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Green Car Club Launched

The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) has introduced a new club for owners and supporters of hybrid-electric, battery-electric, alternate fuel, and other green cars.

Greenfield, Massachusetts – December 13, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] Membership in the club is free and open to any owner or supporter of cleaner, environmentally friendly cars. The club Web site, is the main focus and organizing tool for the club. According to the club, tens of thousands of Americans now own hybrids (e.g., the Honda Civic Hybrid and Toyota Prius) and other green cars. Many more people are considering purchasing such vehicles in the future. The Green Car Club seeks to bring all of these people together to share their enthusiasm, their opinions, and their ideas. “As long as there have been cars, car clubs centered on specific makes or types of vehicles have offered members a sense of community,” says NESEA Transportation Program Director Nancy Hazard. “The Green Car Club aims to provide that same sense of community to owners and supporters of environmentally friendly cars.” Through the club Web site, people can share their experiences and find answers to questions about green vehicles. The Web site provides an independent source of information on green cars, the latest news in green car development, new car reviews, equipment, fuel, and the companies that supply them. Potential purchasers of green cars can go to the site to ask questions of existing owners of green vehicles. NESEA’s Green Car Club offers members the opportunity to express their interest and interact with each other through Web-based discussion groups, performance data exchange, driving tips, club-sponsored events, public outreach activities, and access to the resources of related organizations. “For most Americans, purchasing a green car would have a greater positive environmental impact than any other consumer decision they could make,” notes NESEA Executive Director Warren Leon. “We want to support the initial purchasers of green cars and encourage other people to join those who are leading the way to a more sustainable transportation system.”