Green is the new black in the celebrity world. More and more celebrities are going after alternate fuel cars like hydrogen-powered cars, electric and hybrid cars. Their choice for green cars can be seen as more of a political statement rather than anything else as if making the world greener was their aim, buy a hybrid car is the least they could afford to do. It has to be the exclusivity that lures celebrities to green cars, like a moth to a flame. Here is a list of a few of Hollywood’s most sought after friends of the environment.
The humble $23,305 Toyota Prius is one of the most loved green cars. The proud list of Prius owners includes Julia Roberts, Ryan Gosling, America Ferrera, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kirsten Duns. The Prius is a no-nonsense family car, with an electric motor along with the regular 1.8 liter gasoline engine to help save fuel. The car is in its second generation now.
The Tesla roadster is the first attempt in the direction making an all-electric sports car. Although it costs close to a hundred thousand dollars, and still run out of juice short of hundred miles, this car is a genuinely enthusiastic performer. The car is truly exclusive as well, prompting celebrities like George Clooney, Matt Damon, Flea, Anthony Kiedis, Jay Leno, Will.i.Am, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Brad Pitt to buy one.
BMW Hydrogen 7:
The Hydrogen 7, as the name suggests, runs on hydrogen instead of gasoline. It is not a fuel-cell car that runs using an electric motor, like the Honda FCX Clarity. The only emission from the car is water. The car is ultra-rare, and its ownership is an invite-only experience. Naturally, that would also mean the car would be mostly carrying celebrities. The list of celebrities driving this car includes Will Ferrell, Jeremy Piven, Jay Leno, Edward Norton, Cameron Diaz and Angelina Jolie.
Cadillac Escalade Hybrid:
With just limited number of these cars being planned to be produced, they will inevitably reach the hands of the VIPs. The hybrid version of the Escalade is seen as a status symbol in the Hollywood circles. The escalade also carries the title for being among the most bling car. However, strangely, the most famous personality caught driving it is the self-proclaimed “style icon” Paris Hilton. Lord have mercy !!!
This $106000 car is already one of George Clooney’s favorite rides. Although it looks tiny with four wheels and bicycle like dimensions, have no doubt about its performance. It can do 0 to 60 mph in 4 seconds and a standing quarter mile in just 12 seconds. It has all the right ingredients, including the astronomical price tag to make its way to numerous Hollywood garages.