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EV Cars

We list 2023’s most environmentally friendly cars

We select the models that have the least impact on the environment and health, and are practical and safe at the same time.

The market situation means that it is not entirely easy to assess which cars can actually be obtained within a reasonable time horizon. And together with the continued rapid increase in the number of rechargeable models on the market, it is both a pleasant and somewhat difficult challenge in producing a relevant, defined and up-to-date list.

We are aware that there is still a lot of uncertainty about how the impact of cars over the life cycle should be calculated, but we believe that our calculation method has a good enough scientific basis to be used, says Jens Strömberg, project manager for this year’s best environmentally friendly car. The Energy Agency also recommends a similar approach in its report on guidance for light vehicle energy use and carbon dioxide emissions released in early June.

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With this, we would like to emphasize that the speed at national, European and global level of developing a common standard must increase in order to be able to make the best environmental choices. That choice in itself must of course be preceded by a reasoning as to whether a new car is really needed in the household, the company or the authority.

List of the most environmentally friendly electric cars

AUDI Q4 e-tron
BYD Atto3
CUPRA BORN
DS DS3 CROSSBACK
FORD MUSTANG Mach E
HYUNDAI IONIQ 5
HYUNDAI KONA
KIA EV6
KIA NIRO EV
LEXUS UX
MAZDA MX-30
MERCEDES-BENZ EQA
MG ZS EV
NISSAN LEAF
POLESTAR Polestar 2
RENAULT MÉGANE
TESLA MODEL 3
TESLA MODEL Y
VOLKSWAGEN ID.3
VOLVO C40