There are many cars in the world which are very much environmental friendly. When we talk about such cars we keep in mind the advantages this type of car gives to the user. All these eco-friendly cars have very minimal impact on the environment. Their engine are so designed that it emits less carbon dioxide and is very good to have. Some of these eco cars run on other forms of sources such as electrically, on battery, compressed air, fuel cell, hydrogen cell and so on. These entire vehicles have very less adverse effect on the surrounding. So here is our list of the top 10 world’s best eco cars.
10. VW Passat TDI
Our list starts with the sedan car from the German Automobile Manufacturer named as Volkswagen. This diesel sedan is at the number tenth spot in our list. This car has been praised by most of the people as this car is very efficient car if we see its economy and low emission in the long drives. Driving this car in the city will give you mileage up to 30 mpg and this can increase up to 40 mpg during the run on proper roads. This car has gas tank of about 18.5 gallon which is more than sufficient to use it on long drives. This car is a very much eco-friendly and you will surely be pleased to have it in your garage.
9. Vauxhall Ampera RE-EV
The next car in our list is Vauxhall Ampera RE-EV. This is one of the most demanded cars at the moment in various parts of the world. The car runs on battery rather than conventional source being used in other cars all over the world. But the best part is that you will get the feeling as if you are driving some conventional car. This car is equipped with 148 bhp electric motor which gives it enough power to hit the road. It is equipped with 16kWh lithium-ion battery which takes around 4 hours to get fully charged and it can run on top most speed of 100 mph.
8. Ford Focus Electric
The car at the number eighth spot is Ford Focus Electric from the Ford Motor. This car is also called by the name of Ford Focus BEV. Its production started in the year 2011 and since then it is in very high demand because of being an excellent eco car. It runs on a synchronous electric motor that has 143 bhp or says 107 kW power. It has the lithium ion battery of 23 kWh. This car from the Ford Motor is 5 door hatchback electric cars. The company has claimed that it will make modifications in its next editions and that will eventually turn out to be the best eco car available in the market.
7. Chevrolet Volt
The Chevrolet Motors which is a part of the General Motors has its car named as Chevrolet Volt in our list at the number seventh spot. The production of this car was started in the year 2010. Since then so many models of this car has been in the market. This car is assembled in Detroit, United States. Chevrolet Volt is a 5 door hatchback which is equipped with 1.4 L engine. This car has a electric motor of 74 hp. This car has a 16 kWh lithium-ion battery. This battery has been updated to 16.5 kWh in the models that has been assembled in the year 2012. This car is also known by the name of Opel Ampera and Holden Volt.
6. Lexus CT 200h
The car which is at the number sixth spot in our list of the top ten world’s best eco car is Lexus CT 200h. This car is manufactured by the Lexus which is a part of the prestigious Toyota Motors. This eco car was first manufactured in the year 2010. It is a compact car which is assembled in the company’s plant situated in Miyawaka, Japan. Its body style keeps it into the category of 5 door hatchback. It is planted with the 1.8 L I4 engine which makes it give the maximum output of 100 kW or we can also say 134 bhp. The transmission of this car is CVT.
5. Honda Civic Natural Gas
The car at the number fifth spot in our list is Honda Civic Natural Gas. The production of this car was started way back in 1998 and since then it is ruling the hearts of many people throughout the world. Its body style keeps it into the category of 4 door sedan and has a layout of FF. This car runs on the compressed natural gas commonly called as CNG. This car has the 1.6 L I4 engine and has 4 speed automatic transmissions in it. The new generation model of this car has been awarded by many automobile shows and magazines for being one of the best eco cars in the whole world.
4. Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid
The next car in our list is Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid. This car is manufactured by the well-known car manufacturing brand named as Volvo. Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid is said to be the first ever diesel plug-in hybrid car. This car runs on 2.4 L turbo diesel engine which is fitted with five cylinders. This engine gives it the capacity to produce 215 bhp. Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid is having 11.2 kWh lithium-ion batteries in it. The diesel engine and the electric motor engine give it a combined power f 285 bhp. This car was made available to the public from the mid of the year 2012.
3. Renault Fluence Z.E.
The car at the number third spot in our list is manufactured by the Renault and is known as Renault Fluence Z.E. The production of this car started in the year 2011. It is assembled in Bursa which is situated in Turkey. This compact car fits into the category of 4 door sedan. It has an electric synchronous motor of 70 kW. Renault Fluence Z.E. is fitted with a 22 kWh lithium-ion battery. The carbon dioxide emission of this car is almost zero. Due to its wonderful efficiency and high demand it has grabbed the number third spot in this list of the top ten world’s best eco cars.
2. Toyota Prius V
Toyota Prius V is at the number second spot. This is a compact MPV whose production started in the year 2011. Due to its body style it fits into the category of the 5 door minivan and has the FF layout. This car is also called as Toyota Prius α, Toyota Prius Wagon and Toyota Grand Prius +. This car has a gasoline engine of 1.8 L 2ZR-FXE I4 Dual VVT-I which gives it a power of 98 hp. The total horse power produced in this car is 134. It has 1 speed planetary gear.
1. Nissan Leaf
The best eco car at the moment in the whole world is none other than the car manufactured by Nissan which is known by the name of Nissan Leaf. This car is manufactured keeping in the present generation requirement and this is what makes it best in its category. The production of this car started in the year 2010 and it is assembled in the Nissan’s plant situated in Jan, United States and United Kingdom. This 5 door hatchback has electric motor of 80 kW which is capable enough to produce 110 hp. It has 24 kWh lithium-ion batteries in it.