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Going Green with NPL

Are you buying a new car or looking for ways to make your current car and driving habits more environmentally friendly? Greener Cars is a great place to start.

To find the car that's best for you and for the environment, search their interactive database of 15,000 car models from 2000-2015, with ratings based on emissions and fuel economy.

Greener Cars top rated cars of 2015:

  • Mercedes-Benz Smart Fortwo Elec. Drive Green Score = 61
  • Fiat 500E Green Score = 59
  • Chevrolet Spark EV Green Score = 59
  • Toyota Prius C Green Score = 57
  • Nissan Leaf Green Score = 57
  • Volkswagen E-Golf Green Score = 56
  • Kia Soul Electric Green Score = 55

Keep your car running green with these maintenance tips:

  • Keep your tires properly inflated.
  • Buy low-rolling-resistance replacement tires. 
  • Check your fuel economy every few weeks. 
  • Get a tune-up. 
  • Change the oil. 
  • Check your emission control system periodically.

Visit for tips on driving and fueling and parking.

on official emissions and fuel-economy tests

While there is no charge for DVDs during February, try some of our environmental documentaries, including:

  • Tapped - a powerful portrait of the lives affected by the bottled water industry.
  • Gasland - an examination of the controversial process of hydraulic fracking.
  • Food, Inc. - an expose of how our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations.
  • Who Killed the Electric Car? - investigates the birth and death of the electric car.
  • The Vanishing of the Bees - scientists and beekeepers puzzle over the disappearance of honeybees.

See the full Green DVDs list.