Toy­ota Prius

Price: $50,000 CO2: 104g/km

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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.

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