Posted on May 06, 2011 | Comments 0
The cars in our days seem to be able to do everything, they almost drive themselves, but there are some things that seem to be impossible for them, and one extremely important thing is being eco-friendly.
While we might think that this is an important concept for people, there are still numerous persons who are willing to make a financial effort to get ‘monster’ cars.
One of them is Bugatti Veyron. This is said to be the fastest car in the market, but in the same time it is the most polluting for the environment. It takes less than three seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph.
This supercar got a Green score of 19, while the highest scoring 2011 car, the Honda Civic GX got 54 points. The only good news is that the car is way too expensive to be bought by many people.
Another monster that the green people have to look out for is the Chevrolet Suburban K2500. This car got a slightly higher green Score than the Bugatti Veyron, 20 points.
Also in this case people might have a problem with the sum of money they would have to spend on their car, because those who fill the tank once a week might have to spend about $8000 yearly only on fuel. At this sum of money it might be more efficient to get a Prius.
The Dodge couldn’t miss from the list either. In this case the Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab made it to the black list and this is one of those four pickup trucks that appear on it. In this case also the score is 20.
The same score has been earned by the Chevrolet/GMC G2500 Cargo Van. Truth is that usually these cars are used more on the highway than in the city, and they are pumping toxic gases into the air as they go by.
Nonetheless there is some good news as well. There are some eco-friendlier alternatives, like Ford Transit Connect Electric Cargo Van.
Ford also managed to create a monster this year. The F-250 model got the score of 20 and the interesting thing about this model is that the potential customers hardly find the fuel efficiency rating of the truck.
On the other hand they will be able to find videos comparing this model to its competitors the Chevy Silverado and Dodge Ram. The customers shouldn’t let themselves fooled by the FFV designation.
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