Chevrolet Spark EV and Volt Rank Among Top “Greenest” Vehicles

Feb 29, 2016 3:15 PM ET

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy released its annual comprehensive ranking of the nation’s “Greenest” vehicles. This year, two Chevrolet vehicles made the top 12 list.

The 2016 Spark EV ranked second and the 2016 Volt ranked 11th, moving up 41 places from last year. ACEEE highlighted the Volt’s “significant increases in fuel economy and its new streamlined vehicle design.”

The Spark EV features a lithium-ion battery for gas-free and tailpipe-emissions-free driving. With a total range of up to 82 miles between charges, the Spark EV gives you freedom without worrying about your charge. Averaging 128 MPGe city and 109 MPGe, the car has an EPA-estimated fuel cost savings of nearly $6,250 over five years, making it not only smart environmentally, but financially, too.

The all-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt is sleek and sporty, delivering greater range, efficiency and stronger acceleration than its previous model. It’s an electric car with a backup plan, running on electric power until seamlessly switching to gas when the battery runs low.

It has a range of up to 53 pure electric miles for an available total range of up to 420 miles with a full charge and full tank of gas.

Chevrolet and GMC also placed on the “Greener Choices” list. This list highlights vehicle models that are widely available, have automatic transmissions and are petroleum-fueled. The gas-powered Chevrolet Spark ranked fourth, the Chevrolet Trax ninth and the Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon 12th.

GM is committed to transforming transportation using a long-term, customer-centric approach.  This means building fuel-efficient vehicles and designing mobility services that fit customers’ various needs and lifestyles. We apply our efficient fundamentals strategy to all our vehicles, focusing on aerodynamicslightweight materials, advanced materials and engine technology to reduce our cars’ environmental impact and give customers a safer, more fuel efficient and fun-to-drive ride.

For the comprehensive ranking of the Greenest List for 2016 or for tips to optimize your vehicle’s efficiency on the road, visit