Price: $50,000 CO2: 104g/km
Nothing new here, but you simply cannot ignore the Prius if you are talking about green automotive technology. Toyota perfected and popularised hybrid technology with this car and the latest model is the most resolved and wellrecognised in Prius history. Prius is a true hybrid that can drive just on its 1.5-litre petrol engine, just on battery for short distances or with both together. It’s a premium product to be sure: it starts at nearly $50,000 and if you really want to make a statement with the top version loaded with goodies such as solar panels on the roof, you’re up for $63,690. But no car has applied hybrid technology quite so successfully and no car makes as strong a statement about your intention to be sustainable.