What “Green” Means on CarLocate.com

Whether you're looking for a new or used car, the Green Search on CarLocate.com is one of the quickest and easiest ways for you to shop for an environmentally friendly car.

Q. What does "Green" mean on your site?
A.  New Cars have an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standard of a combined fuel economy of 23.1 miles per gallon (mpg) or above. They also have an EPA Greenhouse Gas Score of six or above. Used Cars have an EPA standard of a combined fuel economy of 23.1 mpg or above.

For more information on the EPA scores, visit epa.gov.

Q. Does your Green Search include used vehicles?
A. Yes.

Q. I am not sure I want a hybrid, but I'd still like better fuel economy to help me save on gas and be more eco-friendly. Does your Green Search include alternative fuel vehicles?
A. Yes. As long as the vehicle meets our Green criteria, it will display in the Green Search. That includes hybrids, as well as gasoline, diesel, and flexible fuel cars.

Q. Do Green cars only show up in the Green Search, or are they included in all searches?
A. Even if you are not specifically searching for a car using the Green Search, you'll see a green leaf symbol next to your search results for any car that meets our Green criteria.

Q. What are the benefits to buying a fuel-efficient car?
A. A fuel-efficient car will help you save money on gasoline, protect the environment through lower greenhouse gas emissions, and help the nation's energy security by reducing its dependence on foreign oil. Read more about these benefits.

Q. How can I tell how many miles to the gallon a car gets?
A. Use our Research section to look at the specifications for cars you are interested in, including the different engine types available and the estimated miles per gallon (mpg) for a specific car. In addition, each individual vehicle listing includes the estimated mpg for both city and highway driving.

Ready to search for a Green car? Start here: New | Used.


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