Choosing a fuel-efficient or alternative fuel vehicle is one of the best ways to do your small part to contribute to enhancing the livability of the Rogue Valley. There are a number of resources available to assist you in making this choice.
Start with the Find a Car widget to the left, or click to visit FuelEconomy.gov for the most comprehensive tools available to search by MPG, price, make, body style, and much more.
With all of the new hybrid and electric-drive technologies now on the market, it can be hard to tell them apart. Here are some guidelines to help you understand the differences between the major hybrid and electric car types.
- Hybrids – Hybrid cars are fueled with gasoline only. They recapture some energy during braking and store it as electricity which can help power the car. These hybrids cannot be plugged in and charged, but they can be very fuel efficient. Read more about Hybrids.
- Plug-in Hybrids – Plug-in hybrids can be fueled with both gasoline and electricity from an outlet or charger. Some can go over 70 miles on electricity alone, and all can operate solely on gasoline—like a regular hybrid—when necessary. Some types of plug-in hybrids are called extended range electric vehicles (EREVs). Read more about Plug-in Hybrids.
- All Electric Cars – All-electric cars use only electricity and must be plugged in to charge. Read more about All Electric Cars.