• Green NCAP releases first results of 2024: Family Cars go Green

    1st February 2024

    Today, Green NCAP releases its first results for 2024, and the year starts with impressive Green Stars in the Large Family and Small Family categories. As with 2023, Chinese and Electric cars loom large in the line-up, delivering high scores in their environmental performance. For this release, Green NCAP made assessments on…

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  • Green NCAP announces Category Winners for 2023

    18th January 2024

    Today, Green NCAP releases its Category Winners of 2023 so consumers can make an environmentally conscious choice in the segment that best suits their personal needs. The ORA Funky Cat or soon to be named GWM ORA 03 made a noteworthy impression scoring top marks in the Small Family Car and Full…

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  • Green NCAP proves all powertrains need greener objectives

    23rd November 2023

    Today, Green NCAP releases the assessment results of seven vehicles with a range of powertrains: three electric vehicles from Tesla, Renault, and MG, three hybrid cars from Mazda, Mitsubishi, and Alfa Romeo, and one purely petrol-powered car from BMW, all recently introduced onto the European market. The results of these vehicles…

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  • Who’s the Greenest of Them All? Green NCAP Launches New Life Cycle Assessment Award

    19th October 2023

    Today, Green NCAP launches the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) award to highlight five-star cars with the lowest impact on the climate over their complete vehicle life.  This is the first time that the organisation rewards cars based on their Life Cycle Assessment results.  Four cars have been given the LCA…

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  • Five Stars for Chinese Electric Carmakers but not all that Shines is Electric

    21st September 2023

    Today, Green NCAP releases results for two new Chinese electric cars, one from BYD and another from ORA, which have both been recently introduced onto the European market. These two vehicles achieve Green NCAP’s top scores in the assessment. Green NCAP also releases new results for vehicles with diesel and petrol…

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  • Green NCAP: Carmakers hot up on Green Goals

    15th June 2023

    Today, Green NCAP releases results that illustrate the progress of electric vehicle technology, as well as the emissions control of petrol and diesel cars that still account for a substantial part of the present-day fleet.  The cars tested are Volkswagen ID.5, BMW 2 Series Coupé, Dacia Sandero Stepway, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and…

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  • Volkswagen T-Roc becomes the cleanest petrol car tested

    27th April 2023

    Today, Green NCAP announces the ratings for six cars: the new Nissan Ariya and Renault Austral, the Volkswagen T-Roc, Volvo XC40, the Ford Fiesta and the new Hyundai STARIA. Tests reveal that the Volkswagen T-Roc achieved the Highest Clean Air Index of all petrol and diesel cars that Green NCAP…

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  • Green NCAP: the size of your car does matter

    23rd March 2023

    Today, Green NCAP releases the results of the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of greenhouse gas emissions and primary energy demand of the cars tested in 2022. Green NCAP tested 34 cars with different powertrain types: battery electric, hybrid electric, conventional petrol and diesel, and one vehicle, the Ford Puma, that…

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  • Green NCAP’s Best Car of 2022: Dacia Spring

    2nd February 2023

    Green NCAP delivers results to consumers about the environmental performance of today’s cars and promotes vehicles with the lowest impact through a star-rating system. Today, Green NCAP announces that the overall winner of 2022 – the car with the lowest impact on the environment – is the Dacia Spring. Equipped…

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  • Green NCAP announces new member DEKRA

    19th January 2023

    Today, Green NCAP announces that DEKRA - Germany’s largest vehicle inspection company is joining the Green NCAP programme. Both organisations share common goals and a commitment to promote the development of cars that are clean, energy efficient and cause as little harm to the environment as possible. DEKRA will also…

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  • Green NCAP reveals the positive impact of the alternative fuel bioethanol on greenhouse gas emissions

    15th December 2022

    Today, Green NCAP releases the ratings of six cars: the Kia Sportage 1.6 T-GDI equipped with a 48V mild-hybrid system; the Mercedes‑Benz T‑Class T180; the Land Rover Range Rover D350; Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost Mild Hybrid and finally the Ford Puma 1.0 EcoBoost Flexifuel, which Green NCAP tested with two…

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  • Green NCAP launches unique Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Tool for Consumers

    1st December 2022

    Today, Green NCAP launches a new Consumer Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Tool on its portal, allowing website visitors to compare the LCA values of cars in relation to their country, energy mix and usage. Targeting consumers who are considering the sustainability of their vehicle in the context of where they…

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  • Tesla, NIO and Renault: electrifying results in Green NCAP rating

