It’s been more than 40 years since the first Earth Day. In that time, hybrid and electric car technology has been transformed from Buck Rogers fantasy to an everyday reality. Back in the day, driving a fuel-sipping car forced eco-minded motorists to settle on a stripped-down sluggish econobox. Today, there are more than available 40 hybrids—a range of attractive vehicles that can hold their own with any car on the road. Some of them plug into the grid to yield the equivalent of more than 100 miles per gallon.
There are more than 2 million hybrids on U.S. roads. These gas-electric fuel-sippers earn praise not only for their high efficiency and low emissions—but for their dependability, solid performance and style. Are you thinking about a new car for Earth Day 2013? Then put these five gas-electric cars on the top of your list.
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