GreenCar.com: Top 10 2008 Fuel Economy Faves, Plus 5 Affordable Electric Cars You Can Buy Today

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GreenCar.com identifies the Top 10 high fuel economy vehicles available at popular price points to fill anyone's needs. Plus, editors share how the electric car not only isn't dead, but is available for purchase now in various forms to take you around town at pennies per mile.

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With fuel economy on most drivers' minds, there's increasing interest in buying new cars, crossovers, and SUVs offering the kind of fuel efficiency that won't cause heartburn at the pump. GreenCar.com editors are helping the process along by offering much-needed information on 10 top fuel economy favorites available at new car showrooms today.

"Getting better fuel efficiency isn't just a matter of downsizing or compromising," says GreenCar.com editor and Green Car Journal publisher Ron Cogan. "Most drivers have specific needs and vehicles must fit their missions. These needs are diverse, from taking kids to school and handling daily commuting duties to offering the ability to haul bulky cargo or tow heavy trailers. What's right for one person or family could be absolutely wrong for another."

Recognizing this, GreenCar.com offers its "Top 2008 Fuel Economy Faves," an overview of 10 diverse vehicles -- from smaller economy cars and hybrids to SUVs, crossovers, and even a clean diesel luxury sedan -- that can fit just about anyone's needs. Editors also understand that budgets often dictate new car choices, so vehicles are offered in five categories: under $15,000; $15,000 to $20,000; $20,000 to $25,000; $25,000 to $30,000; and over $30,000.

Also featured is "5 Electric Cars You Can Buy Now," an article that showcases affordable low speed electric vehicles that are ideal for neighborhood or around-town travel under specific conditions. Other recent postings include articles on Ford's fuel-efficient EcoBoost technology, the potential for using corncobs for natural gas storage, test driving the diminutive smart fortwo, and ways to drive for maximum mpg.

GreenCar.com is widely recognized as the leading online resource for information and features on high fuel efficiency, alternative fuel, and low emission vehicles. The site, which offers mainstream auto enthusiast features that take environmental performance and energy diversity into account, draws on 17 years of Green Car experience and extensive archives -- unique in the industry -- to provide unparalleled depth in "green car" reporting.

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