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The Top Gas and Energy Efficient Cars


The Top Gas and Energy Efficient Cars

Buying a car is an investment. Several factors come into play when considering the make or model you should go with. A common question for prospective vehicle purchasers is: which cars are the most energy efficient? Keep reading for some options to look into:


🚘 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid:

This Hybrid car combines a rechargeable battery and a gasoline engine. Talk about flexibility and efficiency!

  • Good to know: The Honda Clarity has an electric driving range for shorter trips and offers a gasoline engine for longer journeys. For optimal efficiency, it also utilizes regenerative braking and an advanced energy management system.


🚘 Tesla Model 3:

The Tesla Model 3’s electric drivetrain enables range per charge. In simple terms, it reduces the necessity for frequent recharging.

  • Good to know: The aerodynamic design and advanced regenerative braking system contribute to its energy efficiency.


🚘 Toyota Prius:

The Prius is a trailblazer in hybrid technology, integrating its electric motor with a gasoline engine. It facilitates improved fuel efficiency, as the electric motor assists the engine during acceleration and captures energy during braking.

  • Good to know: Additional features include eco-friendly materials and low-rolling resistance tires to optimize efficiency.


These cars are great examples of energy efficiency using electric or hybrid powertrains, aerodynamic designs, regenerative braking systems, and advanced energy management technologies.


As a SAFCU Member, you have access to great auto loan rates and a better auto buying experience with Autoland, our free car-buying service. Santa Ana FCU also offers competitive rates and terms on new and pre-owned vehicles and motorcycles. Visit safcu.org/vehicle-loans or call 800.541.2546 for more details.

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