24 Sep '13, 11am

RideNerd Lets You Compare Environmental Impact Of Car Choices

RideNerd Lets You Compare Environmental Impact Of Car Choices

By Stephen Edelstein 283 views Sep 24, 2013 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ RideNerd main screen with Toyota Prius and Ford C-Max Hybrid. Enlarge Photo When judging a car's "green"-ness, sometimes fuel economy isn't the whole story. The new website RideNerd lets car owners and shoppers compare the overall environmental impact of different cars, from the efficiency of their manufacturing processes to their EPA greenhouse-gas scores. The site allows users to compare two cars--starting with the 2013 model year--on the basis of several such metrics, and assigns an overall score to each vehicle. RideNerd rates cars based on four criteria: Affordability, Fuel Economy, Air Quality, and Climate Friendliness. Each car is scored on a scale of 1 to 10 for each category, then assigned an overall score. The Nissan Leaf, for example, received a 9.5 out of 10, while t...

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