Larger Hybrid Vehicles Edge Out Fully Electric Cars in 2022 GreenerCars Ratings

Updated: Jul 11

According to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy’s reporting on this year’s GreenerCars ratings, all-electric vehicles (EVs) now make up less of the dozen greenest cars available than they did previously. This is due to a shift in the market towards heavier, hybrid vehicles.

Peter Huether, ACEEE’s senior transportation research analyst says: "Automakers are pledging more all-electric models, but they're discontinuing some of the most efficient ones, leaving consumers with fewer compact, ultra-green choices. Automakers shouldn't produce only huge EVs. Such EVs, though more energy efficient than similarly sized gasoline counterparts, mean higher consumer costs and planet-warming emissions than small electric cars."

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