AutoTrader.com Helps Car Shoppers Go Green
Just in time for Earth Day, AutoTrader.com editors provide expert advice to
help any shopper who's considering making an environmentally-friendly vehicle
ATLANTA, April 19, 2013
ATLANTA, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Earth Day is a time when people
examine the choices they make in their day-to-day lives and consider things
they can do to conserve resources. For many car shoppers, this means adding
environmentally-friendly vehicles to their lists.
When asked to rank features that were important to them in their next vehicle,
shoppers in an AutoTrader.com survey picked fuel efficiency as most important
above body style, comfort/seating, convenience features and design. Shoppers
considering a fuel efficient vehicle said saving money and helping the
environment were the top two reasons why.
For those ready to make the switch to a more environmentally-friendly vehicle,
AutoTrader.com editors say there's never been a better time.
"In the past, consumers had limited choices if they wanted a more
fuel-efficient vehicle, but that's definitely not the case today," said Brian
Moody, AutoTrader.com site editor. "Shoppers now have a wide selection of new
and used vehicle options that fit most lifestyles and budgets."
AutoTrader.com editors have created a green car shopping primer that breaks
down how electric, clean diesel and hybrid vehicles work, sharing the pros and
cons of each technology to help shoppers decide which one could be the right
fit for their lifestyle.
"For example, if you have a shorter commute, an electric vehicle might be an
ideal option. If you love the driving dynamics and power of a traditional
engine, a clean diesel would be a smart choice. And there are a lot of great
used hybrid vehicles out there for folks who want the efficiency, but maybe
don't have the budget for a new car," Moody explained.
Visit AutoTrader.com/greencartips to learn more.
Created in 1997, Atlanta-based AutoTrader.com is the Internet's ultimate
automotive marketplace. As a leading resource for car shoppers and sellers,
AutoTrader.com aggregates millions of new, used and certified pre-owned cars
from thousands of dealers and private sellers and provides expert articles and
reviews. AutoTrader.com, which also operates the AutoTraderClassics.com auto
marketing brand, is wholly owned by AutoTrader Group. Additionally, AutoTrader
Group owns Kelley Blue Book (kbb.com) as well as three other companies that
provide a full suite of software tools that help dealers and manufacturers
manage their inventory and advertising online: vAuto, HomeNet Automotive and
VinSolutions. AutoTrader Group is a majority-owned subsidiary of Cox
Enterprises. Providence Equity Partners is a 25 percent owner of the company
and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is also an investor. For more
information, please visit www.autotrader.com.
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