Many considerations go into buying a new car or light truck. You’ll consider price, styling, comfort, performance, safety, reliability, and of course, how well the vehicle will serve your needs. The decision comes down to cost versus value: how much you are willing to pay for the features you want to get. But the costs of car use go beyond what’s on the sticker and what you’ll spend on fuel and repairs.
There are hidden but very real environmental costs, due to adverse health impacts of air pollution, oil spills and fouling of water supplies, damage to habitats, and the growing risks of climate disruption. If you care about the future of our environment, then what you value goes beyond performance or styling and the options packages featured in the showroom.
Green Scores and Class Rankings
Adapted from ACEEE's Green Book, by John DeCicco, Jim Kliesch, and Martin Thomas. Copyright (c) 2000 by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. Reprinted by permission of American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. The 2002 edition is now available and can be viewed at GreenerCars.com
Adapted from ACEEE's Green Book, by John DeCicco, Jim Kliesch, and Martin Thomas. (note: The 2002 edition is now available and can be viewed at GreenerCars.com)
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