HybridCars.com is pleased to announce the launch of its green car comparison tool. Visitors to the site now have the ability to easily review the pros and cons of up to three different green cars, including expected annual fuel use, fuel cost, and greenhouse gas emissions. Fuel cost and usage rates are adjusted according to the current national average for gasoline. You’ll also be able to see a long list of detailed side-by-side photos of the three cars. For example, you can compare the three hottest new hybrids on the market—the Toyota Prius, Ford Fusion Hybrid and Insight:
Or three popular hybrid SUVS—the Ford Escape Hybrid, Toyota Highlander Hybrid and Saturn Vue Hybrid:
Any shopping consideration obviously requires a set of decisions and compromises. That’s certainly true for choosing the most fuel-efficient least polluting vehicle that still meets your requirements for performance, space and comfort. HybridCars.com car comparisons are built into the core of the site, and compliment other shopping tools on the site, such as the Gas Mileage Impact Calculator that lets users compare energy and emissions for hybrids and all other vehicles on the market. The drop-down menus for green car comparisons are located in the right column of car overview pages.
The comparisons currently focus on vehicles that are available for purchase—rather than future or concept cars. The full range of available technologies—including gas-electric cars, small gas-powered cars, and clean diesel vehicles—are all available to compare. As the next generation of technologies, such as plug-in hybrids and electric cars, begin to roll out in the coming months and years, cars using those technologies will become available for comparison, providing a robust tool for consumers interested in auto alternatives best suited for the environmental and energy challenges for the 21st century.