Hybrid and all-electric vehicles are the future of transportation. We have to face the fact that we have polluted the Earth and we can no longer allow ourselves to drive vehicles with diesel or petrol engines. However, the complete switch to this type of vehicles might be still far away, but we are glad to see that the changes have already started and we present you top 12 greenest cars of today.
12. Kia Niro FE
The Kia Niro FE, a new compact wagon, earned a Green Score of 58 from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. Moreover, it received an Environmental Damage Index rating of 0.98, whereas according to EPA, this car is rated at 52/49 mpg city/highway.
11. Honda Accord Hybrid
The hybrid version of the Honda’s popular model named Accord received a Green Score of 58 and an Environmental Damage Index rating of 0.98. This Japanese midsize sedan has an EPA ratings of 49/47 mpg.
10. Ford Focus Electric
The next vehicle comes from the US, and it is the Focus Electric which has the same Green Score and Environmental Damage Index as the previous two models. The range of this car is 115 miles per charge while EPA rated it at the electric equivalent of 118/96 mpg.
9. Toyota Prius C
The Prius C is next on our list, and with the Green Score of 58 and an Environmental Damage Index rating of 0.97, it deserved to be here. Also, EPA rated this car at 48/43 mpg city/highway.
8. Toyota Prius Prime
Toyota is definitely famous for producing environmentally friendly cars and this Prius Prime, which has been modified for 2017, earned a Green Score of 59 and an Environmental Damage Index rating of 0.95. It can use battery power only to go 25 miles, and it gets the electric equivalent of 133 mpg. After that, it turns into a regular hybrid, and its rating drops to 54 mpg combined which is still very impressive.
7. Kia Soul EV
The electric Kia Soul received a Green Score of 59 and an Environmental Damage Index rating of 0.94. According to the EPA estimates, this car got an electric equivalent of 120/92 mpg while its range is 93 miles per charge. The downside of the Kia Soul is that it is sold in 10 states only.
6. Chevrolet Bolt
The Chevrolet Bolt is an admirable vehicle mostly because of its range which reaches 238 miles on one charge. The Green Score of the Bolt is 59 while an Environmental Damage Index rating is 0.93. This model is EPA rated at the electric equivalent of 128/110 mpg.
5. Nissan Leaf
The bulky Nissan Leaf has a range of 107 miles per charge, but it earned a Green Score of 60 and an Environmental Damage Index rating of 0.91. Furthermore, EPA estimated this vehicle to 124/101 mpg city/highway.
4. Fiat 500E
The range of the Fiat 500E is not the best as it can only go for about 84 miles per charge. The 500E is sold only in Cali and Oregon, but its Green Score is 62 while an Environmental Damage Index rating is only 0.86. EPA rated this vehicle at the electric equivalent of 121/103 mpg.
3. Toyota Prius Eco
One of the greenest cars in the world is the Toyota Prius Eco which has an Environmental Damage Index rating of 0.85 and a Green Score of 62. EPA estimated this model at 58/53 mpg city/highway.
2. BMW i3
The second place on our list belongs to the BMW i3 which has a Green Score of 64 and an Environmental Damage Index rating of 0.80. Its range is only 81 miles per charge, while EPA gives it 137/111 mpg efficiency.
1. Hyundai Ioniq Electric
As you might have guessed, the greenest vehicle in the US is the electric version of the popular Hyundai Ioniq. Its Green Score is 64 while an Environmental Damage Index is 0.78, whereas its operating range is 124 miles, but after that, you will have to recharge it. EPA rated this vehicle at the electric equivalent of 150/122 mpg. Congrats Ioniq!
Which green car do you like the best?