Top 10 Worst Vehicles for the Environment

Top 10 Worst Vehicles for the Environment

Not Nice to Mother Nature

Newton’s third law says that for every action, there is a reaction. You might have seen the list of the 10 greenest cars of 2015 on AutoGuide.com earlier this week. While Newton’s third law doesn’t exactly apply here, you get the idea.

This ranking comes from GreenerCars.org, a site that analyzes the fuel economy, emissions and environmental impact from the manufacturing of vehicles. After combining that information, the site comes up with a “Green Score.” This ranking is about the vehicles that are the “meanest” to the environment. Naturally, the ranking is full of big trucks and fast exotics; essentially purpose built vehicles, but that doesn’t mean they’re exempt from being criticized for their poor environmental record.

[Source: Greenercar.org]

  • smartacus

    Now is a good time for a reminder of Autoguide’s own Article explaining MPG.
    After 100 miles;40MPG vs 41MPG is 7.68oz, almost filling a standard Styrofoam cup.
    After 100 miles; 10MPG vs 11MPG is115.2oz, almost filling a standard Styrofoam cup+ one 7-Eleven Super Big Gulp + one Double Gulp (7.2 oz + 44 +64)

  • smartacus

    *after 10,000 miles; that’s 96 cups of coffee vs three 30 Gallon Rubbermaid buckets

  • Vojt Barys

    One of the meanest cars by far; Chevrolet Express 2500.

  • Jonny_Vancouver

    In this day and age it’s not even difficult anymore to build powerful, efficient powertrains that are also good for the environment. I’m disappointed by the devil may care attitude that this article is written in too. If you’re rich enough to be able to afford any of the exotic cars mentioned, the more you should care about the environment and setting a good example. We need to set new standards about what is acceptable from manufacturers and what good clean performance is, even what we consider cool. I am all for technology that let’s us have our cake and eat it too, and I think everyone should be too.

  • Michael

    Why is Gas Mileage the only factor here? Everyone that is human knows building those battery packs for EV’s hurts the environment worse than a gasoline vehicle despite its gas mileage after 14 years of driving. So you need to drive a EV for 14 years on the first set of batteries to equal the destructive power of a gasoline powered car. Pretty impressive…only the blind think EV is better. They are better gas mileage but they destroy the environment during the build process.

  • Michael

    “all-electric vehicles cause 86 percent more deaths from
    air pollution than do cars powered by regular gasoline. Coal produces 39
    percent of the country’s electricity, according to the Department of
    Energy.” – Department of Energy…

  • Robin Banks

    What’s that in deciliters per hectare?

  • smartacus

    0.0146155 dL/ha
    0.0132855 dL/ha
    0.0036538 dL/ha
    0.0035647 dL/ha

  • Robin Banks

    Yeah, that’s what I thought.

  • smartacus

    or
    29.23 eyedrops / ha
    26.57 eyedrops / ha
    7.3 eyedrops / ha
    7.13 eyedrops / ha

  • Brian

    Yeah, but how many miles actually get put on a Veyron?

    There are people like me that would drive it all the time but the people that own them are just using them as investments. (Similar mileage comment for the Aventador as well.)

  • Robin Banks

    U.S. or Imperial eyedrops?

  • smartacus

    Just the standard 50 μL eyedrop size.

  • Fred

    All of which are usually owned by rich elite democrats like Al Gore, who preaches climate change and owns expensive fossil fuel machines an mansions that use more fossil fuel in 1 months than the average single family home in 1 yr.