Environmental Impact of Cars

Hybrid vehicles produce a 35% reduction in emissions over purely gas-powered cars. Ask your auto insurance company about hidden discounts for driving green.

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Leslie Kasperowicz holds a BA in Social Sciences from the University of Winnipeg. She spent several years as a Farmers Insurance CSR, gaining a solid understanding of insurance products including home, life, auto, and commercial and working directly with insurance customers to understand their needs. She has since used that knowledge in her more than ten years as a writer, largely in the insuranc...

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Dan Walker graduated with a BS in Administrative Management in 2005 and has been working in his family’s insurance agency, FCI Agency, for 15 years (BBB A+). He is licensed as an agent to write property and casualty insurance, including home, auto, umbrella, and dwelling fire insurance. He’s also been featured on sites like Reviews.com and Safeco. He reviews content, ensuring that ex...

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UPDATED: Jul 23, 2021

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Things to Remember...

  • Hybrid and electric vehicles continue to evolve and become available to the public
  • Gas-powered vehicles negatively affect the environment because of harmful emissions
  • Alternative powered vehicles can be a good choice if you are a conscientious driver

Consumers have an opportunity to be more environmentally conscious as new hybrid and electric vehicles continue to reach the market.

Despite the convenience of tried-and-true gas-powered cars, they negatively affect the environment with their emissions.

The information below reveals the magnitude of their environmental impact. Maybe you’ll consider a greener vehicle for your next purchase!

Whether you need hybrid car insurance rates or gas-guzzler car insurance rates, be sure to enter your ZIP code above for free auto insurance quotes!


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