Gallery: eBay Launches New Green Driving Site for Finding and Buying Ec...

 
This morning, eBay announced the official launch of their new site devoted to helping drivers research, find and buy fuel-friendly vehicles. Called eBay Green Driving, the new site facilitates the sale and purchase of electric vehicles, hybrids and other greener cars, but its other educational resources - like its fuel type comparison tool, popular green vehicles spotlight, and green driving news and reviews - are what set it apart from similar marketplace sites. The launch couldn't come at a better time since summer is just around the corner and gas prices continue to soar. To find out more about what the site has to offer, we caught up with eBay Green Driving expert Brad Berman. Read on to see his tips on how to maximize the site's features and find the green vehicle you've been looking for at great price.

INHABITAT: Can you tell us a little bit about what eBay Green Driving is and why eBay decided to develop it?

Brad: The site is a one-stop-shop for all things related to green driving. It helps inform shoppers with news, data, and research tools, and with eBay’s vast inventory of new and used vehicles. In a single site, users can learn about fuel-efficient vehicles, find those vehicles, and make a purchase. There’s demand for this type of inventory among both cost- and environmentally-conscious drivers, especially as gas prices remain high. eBay decided to create this tailored experience for auto shoppers to help them find the vehicles they’re looking for quickly, along with the resources necessary to make an informed decision.

INHABITAT: eBay Green Driving offers more than just a hub to buy and sell used cars and parts. Could you explain some of the other features that help drivers learn how to save gas and purchase hybrid and electric vehicles?

Brad: One of the features we’re most excited about is the fuel efficiency comparison tool. eBay developed the tool using information from the Department of Energy’s fueleconomy.gov. In one page, people can compare MPG, fuel consumption, emissions, and overall cost of a variety of fuel efficient vehicle types. It’s valuable to shoppers to see this comprehensive overview in a single place.

Users can also quickly browse by fuel type, body type or lifestyle to find the fuel-efficient vehicle that meets their needs. In addition to popular mainstream models, the site also features vehicles you won’t find anywhere else, like ethanol-powered hot rods, Porsche bio-diesel conversions, or early 20th century collector electrics.

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