For the second year in a row, Mercedes-Benz’s Smart ForTwo Electric Drive convertible coupe is the “greenest” car of the year while the Ram 2500 truck is the “meanest,” or least environmentally friendly, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s annual vehicle environmental ratings.
ACEEE’s 18th annual ratings coincides with its new greenercars.org website that now offers subscription-free access to all vehicle scores from model year 2000 or later.
The Smart ForTwo Electric Drive tops the Greenest List once again this year with the highest green score ever. At no. 10, the Mitsubishi Mirage was the sole conventional vehicle to earn a spot on the list this year, although the conventional Smart ForTwo is not listed only because its all-electric counterpart had already claimed a spot on the Greenest List. Plug-in electric vehicles claimed six out of 12 places in this year’s Greenest List.
The Meanest List this year is comprised of heavier medium-duty vehicles and European sports cars that are the least friendly to the environment.