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.
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).
The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy and it's consumer organization, GreenerCars.com, have released their 2006 Green Book, giving consumers truly useful information about the environmental impact of cars they may be thinking about buying. Unlike other rankings, which value innovation and an American design, the Green Book focuses solely on emissions and fossil fuel use, giving each car a green score that buyers can easily rank. It's not surprising that the top five is completely