Toyota and Honda Dominate 15th Annual ACEEE Greenest Ratings

The Amer­i­can Coun­cil for an Ener­gy-Effi­cient Economy’s (ACEEE) 15th annu­al com­pre­hen­sive envi­ron­men­tal rat­ings were named last week. Toy­ota and Hon­da did very well in this year’s rat­ings and out­per­formed oth­er car­mak­ers in the rat­ings. The “Green­est” list is dom­i­nat­ed by new mod­els this year, with the Toy­ota Prius C secur­ing the top spot with a Green Score of 58. Hav­ing made its debut on the Amer­i­can vehi­cle mar­ket in 2012, the Prius C is Toyota’s com­pact addi­tion to the Prius fam­i­ly. The orig­i­nal Prius (#3), the new plug-in Prius hybrid (#4), and the larg­er Prius V (#11) all made the “Green­est” list this year as well. Oth­er top scor­ers are the Hon­da Fit elec­tric vehi­cle (#2) and the Hon­da Civic Hybrid (#5). Three Ford vehi­cles made the list: the Focus EV and the Fusion and C-Max hybrids. Euro­pean vehi­cles also placed, with VW’s new Jet­ta hybrid and the Smart ForT­wo plac­ing #7 and #8.

Five Hon­da vehi­cles made the list of ACEEE for supe­ri­or envi­ron­men­tal per­for­mance. As pre­vi­ous­ly men­tioned, the zero emis­sions, 100% elec­tric Hon­da Fit EV placed sec­ond on the “green­est” list and was joined by two Hon­da hybrid mod­els – the Insight and Civic Hybrid (as men­tioned, the Civic Hybrid made #5 on the list) – on the ACEEE’s list of the 12 most envi­ron­men­tal­ly respon­si­ble, “green­est” vehi­cles avail­able to the pub­lic. The fuel-effi­cient sub­com­pact Hon­da Fit and the Hon­da Odyssey mini­van were also named as “green­er choic­es of 2013” with­in their respec­tive class­es. This is the 15th straight year that mul­ti­ple Hon­da vehi­cles have been named in the top 12. Details on this year’s ACEEE results can be found at greenercars.org.

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