We at the Automotive Science Group (ASG) feel that the measure of a car’s performance should be based on objective data – data that helps steer the consumer toward a purchase that best meets their needs, while also reflecting the values they live by. Whether it’s a commitment to buy American-made, a prerogative to reduce one’s environmental footprint, or purely an economic choice, ASG’S dynamic rating platform delivers the information consumers need to make informed choices.
ASG’s data-driven rating platform is based on the scientific principles of ecological economics and calculated using scientific methods. By removing personal bias from our assessments, we identify the BEST automobiles based on the facts. No subjective test-drive reviews here, this is data-driven analysis.
In today’s hyper-competitive automotive marketplace, models of the same class often come with the same features, the same cargo space, even similar styling – and all of this comes in at about the same purchase price. In fact, some of these automobiles are indeed identical models marketed under different brands. In this unique market, how do you choose the BEST when the differences between options are not easily discernible?
ASG's answer to that question lies in the Automotive Performance Index, a data-driven automotive rating platform designed to help consumers better assess value in the automotive marketplace. The Index incorporates social, environmental and economic performance analysis to introduce new performance measures that better differentiate market leaders from mainstream competitors.
The Index helps you make informed purchasing decisions that are not only in your best financial interest, but also in the best interest of the environment in which you live and the global community of which you are an equal part. You define the size and class of automobile that meets your needs, and we'll define the BEST from the rest.
“Consumers and manufacturers have begun to focus efforts on bringing social responsibility to the auto world, and they’re now getting some assistance from the Automotive Science Group.”
“ASG went beyond mere economic factors like price and cost of ownership by calculating in environmental measurements such as the raw materials required to make the vehicle...and a social element into the total ‘cost’.”
- AOL Autos Autoblog