From: NPR
Published September 27, 2016 02:34 PM

It May Not Cost You More To Drive Home In A Climate-Friendly Car

It has been a common belief that low-emissions vehicles, like hybrids and electric cars, are more expensive than other choices. But a new study finds that when operating and maintenance costs are included in a vehicle's price, cleaner cars may actually be a better bet.

Cars and trucks we drive are responsible for about a fifth of greenhouse gas emissions in this country. That's why Jessika Trancik, an energy scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), decided it was time to take a closer look at vehicle emissions.

"The question that we started with was 'How do cars, how do personal vehicles, compare to climate targets?'" Trancik says.

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