Association Puts Toyota Yaris at the Top

The Toyota Yaris has been named Green Car of the Year 2008 by the Environmental Transport Association. The least green car is the Dodge SRT-10 sports car. The announcements come ahead of the start of Green Transport Week (June 14-22).

The Environmental Transport Association has looked at more than 1,300 models of car currently on sale in Britain and examined their power, emissions, fuel efficiency, and even the amount of noise they produce to create the definitive guide to buying the greenest vehicle.

The Car Buyers' Guide was first published by the ETA in 1992 in response to requests from its growing membership and has since become the environmental benchmark for the car industry and the public, championing the greenest cars in Britain.

The results are as follows:

Category Winners
Super Mini
Toyota Yaris
Small Family
Honda Civic Hybrid
Small MPV
Renault Modus
Citroën C1
Large Family
BMW 3 Series 320d
Vauxhall Tigra, MY2008 2-door Convertible
Peugeot 207 SW Outdoor
BMW 5 Series 520d Saloon
Off road

Toyota RAV4

JAGUAR XJ 2.7L Diesel Saloon

Andrew Davis, director at the Environmental Transport Association, said: "With the increasing costs of motoring and the threat to the environment there has never been a more important time to choose greener cars."

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