Today Yahoo Auto has launched a new section devoted to alternative-fuel vehicles. To champion environmental protection Yahoo Auto teamed up with the nonprofit Environment Defense organization to give vehicles “green ratings” ranging from one to 100 based on greenhouse gas emissions, polluting exhaust, and fuel economy. The Yahoo Green Center as the web site is called has also created a “Top 100 Cars by Green Rating” index.
…Our Green Center is at the confluence of two large, growing trends — green going mainstream, and the explosion of social media on the Web,… said Yahoo Autos general manager Jennifer Dulski.
The Green Center sought out industry information from the Internet and combined it with content contributed by users of the search engine and its online properties such as Yahoo Answers. It also includes information about purchase incentive programs and stations for alternative fuels such as bio-diesel made from vegetable oil.
The list of cars selected for the top 100 index – besides hybrid and natural gas powered cars – also includes gasoline driven cars. That environmental friendliness does not rule out having fun with your car is demonstrated with entries such as the Lotus Elise, Mazda MX-5 and the Porsche Boxster that are also on the list.
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