Ten or twenty years ago, what did you think transportation in the year 2013 would be like? We might not have flying cars or teleportation devices, but we do have high-tech, fuel-efficient vehicles to help keep our Pacific Northwest air fresh and clean. Some of the most popular hybrid-electric cars released this year reach up to 50 miles per gallon, and many electric cars reach well over 100 miles per gallon.
As you can see in the infographic above, the average miles per gallon of vehicles used in the U.S. has increased steadily over the years, but it’s much lower than what it could be, especially considering that hybrid and hybrid-electric vehicles are becoming more and more affordable.
The Many Benefits of Green Vehicles
Electric vehicles are more than just a trend. They have no exhaust and give off zero emissions, keeping the environment clean. Electric cars can also be safer in the event of a collision, require less frequent maintenance, save you money on gas, save you the trip to the gas station, and allow you to qualify for a tax benefit. If you’re thinking about purchasing a car, new or used, an electric or hybrid-electric model would make a great choice.
Save on Electric and Hybrid-Electric Vehicles with SMCU’s Green Loans
SMCU would like to thank you for fighting pollution and reducing greenhouse gases by offering a discount off of our already low auto loan rates when you finance an electric or hybrid-electric vehicle. In addition, we’ve partnered with MC Electric Vehicles to provide members with the most competitively priced selection of electric vehicles in the state.
In addition to saving on your fuel-efficient vehicle, you can also save on Green Home Financing and Green Home Equity Loans. Learn more about Green Loans here.