The Prius C is a fun-sized version of the best-known and best-quality hybrid on the market today. Its small size won’t be for everyone, but those who only need a small car won’t walk away disappointed.
The 2013 VW Jetta is a great choice for someone who enjoys driving, needs high MPGs, and isn’t interested in the TDI model. It’s a spicy solution to an otherwise bland category of cars, but at the expense of its fuel economy.
The M35h is different, and in a good way. It’s remarkably efficient, using technology that actually makes a difference to fuel economy rather than sounding impressive in a brochure and it’s fast, too.
Aggressively priced and engaging to drive, the ForTwo Electric Drive exists as a bridge between the worlds of utilitarian electric mobility (Renault’s Twizy) and more considered electric cars that aim to replace conventional vehicles (the Nissan LEAF).
The Volt is the same but different – it offers us something innovative and environmentally sound whilst staying true to our vision of what a car should be. Drawbacks exist, however. The petrol generator is too coarse and the interior is, to put it bluntly, tawdry for such an expensive car.
The Twizy is a brilliant breath of fresh air (metaphorically and literally) for urban electromobility. A tiny physical footprint, zero tailpipe emissions and an accessible price stand it in good stead.
Expensive? Yes, but worth every penny. The Tesla Roadster 2.5 Sport is one of the most advanced, most expeditious and most enjoyable cars you can buy for the road. That it achieves all of this is impressive, but that it does it whilst emitting zero emissions is nothing short of incredible.