E&E News: Cleanest hybrids beat EVs on emissions — study

David Iaconangelo
E&E News
January 23, 2020

Hybrids largely beat out all-electrics in a new ranking of the most “environmentally friendly” cars, even as some automakers signal a turn away from hybrids for the future of their business.

The scorecard, published yesterday by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), found that of the 12 cars that produced the least greenhouse gas emissions, nine of them were hybrids, compared to three all-electric models. Hybrids also constituted four of the top five vehicles on the list.

Eric Junga, a senior research analyst for transportation at ACEEE, attributed that to improvements in hybrids’ efficiency.

“They’ve really pushed their fuel economy up quite a bit,” he said.

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