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Methods of Transportation that Benefits Your Pockets and the Environment

-By Luisa Fabiola Gonzalez

The high gas prices in California are really frustrating to many people who commute from far away. Most Californians travel long distances from their homes to their schools or jobs. Looking at alternative ways to save money on gas, would be essential for todays long distance commuters. This is why the United States Department of Energy recommends drivers to drive more efficiently in order to save money.

Some of the tips suggested were: avoid aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration and braking), using cruise control, or simply using other methods of transportation that could also benefit the environment because it will also help in diminish the high levels of pollution.  In order to learn more, you could check out Spare the Air to learn about other tips regarding saving money on gas and using other methods of transportation that could benefit the environment.

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Cars for the Environment

Gas prices are un-predictable, and the threat of global warming continues to loom over us. We are consistently told that one of the biggest contributions to penetrating the ozone layer is smog from our car engines, but cars are a daily necessity to every day urban life. So what do we do as human beings? We can’t live on a planet not suitable to live on but we can’t seem to live our lives without personal transportation. This day and age manufactures and consumers alike have recognized this issue and have come up with many designs for cars that are economically friendly and use gasoline much more efficiently. Check out the top 10 most eco-friendly cars in 2012.

At number ten, the 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid. This car runs on both gasoline and electricity and can reach 47 miles per gallon on pure electricity.

At number nine, the 2012 Honda Insight EX with navigation, boasting a 98 horse-power engine.

Number eight, the 2012 Chevy volt, is an all electric car.

Seven, the 2012 Lexus CT  remains eco friendly while still offering sports car speed.

six, the 2012 Toyota Prius v  boasts 40 mile per gallon highway miles.

Number five, the Mitsubishi i is a mini all electric car. Truly a “car of the future.”

Number four, the VW Passat TDI uses clean diesel powered fuel.

In at number three is the Ford Focus Electric. This car can get up to 100 miles on a single 3 hour charge.

Number two is the Nisaan Leaf  another all electric car is perfect for the eco minded commuter.

The number one 2012 eco friendly car is the 2012 Honda Civic natural gas. With all the bells and whistles of a new Honda, add the reduced cost of natural gas and you have a winner.

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