Top 10 Fun Green Cars

caterham 160

Can green cars also be fun? We say yes, and here are ten cars that attempt to prove that it’s possible to combine efficiency and driving enjoyment.



bmw i8

1. BMW i8

The BMW i8 is the world’s first plug-in hybrid supercar with a three-cylinder petrol engine, and it combines a top speed of 155mph with an official economy figure of 135mpg and emissions of 49g/km CO2.

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Mazda MX-5

2. Mazda MX-5

The Mazda MX-5 is lightweight and efficient; the 2-litre model is excellent, but the 1.5-litre is slightly lighter again, and so even better on twisty Welsh B-roads…

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Subaru BRZ

3. Toyota GT86/Subaru BRZ

The Toyota GT86 and Subaru BRZ are two of the most fun cars that money can buy, and they’re also a lot more efficient than a V8 supercar…

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caterham 160


Can a Caterham 160 with a design that’s almost 60 years old, skinny tyres and a three-cylinder, 660cc, 80bhp engine really offer a fun and economical driving experience? You may be surprised at the answer…

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Lotus Elise

5. Lotus Elise

Lightweight, mid-engined, direct driving experience, and, yes, efficient – that’s the Lotus Elise…

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Porsche Panamera Hybrid


The Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid has an official combined economy figure of 91.1mpg, yet it also has a top speed of 167mph. You certainly won’t see both at the same time, and you’ll probably never see 91.1mpg, but you can benefit from low company car tax and a great driving experience…

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Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid


Green Car Guide exists to look for cars that are great to drive and also efficient – this combination doesn’t happen very often, but the Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid hits the mark.

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Tesla Model S P85D

8. Tesla Model S P85D

The Tesla Model S is probably the biggest revolution in motoring in the last 100 years, as Tesla has appeared from nowhere and produced an amazing all-electric sports saloon with a range of 300 miles, 0-60mph acceleration in 3.1 seconds – and it can even seat up to 7 people.

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BMW i3

9. BMW I3

The BMW i3 is a rear-wheel drive pure electric or range-extended family hatchback, complete with BMW driving genes.

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MINI 5-door Hatch

10. MINI

The latest incarnation of the MINI delivers fun, character and refinement – along with performance and economy in the case of the 2-litre SD 5-door Hatch.

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