Best Hybrid and Electric Cars of 2018

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Here Are the Best Green Cars in U.S. News Rankings

Sunday is Earth Day, a day when people across the globe celebrate their commitment to environmental protection. There are many ways to show you care about protecting our planet, and one of them is driving a low-emissions, eco-friendly hybrid or electric vehicle.

These green machines have a reputation for unsightly styling and boring driving dynamics, but given the influx of new entrants into the market over the past five years, there are now more genuinely desirable options than ever before. This slideshow highlights some of the best.

To build rankings in each of the six categories, we combined U.S. News overall score, starting price, gas mileage, and range data from the EPA for 58 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 boost your green cred this Earth Day by bringing home an environmentally friendly vehicle, this slideshow is a perfect place to start your search. Not only do these cars and SUVs benefit the planet’s health; they’re also a joy to drive or ride in, and they may even draw an envious look or two from neighbors or passersby.

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