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Cars Exhaust the Air

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The guys over at Car Talk tell me:

Burning one gallon of gas creates 20 pounds of carbon dioxide, and the average car emits about six tons of carbon dioxide every year.

Could this be why electric car sales are picking up across the country?

Public officials and environmentalists see electric cars as a way to cut air pollution and reduce dependence on foreign oil.

In my state, New York, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, an electric car proponent, wants the number of plug-in cars to increase to 40,000 in five years. He has proposed spending $50 million on charging stations.

Green cars use alternative fuel sources to run. They emit less carbon chemicals and are fuel and cost efficient because they consume less.

Four Types of Green Cars

  1. Hybrid Car -- Gas engine with an electric motor.
  2. Electric Car -- Uses an electric-powered motor and a battery.
  3. Biodiesel Car -- Uses biodegradable biodiesel fuel.
  4. Hydrogen Car -- Burns hydrogen to fuel the motor.

"It's not a decision to save money, it's a decision to save the environment," ~ Bill Rosenthal, Chevrolet Volt driver

Some green car owners feel this way. Do you?

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