FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., February 13, 2020 - The 2020 Hyundai IONIQ Electric and the Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid Blue model were named to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE) list of “Greenest Vehicles of 2020.” In the growing, competitive green vehicle segment, each Hyundai vehicle’s life-time environmental impact was analyzed by ACEEE, scoring among a select group of standouts.
“Hyundai’s global commitment to sustainability means meeting the needs of drivers who require highly efficient, low-emissions vehicles,” said Scott Margason, director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “We are proud to have two of our vehicles make such a prominent list in the increasingly competitive green vehicle segment.”
The 2020 Greenest Vehicles list specifies the 12 most environmentally-friendly nameplates available to consumers this model year. The Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid Blue model earned a Green Score of 66, tied for the highest on this year’s rankings. The IONIQ Electric was tied for third with a 65 Green Score. Only the top-scoring configuration of each nameplate is included in this list. Scores are based on the environmental damage index, from a life-cycle analysis that take into account the cost of emissions from driving, manufacturing, and eventual recycling of the vehicles.
Since its launch in 2016, IONIQ has been the world’s first car planned from the start to offer three electrified powertrains - hybrid, plug-in hybrid and full electric. It was also Hyundai’s first alternative fuel vehicle engineered to provide outstanding efficiency while being fun-to-drive.
The 2020 Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid Blue has a starting price of $23,000.
The 2020 Hyundai IONIQ Electric has a starting price of $33,045.