• Green Car of the Year 2008 Announced

The Toyota Yaris has been named Green Car of the Year 2008 by the Environmental Transport Association. The least green car is the Dodge SRT-10 sports car. The announcements come ahead of the start of Green Transport Week (14th - 22nd June).

The Environmental Transport Association has looked at over 1300 models of car currently on sale in Britain and examined their power, emissions, fuel efficiency and even the amount of noise they produce to create the definitive guide to buying the greenest vehicle.

The Car Buyers’ Guide was first published by the ETA in 1992 in response to requests from its growing membership and has since become the environmental benchmark for the car industry and the public, championing the greenest cars in Britain.

The results are as follows:

Overall Winner Toyota Yaris
Overall worstDodge SRT-10

Category Winners

Supermini: Toyota Yaris
Small Family: Honda Civic Hybrid
Small MPV: Renault Modus
City: Citroen C1
Large Family: BMW 3 Series 320d Saloon
Sports: Vauxhall Tigra, MY2008 2-door Convertible
MPV:  Peugeot 207 SW Outdoor
Executive: BMW 5 Series 520d Saloon
Off road: Toyota RAV4
Luxury: JAGUAR XJ 2.7L Diesel Saloon


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  (366) posted on 11.7.2010

This will be a great inspiration for us to go green...smiley

  (830) posted on 10.22.2010

Prius is not that bad.. i been reading some article about it. it’s not the best but not a loser though.

  (1022) posted on 06.18.2008

I do. Well... not really. But there are lots of people that care which is why Toyota sold more than a million Prius’.

And if you go around saying that you don’t care about the enviroment around girls of today, chances are you are gonna get kicked in the groin.

  (520) posted on 06.17.2008

i’m not saying that the cars that won are not real but this is a list with the last place for all category:
City - VW Polo
Executive - Mercedes E-Class Estate
Large Family - Audi A5 Coupe
Luxury - Aston Martin Lagonda DB9
MPV - Mercedes R-Class
Off road - Mercedes-Benz M-Class Estate
Small Family - VW Golf
Supermini - MINI
Small MPV - Vauxhall Zafira
Sports - Dodge SRT10
What is wrong with those cars? they are not green? who cares!!!

  (1022) posted on 06.17.2008

So basically all the cars by GM will be referred to as real cars.

You know whats really funny? None of the American cars made the list.

And the Honda Civic and the Toyota RAV4 are real cars.

  (520) posted on 06.16.2008

i would like to see the list with the worst cars in opinion of the Environmental Transport Association, those are real cars, not the winerssmiley

  (1022) posted on 06.13.2008

Why am I not surprised?

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