The Real Green Car of the Year Award 2008
So which is the greenest car of the two? The Chevy Tahoe gets 20 mpg. The Plug-In Toyota Prius gets 100 mpg.
At the unofficial award ceremony, four Plug-In Toyota hybrids were on display by Plug-In Conversions and CalCars. These two enterprising organizations, along with the Rainforest Action Network, Global Exchange, and PlugInAmerica, staged the "real" green award ceremony to send a message to major car manufacturers that increased fuel efficiency is possible and affordable to produce.
Plug-In Hybrids are a great alternative for cleaner transportation. For fleet owners, the pay-back period for the conversion costs would be relatively short. The intial approximate price to convert a Pruis is $12,000. However, it costs less that one dollar to charge the vehicle. Its all-electric range includes the first 50-60 miles, and after that, the gas engine kicks in as in the conventional Prius.
For business owners looking to green their fleet and cut back on company carbon emissions, plug-in conversions are a great choice.