press newspapers.

David Taylor
Regular senior contributor to The Driver and Metroland Media, as well as Urban Male Magazine on all manner of vehicles, technology and innovation.

Jonathan Yarkony
Senior Editor at Autos.ca, autoTRADER.ca and autoTRADER.ca Buyers’ Guide, covering car reviews, comparison tests and auto shows.