Every year, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) looks into the soul of the American automobile market and figures out which vehicles are evil. This is how it comes up with a "meanest" vehicle rating. Wait, no, that's not right. In reality, ACEEE rates vehicles using Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board fuel economy data and "other specifications reported by automakers" to find both the meanest and greenest vehicles of the year. In other word
Toyota can continue to be loved by the treehugger set, while Ford is making an appearance as Public Enemy #1 when it comes to going easy on the environment, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and its annual "greenest" and "meanest" list.
For the first time in ages, the Honda Civic Natural Gas is not the "greenest" car in the U.S. This year, it's the Mitsubishi i. At least, it is according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), which takes it upon itself to rank these sorts of things.
Getting 12th place on a list of the greenest vehicles of 2011 as evaluated by ACEEE for Chevy's Volt has got GM a little upset. To add insult to injury after the list came out, they got bumped to 13th place by the Mazda 2, which was inadvertently omitted due to a mistake in vehicle emissions specifications.
Last year, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) ranked the natural gas-burning Honda Civic GX as the greenest vehicle of 2010. Well, that CNG-fed Civic, which is only available in a handful of states, has topped the charts yet again.
When most Americans think of green cars from Honda, the models that typically come to mind are the Insight and Civic Hybrids, or maybe the FCX Clarity. Few think of the natural gas-fueled Civic GX, probably because not many have ever heard of it. One group that has heard of the GX is the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) which has placed it at the top of a list the dozen greenest vehicles currently available for sale in the U.S. Again.
Are we living in the twilight years of the V8 engine? It seems possible, considering that General Motors has already canceled their newest high-tech V8 engine program and Ford is planning on a switch to EcoBoost engines for their high-end vehicles. Even performance car stalwarts such as the Camaro, Mustang and Corvette, could, some time in the near future, lose their V8 engine options. We should remember, though, that similar performance numbers can be achieved with other types of powerplants. A
The sold-out Honda Civic GX and the Volkswagen Touareg both took top honors in annual lists announced today by the American Council for an energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The trouble for Volkswagen is that their vehicle topped the list of 2008's meanest vehicles while the Honda was named the greenest vehicle of 2008 (for the fifth year in a row, mind you). Honda and Toyota each scored four of the vehicles on the Top 12 list, with Smart, Mini, Nissan and Ford each netting one. Last year, no Ame
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released its annual list of greenest cars with the Honda Civic GX (powered by natural gas) at the top. Following the GX on the list are, in order, the Toyota Prius, the Honda Civic Hybrid, the Nissan Altima Hybrid and the Toyota Yaris. If you're thinking that's a pretty Asia-centric there, you're right. And that's not all. The ACEEE (don't you just want to put an exclamation point after that name?) releases Top 12 lists, and all of the
This article in the Christian Science Monitor reports on a recent study conducted by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) which examines the environmental benefits and costs of a plug-in hybrid when compared to a conventional hybrid. According to their figures, the results aren't as plainly evident as you may have thought.
Previously we listed the 10 most environmentally-friendly vehicles as determined by Forbes magazine. Now we go to the smoggy side to find the 12 worst polluters. Our source, this time, is the Green Book issued by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).