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The expanding range of alternative fuel and hybrid cars and trucks has provided consumers with greater variety when it comes to selecting an automobile based on affordability and environmental impact.

If you’re in the market for a new car and want to find out what green cars have to offer in performance and fuel-cost savings, you might pay a visit to one of the following sites:

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy: Provides green-car ratings, a green-car shopping guide and green driving tips. greenercars.org

Cars.com: Compares green cars by category and size, price, make, mileage and year. cars.com/go/crp/buying Guides/green/index.jsp

Drive Green: Discusses several decisions that go with buying a green car, such as budget, size and features. drivegreen.com/Auto_Buyer_Guide_drive_green_guide_for_car_buyers.htm

Greencar.com: Offers wide array of information about hybrid cars, electric cars and more. greencar.com

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Provides three search methods that compare different green cars in different locales. epa.gov/greenvehicles/Index.do