Best Hybrid, Plug-in, and Electric Cars of 2020

Kia Niro, Lexus ES Hybrid, Toyota Prius Prime, Tesla Model S
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Here Are the Best Green Cars in U.S. News Rankings

With the coronavirus pandemic drastically reducing gas prices across the country, shopping for a hybrid or electric car probably isn’t a top priority. However, your bottom line isn’t the only reason to go green; Wednesday, April 22 is Earth Day, a day when renewable energy, sustainability, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions come to the fore of the public conscience. There are many ways to show you care about protecting the environment, and one of them is driving a low-emissions hybrid or electric vehicle.

Driving a hybrid used to come with some compromises, namely styling and driving dynamics, but that’s not the case anymore. More and more entrants hit the market each year, and the added competition has elevated the standards for these green machines. This slideshow highlights some of the best.

To build rankings in each of the following seven categories, we combined U.S. News overall score, starting price, gas mileage, and range data from the EPA for 64 hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric cars. The winners have the best combination of quality, value, and efficiency in their segment.

So if you’re looking to make a positive impact on Earth Day, this slideshow is a perfect place to start your search for an environmentally-friendly vehicle. Not only are these cars and SUVs good for the planet, but they also offer poised performance, admirable practicality, and plenty of advanced tech and convenience features, making them top-notch daily drivers.

Read on to see the best hybrid, plug-in, and electric cars of 2020.

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