New alternative fuel vehicles are the latest cars available that have embraced the technology that does not use gasoline as fuel. These vehicles are making an attempt to reduce the dependence on oil as well as to create fewer emissions. The government has rated many tax credits as an incentive for individuals to use alternative fuels. You may find that some of the alternative fuel sources sound odd but one could become the main fuel source in the future.
- Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid: This hybrid electric vehicle is labeled a green car because it gets 19 mpg in the city and 26 mph for highway driving. The engine is a V6 with an electric motor. This is an expensive car as it costs more than $80,000.
- Chevrolet HHR Panel: This car uses ethanol as its fuel source. It has a green rating of 70 and the closer to 100 the rating, the more environmentally friendly the car. Expect to get 32 miles to the gallon on the highway and 22 miles per gallon in the city. It is affordable, as it can be found at around $20,000.
- Honda Civic GX: This is the only car available in the US that was manufactured to run on natural gas. This car is currently only available in New York and California. It has a green rating of 82 and costs about $25,000. The gas mileage is 36 per gallon on the highway and 24 in the city.
- Tribute Hybrid Grand Touring HEV: This is a hybrid electric vehicle that has a very good green rating of 76. It is also quite affordable at $31,000. This gets some of the best city driving mileage at 34 miles per gallon making it perfect for the commuter. Be aware that this is a 2-wheel drive vehicle. This car has received top safety rankings.
- Fusion Hybrid: The Fusion hybrid is another hybrid electric vehicle that is one of the most fuel efficient hybrid vehicles available. The latest model, the 2010, costs just under $30,000. Users state that this is a fun car to drive and gets full marks.
- Impala LT: This Impala model is an ethanol powered car with a green rating of 66. It does not have the best fuel mileage, but since it uses ethanol instead of gasoline, it produces much less emissions. The car doesn’t come with too many frills and extra features but is a large car available at an affordable price.
- Lucerne CXL Premium: The Lucerne is another ethanol fueled vehicle produced by Buick. It is a roomy and comfortable car that is in the classic style. This is an excellent choice if you are looking for a premium vehicle. However, it has a lower green rating than many other alternative fuel cars at 62.
- Volkswagen Golf: This is a biodiesel vehicle. The biodiesel gives it some of the best fuel economy and it is much more upscale of the other vehicle sin its class. It is environmentally friendly with a green rating of 72. The fuel mileage you can expect is 30 in the city and 41 on the highway.