Are you considering buying a car but not sure which is the greenest? Are you trying to research car by car and compare? You don’t need to, because somebody else has already done all the work for you.
Let us introduce you to greenercars.org, the official website for the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), a Washington, D.C.-based independent, non-profit research group. ACEEE has created the Green Book–a unique consumer resource providing Green Scores rating the environmental friendliness of every vehicle on market.
You can research the rating of any car on the market, or you can look at the ratings by category–for example, you can see the top greenest cars of 2008.
The site also provides some very smart green driving tips. Here’s a teaser: Avoid “jack rabbit” starts and aggressive driving. Flooring the gas pedal not only wastes gas, it leads to drastically higher pollution rates. One second of high-powered driving can produce nearly the same volume of carbon monoxide emissions as a half hour of normal driving.