Most Eco-Friendly Cars of 2015
Between gas prices that continue to rise and consumers being more interested in doing their part to keep our planet healthy, it's no wonder that car buyers are looking for more environmentally-friendly vehicles.
To help car buyers make vehicle choices that are better for the environment, the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) recently released their 18th annual environmental ratings of vehicles. The list includes the "Greenest" vehicles, as well as the "Meanest" vehicles -- those that they found to be the least friendly to the environment.
Topping the "Greenest" list are the Mercedes-Benz Smart Fortwo Electric Drive, followed by the Chevrolet Spark EV and Fiat 500e. And at the top of the "Meanest" list are the Ram 2500, Chevrolet G2500 Express, and GMC Savana. Below is a look at both lists.
If you're contemplating a “greener” vehicle, I recommend using TrueCar No Haggle and Edmunds Price Promise to see the best prices being offered in your local area.
|Mercedes-Benz Smart Fortwo Electric Drive||61|
|Chevrolet Spark EV||59|
|Toyota Prius C||57|
|Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid||54|
|Lexus CT 200H||54|
|Honda Civic Hybrid||54|
|Honda Civic Natural Gas||54|
|Ford Focus Electric||53|
|Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid||53|
|Chevrolet G2500 Express/GMC Savana||18|
|Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG||21|
|Mercedes-Benz G 550||22|
|Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe||23|
|Lamborghini Aventador Roadster||23|
|Toyota Sequoia FFV||23|
|Lexus LX 570||23|
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- Gregg Fidan
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About: Gregg Fidan
Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.
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