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We are all concerned with the price we are paying at the pump. Most of us are thinking about using alternative forms of energy. Making the connection between the two and investing in an alternative energy car is a consideration.
It has been 15 years since the first alternative energy car emerged. The Toyota Prius is very popular and ranks at the top of the list. It is the third bestselling car in the United States. That would seem to mean that fuel efficiency is gaining ground in importance amongst car buyers. They generally start out at about $24, 200 which is comparable to other new vehicles. It is named IntelliChoice’s 2012 Excellent Value (www.intellichoice.com).
The problem my family would have with most of the energy efficient vehicles would be the size. We have six members in our family so these small cars just won’t due. Then we have to add to that our above average height. Auto manufacturers are working on that obstacle but it’s hard to make a vehicle that is big enough for us and small on fuel economy. It’s a tradeoff for those of us who choose to have big families.
For those who don’t have the size as an obstacle they may still have a hard time taking the plunge. If you are determined to save at the pump by going with an alternative energy vehicle the government is offering tax breaks if you just look for them. Even car insurance companies are on board offering discounts to consumers who invest in alternative energy vehicles. Don’t give up hope, just do your research. It’s worth your time.