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15 Most Beautiful Eco-Friendly Cars of 2017

2017 Toyota Prius Prime

The average Toyota Prius has a slightly boxy exterior. The rear slopes down until it comes into the trunk. With the new hatchbacks, they’ve done away with the square rear and allowed the Prius to be smooth. The Prime took advantage of this new design and almost looks like a race car. While it may not move like a speedster, the Prime looks reminiscent of the new Toyota Corolla designs.

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2017 Acura NSX Type-R

The new Acura NSX Type-R isn’t going to win any awards for the “best car name,” but it definitely could win something else. This sporty car is going to land in the Japanese market soon but has already begun to develop a buzz. Some critics even claim that the Acura NSX Type-R could give Porsche and BMW a run for their money. We’ll see, Acura. We’ll see.

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq

The Ioniq is Hyundai’s first hybrid of this kind, and it’s utterly beautiful. The design allows air to flow over the cabin, which reduces drag. Who knows where the Ioniq will go from here, but we’re excited to see it.

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2017 Mercedes S400

Oh, yes the Mercedes S400 hybrid. You remember that two-toned look in the RAV4? Mercedes took the idea and ran with it, making a hybrid that looks more than amazing. (Of course, you could always upgrade to the all-white interior if that’s more your style.) Mercedes’s designers made a fantastic crossbred system that is light, which maximizes gas mileage when you’re using the V6 engine. Even the battery is only around 120 pounds.

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2017 Cadillac CT6 Hybrid

The Cadillac CT6 hybrid is one of the eco-friendliest models in the CT6 lineup, but that isn’t the best selling point. It has a unique design you would never expect from a hybrid including long headlight accents that give it a profile unlike any other. The inside is just as luxurious as you’d expect from a Cadillac and more. You can choose dark or light paneling and seating. Come to the dark side.

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2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

This is supposed to be a list for 2017! Why is a 2018 car on the list?! Well, because the Panamera is just too beautiful to keep quiet for another year. This year, Porsche released the prototype for the Panamera hybrid, and it’s stunning. It looks fast and is clearly going to make a statement on the road. It has the classic Porsche look but has the environment in mind.

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2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Plug-In

Just as we look to the future with Porsche, we have to also look to the past. The recent 918 Spyder is a gorgeously stylish plug-in hybrid with a painfully limited run of - you guessed it - 918 cars. The car wasn’t without its share of problems - Porsche wound up issuing three recalls - but it was also the first series production street-legal car to break the 7-minute barrier at the Nürburgring. You can’t accuse it of being a slouch.

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2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid AWD

There aren’t very many SUVs that have crossed over into hybrid territory, but the RAV4 definitely went there and dominated the competition. It has the look, it has the style, and it’s ready to drive you around town. The interior is amazingly luxurious with the two-toned color scheme and high-tech instrument panel.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 550E

The RAV4 looks great, but the Mercedes-Benz GLE 550E is leaps and bounds ahead of its cheaper competitor. The GLE 550E is plug-in ready and beautiful—something customers have grown to expect from the brand. The interior has some of the best tech we’ve seen from a hybrid including elements you won’t find anywhere else. The unique fender emblems, front brake calipers, and active LED headlamps make the GLE 550E one-of-a-kind.

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2017 Toyota TE-Spyder 800

The Toyota TE-Spyder 800 was first revealed years ago—and we mean years ago. Finally, Toyota has made good on its promise and shown us the concept for the new TE-Spyder, and it looks even better than we'd imagined. Even the green color makes us green with envy that we don't have one. The black accents and narrow headlights bring new quality to the hybrid market.

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2017 BMW i8

With a sleek, aerodynamic design and a 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbo that pushes 357hp and goes 0-62 in 4.4 seconds, the i8 lives in roughly the same realm as the manual Porsche 911 Carrera. Reviewers keep returning to the 911 for comparison. But the i8's mileage is drastically better. This is a supercar for a new era, and gives us hope that in the age of eco-friendliness, big flashy fast things aren't going to disappear.

2017 Chevy Bolt EV

The Chevy Bolt is the cutest little compact since electric cars became a thing. It may not be for everyone, but it’s certainly a great choice if you’re looking for something affordable and eco-friendly. What makes this car one of the top contenders is the absolutely clear top roof. Is there anything better?

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2017 BMW i3

We’re still figuring out whether the new BMW i3 is beautiful or if it’s ugly. The nose of the car is a little squished in to give it a more compact look, but it’s small and beautifully designed on the interior. It’s like a pug. It’s adorable, but when you hear it snore (or rev in this case), you fall in love.

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2017 Thunder Power Sedan

Who can compete with Tesla’s beautiful and eco-friendly design? Thunder Power Sedan. And sure, the whole job of a concept car is to look amazing, but this concept car looks amazing. It’s supposedly offering just over 400 miles of range and a quick charge function which gives you 186 miles after 30 minutes. Thunder Power could emerge as a strong challenger for Tesla, who knows?

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Tesla Model 3

The Tesla Model 3 is making storms in the hybrid and electric market. New sightings have just surfaced in a matte black color that looks better than any Tesla before. The silver version was also released, and it’s hard to believe that they’re even the same vehicle. This one's still probably going to be on the horizon for awhile, but every sneak peek makes us hopeful for the advent of the affordable Tesla.

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