Prius C dubbed greenest car

The Prius C was dubbed the greenest car for 2013 by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy.

The Prius C was dubbed the greenest car for 2013 by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy.

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy this week released its annual ranking of the greenest cars in the land for 2013, handing the crown to the Prius C.

Released last year, the Prius C promised a slightly downsized hybrid experience and was aimed at younger drivers.

Toyota officials told SBO that 714 Prius C's were registered in Oregon in 2012 through November. That represents about 2.2 percent of total U.S. registrations for the same period, which was 32,617.

The Prius C beat out several all-electric cars for the greenest title, given out by ACEEE for the 15th straight year.

The top 10 greenest cars were:

  1. Prius C
  2. Honda Fit EV
  3. Toyota Prius
  4. Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid
  5. Honda Civic Hybrid
  6. Honda Insight
  7. Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid
  8. Mercedes-Benz Smart Fortwo Convertible/Coupe
  9. Scion IQ
  10. Ford Focus


Last year the all-electric Mitsubishi i-MIEV won the top spot.

The ACEEE also released a list of the "meanest" vehicles of the year, identifying the least environmentally friendly vehicles. Two Ford trucks topped that list — the F350 and F250 — followed by the Ford E-350 wagon. Two vehicles from Chevrolet — the G2500 Express and the Suburban K2500 — rounded out the top five on the naughty list.

For details on the ranking visit GreenerCars.org.

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