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3 Alternatives To Buying An Electric Vehicle

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3 Alternatives To Buying An Electric Vehicle

Note: This is the third in a weekly series of Care2 posts about alternative fuels and vehicles in honor of Earth Day. Be sure to check out first two posts: Top 5 All-Electric Vehicles of 2011 and Are Electric Cars Really Better For The Environment?

For the past two weeks, we’ve been talking about the benefits, myths, and facts of electric cars. Thanks to rising oil and gas prices, and increasing environmental concern, experts predict that in the next ten years, millions of these advanced technology vehicles will appear on the road ways.

But as much as we love electric cars there’s one small but significant problem that keeps most people from adopting them: price. Let’s face it, the economy isn’t great and many people are still struggling to make ends meet. For millions of people around the world, investing in a piece of transportation technology that’s not yet supported by a robust infrastructure is out of the question.

But thanks to some forward-thinking people and businesses, your tight budget doesn’t have to keep you from enjoying all the money and carbon-saving goodness of an electric vehicle.

On the following pages are not one but THREE different ways that you can make an electric vehicle part of your live without spending your kids’ college fund.

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Beth Buczynski

Beth is a freelance writer and editor living in the Rocky Mountain West. So far, Beth has lived in or near three major U.S. mountain ranges, and is passionate about protecting the important ecosystems they represent. Follow Beth on Twitter as @ecosphericblog or check out her blog.


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2:32PM PDT on Jul 22, 2011

Thanks for the info.

5:20PM PDT on May 29, 2011

Good info to have. Thanks....

2:00PM PDT on May 9, 2011

great article thanks

3:22AM PDT on May 8, 2011

great article, thanks

12:58AM PDT on May 5, 2011

New knowledge gained! Thnx for sharing info

6:24AM PDT on May 1, 2011


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2:13AM PDT on May 1, 2011

thank you

9:22AM PDT on Apr 29, 2011

Dang! I love that moped! It would beat riding my bike against the wind everyday. Although I guess riding my bike is greener than a moped? No problems about wetness here--I live in the same desert as Death Valley.

11:07PM PDT on Apr 27, 2011


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