Find a SmartWay Vehicle
In 2016, the Department of Justice alleged violations of the Clean Air Act by Volkswagen (including Audi and Porsche) covering all of Volkswagen's 2.0L and 3.0L diesel vehicles sold in the United States since model year 2009. All relevant data from the affected vehicles have been removed from this website until there is an EPA- and California Air Resources Board (CARB)-approved emissions modification. However, the SmartWay designation will be grandfathered in for the affected vehicles.
Visit EPA's VW Violations Page for more information.
Looking for an environmentally friendly vehicle?
Cars and trucks awarded EPA's SmartWay certification emit less greenhouse gas (GHG) and smog-forming tailpipe emissions than other vehicles.
What is a SmartWay Vehicle?
EPA's SmartWay program certifies the top 20% lowest-emitting cars and trucks for each model year. This provides car buyers with an easy way to identify the cleanest, most efficient vehicles. The very best of these vehicles earn the SmartWay Elite certification.
How does a vehicle get SmartWay certified?
EPA rates vehicles for GHG and smog-forming emissions on scales of 1 (worst) to 10 (best). To earn a SmartWay designation, a vehicle must receive a combined score (GHG rating + smog rating) that is significantly better than that of the average vehicle. SmartWay Elite is given to those vehicles that attain the highest scores on both scales. EPA updates the GHG and smog rating thresholds for each model year.
Visit EPA's SmartWay page for more information, including certification criteria for each model year.