Featured Fuel Efficient Makes

Acura

The upscale division of Honda, Acura's first hybrid was the ILX Hybrid announced in April 2012 using powertrain architecture borrowed...

Audi

Being part of the Volkswagen Group, Audi has slowly begun a move toward more electrified models, beginning with the Q5...

BMW

Taking a wide-reaching portfolio approach to reducing fuel use and emissions, BMW was slow to hybridize or offer a full...

Cadillac

Cadillac has a couple of hybrids including the Escalade Hybrid that can seat eight and offers real-world fuel economy in...

Chevrolet

After years of suffering blows from environmentalists, General Motors emerged in 2007 with some of the most forward-thinking plans for...

Chrysler

It was tough to make sense of Chrysler’s forays into hybrids and other advanced fuel-saving vehicles several years ago. Projects...

Dodge

It was tough to make sense of Chrysler’s forays into hybrids and other advanced fuel-saving vehicles several years ago. Projects...

Ford

Ford Motor Company has in ways been a paradox when it comes to hybrids and other alternative cars. Company executives...

GMC

The GMC Yukon Hybrid was the counterpart to the Chevy Tahoe Hybrid. And the GMC Sierra Hybrid was the sibling...

Honda

Honda took an early leadership role on hybrids, but hit a few bumps on the hybrid highway, especially after discontinuing...

Hyundai

Hyundai is setting high goals for its fuel efficiency efforts. The company sad a few years ago it plans to...

Infiniti

As the upscale brand of Nissan – which is pushing hard in the EV space and less so in the...

Jeep

It’s tough to make sense of Chrysler’s forays into hybrids and other advanced fuel-saving vehicles. You could imagine the company...

Kia

As part of Hyundai, Kia has the Optima Hybrid which shares elements with the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. The Korean automaker...

Lexus

Toyota is consistently ranked as the most environmentally friendly car company, mostly because of Toyota’s leading position in the development...

Lincoln

The Lincoln brand as the upscale division of Ford has single hybrid, the MKZ. LIncoln's total lineup of vehicles...

Mazda

The Japanese company whose slogan is "zoom zoom" has tended to zag when competitors like Honda and Toyota have zigged,...

Mercedes

The best line about Mercedes Benz’s green car technology comes right from Daimler CEO Deiter Zetsche. He quips, “If you...

Mini

When the MINI Cooper came to the US a few years ago, the little car caused a big commotion. BMW...

Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi Motors, the car division owned by the multi-national Japanese conglomerate known as the Mitsubishi Companies, has a few efficient...

Nissan

Carlos Ghosn, president and CEO of Nissan, unveiled the company’s five-year business plan in May 2008. The plan—called “Nissan GT...

Porsche

High fuel economy and earth-friendly zero- or low-emissions are all fine and dandy, but with limitations perceived by electrified technologies,...

Smart

Owned by Daimler, a Smart car may be the cheapest way to get in to a Mercedes-Benz family member, and...

Subaru

Another Japanese automaker light on the gas guzzlers, but not known for hybridization, Subaru began with its XV Crosstrek hybrid...

Tesla

Tesla Motors has become the little fish making big-fish-sized splashes in the oceanic big fish pond. Its Roadster from 2008-2012...

Toyota

Toyota has been ranked as one of the most environmentally friendly car companies, mostly due to its leading position in...

VIA Motors

VIA Motors is based in Utah, its a startup, and converts for now only GM trucks to series plug-in hybrids....

Volkswagen

Prior to 2010, Volkswagen flirted with high-mpg hybrid and sub-compact concept cars, but only around then began work towards its...