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Green Vehicle Guide

About Green Vehicles

What Makes a Vehicle Green?

EPA developed the Green Vehicle Guide to help you find information on vehicles that are more efficient and less polluting. Reducing vehicle emissions and increasing your fuel economy helps the environment and your wallet.

What Are My Options?

You're probably curious about all of the new vehicle technologies that you've seen or heard about lately. It seems like everyday there's a new ad on TV, or another neighbor cruising down your street in their high tech car.

It's true– there really are a wide variety of vehicles available today that can lower your greenhouse gas emissions, and save you money on fuel. So go ahead--Drive Green. Save Green.

Vehicles on the road 
Did you know? 
Title: Conventional 
(Gas vehicle icon) 
Gasoline Vehicle 
Most vehicles use gasoline, including hybrids. 
(Diesel vehicle icon) 
Ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) is the primary highway diesel fuel produced today, and allows diesels to be cleaner. Diesel vehicles and engines can also use blends of ULSD and biodiesel. 
Title: Alternative 
(Flexible fuel vehicle icon) 
Flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) can use gasoline or E85 (link: http://www.epa.gov/otaq/renewablefuels/420f10010a.pdf) (a mixture of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline). E85 can be found at over 2,000 stations nationwide. 
(Electric vehicle icon) 
There are over 5,000 public charging stations in the United States. You can also charge your electric vehicle at home. In fact, depending on how far you drive each day, you may never need to visit a station. 
(Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle icon) 
Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are powered with electricity (by plugging-in to a charger) and gasoline. How much gasoline you'll use depends on how often you plug in, how far you drive, and the vehicle's design. 
(Compressed natural gas vehicle icon) 
Compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station pumps look similar to gasoline pumps, but have specialized fittings for a leak-free connection to your natural gas vehicle. 
(Fuel cell vehicle icon) 
Fuel cell (H2) vehicles fill up with pressurized hydrogen, which you pump into your car through a special leak-free connection. The hydrogen powers a fuel cell, which then generates electricity to power the vehicle. 
Find these at over 10,000 stations by visiting the Alternative Fueling Station Locator (link: http://www.afdc.energy.gov/locator/stations/).

Visit the Alternative Fueling Station Locator Exitto find a station near you.

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