The award, given by the Green Organisation, is judged by members of the Midland Group of Motoring Writers, who take into account not only official environmental statistics, but also the real-world green performance, owner appeal and driver quality.
Praise from members included remarks like ‘stunning looks, really easy to drive around town’ and ‘good to know that a car can both look great in town and still tackle the rough stuff if it has to. The Evoque is still the car that does both best in its class.’ We’re not entirely sure what all that has to do with its green credentials, but hey…
The Green Organisation, based in Northamptonshire, is an independent, non-political and not-for-profit environment group dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world. Its annual awards, launched in 1994, reflect environmental achievements and advances in all sectors and walks of life.
And, to think that eight years ago green protesters brought Range Rover production at Solihull to a halt because of the vehicle’s emissions. How times have changed.