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Purchasing the most environmentally friendly vehicle can be a challenge. One easy way to help you save fuel, money and the environment is to look for the SmartWay mark.
What are SmartWay Certified Vehicles?
Each model year, EPA rates cars and trucks for greenhouse gas and smog-forming emissions on scales of 1-10. For the SmartWay designation, a vehicle must receive a combined score from both scales that is much better than the average vehicle. SmartWay Elite certification is given to those vehicles that attain the highest scores on both scales. These are the very best environmental performers.
EPA updates the greenhouse gas and smog rating thresholds each model year. The SmartWay criteria is also assessed annually to maintain our goal of designating the top 20 percent of vehicles as SmartWay certified each model year.
Find SmartWay Vehicles
Visit fueleconomy.gov to find SmartWay certification and environmental ratings under the "Energy and Environment" tab when completing a vehicle search. For Model Year 2012 and earlier, you can also visit EPA's Green Vehicle Guide to find ratings and search for vehicles.
About the Ratings
For Model Year (MY) 2013 and on, SmartWay certification is based on the greenhouse gas (GHG) and smog ratings found on all new vehicle fuel economy labels. Prior to MY 2013, SmartWay was based on the greenhouse gas and air pollution scores found on our Green Vehicle Guide.
Greenhouse Gas and Smog (Air Pollution) Ratings required for SmartWay Certification
- Model Year 2014 (PDF) (1p, 237K, EPA 420-B-13-013, February 2013)
- Model Year 2013 (PDF) (1p, 236K, EPA 420-B-13-014, January 2012)
- Model Year 2011 & 2012 (PDF) (1p, 237K, EPA 420-B-13-015, January 2010)
- Model Year 2009 & 2010 (PDF) (1p, 328K, EPA 420-B-13-016, January 2008)
- Model Year 2008 & Earlier (PDF) (1p, 237K,EPA 420-B-13-017, January 2007)