Smart electric drive named America’s ‘greenest’ vehicle; Ram…

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Fuel economy winners and announced in annual ACEEE

By Paul Eisenstein of The Detroit

The Detroit Bureau

The 2-seat fortwo electric drive car is the environmentally friendly vehicle on roads, according to the 2014 vehicles list, with an of battery-electric vehicles, plug-ins, — and one natural gas model — rounding out the Top 10.

The ED, as it’s often called, a record 59 out of 100 possible points, to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient But Toyota and Honda overwhelming the ACEEE list of greenest At the other end of the spectrum, Chrysler’s Ram gets razzed as the meanest on the market with a score of 18.

We’ve had such an influx of and electric vehicles in recent that the race to earn a on the greenest list is more than ever, particularly for vehicles, said ACEEE vehicle analyst Shruti adding that, It’s to see automakers investing heavily in vehicles on the whole.

The complete list of green and models can be found on the which assigns each a so-called green score on such factors as emissions of gases like NOx, as as the amount of greenhouse gases a is expected to produce during the lifecycle.

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to the ACEEE, low-volume vehicles are not to be considered for the greenest vehicle even though the group’s top the smart fortwo electric has generated sales measuring in the hundreds. And the second-lowest-scoring model, the Veyron — a 253-mph supercar — is to end up its own decade run in 2015 with sales of only around 500 The Bugatti had a score of just 19, to the ACEEE.

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All told, the greenest vehicles offers up rankings of more 1,000 different vehicle and configurations this year.

But the Top 10 is made up almost exclusively of vehicles. Second on the list is the Prius c. followed by the Nissan battery-electric vehicle. Toyota has different models among the ten also including the original hatchback and the newer Prius hybrid, ranked fourth and respectively. The Honda Civic comes in fifth, followed by the CT 200h at sixth.

The two vehicles powered solely by combustion include the ninth-ranked Civic natural gas vehicle scored just ahead of the Honda Insight hybrid at and the newcomer to the ACEEE’s Top 10 list for the Mitsubishi Mirage .

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Considering the myriad advanced vehicle choices available to the leading edge of the U.S. market is evolving rapidly, ACEEE’s Executive Director Nadel.

Japanese makers the Top 10 list, with Volkswagen’s Hybrid the top-ranked non-Asian at 12th. Detroit makers did on the ACEEE’s greener choices which ranks models by Among the highest-ranking Detroit are the Buick Encore crossover, the Spark minicar and, ironically, the smaller version of full-size pickup, the Ram 1500. makers landed four on the greener choices list.

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