This year the 'Green Car' award went to the Bolt... not the Prius as it typically does. Tesla has also appeared on the list a few times, but I don't believe the model S has ever topped the 'Green Car' category. I personally place a limited importance on CR when buying my own vehicles. It is something I absolutely look at, but I would never make a decision based solely on their top rated picks or reliability ratings. But a lot of people place a huge importance on Consumer Reports. Including a lot of Prius owners. So this should hopefully raise the profile of the Bolt EV (and electric cars) even further! https://www.consumerreports.org/cars-best-cars-top-picks-2018/ "The Bolt proves that electric cars need not apologize for a lack of driving performance. This distinctive-looking hatchback delivers brisk acceleration and tight handling, plus a 250-mile electric range at a mainstream price (when tax incentives are factored in). This pure electric is built around a 60-kWh battery pack that holds a generous charge, reducing anxiety that you’ll run out of power and be stranded. The driver sits high up in the Bolt, with a commanding view on a par with a small SUV. Like most electric cars, the Bolt is strikingly silent, and road and wind noise are minimal. Controls take a little getting used to, and at times the ride can become choppy. All told, GM has performed an impressive feat with the Bolt."