- Price: $31,645, including $7,500 tax incentive
- Resolution: Save the planet
- Mileage: 380 miles on one full charge and full tank of gas
Chances are you already do some things to help the environment, whether it's recycling paper and soda cans or avoiding the use of plastic bags. But if your resolution is to take your green achievements to the next level, then driving an electric car is a great way to do that and save some money along the way.
When it comes to electric cars, expect to shell out some money upfront, but a federal tax credit and a state credit in some states, along with the cash you save on fueling up, will make it a little more palatable.
The Chevrolet Volt uses a lithium-ion battery with rechargeable energy storage system and Voltec electric drive system with 1.4-liter, gasoline-powered engine, boasts an average of 900 miles or roughly a month between fill-ups when the car is regularly charged. The Volt isn't only about being environmentally friendly; it also comes standard with safety features, including eight air bags, four-wheel anti-lock brakes and StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System.