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Jaguar I-Pace and Nissan Leaf win Canadian Green Vehicle of the Year honours

The Jaguar I-Pace EV continues to win awards, adding the Canadian Green Utility Vehicle of the Year award, so awarded by the Automobile Journalist’s Association of Canada (AJAC). Seventy Canadian journalists voted on this year’s winners, taking into account everything from a car’s fuel economy (or EV economy), to the various green initiatives undertaken by its manufacturer.

The other finalists for the Utility Vehicle of the Year award were the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. It wasn’t enough to defeat the I-Pace, however, which adds this award to a collection that includes the European Car of the Year and overall Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year, also voted on by AJAC.

“It’s been a incredible journey for this vehicle,” said Aleksandra Bulat, Manager of Experiential and Partnerships at Jaguar Land Rover Canada. “We are overjoyed it is now one of the most awarded vehicles by AJAC, along with its overall Utility of the Year Award.”

Joining the I-Pace on the podium was the Nissan Leaf, which earned Canadian Green Car of the Year laurels, beating out the Honda Insight hybrid and Clarity plug-in hybrid.