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Greenest Cars You Can Buy Right Now
June 6, 2014Everybody's doing what they can to treat our planet better these days, so it's no surprise that the market for eco-friendly vehicles is growing. Plus having a more environmentally-friendly vehicle means less money you have to pay at the pump -- if you even have to pump gas at all!
AAA recently came out with a list of what they consider the "greenest" cars you can buy in 2014. Of the 83 vehicles on the Green Car List, the top 10 were dominated by both clean diesel and electric vehicles, with the 2013 Tesla S P85 being named #1. Other vehicles on the top 10 list included the 2014 Audi A7 TDI Quattro, 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, and 2013 Nissan Leaf.
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|1||2013 Tesla S P85||Electric|
|2||2012 Toyota RAV4 EV||Electric|
|3||2014 Audi A7 TDI Quattro||Clean Diesel|
|4||2013 Lexus GS 450h||Hybrid|
|5||2013 Nissan Leaf||Electric|
|6||2014 Honda Accord Hybrid||Hybrid|
|7||2014 Audi Q5 TDI Quattro Tiptronic||Clean Diesel|
|8||2014 Audi A8 L TDI Quattro Tiptronic||Clean Diesel|
|9||2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTEC||Clean Diesel|
|10||2014 Audi A6 TDI Quattro Tiptronic||Clean Diesel|
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