Monday, January 28, 2013

Hybrid tops annual "Greenest" list of vehicles

Monday, January 28, 2013
The Toyota Prius C led an energy-efficient economy (ACEEE) American Council 15th annual "greenest" car reviews in a list published on January 16th. The compact, which debuted in the US market last year, had a "green score" of 58 in the ACEEE measure of comprehensive eco-performance, the evaluation of the vehicle of 53 miles per gallon (MPG) is reflected, in town and 46 MPG highway. Overall was the list of hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles (EV) dominated.

Rounding out the top were five Honda 1.8 l plug-in hybrid FIT, Prius Prius and the Honda Civic Hybrid. The Ford focus with a lithium-ion battery on 10th place. The Scion IQ and the Mercedes-Benz Smart ForTwo Coupe were the vehicles only non-hybrid, non-Plug-in to the list.

Fuel consumption for EVs is provided in miles per kilowatt-hour while the rating for plug-in hybrids in MPG for petrol and in miles per kilowatt hour for electric operation is intended. ACEEE is a non-profit organization that acts as a catalyst, energy-efficiency policies, programs, technologies, to promote investments and behaviors. See press release ACEEE.

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