Second-greenest car: Ford Focus BEV
Combined city/highway mileage: 105 mpge
The 2013 Focus Battery Electric Vehicle is a new model that appears aimed directly at the popular Nissan Leaf.
After all, the Ford model offers 34 more horsepower, a 3-mile longer range and 6-mpge better fuel efficiency than the 2012 Leaf. (As previously noted, Nissan hasn't released full specs for the 2013 Leaf.)"The Focus BEV is a step forward from the Leaf," Reed says, although he adds that the Ford has a smaller cargo and a much higher price. The Focus BEV starts at $39,200 -- $10,400 more than the Leaf.