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July 21, 2011

Women Adopt Eco-Friendly Car Technology

It's not surprising that women are eagerly adopting the new breed of environmentally friendly vehicles that boast updated technologies. The perks of purchasing a hybrid electric or natural gas car go above and beyond environmental benefits; they open the door to tax incentives, express driving lanes and even free parking. And with gas prices at record highs, considering an eco-friendly car is a practical decision that can save time and money.

For its Women's Car Guide section, Edmunds.com, the premier online automotive resource, spoke to women across the U.S. to learn the benefits and drawbacks of owning these eco-friendly cars, presented in series entitled "How Far Would You Go For the Planet?"

"Women are very sensitive to their impact on the environment," said Joanne Helperin, senior features editor for Edmunds.com. "And an increasing number of women are interested in purchasing 'green' vehicles for other, more practical reasons, including significantly better mileage, access to free parking or express driving lanes and significant tax incentives."

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