CT 200h tops a number of “other” more fuel efficient Toyota hybrids?
Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG
- Aug 26, 2012
2012 Toyota Yaris Hybrid - < $23,759 USD including taxes and a staggering 67.2 mpgUS combined on the NEDC. 50 mpgUS here of course.
Toyota has downsized its Hybrid Synergy Drive for the Yaris hybrid by combining the new 1.5L I4 with VVTi engine with a more compact electric motor, transaxle, inverter and battery pack. The result is a system that is 20 percent lighter than that used in Prius. And of course on a CO2 emissions basis, it’s the “best in the world!”
The EU is not just expecting but mandating a manufacturers fleet to achieve CO2 emissions of 95g/km by 2020. Fortunately there are over 30 European automobiles available to the public that can best that figure today.
The top scorer belongs to a NG powered VW eco up! with a number of Toyota hybrids following up in the top 10.
The Traffic Club of Germany, or VCD, is a non-profit organization promoting environmentally and socially sustainable mobility. The organization first published its Environmental Car List in 1989. The evaluation criteria for the report is based on the following factors: 60% CO2 emissions; 20% noise pollution; 15% harmful emissions (e.g. particulate matters, NO2, NOx); and 5% environmental impact (e.g. NOx).
Toyota and Lexus vehicles took six out of the top 10 spots as the most environmentally friendly vehicles in the recently published Environmental Car List. The Lexus CT 200h came in second overall joined by five Toyota models, including the iQ, Yaris Hybrid, Auris Hybrid, Prius and Prius+.
In the “Compact Class” category, the Lexus CT 200h came in first scoring 7.83 in the report’s ranking, while the current generation Toyota Auris Hybrid placed second with 7.33.
The Toyota Prius and the recently launched seven-seater Toyota Prius+ placed first and second respectively in the “Family Car” category. In the same category, Toyota Verso-S 1.4 D-4D came in joint eighth with a score of 5.95.
Toyota’s latest addition to the Prius Family, the Prius+ also placed first in the category for seven-seater models with a score of 7.38.
Launched earlier this year, and built in France, the Toyota Yaris Hybrid took joint top spot for most environmentally friendly vehicles in terms of straight up CO2 emissions at just 79 g/km. The other vehicle was again the NG powered VW eco up! The Lexus CT 200h continues to perform well from last year’s result, coming in at joint sixth with CO2 emissions of just 87 g/km.
Lowest CO2 emissions
|1||VW eco up!||8.03|
|2||Lexus CT 200h||7.83|
|4||Toyota iQ 1.0 VVT-i||7.43|
|6||Toyota Auris Hybrid||7.33|
|7||Toyota Yaris Hybrid||7.23|
|8||Nissan Pixo 1.0||7.03|
|-||Honda Jazz Hybrid||6.98|
|Place||Vehicle||CO2 Emissions (g/km) |
|1||Toyota Yaris Hybrid||79|
|-||VW eco up! ||79|
|3||Hyundai i20 blue 1.1 CRDi||84|
|4||Kia Rio 1.1 CRDi ISG||85|
|5||smart fortwo coupe 40 kW cdi||86|
|6||Citroen C3 e-Hdi 70 Airdream EGS||87|
|-||Citroen DS3 e-Hdi 70 Airdream EGS||87|
|-||Ford Fiesta 1.6 TDCi ECOnetic||87|
|-||Lexus CT 200h||87|
|-||Peugeot 208 e-Hdi FAP 68 EGS5||87|
|-||VW Polo 1.2 TDI BlueMotion||87|
Although we do not have access to any of the small European super diesels, the Toyota hybrids are here today in the form of the c, Prius hatch, v and CT200h and they all do quite nicely if I do say so myself.