Each model year, EPA rates every new car, truck, and SUV for greenhouse gas and smog-forming emissions on scales of 1-10. To earn the SmartWay designation, a vehicle must receive a combined score from both scales that is much better than the average vehicle. SmartWay Elite certification is given to only those vehicles that attain the highest scores on both scales.
EPA updates the greenhouse gas and smog rating thresholds annually. EPA also periodically update the SmartWay criteria so that they maintain their goal of certifying the top 20 percent cleanest most efficient vehicles.
Learn more: EPA SmartWay website
Conformity with EPA SmartWay's standard is verified by the company or organization applying for the label (first party).
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Last updated: 26 May 2016