Green Car Journal Launches 20th Anniversary Project Exploring Past and Future of Advanced Vehicles

It’s been 20 years since the launch of Green Car Jour­nal at the LA Auto Show in 1992. The pub­li­ca­tion is pro­duc­ing a 20th anniver­sary issue for in-depth explo­ration of the past and future of advanced vehi­cles, with the help of a spe­cial cam­paign at the pop­u­lar crowd­fund­ing site Kick­starter.

The 1990 L.A. Auto Show intro­duc­tion of the GM Impact elec­tric car con­cept — and the diver­si­ty of elec­tric, alter­na­tive fuel, and oth­er eco-friend­ly vehi­cles auto writer Ron Cogan saw at the 1991 Tokyo Motor Show — led to the debut of the first-ever issue of his own Green Car Jour­nal auto enthu­si­ast pub­li­ca­tion in 1992. Now, two decades lat­er, the award-win­ning Green Car Jour­nal mag­a­zine con­tin­ues to offer insight­ful fea­tures, tech­ni­cal pre­sen­ta­tions, and unbi­ased analy­sis of the evolv­ing ‘green’ car field, authored by vet­er­an auto writ­ers with exten­sive knowl­edge of this field. Select­ed con­tent can also be found online at

For a bal­anced per­spec­tive, the mag­a­zine also includes reg­u­lar com­men­tary from auto and ener­gy indus­try lead­ers and colum­nists from the Sier­ra Club, Nat­ur­al Resources Defense Coun­cil, Glob­al Green USA, and the Amer­i­can Coun­cil for an Ener­gy Effi­cient Econ­o­my (ACEEE).

The magazine’s activ­i­ties addi­tion­al­ly include the high-pro­file Green Car of the Year® award pre­sent­ed annu­al­ly at the L.A. Auto Show, with jurors that include many of its envi­ron­men­tal colum­nists plus Jean-Michel Cousteau of Ocean Futures Soci­ety and Tonight Show host and car guy Jay Leno.

To share the edi­tors’ two decades of unique inside knowl­edge of this field, the mag­a­zine has turned to the inde­pen­dent Green Car Insti­tute to pro­duce the spe­cial Green Car Jour­nal 20th Anniver­sary Issue. This will enable the 501(c)(3) non­prof­it orga­ni­za­tion the abil­i­ty to dis­sem­i­nate much-need­ed infor­ma­tion about elec­tric cars, alter­na­tive fuels, and clean vehi­cles to the libraries of schools and uni­ver­si­ties across the coun­try, with copies also avail­able through con­sumer sales. The project will be made pos­si­ble with pledges gen­er­at­ed through, a fund­ing plat­form for cre­ative projects.

Infor­ma­tion about Green Car Journal’s 20th Anniver­sary Issue and ways to take an active role in sup­port­ing it can be found on the project’s page at



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