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Your key to a greener drive

autos Updated: Dec 02, 2009 21:35 IST

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With the Copenhagen Climate Summit coming up, everyone’s looking forward to ways of making the planet a greener place. We pick a few cars that should help the cause.

The BMW 335d — stylish but with a purpose. The revolutionary Blue Performance system converts the toxic emitted into nitrogen and water vapour. Though it is a diesel vehicle, it is one of the best green cars available.

The Tesla Roadster — With drop dead gorgeous looks, this zero-emissions, all-electric vehicle can get you 250 kilometeres on a single battery charge. It’s green and fast too — the Roadster zooms from zero to 60 in four second.

The Saturn Vue Hybrid — The Vue Hybrid is one of the most eco-friendly four-wheeler available in international market. Also, it is one of the most cost-effective hybrid SUVs. A plug-in version of the Vue doubles the fuel economy of any SUV.

The Reva NXR — Great for urban driving, specially on the jam packed roads, the Reva NXR electric powered can be the ultimate answer to India’s ever growing pollution woes. Along with the sports version, NXG, Reva will start rolling out from 2010.

The Chevy Volt — The recipient of the Green Car Vision award at a recent international auto show, the Volt can pull over 60
kilometres in one single charge of the battery.

The Ford Focus Hybrid — A true generation next car, this one from the Ford-stable combined a 2.3-litre Atkinson cycle four-cylinder gas engine and 94 horsepower electric motor. The engine as smooth and powerful as any V-6 vehicle and is excellent on mileage.

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