Bugatti Veyron gets another honor — 'meanest' car

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Manufacturers take pride in “green” cars honors and automakers like Honda, Nissan and Toyota aggressively use the accolades in various marketing and public relations campaigns.

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But not so much exotic carmakers like Bugatti and domestic truck manufacturers Ford, Dodge and Chevy. They’ve all been awarded positions on the dubious list of the “meanest” cars — the country’s biggest environmental losers.

Bugatti’s position on the top of the bad list is nothing new. It’s a notorious gas guzzler, which the Italian manufacturer doesn’t much care about since the Veyron is among the most exclusive and fastest cars made.Bugatti Veyron gets another honor — 'meanest' car 1

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Among gas guzzlers, the Veyron’s 8 mpg in city driving is the lowest average of any car and the only single-digit average.

So, while the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) just released its 14th annual environmental ratings, it also has the reverse list — the least efficient cars and trucks available in the United States

Here are the top-12 least green or “meanest” cars and trucks for 2011.

Bugatti Veyron
Chevrolet Suburban
Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab
Chevrolet/GMC G2500
Ford F-250 (FFV) (Class 2B)
Ford F-150 Raptor
Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG
Mercedes-Benz G 550
GMC Sierra K2500 (Class 2B)
Bentley Mulsanne
Bentley Continental GTC
Ford Expedition (FFV)/Lincoln Navigator (FFV).

For more information about the meanest cars of 2011, visit: www.greencars.org.

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