Next Green Car – Awards 2016 shortlist

Next Green Car Awards 2016

Winners in the Next Green Car Awards 2016 are picked from a shortlist of 40 different models, competing across 10 vehicle categories. These category winners - plus the overall title of NGC Car of the Year - will be announced on Thursday 1st December 2016.

To qualify for inclusion, the models must either have been launched and are on sale in 2016, or are available to order - apart from those in the Next Gen category. Cars are filtered by their NGC Rating, and then judged on capability, suitability for purpose, impact on its sector, and value for money, to determine the best new green cars available in 2016.

Listed by category and alphabetically by manufacturer, with the greenest model's CO2 emissions and NGC Rating shown, the Awards 2016 shortlist is as follows:

City Car shortlist 2016
Ford Ka+ – CO2 114 g/km – NGC Rating 37
Mahindra e2o – CO2 0 g/km – NGC Rating 22
Smart ForTwo Cabrio – CO2 93 g/km – NGC Rating 32
Volkswagen e-up! – CO2 0 g/km – NGC Rating 22

Supermini shortlist 2016
BMW i3 94Ah – CO2 0 g/km – NGC Rating 23
Renault Zoe Z.E. 40 – CO2 0 g/km – NGC Rating 25
Renault Clio – CO2 82 g/km – NGC Rating 28
Suzuki Baleno – CO2 94 g/km – NGC Rating 30

Small Family shortlist 2016
Fiat Tipo – CO2 90 g/km – NGC Rating 33
Hyundai Ioniq Electric – CO2 0 g/km – NGC Rating 22
Renault Megane – CO2 96 g/km – NGC Rating 32
Volvo V40 – CO2 94 g/km – NGC Rating 33

Large Family shortlist 2016
Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid – CO2 37 g/km – NGC Rating 40
Mazda 6 – CO2 107 g/km – NGC Rating 37
Toyota Mirai – CO2 0 g/km – NGC Rating 32
Toyota Prius – CO2 70 g/km – NGC Rating 27

MPV shortlist 2016
BMW 2 Series Active Tourer – CO2 46 g/km – NGC Rating 37
Citroen C4 Picasso – CO2 99 g/km – NGC Rating 33
Renault Scenic – CO2 92 g/km – NGC Rating 34
Vauxhall Zafira Tourer – CO2 119 g/km – NGC Rating 41

Crossover shortlist 2016
Kia Niro – CO2 88 g/km – NGC Rating 33
Peugeot 2008 – CO2 96 g/km – NGC Rating 33
Toyota C-HR – CO2 86 g/km – NGC Rating 32
Vauxhall Mocha X – CO2 103 g/km – NGC Rating 36

SUV shortlist 2016
Audi Q7 – CO2 48 g/km – NGC Rating 50
BMW X5 – CO2 77 g/km – NGC Rating 53
Peugeot 3008 – CO2 108 g/km – NGC Rating 37
Tesla Model X – CO2 0 g/km – NGC Rating 35

Executive shortlist 2016
BMW 3 Series – CO2 44 g/km – NGC Rating 35
BMW 7 Series – CO2 49 g/km – NGC Rating 40
Mercedes Benz E-Class – CO2 49 g/km – NGC Rating 37
Volvo S90 – CO2 116 g/km – NGC Rating 40

Sports Cabrio shortlist 2016
Audi A5 – CO2 105 g/km – NGC Rating 36
Mini Convertible – CO2 100 g/km – NGC Rating 35
Morgan EV3 – CO2 0 g/km – NGC Rating 18
Porsche Panamera – CO2 56 g/km – NGC Rating 46

Next Gen shortlist 2016
Riversimple Rasa – NGC Rating*
Smart ForTwo ED – NGC Rating*
Tesla Model 3 – NGC Rating*
VW iD – NGC Rating*

* NGC Rating to be confirmed

This year sees 80% of the models on the shortlist emit less than 100 g/km CO2 (official combined) – up from last year’s figure of almost two-thirds. Of those shortlisted models, 12 emit zero-tailpipe emissions as either EVs or Hydrogen Fuel Cell vehicles, while a further eight can run on electric power alone as PHEVs.

Combined, it means that half of the shortlist is made up of ultra low emission vehicles, which helps contribute to an average official combined CO2 figure of just 59 g/km.

Next Green Car’s unique NGC Rating – which this year is also supported by EQUA data – drives the selection process, filtering out the greenest models on the market. Other factors are then considered – including capability, impact on its sector, value for money, and suitability for purpose – before the final shortlist is drawn up.

Newly updated to incorporate information supplied by Emission Analytics’ EQUA data set, the NCG Rating is one of the most comprehensive systems around to measure the environmental impact of a vehicle. Analysing a car’s CO2 emissions, MPG, NOx and particulate emissions throughout its life cycle, the new NGC Rating now includes ‘real-world’ information gathered by Emission Analytics, further improving the NGC Rating’s accuracy.

All NGC Awards 2016 winners, plus the overall title of NGC Car of the Year, will be announced here on Thursday 1st December 2016.

Winners of the Next Green Car Awards 2016 >>

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:20th Oct 2017

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