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Top 10 Green cars

Aly Walansky is a freelance writer and editor based in New York City. She lives with her two Shorkie-Tzus, Scarlette and Max, and a display of pink polka-dot-themed home decor -- not to mention a selection of flavored vodka. Check out he...

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We all would love to have a hot pair of new wheels, but while we're involved in the search, maybe we should seek out cars that are environmentally friendly as well. Here are our picks for the top 10 green cars on the market.

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1Vespa

Not only do scooters sip fuel, averaging 70 miles per gallon, they have a small carbon and physical footprint, resulting in less pollution and traffic congestion. Plus, cost of ownership on a scooter, roughly $150/month, is very low – good news in today's economy!

2Toyota Prius

The number-one selling hybrid car. The Prius is nearly synonymous with "hybrid."

3Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid

It's the luxury 4-door SUV from Porsche that features lightweight construction, amazing MPG and moderate CO2 emissions. It's available in many unique colors and is perfect for the lady-on-the-go. It has plenty of cargo room but still exudes luxury and high performance.

42011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is the most fuel efficient luxury sedan in the world whose hybrid price offering is the same as the gas version – something that hasn't been offered before in the auto world.

5Chevy Volt

This vehicle JUST launched and is the world's first-and-only electric vehicle with extended-range capability.

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