The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released its 14th annual rankings of the greenest cars on the US market today.
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The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released its 14th annual rankings of the greenest cars on the US market this week. For the first time, an EV took the top spot, as the new Mitsubishi i-MIEV unseated the Honda Civic Natural Gas, which had held on to first place for eight years.
Mitsubishi’s four-door hatchback, which boasts combined fuel economy of 112 miles per gallon equivalent, earned a Green Score of 58, the highest since the rankings began.
The Nissan Leaf tied the former champ for second place, with the Toyota Prius, Honda Insight, and Smart ForTwo close behind.
“Even taking into account the emissions generated from the electricity used to power the i-MIEV, it still handily outscores other vehicles on the market today,” said ACEEE lead vehicle analyst Shruti Vaidyanathan.