Who's The Most Sustainable Car Maker Of Them All?

Cammy Corrigan
by Cammy Corrigan
who s the most sustainable car maker of them all

Who is the most sustainable car maker? And by “sustainable” I mean everything, like fuel-saving ideas, green practices, etc. It’s bound to be a Japanese car maker, right? Toyota, with their hybrid technologies, Nissan and their electric cars or Honda and their Hydrogen FCX Clarity? Nope. Maybe it’s General Motors and their Volt? The answer lies in Munich.

Choicequote.co.uk reports that BMW has been named the most sustainable car maker on the Dow Jones. The survey was done by analyzing their supply chain and the actions they’ve taken to be more…well…sustainable. Commitments to recycling, greener productions processes, etc. BMW’s CEO, Dr Norbert Reithofer, was, naturally, very happy about this. He said “We are delighted to be recognized by the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. This independent ranking confirmed once again that the BMW Group plays a leading role in the automotive industry of the future.” Yep, if you want to be associated with a sustainable, green car maker, buy a BMW. According to the Dow, it’ll buy you more green cred than a bicycle.

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  • FlyinGato@youtube FlyinGato@youtube on Sep 15, 2010

    makes me feel goood that I drive a 4.4 liter 5 door luxury BMW sedan. now I think I'll go outside and do some celebratory burnouts.

  • Syke Syke on Sep 15, 2010

    Add to that BMW Mobile Traditions. They'll actually support the old cars going back to a pre-WWII 328 or a barely postwar /2 motorcycle. Which means you can do the ultimate green action - buy one car and keep it for your lifetime.

  • Akatsuki Akatsuki on Sep 15, 2010

    I would bet Porsche before they started churning out disposable cars (996 and everything after). Just because people kept them.

  • Krhodes1 Krhodes1 on Sep 17, 2010

    Buy the magazine - they do a report on all thier long-term cars every month. In this case, the same guy has been mostly driving the two cars. He does NOT live in an urban area, where the Prius would certainly have an advantage - though in Europe BMWs have stop-start, so not as big as here. Thier experience jives with mine here in Maine with MKIV VW TDI vs. Prius - the TDI will usually edge a Prius in mostly highway driving. The Prius will certainly do better in stop and go, but that doesn't happen here.