Thursday, June 26, 2008 Helps Users Select Most Planet Friendly Green Cars

URL: scores and ranks cars, trucks, minivans, and SUVs according to environmental friendliness. Learn which vehicles are this year's "greenest" and "meanest," as well as how to shop for a green vehicle. will help users select green cars that are the most friendly to the planet while meeting your transportation needs. Based on official emissions and fuel-economy tests, and other specifications reported by auto manufacturers, we calculate a Green Score for each car, minivan, pickup, and SUV on the market. The Green Score falls on a scale of zero to 100. A higher score implies a greener car, meaning a vehicle having a lower environmental impact. In our tables, vehicles are grouped together by class (that is, the type or body style, such as midsize car, minivan, standard pickup, and so on). To summarize our ratings and make it easy to find the top-rated vehicles in each class, we use a five-tier class ranking—Superior, Above Average, Average, Below Average, and Inferior—depending on where a model falls within its class. No vehicle gets a Superior rating if its Green Score is worse than the overall average of all vehicles offered this model year, even if it ranks among the best in its class. Look for models that are ranked Superior or Above Average to easily find those that have the greenest scores. Full details on how our Green Scores are calculated are found in ACEEE's Green Book. Sign up for instant online access to the full ACEEE's Green Book® Online database, and view Green Scores and environmental information about all model year 2008 vehicles (more than 1,300 vehicle configurations). Additionally, you will automatically receive ...Click to read more

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