Next Green Car Approved Cars 2016

Best green cars 2016The Next Green Car Approved models in the following list have been independently selected by Next Green Car as the best green cars available as new in the UK.

The Approved list is designed to help car buyers identify high quality green cars by providing a simple, visual way to identify the best green vehicles by class.

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Rating
MPG
Combined
MPG
Equivalent
CO2
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MITSUBISHI Outlander PHEV 2.0 GX5h Auto

SUV Automatic 5 door / 5 seats
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OTR £38,454 incl. grant
NGC
21
MPG
157 equiv
CO2
42

TOYOTA Prius 1.8 VVT-i Active CVT

Large family Continuously Variable 5 door / 5 seats
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OTR £23,295
NGC
27 est
MPG
97 est
CO2
70

TOYOTA Prius 1.8 VVT-i Active (TRK) CVT

Large family Continuously Variable 5 door / 5 seats
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OTR £23,295
NGC
27 est
MPG
97 est
CO2
70

TOYOTA Yaris 1.5 VVT-i Active Hybrid CVT

Supermini Continuously Variable 5 door / 5 seats
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OTR £15,295
NGC
27 est
MPG
86 est
CO2
75

NISSAN Leaf Electric Car Acenta 30kWh Auto

Small family Automatic 5 door / 5 seats
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OTR £24,490 incl. grant
NGC
28
MPG
169 equiv
CO2
0

TOYOTA Prius 1.8 VVT-i Business Edition Plus CVT

Large family Continuously Variable 5 door / 5 seats
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OTR £25,995
NGC
29 est
MPG
89 est
CO2
76

FIAT 500 0.9 TwinAir Pop Star 85HP Dualogic

City car Semi-automatic 5-Speed 3 door / 4 seats
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OTR £13,815
NGC
29
MPG
74
CO2
88

FIAT 500C 0.9 TwinAir Pop Star 85HP Dualogic

City car Semi-automatic 5-Speed 3 door / 4 seats
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OTR £16,465
NGC
29
MPG
74
CO2
88

RENAULT Clio 1.5 dCi Iconic Nav 90

Supermini Manual 5 door / 5 seats
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OTR £18,075
NGC
30 est
MPG
88 est
CO2
85

SMART fortwo coupe 1.0 edition black 71hp start/stop

City car Manual 5-speed 2 door / 2 seats
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OTR £12,715
NGC
30 est
MPG
73 est
CO2
93

Next Green Car Approved selection criteria

Next Green Car Approved models are selected using the following selection criteria:

1. Approved models must have a low Next Green Car Rating as compared to other models in their vehicle class – the NGC Rating expresses the environmental impact of a car as a score between 0 and 100 – the lower the score, the less the environmental impact.

2. As the NGC Ratings tend to increase with vehicle size, models are considered for approval within each vehicle class (size). Some of the larger vehicle classes do not have any Approved cars, but we hope this will change over time!

3. In addition to having a low NGC Rating, approved models must also perform highly according to the following criteria: build quality, driver and pedestrian safety, and be fit-for-purpose. These criteria tend to exclude 'quadricycles' and after-market conversions.

4. In general, the Approved model list is used to highlight the greenest high-quality models in each model range (e.g. Ford Focus). However, estate, saloon and cabriolet models, or 3- and 5-door variants, can all be Approved even if they have different NGC Ratings.

5. Models may also be considered for Approval if they are particularly innovative from an environmental perspective - e.g. use a new type of power-train which is likely to become widely used.

6. Next Green Car Approved models are approved for a particular calendar year (e.g. 2015) and the Approved list is updated monthly on a rolling basis.

Approved cars can be identified throughout the site with the Approved logo tick (as shown).

If you do not find the car you are looking for on the Approved list shown above please use the new car search to browse all cars.

Ben Lane

Author:Ben Lane
Date Updated:10th Feb 2016

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