Executive Editorial Director
Kelley Blue Book
Kelley Blue Book released its annual 10 Best Green Cars award. The all-new electric BMW i3 took the top spot. It’s built at an eco-friendly plant, comes in all-electric and gasoline-assisted range extender versions, and it features an ultra-light carbon-fiber body to gain maximum range from its battery pack. Each year, both the quantity and quality of green cars has been improving – offering buyers a growing number of choices at a wider range of prices.
Nissan Leaf Has Stayed High on List, Finishing at Number 2 this Year:
KBB’s resale value forecast for Leaf has been negative – recent forecast thinks only 15% of value will be retained after five years.
Longstanding and Popular Toyota Prius Took Number Three this Year:
The Prius also made KBB’s recent list of 10 best used cars under $8,000.
This Year’s List Features Diversity of Green Cars – Electric, Hybrid, CNG, and Clean Diesel:
Reflects most fuel efficient vehicles; also takes into account production methods and recyclability.