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Could Cars One Day Relieve Global Water Shortages?

Though it's not something we worry much about in our day-to-day here in Vermont, around the world, there is an increasing scarcity of clean drinking water. As climate change continues to take its toll and human population continues to soar upward, the UN estimates 47 percent of people will live in water-stressed areas by 2030.

Cars, you would think, are part of the problem, not the solution.

Ford…

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Are Plug-In Hybrids the Future, or a Fad?

Cruise around the Burlington area, and you'll see several electric vehicle charging stations where conscientious drivers can plug in their battery-electric (BEV), or plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicles.

A plug-in hybrid is something in between a conventional hybrid and a fully-electric car. It boasts the ability to drive a limited range on electricity only, but features a gasoline engine to extend its range for longer trips. You can see...

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CDP Global Water Report Places Ford and Toyota on A-List

This year, the CDP asked 1,073 of the largest public companies in the world to disclose what they are doing about water scarcity. These companies spanned different industry sectors, and focused on those with high potential impact on water.

Only 405 of these companies sent responses, and of those 405, only 8 were deemed worthy of an A rating.

Two of those were motor companies-- Ford and Toyota.

We're proud to feature these two brands prominently in our used inventory.

What does it mean for you? When you drive a pre-owned Toyota-- especially a hybrid-- you are supporting…

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Another great reason to drive a Toyota Prius

If you've never had the good fortune to experience the many winning qualities of the Toyota Prius, then you've certainly got a lot to look forward to. Not only does it reduce your carbon footprint, not only does it save you a bundle at the pump, but, as any of us here at Earthycars can attest, it certainly does drive like a dream.

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Portable Plug-In Charging Cables Could Be in the Near Future

Hybrid vehicles, even years after they've become mainstream, still continue to amaze us with their efficiency and technologies. Every year, newer iterations are offering high and higher gas mileage and, for those with a plug-in variant, even gasless travel is possible in short distances! As for all-electric vehicles, we believe those are truly the cutting-edge of automotive fuel economy. The only real issue drivers may be facing with their EVs is finding a charging…

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President Obama Talks Green Cars in Latest SOTU

Readers, did you watch President Obama's State of the Union address last night?  If you didn't see it live, then we're sure that by now, you've probably heard a bit about the speech.  Between all of the rounds of applause, the President of the United States made some firm statements about the direction of the nation's industries and technology growth, and he made sure to talk about where the automotive

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Drive Greener and Help Mother Nature Thrive and Be Cleaner

Natural beauty surrounds the Earthycars showroom here in Williston, Vermont, with Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains framing our beautiful landscape.  With this gift from Mother Nature why not return the favor by practicing some greener driving techniques.

So, just how can you help the environment out with your driving?

There are many simple techniques you can do to not burn as much fuel and produce less emissions, with reducing speed, acceleration and hard braking...

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