Originally posted on https://www.abc-7.com/story/40447391/how-to-choose-the-right-eco-friendly-vehicle
The age of gasoline is on its way out, and what with the state of the environment, we can’t say we’re sorry. The car industry is working to improve eco-friendly vehicle options every day, and it’s predicted that by 2025, 30 percent of all vehicle sales will be electric vehicles or hybrids. So with the auto industry moving in this direction, how do you stay with the times?
Finding the right eco-friendly vehicle for you is a matter of knowing what you need out of your car. Below we have some tips for picking out your next car.
What kind of non-gasoline vehicle you buy depends a lot on which alternative fuel sources you have access to. If you live in a larger city, you may have an electric car charging station at your office parking lot. But if you’re somewhere more rural, you could have limited options.
Find out if you have electric car charging stations in your area and how many there are. If those aren’t available, you may be able to get biodiesel fuel, which consists of renewable materials like old cooking oil. If you don’t have access to either, you can get a hybrid car that runs on both regular gasoline and electricity.
The other major factor in determining if you get a hybrid, electric, or biodiesel car is how far you drive every day. Electric car ranges are expanding by the day, and if you don’t usually need to drive a very long way, an electric car could be a great option for you.
The median electric car range in 2017 was 114 miles. So if you drive twenty miles to the office and back every day, an electric car should suit your needs. But if you often need to travel across state lines, you may want to look into one of the other eco-friendly car options.
The last major factor you’ll want to look at is what kind of car you need. This will include questions like how many seats you need. If you’re currently working with a vehicle collision lawyer, you may also want to take insurance rates into consideration.
If you’re planning to put you and yourself in the car and that’s all, a sporty little coupe could be a great option for you. If you have kids, dogs, or a carpool, you’re going to need a bigger vehicle.
How you use your car will also be important to this decision. If you tow things on a regular basis, a tiny sedan may not be a great option for you.
Having an electric vehicle can help you save money and the Earth all at the same time. There are tons of options for getting an eco-friendly vehicle, so figure out which one will be best for you.
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