GreenBuzzz is looking ahead for the most eco-friendly cars that will be released this year. Eco cars in 2014 will be a mix of electric, low emission diesel and gasoline, as well as plug-in hybrids brought to the world’s market by well known brands to show their innovations that are even more environment friendly than their previous releases. To mark vehicle innovation this year, high tech, but low emission models launched in 2014 are featured in this top 10 list. All of them are finalists of famous car contests such as the Next Green Car or Eco Car:The Next Challenge and all of them are featured in USA and UK government rankings of the most fuel efficient cars.
Audi A6 TDI
Audi’s 2014 A6 TDI shows that making the car more environmentally friendly doesn’t necessarily mean that it should influence the joy of driving. This sedan has luxury, style, comfort, on-board electronics, while carbon dioxide emissions are significantly reduced.
Volkswagen Passat BlueMotionThis midsize Passat shows the smart strategy of Volkswagen. Its fuel efficiency hints at possible future technologies that would make the vehicles more fuel efficient without resorting to hybridization. BlueMotion main concept is deactivating cylinders to turn the engine from an inline four-cylinder to a straight-twin for optimal efficiency.
Tesla Model X
Tesla Model X is the third completely electronic car produced by Tesla Motors. It stands out among others with its rear “falcon wings” that are not only functional, but add a little bonus point to the style. Fanciness aside, it is a green car with zero emissions and great performance.
Mazda 3Mazda has a vision for safe and eco-friendly cars. The Mazda 3 in 2014 is an embodiment of this concept. It is a comfortable, good looking model whose aerodynamics to acceleration and braking is one of the best in its class.
Reduced fuel emissions are good for environment, but zero emissions are much better. FIAT 500e is a car with zero emissions, because it is a 100% battery operated electric car. On top of that, this model keeps the same cool looking Italian style, while keeping a strong and smooth accelerations and aerodynamic bodywork.
Kia Soul EV
KIA Soul EV will be the first electric KIA’s car that is sold outside Korea. It stands out among the others not only because it has zero fuel emissions, but also because KIA took eco-friendliness very seriously. Not only the engine is good for environment, the plastics, foam and fabrics in its interior are made from biological materials.
Toyota Corolla LE Eco
Toyota is well known for creating efficient eco-friendly cars. Now the driving dynamics and efficiency of this compact sedan are improved. The Toyota LE Eco car in 2014 features an ECO function that moderates acceleration and optimizes the system to optimize the usage of fuel.
The quick and responsive Chevrolet Volt has won numerous Green Car awards. This year it’s even better. Its hybrid engine is even more efficient while the price is more affordable than ever. Chevrolet volt has the highest customer satisfaction rate than any of the cars General Motors has ever built for a good reason.
Ford Fusion Energi SEFord Fusion Energi SE not only has the looks, it is also one of the safest cars in the market. This family friendly car has a hybrid engine. Ford went to plug-in technology instead of pure electric cars when it turned out that it is much less resource effective. However, this strategy turned out to be successful, because this car is loved not only by people that don’t care much about the environment as well as die-hard green enthusiasts.
Honda Accord HybridHonda Accord Hybrid is definitely one of the top eco cars in 2014. It has won the Green Car of the year award because it has evolved to meet the current market that is looking for the best fuel efficiency as well as improved environmental impact. Honda Accord Hybrid not only does exactly that, it is currently the most efficient mid-size hybrid car in the market by achieving up to 50 highway miles per gallon.
We hope you liked the overview of the top 10 Eco Cars in 2014. Buckle up, drive safe and eco-friendly!