AutoTrader.com has found what consumers are thinking about their vehicle choices – green vehicle options are becoming more important for many of them.
For a lot of car shoppers, green cars are important for two main reasons – making good choices in their day-to-day lives and taking actions aimed at conserving resources. AutoTrader has done a survey of consumers for Earth Day to tap into their opinions on environmentally-friendly vehicles.
For those who took the survey, fuel efficiency was the top pick as most important above body style, comfort/seating, convenience features, and design.
Shoppers considering a fuel efficient vehicle said saving money and helping the environment were the top two reasons why.
AutoTrader.com editors have created a green car shopping guide that breaks down how electric, clean diesel and hybrid vehicles work, sharing the pros and cons of each technology to help shoppers decide which one could be the right fit for their lifestyle. There’s never been a better time to find a wide variety of options with advanced vehicle technologies and better fuel economy.
If you have a shorter commute, an electric vehicle might be an ideal option, AutoTrader.com said. If you love the driving dynamics and power of a traditional engine, a clean diesel would be a smart choice.
There are a lot of great used hybrid vehicles out there for folks who want the efficiency, but maybe don’t have the budget for a new car. Shoppers now have a wide selection of new and used vehicle options that fit most lifestyles and budgets.