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Green car options that deliver practicality and low emissions

Green car options that deliver practicality and low emissions

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It seems every automaker is bringing forth hybrids, PHEVs and alternative fuelled cars. But now many of them are easy to live with? How many offer the convenience and reliability of a standard family vehicle with bona fine green car credentials? These models do.

2017 Kia Niro
The 2017 Kia Niro is a hybrid crossover that has taken the world by storm since its release. With a great design, impressive interior with lots of technology and a quiet, refined drive, this is definitely a contender. The design is modern and understated like most modern Kia’s which just adds to the appeal. The interior has been well put together and offers a lot of room for all the family.

The 1.6-litre four cylinder is very efficient but when combined with then 32-kW electric motor and 1.6-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery is even more so. The combination delivers 139 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque and around 50 MPG depending on what trim you choose.

2017 Nissan Leaf
The 2017 Nissan Leaf is the world’s best-selling electric car and for good reason. While the design is simple, it is very effective, cutting through the air with ease to get even more miles per gallon. The engine, interior and overall build quality is excellent and the electric drivetrain is one of the best around.

The 80 kW AC synchronous electric motor delivers 107 hp and 187 lb-ft of torque. It utilizes a 30 kWh laminated lithium-ion battery to deliver an average range of 107 miles. While no longer the king in terms of range, the Leaf is still the king of sales, quality, refined drive and appeal.

2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid
The 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid has to be one of the best looking green cars on the market. The sedan looks the part, has a great profile, lots of interior space and is refined enough for even the most discerning buyer. The interior is top class, with lots of passenger space, nice dashboard layout and enough technology for any kind of driver.

The Fusion uses a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with a twin motor hybrid system and lithium-ion battery pack. The standard hybrid gets around 42 MPG combined while the plug in hybrid Energi gets around 88 MPGe.

All three of these of these green cars manages to combine green motoring with practicality. All have good interior space, lots of technology, all modern safety features, cargo space, great design and are sensibly priced too.

Visit your nearest Car Nation Canada location for some of the greenest driving options around!

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