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 CarsOfChange.com.
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 Kickstarter.com, 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 Kickstarter.com.