Top 12 Greenest and Meanest vehicles of 2007, as defined by ACEEE

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 greenest cars this year were made by Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Kia or Hyundai. Not a single domestic or European automaker to be seen. (the full list is here).

ACEEE also released a companian list this week, where greenest is replaced by meanest (as in, meanest to the environment) and, surprise, surprise, Asian automakers fail to make an appearance at all. The top (worst) spot was nabbed by the Volkswagen Touareg, followed by the Mercedes-Benz GL320 CDI, the Lamborghini Murcielago, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Bentley Arnage RL in the Worst Five. As for cars you're likely to see in your neighbor's driveway, the Ford F-250, Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab and Lincoln Navigator took up 10th-12th place.

Who wants to bet that the Tesla Roadster tops the "greenest" list next year?

[Source: ACEEE]

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