25 Jul '11, 4pm

The latest Hybrid Scorecard is out - which cars came out on top?

The latest Hybrid Scorecard is out - which cars came out on top?

The Toyota Prius ranked No. 1 for environmental improvement over its non-hybrid counterparts in this year’s Hybrid Scored, recently released by the Union of Concerned Scientists. Photo: Toyota Not all hybrids are created equal. The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) released this year’s Hybrid Scorecard earlier this month, evaluating 34 hybrids for their fuel efficiency, consumer value and environmental improvement over conventional cars. According to Don Anair, senior UCS engineer and the scorecard’s author, nine of the 10 top-selling hybrids from January to April get more than 30 miles per gallon and score above average for environmental improvement and value. The good, the bad and the “hollow” The Toyota Prius ranked No. 1 in the scorecard’s environmental improvement category among non-luxury vehicles, releasing over 40 percent fewer emissions that contribute to smog a...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2011/07/25/hybrid-scorecard-best...

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