Which U.S. cities drive green?
Posted on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 6:44:29 AM
According to Cars.com, some U.S. cities promote green driving all year round with inhabitant’s sustainable purchasing trends. The website looked at search data from millions of visitors to determine which states housed the majority of those seeking cars that get more than 40 mpg.
"Earth Day is our yearly reminder that we can be doing more for the environment," said Cars.com Editor-in-Chief, Patrick Olsen. "This list ranks cities where car shoppers are most interested in minimizing their driving's impact on the environment. With more hybrids, electrics and very fuel-efficient vehicles on the market than ever before, shoppers looking for a new car can do their part to reduce their carbon footprint without skimping on style and comfort."
The greenest metro areas were San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, California and Madison, Wisconsin. In contrast, the least green drivers in the U.S. were from Odessa-Midland, Texas and Laredo, Texas.
Consumers looking to buy affordable green vehicles may wish to consider pre-owned cars. Auto financing for this option would be less of a strain than buying new and could offer the benefit of recycling.