So you want to do your part and help the world be a better, cleaner place. Your conscience is riding on your for contributing to global warming each time you crank over your gas-guzzler. You want to do the right thing, but you're just not willing to give up your beautiful car in the name of saving a few emissions. Forgive yourself for putting materialism before humanitarianism, because now you can have both. That's right, you can still zoom around town in a hot ride, there's no rule that says they have to look geeky.
The UK's Telegraph rounded up a list of the sexiest eco-friendly cars on the market. Check out their top picks:
Convertible: Audi A4 2.0 Tdi, £27,005, 44.1mpg.
Estate: Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion, around £19,000, 55.3mpg. On sale this winter.
Executive: BMW 530d SE, £34,635, 44.1mpg.
Luxury: BMW Hydrogen 7, £92,000, 15 miles per kg of hydrogen, 20.6mpg of petrol. Five examples will be leased out to UK customers this year.
MPV: Vauxhall Zafira 1.9CDTi120, from £17,250, 47.1mpg.
Saloon: Skoda Octavia 1.9 TDI, from £13,585, 44.8mpg.
Small Hatchback: Honda Civic five-door 2.2CDTi, from £15,130, 53.3mpg.
Sports: Honda Insight hybrid, around £10,000 used, 83.1mpg.
Supercar: oh come on, the whole point about a supercar is that it destroys the planet. If pushed we will opt for Volkswagen's one-litre experimental car capable of 292mpg, and valued at £2 million.
Supermini: Volkswagen Bluemotion Polo, £11,900, 72mpg. On sale this summer.
SUV/4x4: Fiat Panda 1.2 4x4 £9,495, 42.8mpg.
Alternative fuel/electric: Honda Civic hybrid, £16,300, 61.4mpg.
Special mention to: Tesla/Lotus Elise, 250-mile range on full charge, around £60,000, on sale 2008.
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The Most Eco-Friendly Cars
- By: BiancaAug 15, 2007