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Saturday, August 11, 2007

Now, Even Those Temporary Wheels Can Be Greener

Published: August 12, 2007
ROO ROGERS, who lives in Lower Manhattan, is helping to reduce auto emissions by not owning a car. But he still likes to take the wheel for occasional multistop spins around town, for hundred-mile drives to a vacation home on Long Island and for business trips when he’s in California.

When he rents a car or uses a car-sharing service, Mr. Rogers tries to help the environment a little more by driving only a hybrid vehicle, the Toyota Prius. And he has ridden to the airport by using OZOcar, a car service of which he was a founder; it has an all-hybrid fleet of Priuses and a few Lexuses.

“The Prius is the most practical and sustainable car with the best gas mileage,” he said. “And I don’t have the problems of parking, the insurance and even the gas whenever I go anywhere.”

In city driving, the Prius gets 60 miles for each gallon of gas — a dozen more than its main competitor, the Honda Civic Hybrid, and double the urban range of the highest-mileage gasoline-only cars, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

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