The ToyÂota Prius and its new famÂiÂly of counÂterÂparts domÂiÂnatÂed the AmerÂiÂcan CounÂcil for an EnerÂgy-EffiÂcient Economyâ€™s (ACEEE) 15th annuÂal comÂpreÂhenÂsive, â€śGreenÂest,â€ť enviÂronÂmenÂtal ratÂings. The ToyÂota Prius C, the comÂpact, highÂest mileage verÂsion of the Prius, took the top spot. The origÂiÂnal Prius took numÂber three, the new Prius Plug-in Hybrid took numÂber four, and the largÂer Prius V took numÂber 11 on the list. ConÂsumers and fleets now have a wider, more impresÂsive list of fuel effiÂcient vehiÂcle offerÂings as the aggresÂsive nationÂal fuel econÂoÂmy stanÂdards have kicked in for modÂel years 2012 to 2025. OthÂer top scorÂers are the HonÂda Fit elecÂtric vehiÂcle (#2) and the HonÂda Civic Hybrid (#5). Three Ford vehiÂcles made the list: the Focus EV and the Fusion and C-Max hybrids. EuroÂpean vehiÂcles also placed on the list, with VWâ€™s new JetÂta hybrid and the Smart ForTÂwo placÂing #7 and #8.
This year, conÂvenÂtionÂal vehiÂcles were largeÂly driÂven off the â€śGreenÂestâ€ť list by hybrid-elecÂtric, plug-in hybrid-elecÂtric, and all-elecÂtric vehiÂcles. The Scion IQ and Smart ForTÂwo are the only non-hybrid, non-plug-in vehiÂcles to remain on the list. Even the 8-time first-place HonÂda Civic NatÂurÂal Gas vehiÂcle was pushed out of the top twelve in 2013. The dirtÂiÂest vehiÂcle for 2013 is the Ford F-350 FFV pickÂup truck with a Green Score of 17, folÂlowed by the Ford F-250 (FFV), and Ford E-350 wagÂon, both also scorÂing 17. The AmerÂiÂcan CounÂcil for an EnerÂgy-EffiÂcient Economyâ€™s 15th annuÂal comÂpreÂhenÂsive enviÂronÂmenÂtal ratÂings can be found at greenercars.org.