Eagerly Adopt Environmentally Friendly Car Technologies
It's not surprising that women are eagerly adopting the new
breed of environmentally friendly vehicles that boast
updated technologies. The perks of purchasing a hybrid
electric or natural gas car go above and beyond environmental
benefits; they open the door to tax incentives, express
driving lanes and even free parking. And with gas prices
at record highs, considering an eco-friendly car is
a practical decision that can save time and money.
its new Women's Car Guide (www.edmunds.com/women)
section, Edmunds.com, the premier online automotive
resource, spoke to women across the U.S. to learn the
benefits and drawbacks of owning these eco-friendly
cars, presented in series entitled "How Far Would
You Go For the Planet?"
are very sensitive to their impact on the environment,"
said Joanne Helperin, senior features editor for Edmunds.com.
"And an increasing number of women are interested
in purchasing 'green' vehicles for other, more practical
reasons, including significantly better mileage, access
to free parking or express driving lanes and significant
In "How Far Would You Go For the Planet?"
site visitors can tap into the experiences of women
who are driving the natural gas-powered Honda Civic
GX; the most popular hybrid electric, the Toyota Prius;
and the new generation of clean burning diesels, the
Volkswagen Golf and Jeep Liberty CDI. Readers can hear
from women who are committed to using biodiesel — made
from vegetable products — to fuel their cars, as well
as women who own and operate the "BioFuel Oasis,"
which sells only biodiesel.
Edmunds.com Women's Car Guide empowers women in all
areas of the vehicle purchase and ownership experience.
Written primarily by Edmunds.com's female editors, it
offers comprehensive buying advice as well as articles
specifically focused on primary areas of concern and
interest, including vehicle safety and alternative fuel
vehicles. Additionally, there are links to discussion
forums where women can exchange advice and stories.
Edmunds.com is the premier online resource
for automotive information. Its comprehensive set of
data, tools and services, including Edmunds.com True
Market Value(R) pricing. Edmunds.com also publishes
a high-speed, on-screen car magazine called Inside Line
available free at www.insideline.com. Edmunds.com was
named "best car research" site by Forbes ASAP,
has been selected by consumers as the "most useful
Web site" according to every J.D. Power and Associates
New Autoshopper.com Study. The company is head-quartered
in Santa Monica, Calif. and maintains a satellite office