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  • Writer's pictureCharlotte Burr

Benefits of Eco-Friendly Cars

Updated: Aug 4, 2020

If you are looking for a way to contribute to a more sustainable lifestyle then buying an Eco-friendly vehicle might be something to consider. An Eco-friendly vehicle or "green vehicle" is a motor vehicle that produces less harmful impacts to the environment than your average vehicle running on gas or diesel. An Eco-friendly vehicle car runs on electricity or a combination of electricity and hydrogen-based fuel.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Saving a significant amount of money on fuel: A hybrid Prius 46 has a gas tank that holds 11 gallons and allows you to drive 600 miles before refueling. The cost per mile is less than 8 cents per mile.

  • Potential for a tax break: If you drive a green car you may be eligible for as much as $3000 back when you file taxes

  • Less dependent on Fossil Fuels: Hybrid cards are much cleaner and require less fuel to run which means less emissions and less dependence on fossil fuels.

  • Regenerative Breaking System: Each time you apply brake while driving a hybrid vehicle it helps you recharge your batter a little bit.

  • Higher Resale Value: Hybrid vehicles are becoming more popular as the prices of gasoline increase. These vehicles have higher than average resale values. So in the case that you are not satisfied with your vehicle you can always sell it at a premium price to buyers looking for it.

There are many advantages to owning a hybrid car. The one that is most appealing is how it helps you control your budget as gas prices continue to grow. The other benefit being the fact that you are making a difference on your impact on the environment. It reduces the dependence on fossil fuels and lowers your carbon imprint on the environment.

Ford Fusion Hybrid

Toyota Prius

Chevrolet Volt

Ford Fusion Energi

Toyota Prius C

AZ Insurance Team


*All policies are a little different and this may not be applicable to your insurance policy, talk to your agent to see what your policy covers.*


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