Chevrolet

After years of suffering blows from environmentalists, General Motors emerged in 2007 with some of the most forward-thinking plans for green cars, most notably the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid. Did GM deserve the criticism? In a word, yes. For example, GM discontinued and crushed the EV1 battery-electric vehicle, pushed the gargantuan Hummer on to American roads, greenwashed the use of corn-based ethanol, and slapped hybrid badges on sedans and large SUVs with negligible fuel efficiency benefits. Should you take a serious look at Chevy’s hybrid, small and biofuel vehicles? Again, the answer is yes. GM has steadily improved the quality and design of all its products. Most notably, its Volt has shown the carmaker can produce a plug-in hybrid that three years after its launch still had the longest EV range of about 40 miles. The carmaker also has the Spark EV sold from launch only in California and Oregon, thus a compliance car. GM has capability, but what its plans might be still emanate mixed messages, and we’re not sure even it has a clear plan in mind.

Name Combined MPG Technology MSRP Available
2013 Chevrolet Volt Review – Video

2013 Chevrolet Volt Review – Video

All-electric gas-free driving for 40-mile stretches.
98 MPG Plug-in Hybrid $39100 Now
Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell

Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell

A fleet of 100 Chevy Equinoxes running on hydrogen have been tested by more than 3,000 thousand real-world drivers.
43 MPG Hydrogen $ Concept
2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco

2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco

New stylish subcompact, due in 2010, could be Chevy's high-mpg hit.
34 MPG Small Car $18200 Now
2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel – Video

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel – Video

The Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel is GM's alternative to VW's diesel Jetta TDI.
33 MPG Diesel $25695 Now
2009 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

2009 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

The familiar family sedan now with dramatic changes in style, refinement, and performance. And a hybrid drive.
29 MPG Hybrid $22800 Discontinued
2010 Chevrolet Aveo

2010 Chevrolet Aveo

Bargain price for comfortable ride, fuel-efficiency, and reasonable performance
29 MPG Small Car $12000 Now
2014 Chevrolet Malibu With Stop-Start System Overview

2014 Chevrolet Malibu With Stop-Start System Overview

The Malibu LS comes standard with a stop-start system, the first midsize sedan sold in the United States that is so equipped.
29 MPG Stop-Start $22965 Now
2010 Chevrolet Equinox

2010 Chevrolet Equinox

Small gas-powered SUV with the highest highway fuel economy rating.
26 MPG $23200 Now
2013 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid

2013 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid

The Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid makes significant strides in improving the fuel economy of the full-size SUV.
21 MPG Hybrid $52300 Now
2013 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid

2013 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid

The two-wheel drive (2WD) versions of the Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid proudly trumpet the crucial stats for full-size pickups.
21 MPG Hybrid $39900 Now
2008 Chevrolet Impala E85

2008 Chevrolet Impala E85

The popular sedan is one of the front-running flagships of the E85 movement.
17 MPG E85 Ethanol $22400 Now
2008 Chevrolet Silverado E85

2008 Chevrolet Silverado E85

America's prototypical pickup is a natural fit for E85.
13 MPG E85 Ethanol $29400 Now