Poll: Next big "green" powertrain
What will be the next big "green" powertrain in the U.S.?
Home | Green Cars News | Other Green Car News | Lamborghini Murcielago is Most Polluting Car in UK

Lamborghini Murcielago is Most Polluting Car in UK

Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font

The Lamborghini Murcielago has been named and shamed as 2010's most polluting car on British roads, being five times worse than the greenest - the Toyota iQ.

Its CO2 emissions would be the equivalent of felling a football pitch-sized forest of trees each year, according to the Environmental Transport Association (ETA).

Over a year of driving, the 99g/km
Toyota iQ emits CO2 equivalent to that absorbed by three tennis courts of forest.

The ETA examined more than 5,000 models of car and compared their power, emissions, fuel efficiency and the amount of noise they produce, in order to help consumers choose the greenest vehicles.


Green Car of the Year 2010:
Toyota iQ
Least Green Car of the Year 2010: Lamborghini Murcielago

Best and worst in category



Least green

small family car

Honda Insight Hybrid 1.3

VW Golf 3.2 V6

large family car

BMW 320d Touring

Vauxhall Insignia VXR V6 Turbo


Toyota Yaris 1.4 D-4D

Renault Clio Sport 200

city car

Toyota iQ

Ford Ka 1.6 Sportka

sports car

Vauxhall Tigra

Lamborghini Murcielago


Peugeot Bipper Tepee

Mercedes R63

small MPV

Renault Modus 1.5dci

Vauxhall Zafira VXR 2.0i Turbo

off-road car

BMW X1 E84

Mercedes ML63

luxury car

BMW 740d

Bentley Brooklands

Subscribe to the RSS feed or Follow Us on Twitter for more information on green cars, green car news & green car technologies.


Follow PureGreenCars on Facebook and Twitter.

Add to your del.icio.us | Digg this story | submit to reddit | StumbleUpon | Twitter | Bookmark and Share
  • email Email to a friend
  • RSS subscribe
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Follow us on Twitter