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Hyundai Ioniq 6 and Ioniq 5: AJAC 2023 Canadian Green Car of the Year

An Ode to Canadian Efficiency and a Sustainable Future

In the picturesque landscapes of British Columbia, two stars shine brighter than ever, embracing the nation’s evolving spirit of eco-friendliness and innovation. Parkway Hyundai is bursting with pride to share the news: the Hyundai Ioniq 6 and Ioniq 5 have been honoured as the best in green automotive engineering by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC).

Dual Triumph for Hyundai

AJAC, in its 2023 awards, heralded the Hyundai Ioniq 6 as the Canadian Green Car of the Year, while the Ioniq 5 clinched the title for the Canadian Green Utility Vehicle of the Year. This dual recognition is a historic first; never before has a single manufacturer captured both Green Car awards. The vibrant province of British Columbia, where our Parkway Hyundai dealership proudly stands, resonates with the sustainable ethos of these vehicles.

The Judging Process

With around 50 seasoned AJAC journalists, the award process is no mere formality. These experts, after logging thousands of kilometres and evaluating almost every new vehicle in Canada, cast their votes. Yet, for the Green Car and Utility awards, they don a different lens. Here, it isn’t just about the thrill of the ride but factors like fuel economy, efficiency, consumer appeal, and sales potential. Furthermore, the sustainability of the vehicle's production cycle and its end-to-end green technology applications heavily influence the decision.

The AJAC EcoRun Adventure

Highlighting the attributes of these green machines, the 2023 AJAC EcoRun, supported by esteemed partners like BC Hydro and Electric Mobility Canada, offers a panoramic journey across British Columbia. Journalists traverse from the coastal beauty of Vancouver, concluding in the wine-rich valleys of Kelowna. This event serves as a testament to the charging infrastructure, vehicle range management, and brand-specific efficiency strategies in the province.

For the journalists, it’s also a competitive endeavour. Each participant's efficiency is meticulously recorded, with the one showcasing the highest overall efficiency across their chosen vehicles receiving the coveted Green Jersey award. A symbol of excellence in eco-friendly driving, the award stands for the future of transportation.

AJAC Vice President Evan Williams beautifully encapsulates the essence of EcoRun, “After a successful return to an in-person EcoRun last year, we are ecstatic for a bigger and better event in 2023. This is an opportunity for some of the country's top automotive journalists to experience today's most efficient new vehicles back-to-back-to-back."

Final Thoughts

As Canada forges ahead into an era of sustainability and eco-consciousness, vehicles like the Hyundai Ioniq 6 and Ioniq 5 are torchbearers of this movement. And right here in British Columbia, at Parkway Hyundai, we invite you to be part of this green revolution. After all, the future is not just electric; it’s efficient, sustainable, and undeniably Hyundai.

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