Top Green Cars of 2012

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There are more and more environmentally conscious people, and in case they are looking to get a new car, it has to be green. There are a lot of different options, and so you might be wondering which one would be the best choice for you.

Green Cars of 2012 - Vauxhall Ampera(photo credit: www.guardian.co.uk)

1. Vauxhall Ampera

The good news is that this is an electric car that has no limitations when it comes to the range. There are no emissions regarding the tailpipe and it could take you 50 miles using its battery. In case you run out of electricity, you can switch to the generator that works using petrol. Although it isn’t really used to make the wheels work, it is rather used to recharge the battery.

2. Renault Zoe

In case you have been thinking about Nissan Leaf but you don’t have the money for it, then you should give this car a thought, because it costs a lot less, and you don’t need any petrol or gas to make it work. The truth is that the two companies are working together regarding the development of the green cars, and so you will find the same technology in both cases.

3. Renault Twizy

Actually, it is more like a scooter with four wheels than a real car, so it is just perfect in case you would like to have some fun without damaging the environment. Although the idea might seem to be appealing, you should know that there are no windows or doors whatsoever so you have no protections against the elements of nature. The total weight of the vehicle is of 450 kg.

4. Peugeot 3008 hybrid

We may have seen petrol and electric hybrid cars, such as Toyota Prius, but now Peugeot has come up with the diesel electric hybrid car. It is able to go for 3 miles using only electricity, and then starts using the petrol engine. The advantage is that it consumes a lot less than the traditional diesel engines. Also, it has four wheel driver ability.

5. Volvo V60

This is also a diesel and electric hybrid and it has the capability of all wheel drive. Also it can reach 150 mpg. Although this seems to be almost impossible, the vehicle will be available starting this year. The car has been created on similar basis as Toyota Prius.

As you can see there is a lot to choose from, no matter what kind of car you are looking for.

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