The Hyundai Ioniq Electric received the top green car score from the American Council. It took home the Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)'s annual Greenest vehicle award.
The news came as a shock to plenty of fans as the Ioniq Electric beat BMW's i3 in the first place. Hyundai's was slightly cleaner with 0.78 points on the environmental damage index (EDX). On the other hand, the BMW i3 had 0.80 EDX.
Both electric cars did tie at 64 in green scores. The ACEEE chose only the top 12 eco-friendly cars for this year.
It was all based on green scores calculated with the EDX. The EDX does not only measure pollution coming from the distribution of fuel that powers the vehicle and the vehicle tailpipe emissions, but it also measures the pollution coming from vehicle manufacturing and production.
According to reports, the Hyundai Ioniq Electric boasts a fuel economy certification of 191 kilometers per full charge. It offers three options for potential buyers - Hybrid, Electric and the Plug-In Hybrid. The models will arrive at the United States dealership within the month.
The Hyundai Ioniq Electric price starts at $23,035 for the hybrid model. This price already includes freight fee. It is cheaper than the Toyota Prius, removing as much as $2,500 on the price.
The price for its hybrid electric and all-electric models was revealed by Hyundai on Tuesday. The blue trim model of the Ioniq hybrid is the cheapest. It has an EPA-estimated fuel mileage rating of 58 miles per gallon. On the other hand, the all-electric model of the Hyundai Ioniq Electric can be purchased at $30,33h before federal or state tax incentives.
The Hyundai Ioniq Electric hybrid is available this month while the all-electric version is currently in production. It will be available in April. According to Hyundai, the plug-in version will be available in the fourth quarter at all U.S. dealerships.