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San Antonio Auto & Truck Show to Host Green Truck of the Year™

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SAN ANTONIO, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Car Journal, long-recognized as the leading authoritative voice in the intersecting worlds of automobiles, energy and the environment, will join with the San Antonio Auto & Truck Show to honor 'green' trucks with its first-ever Green Truck of the Year™ award. The winner will be announced during the show's media morning on November 6.

"Light trucks are an important part of the motor vehicle landscape in the U.S. and the focus of higher efficiency and improved environmental performance," said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and CarsOfChange.com. "While trucks are traditionally viewed in terms of functionality and style, improved fuel economy and lighter environmental impact have become more important in recent years. Green Car Journal's new Green Truck of the Year™ award recognizes these achievements."

In selecting the program's five finalists, Green Car Journal editors consider all potential truck models in the U.S. market, weighing environmental attributes alongside traditional touchstones that define a great pickup, such as functionality, versatility, safety, value and style. The 2015 Green Truck of the Year™ winner is selected from the finalists by a Green Truck of the Year™ jury comprised of automotive experts and Green Car Journal staff.

"Trucks are big in Texas and a high-profile part of our show," said Pam Crail, president of San Antonio Auto Dealers Association. "Acknowledging improved environmental performance will help truck buyers understand that driving 'greener' doesn't mean giving up features and functionality required for their trucks."

About Green Truck of the Year™

The Green Truck of the Year™ award is a new and important part of Green Car Journal's mission to showcase environmental progress in the auto industry. The award-winning magazine, along with its online companion CarsOfChange.com, is considered a premier source of information on high fuel efficiency, low emission, advanced technology, and alternative fuel vehicles. Visit www.GreenCarJournal.com.

About the San Antonio Auto & Truck Show

Presented by the San Antonio Automobile Dealers Association, the 46th annual San Antonio Auto & Truck Show will take place on November 6-9, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio. Recognized as South Texas' premier automotive event, the show highlights the auto industry's newest innovations and provides visitors a 'one-stop shop' for evaluating the latest cars, trucks and technologies. Visit www.saautoshow.com.

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