Green with Envy

Feb. 6, 2007: aceee.org—Green Book Online

Summary: John O’Dell of the Los Angeles Times has called it "the country’s preeminent guide to environmentally friendly passenger cars and trucks." The Sierra Club’s Dan Becker says it can cut through "clever marketing and misleading awards" to the real green value of a vehicle.

They’re talking about a little online "book" put out by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.

"Amid numerous industry claims of eco-friendly vehicles and rising public concern about U.S. oil dependence, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) today named the year’s "greenest" and "meanest" vehicles, along with environmental scorings of all model year 2007 cars and passenger trucks. This announcement marks the tenth year ACEEE has published its widely respected rankings. The vehicle scores are part of ACEEE’s Green Book Online, ACEEE’s environmental guide to cars and trucks, available at GreenerCars.com.

"Claiming the prize as the greenest model year 2007 vehicle (see www.greenercars.com/pics/07tab2.jpg) is Honda’s natural gas-powered Civic GX. The Toyota Prius and Honda Civic Hybrid, stalwarts on the annual "Greenest Vehicles" list, claim spots two and three, while the Nissan Altima Hybrid and Toyota Yaris, market newcomers for model year 2007, round out the top five. Others in the list include conventional and hybrid-electric vehicles from Honda, Hyundai, Kia, and Toyota. Domestic automakers were shut out of the top-twelve list."

You can be among the first to read what else the Green Book Online has to say about 2007 models.

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  • John Salazar

    You just have to love Honda, can’t wait for their new hybrid in ’09.

    Honda Civic Hybrid Driver.
    586 miles to a tank.

  • domboy

    I’m interested in the Diesel engine they’re working on bringing to the US market…