The assessment considered the entire lifecycle of the vehicles tested, from production right through to recycling. This year, the Cayenne S E-Hybrid impressed the judges in the SUV category. The vehicle is the green champion for 2017, beating competition including the Mercedes GLE 500e and BMW X5 40e to receive the automotive environmental certificate.

Auto Test and Ökotrend have recognised the most environmentally friendly cars in all classes for over 20 years. In addition to noise and exhaust emissions, the key criteria are fuel consumption, production, purchasing, logistics and recycling. Awareness of ecological and social responsibility are also included in the assessment.

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