The ‘Greenest’ Cars For 2014 Forbes

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The ‘Greenest’ Cars For 2014

You necessarily need to be a card-carrying of Greenpeace to reap the benefits of an car. Though only 29 of car shoppers cited environmental as their primary reason for a particular make and model in a survey on powertrains conducted by Inc. in Farmington Hills, a resounding 62 percent of those said choosing the most model was their top shopping

Fortunately for car buyers of either the two criteria are intertwined – a more ride generally pollutes and gas guzzlers are among the least friendly ides on the road. said, a given vehicle’s impact on the ecosystem isn’t solely to the volume of its tailpipe For example, while an all-electric car generates zero emissions, its environmental impact depends on the to which the local power used to generate the electricity affects the air, ground water.

To help car shoppers choose a ride, whether in a nod to Mother or to help minimize ongoing costs, the American Council for an Efficient Economy (ACEEE) in D.C. just released its survey of what it determines are the and least environmentally friendly new for sale in the U.S. Once electric and hybrid-powered vehicles the greenest vehicles list for with the tiny two-seat ForTwo Electric Drive the pack with a “Green of 59, which is the highest rating for a car ever recorded by the ACEEE. The other all-electric model to the top 12 was the Nissan Leaf, coming in place with a Green of 55.

We’re featuring the ACEEE’s list of Greenest Cars, with their estimated economy ratings and Green in the accompanying slide show .

of the top-rated cars for 2014 from Toyota’s Prius of hybrids, with the Prius c subcompact hatchback coming in at #2, the midsize hatchback at #4 and the Prius Hybrid at #7 on the list. Other among the top dozen include the Civic Hybrid, Lexus CT Honda Insight and the Volkswagen Hybrid. The limited-availability Honda Natural Gas compact sedan in the ninth slot, while the gasoline-fueled models to break the group include the new-for-2014 Mirage subcompact at #8 and the conventionally Smart ForTwo at #11. out of the 12 greenest cars on the ACEEE’s list come from Honda or Toyota.

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“We’ve had an influx of hybrid and electric in recent years that the to earn a spot on the ‘Greenest’ is more competitive than particularly for conventional vehicles,” ACEEE lead vehicle Shruti Vaidyanathan. “It’s to see automakers investing heavily in vehicles on the whole.”

Meanwhile, the list of “meanest” vehicles for the model year is once populated by the biggest trucks and sports cars that to pack the most fuel-swilling Unlike the greenest list, Japanese brands placed 10 out the 12 cited, the aggregate of worst is dominated by domestic and European wares. The top (or bottom, if you prefer) in that regard for 2014 is the Ram heavy-duty pickup, followed by the Bugatti Veyron uber-exotic car and the passenger version of the full-size E-150 van. Click to see our post and slideshow on the ACEEE’s polluters for 2014, which some of the most desirable on Earth.

The fine print: The ACEEE its Green Score rankings to combination of factors that takes into account a fuel economy and its tailpipe The latter include health-damaging and airborne pollutants like nitrogen oxide, particulate carbon monoxide and formaldehyde, as as greenhouse gases that to climate change, like dioxide, nitrous oxide, and other compounds. The Green also consider such as emissions estimates for a vehicle’s process, disposal impact and applicable) natural gas extraction and the sources of energy used to power for electric cars.

In addition to the greenest vehicle the ACEEE also identifies available, and in many cases, practical and affordable, greener among all conventionally powered categories on its greenercars.org website. in individual vehicle classes for include the Buick Encore luxury sedan, Nissan and Juke crossover SUVs, Spark subcompact hatchback, Odyssey minivan and the Ram 1500 HFE and Tacoma pickup trucks.

more, car shoppers can research from among over separate model-year 2014 configurations by subscribing to the organization’s Book online database at for 30 days or $19.95 for 12 months. on fuel economy and tailpipe ratings for all new (and previous cars and trucks can also be at no cost on the Environmental Protection website, fueleconomy.gov .

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