    7th November 2022

    Today, Green NCAP publishes the results of three very competitive electric vehicles; the Tesla Model 3, the new-to-market NIO eT7 and the Renault Megane E-Tech 100% electric.  All vehicles received an impressive five stars under the Green NCAP sustainable rating scheme, achieving nearly maximum scores due to the high energy efficiency of…

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  • Green NCAP Posts New Results under Toughened Rating Regime

    30th June 2022

    Today, Green NCAP publishes the results of six vehicles under its updated and improved rating scheme of 2022. Audi takes home five stars for its all-electric sportback, the Q4 e-tron, while the 48V-mild-hybrid Hyundai BAYON, the Renault Kangoo TCe 130 and the VW Caddy 1.5 l TSI all earn 2.5…

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  • Green NCAP LCA Update

    13th May 2022

    Green NCAP’s Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) is intended to provide objective, unbiased information about the greenhouse gas emissions and primary energy demand of modern vehicles.  It is a way of comparing the overall impact that the car will have on climate-changing emissions during its construction, its use and, ultimately, its…

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  • Green NCAP Posts Latest Bestseller Results as It Plans Further Improvements in 2022

    18th November 2021

    Green NCAP finishes off the year with a final batch of five cars, ahead of some big test changes in 2022. The all-electric Lexus UX 300e and Nissan LEAF e+ both achieve a maximum five-star rating. Two Plug-in Hybrids – the Renault CAPTUR E-TECH and Volkswagen Golf 8 GTE –…

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  • Ford Mustang Mach-E: Green and Safe Choice

    27th October 2021

    Today, Green NCAP publishes the environmental rating of Ford’s first electric SUV; the Mustang Mach-E. This clean and green five-star crossover is not, as its name might suggest, an electrified American Pony car but rather a reworked C2-platform vehicle similar to Ford’s 4th generation Puma and 3rd generation Kuga. It’s…

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  • Big Scores, Small Cars.

    30th September 2021

    Today, Green NCAP publishes the results of three popular, high-selling cars. Two small-off roaders and one supermini. Of the three, the MAZDA2 comes out on top with an impressive 3½ stars. Ford’s crossover Puma checks in with a creditable 3 stars and the DS 3 Crossback gets a 2½ star…

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  • Is Going Fully Electric the Green Choice of Today?

    15th July 2021

    Today, Green NCAP publishes the results of three city cars. The new, full electric FIAT 500 achieves a full five stars, the Honda Jazz 1.5 i-MMD Hybrid settles for three and a half, and the Peugeot 208 1.5 BlueHDi 100 chalks up a satisfactory three stars. Today, everybody needs to…

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  • Plug-in Hybrid Cars: Are They All the Same?

    25th February 2021

    Today, Green NCAP announces the environmental performance ratings of 25 new cars including, for the first time, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). The results of three – the Kia Niro, Mitsubishi Outlander and Toyota Prius – show that not all plug-in hybrids offer the same environmental benefits. The Hyundai NEXO…

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  • Green NCAP Returns with Revamped Rating Scheme and Fresh Results

    26th November 2020

    Today, Green NCAP releases the results of 24 cars that have undergone its rigorous tests.  The electric cars stand out as the cleanest and most efficient vehicles but there are also big differences between the best and worst performing conventionally-powered cars.  By combining accurate measurements from extended laboratory testing with…

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  • Euro NCAP Mobilizes New Partners to Promote Safer and Cleaner Mobility in Europe

    22nd April 2020

    Four organisations from across Europe - including Germany’s largest vehicle inspection company DEKRA, the German Insurance Association, GDV, and the Automobile clubs of Austria, ÖAMTC, and Switzerland, TCS - have officially joined the European New Car Assessment Programme as affiliate members. DEKRA joins the programme to support new initiatives on…

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  • FIAT flounders. Škoda and SEAT go greener.

    24th October 2019

    Today, Green NCAP releases its third and final round of the year, with three cars being rated in Green NCAP’s wide range of laboratory and road tests.  The Arona, SEAT’s mini crossover, gets 4 stars in its 1.5 TSI form.  Škoda’s large family car, the Octavia TDI DSG, scores one less…

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  • Latest Diesels Clean Up Their Act

    11th July 2019

    Green NCAP, the consumer programme for greener cars, launches its second round of results today. Five cars have been rated on their performance for clean air and energy efficiency. The Mercedes-Benz C220d 4MATIC and the Renault Scenic dCi 150, both diesel cars, achieve three stars apiece; the Audi A4 Avant…

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  • Green NCAP Press Release

    New Green NCAP helps consumers to make environment-friendly car choices

    28th February 2019

    Today, Green NCAP, the new consumer programme to promote greener cars, launches its first round of results. Twelve cars have been rated against a tough new test regime which explores the gap between manufacturers’ claims and real-world performance.

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