- Apr 11, 2007
Union of Concerned Scientists votes Honda country's greenest car maker
Their UCS study, called Automaker Rankings 2007: The Environmental Performance of Car Companies, examined the emissions from every car made by eight car makers, representing 96% of cars and trucks sold in the US. The report lauds Honda for achieving the better-than-average smog scores in every class, while Toyota, which came in second, was praised for being the only manufacturer to improve its global warming performance every year since 2001. (Honda's environmentally-themed F1 team was left out of the study.) Of the eight automakers studied, The Big Three came in as the last three, with DaimlerChrysler earning the UCS's Rusty Tailpipe award as the dirtiest automaker.