Hollywood Stars Eco-Friendly Cars

by Alana Cowan

Here at eco18, we love when celebrities pave the way for environmentally conscious trends- literally! Hollywood’s gone hybrid with stars like Miley Cyrus, Rachel Bilson and Cameron Diaz driving down Sunset in their Toyota Prius’. But, some celebrities are taking this green trend to another level! Here’s a round-up of green stars who are swapping their gas-guzzling Maserati’s for earth-friendly super cars. Take a gander at the conservation habits of some of Hollywood’s finest!

Jay Leno

Late Night’s Jay Leno certainly enjoys his collector cars with some serious horsepower under the hood, but he also has had an eye on environmentally friendly transportation technologies. His most coveted accomplishment is his biodiesel-powered EcoJet has recently claimed its fame with its ability to run on biodiesel and at the same time putting out an impressive 750 horsepower. And, to host his collection of green automobiles? Leno converted his 20,000 sq-ft garage to run on solar and wind power. You can see Jay Leno’s stellar care collection here: http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/

Leonardo DiCaprio

In 2011, Environmentalist Leo DiCaprio became the first recipient of a 2012 Fisker Karma, one of the most environmental-friendly vehicles on the market with a $100,000 price tag (but, with its sleek design, it makes the Toyota Prius look like a marshmallow! ). Then in 2012, he officially partnered with Fisker Automotive, which in turn is supporting his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Charity. In a public statement, DiCaprio said, “My foundation supports efforts to secure a sustainable future for our planet and all its inhabitants. I am delighted to be working with Fisker Automotive to promote this shared vision.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Throughout his run as Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger has promoted green technologies throughout the Golden State. Terminator turned Governor was one of the first to own GM’s Hydrogen Hummer in 2005. In a goal for cleaner air through zero fuel emissions, the notoriously gas-thirsty Hummer H2 is completely powered by hydrogen. GM hopes California’s use of hydrogen will be an example for the rest of the country.

Will Ferrell

Funny man Will Ferrell was the first American to get his hands on the BMW Hydrogen 7 in 2007, preceding his role as Ricky Bobby in Talladega Nights. It was the first hydrogen-powered luxury sedan meant for daily use, represents a major stop in reducing harmful CO2 emissions. The car was considered a milestone in bringing forward hydrogen as a sustainable fuel for individual transportation.

Interested in purchasing an eco-friendly vehicle for yourself? You don’t have to shell out a ton of green- you can find your dream car on EBay’s Green Driving Store. http://green.ebay.com/green-driving/

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