If you want a low-emission car


If you are considering getting a new car and are wondering which will give you the most greenhouse gas emissions reduction for the money, a great new tool is available to help you with your choice. 

Students at UCSB’s Bren School of Environmental Science and Management have just developed a Clean Car Calculator. This online tool enables consumers to compare any two fuel-efficient vehicles on the market. The tool includes a financial and environmental analysis as well as recommendations for other vehicles to consider.

One of the most valuable aspects of the calculator is that it determines how long one must own a more efficient vehicle for it to make economic sense in fuel savings.

The calculator covers a wide variety of vehicles – not just hybrids and electric cars.

   – Barry Vesser