If the harmful greenhouse gases really worry you and are determined to save the planet, then you can very well opt for a green car. Even if you are not bothered about these life threatening issues, buying a green car can have other benefits also. In an economy where fuel prices are touching the sky limit, going for a green car will definitively help you save money.
Earlier, these hybrid cars shared one thing in common, outrageous prices. But when saving our planet became the prime motto, the price of the hybrid cars have consistently reduced. Though these hybrid vehicles are not showing high levels of sale increase, the sales have enhanced significantly since they were launched. This proves that consumers have taken an interest in improved fuel economy.
As per the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, the most popular green vehicle this year is the electric Mitsubishi i-MiEV with an ownership cost of $29,000. Here we are hooking some of the most economical green cars of 2012 for you.
Toyota Prius c
Toyota Prius c is designed by Toyotato make your journey cheaper and efficient. Prius C is the third in the Prius series. It features a 1.5-liter DOHC four-cylinder, 16–valve with VVT-i gasoline engine with a high-output motor. It has been ranked by the EPA as the 2012 most fuel efficient compact car.
Nissan Leaf from the Nissan is the five-door hatchback electric car with a fuel efficiency of 99 miles per gallon. The vehicle brings no green house emissions and reduces the dependence on petroleum. The Leaf features 80 kW and 280 N·m front-mounted synchronous electric motor driving the wheels, powered by a 24 kilowatt-hours lithium ion battery pack rated to deliver up to 120 hp power.
Mitsubishi is the one of the most fuel efficient green cars of 2012. It can get 62 miles per gallon range. The car uses a 16-kW electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack. The i MiEV is rated at 148.67 miles per gallon. It has 66 horsepower with 145 lb.-ft. of torque. This four-seater will cost around $30,000.