Kelley Blue Book’s Best Green Cars 2015

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Gayle Anderson begins a series of EARTH DAY REPORTS in Irvine, where the editors of Kelley Blue Book have selected the 10 BEST GREEN CARS OF 2015.

Hand-selected by the expert editors at Kelley Blue Book www.kbb.com, the only vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the automotive industry, reports the top spot on this annual list for the second year in a row is the all-electric BMW i3.

Each year the KBB.com editors compile a list of the most efficient vehicles available and then pick 10 standouts featuring a variety of price ranges and powertrains.  More than just a compilation of the most fuel-efficient vehicles, the list includes a wide variety of standouts, each with its own appealing mix of efficiency, practicality and price.  With more environmental-focused models available every year, choosing the 10 best among the pack is proving to be a challenging task.

“The list of ‘green’ vehicle standouts continues to blossom, and with strict Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) requirements coming down the pipeline, auto manufacturers are making stronger advancements each year in creating more environmentally friendly vehicles,” said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book.  “Topping this list for the second year in a row is the BMW i3 - an electric car that can sprint to 60 mph in just over 7 seconds, and is made in a factory powered entirely by four wind turbines.  And if 81 miles of electric range doesn’t work for you, the i3 can be had with a small gas generator that lets you go as far as there are gas stations.”

KBB.com’s 10 Best Green Cars of 2015:

  • BMW i3
  • Volkswagen e-Golf
  • Nissan Leaf
  • Toyota Prius
  • Honda Accord Hybrid
  • Tesla Model S
  • Chevrolet Volt
  • Toyota Camry Hybrid
  • Ford C-Max Hybrid

10) Volkswagen Jetta TDI

To see KBB.com’s full editorial commentary for the 10 Best Green Cars of 2015, including fuel economy and range information for each model, pricing information, vehicle photography and more, click HERE.

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About Kelley Blue Book 

Founded in 1926, Kelley Blue Book, The Trusted Resource®, is the only vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the automotive industry.  Each week the company provides the most market-reflective values in the industry on its top-rated website KBB.com, including its famous Blue Book® Trade-In Values and Fair Purchase Price, which reports what others are paying for new and used cars this week.  The company also provides vehicle pricing and values through various products and services available to car dealers, auto manufacturers, finance and insurance companies, and governmental agencies.  Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com ranked highest in its category for brand equity by the 2014 Harris Poll EquiTrend® study and has been named Online Auto Shopping Brand of the Year for three consecutive years.  Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc. is a Cox Automotive company.

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