Greenest cars

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy's 10th annual "Greenest Cars" list includes only vehicles from Asian manufacturers. "When you look at the specs that matter, it's fair to say the imports have Detroit's number," said ACEEE analyst James Kliesch.

Nissan Altima Hybrid
Nissan Altima Hybrid
Engine: 1.3-liter 4-cylinder
Transmission: Continuously variable automatic
Fuel: Gasoline
City mpg: 42
Highway mpg: 36
Green score: 48
The new Altima Hybrid is Nissan's first hybrid vehicle. It is currently available for sale only in California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Civic GX

Prius

Civic Hybrid

Altima Hybrid

Toyota Yaris

Corolla

Camry Hybrid

Fit

Rio

Accent

Elantra

Civic

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ACEEE's "Green Score" is based on tailpipe emissions as well as pollution created in manufacturing the vehicle. Pollution from manufacturing is estimated based on the vehicle's weight. The average vehicle's "Green Score" is 30.

Disposal of hybrid batteries does not pose an environmental issue, said James Kliesch. Research Associate for ACEEE.

"It's generally agreed that batteres in [non plug-in] hybrids are going to last the life of the vehicle," he said

When the vehicle is eventually disposed of, the battery will almost certainly be recycled because of the high value of the nickel it contains, he said.

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