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4 Green Cars You Canít Ignore

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4 Green Cars You Canít Ignore

All facial tissue is called Kleenex. Adhesive bandages, regardless of who makes them, are known as Band-Aids. And all photocopies are Xerox. You can choose other brands if you like, but these are the products that define the category. The same thing holds true for eco-friendly cars.

There are more than 30 different hybrid gas-electric cars on the market, but thereís simply no way to overlook the Toyota Prius. For plug-in cars, the Chevrolet Volt is currently the dominant force. When it comes to clean diesel, the Volkswagen Jetta vastly outsells all the others. And as the only new car on the market that runs on compressed natural gas, the Honda Civic CNG is impossible to ignore.

The most popular hybrid or plug-in car becomes the poster child not because of one single thing, but because it offers an entire package of desirable featuresósufficient space, attractive styling, decent performanceóand obviously stellar fuel efficiency and environmental benefits. Letís look at the fearsome foursome.

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8:45AM PST on Feb 12, 2013

Thanks

8:22AM PST on Nov 6, 2012

i doubt if they would ever bring the last 3 cars to my country, at least not in the foreseeable future. so i guess its just the prius for me? hmm... will have to see what other car models come out early next year.

8:18AM PDT on Oct 11, 2012

love the civiv and the volt!

7:23PM PDT on Oct 1, 2012

My wife's Volt.....11000 miles, 25 gallons in 15+ mos....they've treated her very well......

still like my Honda Civic hybrid -- I think it can give most Priuses a run for fuel efficiency mpg, but am considering a plug-in Prius in my future...or maybe a Leaf with the Volt being our distance car......

1:45AM PDT on Aug 28, 2012

Thanks.

1:45AM PDT on Aug 28, 2012

Thanks.

1:09AM PDT on Aug 28, 2012

Thanks

11:56PM PDT on Aug 27, 2012

Thank you! But natural gas is NOT good!!!

11:56PM PDT on Aug 27, 2012

Thank you! But natural gas is NOT good!!!

11:35AM PDT on Aug 27, 2012

I rather buy a VW diesel lean and mean, until there is a better option like a Golf Electric. I am having the solar panels installed already, that will be my eights VW.

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