Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Electric Vehicle honored with prestigious design award from Global Green USA

Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid electric vehicle is now a winner of Global Green USA’s award for design innovation.  Talk about a green living award just waiting to happen; right??

Global Green USA honored the newest Lincoln at its 11th Annual Sustainable Design Awards in New York. Kelly Rutherford, an actress best known for her role in the popular TV series “Gossip Girl,” presented the honor to Sue Cischke, Ford Motor Company’s group vice president for Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering.  Many other celebrities were there like Adrian Grenier seen below.

Adrian Grenier
Adrian Grenier
“The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid offers a real choice for consumers. Its superior fuel economy reflects the kind of environmental responsibility our society demands, yet this luxury sedan delivers all the comforts customers really want,” said Cischke. “This vehicle is another important part of our plans to help make fuel economy and greener driving affordable for millions of people – including luxury buyers.”
Global Green USA honored the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid with an award for design innovation at its 11th AnnualimageSustainable Design Awards in New York on Monday night. Kelly Rutherford, an actress best known for her role in the popular TV series “Gossip Girl,” presented the honor to Sue Cischke, Ford Motor Company’s group vice president for Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering. (12/07/2010)
Since the first Lincoln MKZ Hybrid sales of the car have outperformed the Lincoln team’s expectations (yeah I could’ve told you that!!).  I think one of the bigger reasons is that this car delivers 41 mpg fuel economy in the city.

“The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid represents a significant achievement by a car company to create the first hybrid luxury vehicle to get more than 40 mpg in the city,” said Global Green President Matt Petersen. “We are so pleased to recognize the vehicle’s environmental benefits, as well as Lincoln’s commitment to make the vehicle accessible to more of the public by offering the car at price parity with its conventional gas only version – the first hybrid vehicle to be sold this way.”

The award marks only the second time a green vehicle has been honored by Global Green USA for environmental leadership. Global Green USA’s Annual Sustainable Design Awards were inspired by former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev and recognize specific advancements in industry, building, media, organization and public policy.
Information Provided to The Green Living Guy by Ford Motor Company
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