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The American ‘green car’ market is heating up. Those in search of greener car buying options need the info, research and choices to make an educated buying decision, and make it quick. Earthcars.com has been created to provide today’s car buyers with the tools they need to learn, browse, compare and buy more fuel-efficient vehicles.

obvio_828e_xl.jpgSince it’s estimated that 70 percent of new car buyers conduct online research before ever stepping foot on a dealer’s lot, it makes perfect sense to gather all the info on one site. Earthcars features the latest research, and rankings of environmentally friendly cars and even the ability to view and compare ‘green’ inventory from local car dealers.

The site incorporates a simple, four-globe ratings system, that ranks each brand of vehicle. The ratings are measured by: fuel economy, pollution emissions, alternative energy and green factor of the manufacturer. Additionally, to be considered an “Earthcar” all vehicles must meet a prerequisite of 35mpg highway (32mpg combined) or include an advanced alternative energy technology.

In addition to educating the consumer, earthcars.com provides a valuable service to auto dealers and manufactures by presenting those customers in the market for a new green vehicle with not just information, but also local green inventory and the ability to negotiate online.

Earthcars.com also features a blog, reference articles on green vehicles and a nice clean design.

These Vermonters just got the site up and running on August 1st, so get on over and check them out @ earthcars.com