The Chevrolet Volt didn’t rank as one of the top-ten greenest cars in the U.S., coming at no. 12 in the list.
The Honda Civic GX topped the list for an eighth straight year, with a score of 54, followed by Nissan LEAF with the same score.
The electric version of the Smart Fortwo would have pulled in a score of 60, but with only 250 units of the 2011 model available in the U.S. (and then only on a trial basis), the car didn’t meet sales requirements for the list.
The top 12 cars include gasoline-powered cars, plug-in cars, gasoline/electric hybrids and natural gas powered vehicles. No diesel cars made the top ranks.
Greenest Vehicles of 2011
|Make and Model||Green|
|HONDA CIVIC GX||54|
|SMART FORTWO CABRIOLET / SMART FORTWO COUPE||53|
|HONDA CIVIC HYBRID||51|
|FORD FIESTA SFE||50|
|CHEVROLET CRUZE ECO||49|