Electric BMW i3 the Greenest Car of 2015

Kelley Blue Book has just announced its top 10 green cars of the year, and for the second year in a row the electric BMW i3 has taken the #1 spot. Jack Nerad, the executive …

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Kelley Blue Book has just announced its top 10 green cars of the year, and for the second year in a row the electric BMW i3 has taken the #1 spot.

Jack Nerad, the executive editorial director for KBB, said of the i3,

[it] 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.

Surprisingly, the Tesla Model S, of the most high-profile electric cars on the market, only landed at #6, while both Toyota and Volkswagen had two vehicles land within the top 10.

Following the i3, the rest of the list is as follows:

2. Volkswagen e-Golf
3. Nissan Leaf
4. Toyota Prius
5. Honda Accord Hybrid
6. Tesla Model S
7. Chevrolet Volt
8. Toyota Camry Hybrid
9. Ford C-Max Hybrid
10. Volkswagen Jetta TDI

3 thoughts on “Electric BMW i3 the Greenest Car of 2015”

  1. In a perfect world you can go 81 miles … my neighbour can’t get more than 60 miles … and it’s always plugged in when not in use. (Sort of like a phone … got to charge it everyday!) I’d get anxious if I went somewhere without a charge point, fearful I couldn’t drive home. As much as I’d like one, not for me.

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