Want to drive the greenest car and avoid the meanest when it comes to your ride’s impact on the environment and climate change?
The folks at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy have rated the best and worst cars of 2015, ranking them on a scale of 1 to 100 according to the amount of greenhouse gases and other pollutants the vehicles spew into the atmosphere, as well as their fuel economy.
Not surprisingly, the greenest cars are zero-emission electric vehicles. But not all of them. For instance, the gasoline-electric Toyota Prius C took fourth place, ahead of the all-electric Nissan Leaf and even the Toyota plug-in hybrid Prius. And the Honda Civic hybrid beat the Ford Focus Electric.
Less surprisingly, the list of the worst-performing vehicles included a massive pickup truck, the Ram 2500, and high-end heavyweights such as the Bugatti Veyron and the Bentley Mulsanne.