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Kelley Blue Book Editors Select Standout Environmentally Conscious New Rides, Choose BMW i3 No. 1

IRVINE, Calif., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for Earth Day, eco-friendly drivers in the market for a new car can learn about the 10 Best Green Cars of 2014, hand-selected by the expert editors at Kelley Blue Book, the only vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the automotive industry.  Taking the top spot on this annual list for 2014 is the all-new, all-electric BMW i3. 

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Each year the editors compile a list of the most efficient vehicles available and then pick 10 standouts featuring a variety of price ranges and powertrains.  More than just a compilation of the most fuel-efficient vehicles, the list also takes into account production methods and recyclability, and the editors try to seek vehicles appropriate for varying lifestyles. With more environmental-focused models available every year, choosing the 10 best among the pack is proving to be a challenging task.

"Each year both the quantity and quality of 'green' cars is improving, offering a growing number of choices for environmentally friendly buyers at a wider range of prices," said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book's  "The all-new BMW i3 is our top pick this year.  Built at an ecologically friendly plant, the i3 is offered in all-electric and gasoline-assisted range-extender versions, and it features an ultra-light carbon-fiber body to help squeeze maximum range from its battery pack.  Its interior boasts plenty of recycled materials and door panels formed from visible natural fibers."'s 10 Best Green Cars of 2014


2014 Model-Year Vehicle


BMW i3


Nissan Leaf


Toyota Prius


Honda Accord Hybrid


Tesla Model S


Chevrolet Volt


Ford C-Max Hybrid


Honda Civic CNG


Lexus ES 300h


Volkswagen Jetta TDI

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Founded in 1926, Kelley Blue Book, The Trusted Resource®, is the only vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the automotive industry.  Each week the company provides the most market-reflective values in the industry on its top-rated website, including its famous Blue Book® Trade-In and Suggested Retail Values, and Fair Purchase Price, which reports what others are paying for new cars this week.  The company also provides vehicle pricing and values through various products and services available to car dealers, auto manufacturers, finance and insurance companies, and governmental agencies.  Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc. is a subsidiary of AutoTrader Group, which includes, vAuto, VinSolutions and HomeNet Automotive.  AutoTrader Group is a majority-owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises.

Kelley Blue Book Logo. 10 Best Green Cars of 2014: The all-new, all-electric BMW i3 will scoot to 60 mph in just over 7 seconds and is built at a plant powered completely by four wind turbines. Inside, the i3 features naturally tanned leather, plenty of recycled materials and door panels formed from visible natural fibers. 10 Best Green Cars of 2014: With room for five and a straightforward interior, the Nissan Leaf is also one of the most practical electric cars. 10 Best Green Cars of 2014: The Toyota Prius remains the best-seller, offering a still magical mix of size, price, amenities and 50-mpg fuel economy.


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