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Vehicle Buyer's Guide
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Reducing the petroleum used in vehicles has gotten easier with the introduction of hybrid electric vehicles, flexible fuel vehicles, all-electrics, and CNG- and propane-powered vehicles. By selecting the vehicle and fuel that fit your needs and your location, you can help the United States achieve energy independence while you improve your own bottom line.
The year 2008 saw fluctuating oil prices reach $140/barrel for the first time, driving home the economic impact and danger of our dependence on foreign oil. The good news is the expanding availability of advanced, efficient vehicles and cleaner domestic fuels, which support America’s energy independence.
Alternative fuels and advanced vehicles, such as flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs), hybrids, electric vehicles, and others that can run on natural gas or propane, are available in the marketplace. You can choose a vehicle that sips rather than guzzles gas or one that uses a cleaner, domestically produced fuel without sacrificing performance.
Consumers have more choices than ever. The Clean Cities 2012 Vehicle Buyer's Guide includes 65 Flex Fuel Vehicles, 32 hybrids, and more diesel vehicles that run on biodiesel blends. This guide also includes plug-in hybrids, all-electric vehicles, propane, and natural gas vehicles. As automakers produce more efficient vehicles and those that can operate on alternatives to petroleum, choosing among the options can be confusing. This guide will help you learn about available vehicles, features, costs, and information resources.
View the full Clean Cities 2012 Vehicle Buyer's Guide here.