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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VW Passat Estate 1.4 TSI GTE DSG

Estate Automatic 6-speed 5 door / 5 seats
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OTR £35,545 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 2
NGC
19
MPG
166 equiv
CO2
39

VW Passat Saloon 1.4 TSI GTE DSG

Large family Automatic 6-speed 4 door / 5 seats
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OTR £33,995 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 2
NGC
19
MPG
166 equiv
CO2
39

VW e-Up! Electric Car 60kW Auto

City car Automatic 5 door / 4 seats
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OTR £20,605 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NGC
22
MPG
216 equiv
CO2
0

MAHINDRA e2o Electric Car City 31kW Auto

City car Automatic 3 door / 4 seats
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OTR £12,995 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NGC
22 est
MPG
190 equiv
CO2
0

HYUNDAI IONIQ Electric Premium Auto

Large family Automatic 5 door / 5 seats
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OTR £24,495 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NGC
22 est
MPG
222 equiv
CO2
0

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 225xe xDrive M Sport Auto

MPV Automatic 5 door / 5 seats
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OTR £31,905 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 2
NGC
22
MPG
135 equiv
CO2
49

PEUGEOT iOn Electric 47kW Auto

City car Automatic 5 door / 4 seats
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OTR £12,495 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NGC
23
MPG
194 equiv
CO2
0

BMW i3 Electric Car 127kW Auto

Supermini Automatic 5 door / 4 seats
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OTR £26,480 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NGC
23
MPG
196 equiv
CO2
0

CITROEN C-Zero Electric Car High Line 47kW Auto

City car Automatic 5 door / 4 seats
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OTR £12,495 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NGC
23
MPG
187 equiv
CO2
0

BMW 7 Series 740e Auto

Executive Automatic 8-speed 4 door / 5 seats
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OTR £68,330 Not eligible for OLEV grant
NGC
23 est
MPG
135 equiv
CO2
49

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:25th Jul 2016

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