Next Green Car Approved Cars 2020

Best green cars 2020The 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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UNITI One 12 kWh 50kW Auto

City car 3 door / 3 seats
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OTR £16,200 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NGC
10
MPG
316 equiv
CO2
0

RENAULT Twizy Expression 13kW Auto

Quadricycle 0 door / 2 seats
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OTR £10,990 +£45/mth battery lease
NGC
15 est
MPG
211 equiv
CO2
0

RENAULT Twizy Cargo Electric Van 13kW Auto

Quadricycle 0 door / 1 seats
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OTR £7,795 +£45/mth battery lease
NGC
18 est
MPG
211 equiv
CO2
0

SKODA CITIGOe iV SE 61kW Auto

City car 5 door / 4 seats
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OTR £17,455 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NGC
18
MPG
204 equiv
CO2
0

VW e-up! 61kW Auto

City car 5 door / 4 seats
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OTR £20,195 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NGC
18
MPG
199 equiv
CO2
0

SMART EQ fortwo coupe passion advanced 60kW Auto

Sports cabrio 2 door / 2 seats
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OTR £17,350 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
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18
MPG
181 equiv
CO2
0

BMW i3 120Ah Auto

Supermini 5 door / 4 seats
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OTR £32,350 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NGC
19
MPG
193 equiv
CO2
0

RENAULT Kangoo Crew Van Z.E 33 LL 21 i-Maxi 44kW Auto

Small Vans 5 door / 5 seats
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OTR £32,911 +£60/mth battery lease Including OLEV grant
NGC
19 est
MPG
196 equiv
CO2
0

SEAT Mii Electric 61kW Auto

City car 5 door / 4 seats
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OTR £19,800 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NGC
19
MPG
178 equiv
CO2
0

SMART EQ forfour passion advanced 60kW Auto

City car 5 door / 4 seats
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OTR £17,785 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NGC
19
MPG
173 equiv
CO2
0

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.

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:30th Mar 2020

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