The 12 top and bottom environment friendly cars for 2013

2013.01.19

The 12 top and bottom environment friendly cars for  2013

The Toyota Prius C has been named the greenest vehicle by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEE). In its 15th annual ‘Green car list’, the compact addition to the Prius family took the top spot, with the Honda Fit electric vehicle, the original Prius, the new plug-in Prius hybrid and the Honda Civic hybrid rounding out the top five.

The 2013 rankings are dominated by new models with three vehicles from Ford making the list as well as a number of European models.

The Toyota Prius C. Toyota has sold four million hybrids around the globe.This year, conventional vehicles were largely driven off the greenest rankings by hybrid-electric, plug-in hybrid-electric and all-electric vehicles. The Scion IQ and Smart ForTwo are the only non-hybrid, non-plug-in vehicles to remain on the list. The Honda Civic Natural Gas vehicle which previously took first place eight times was pushed out of the top 12.

ACEEE lead vehicle analyst Shruti Vaidyanathan said: "The vehicles at the top of this year's rankings are proof that automakers are really ramping up their offerings. There are more hybrid and electric options on the market this year than ever before and the race for a spot on the Greenest list is increasingly competitive. Automakers have revamped their offerings to meet the growing demand for efficient vehicles and new fuel economy standards".

Vehicles are analyzed on the basis of a green score, a singular measure that incorporates unhealthy tailpipe emissions, fuel consumption, and emissions of gases that contribute to climate change.

The top 12 greenest car list

  1. Toyota Prius C
  2. Honda Fit
  3. Toyota Prius
  4. Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid
  5. Honda Civic Hybrid
  6. Honda Insight
  7. Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid
  8. Mercedes-Benz Smart ForTwo
  9. Scion IQ
  10. Ford Focus
  11. Toyoya Prius
  12. Ford Fusion Hybrid/C-Max Hybrid

The top 12 least environment friendly cars

  1. Ford F-350 FFV
  2. Ford F-250 FFV
  3. Ford E-350 WAGON
  4. Chevrolet G2500 EXPRESS
  5. Chevrolet SUBURBAN K2500/GMC K2500 Yukon XL
  6. Bugatti Veyron
  7. Ford E-150 Wagon FFV
  8. Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG
  9. Bentley Mulsanne
  10. Mercedes-enz G550
  11. Ford F-150 Raptor
  12. Ford E-250 Van FFV

For more information visit ACEEE’s Green Car website.

 
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