I started getting into hybrid cars after I went through training and saw how great the cars are. I was hooked and have wanted to know all things hybrid ever since. My story is not unique, there are millions of people who have joined the green car movement, and they have done it all for personal reasons.
The thing about a movement is this, you are doing something that you feel passionate about, or even wanting to contribute to a cause that is for the betterment of society. I wholeheartedly believe that Toyota built Prius to establish a movement like that.
Hybrids were never only about fuel economy. The lower tailpipe emissions and smaller carbon footprint have rung true with millions of hybrid owners, Prius owners included. Owning a hybrid is a way of life, and the idea has now spread to the electric car crowd as well.
With such a following of hybrid and electric car enthusiasts, it struck one person odd that there is not more that could be done to help promote the "green car" way, until today. Take a look at what the Green Car Movement is doing as they get ready to launch.
Who is Green Car Movement?
Green Car Movement is a group on Facebook that brings hybrid and electric car owners together. The group is established by a Prius owner that felt it was time to make a bigger impact and what better way to do that than with people who share a common thread.
The group is designed to be a movement that promotes the lifestyle of hybrid and electric car owners who live in their own "niche" in society.
What Do They Want To Accomplish?
The movement has been started by a Prius owner who recently had a very life-altering event happen to him. As the events transpired in his life, he felt it was time to put others first and find a way to help. As a 4th time Prius owner, he realized that learning to give back and help other people makes all the difference.
He felt that owning his Prius inspired him to "think differently" about the way he goes about his daily life. How fast he travels, what he buys, where he shops and who gets helped all have been things that he now looks at differently.
He wants to promote helping the environment and also other people. The group will have the official kick-off launch Saturday, March 7th at 9 a.m. where there will be a live feed of the owner explaining more about what the group is designed to do. There are rumors going around that there will even be new car giveaways and other awesome stuff too.
He told me that if people want to know more head over to Facebook and find the Green Car Movement, watch the live video and join.
Knowing how much Prius has impacted my life, I think this is a cool way to bring more hybrid and electric car owners together. I wonder now what the announcements will be and where it will go from here.
Thank you for reading. I look forward to seeing you in the next story. Did I Make A Mistake Buying A 2010 Toyota Prius?
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Peter Neilson is an automotive consultant specializing in electric cars and hybrid battery technologies. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Automotive Service Technology from Weber State University. Peter is also an Instructor of Automotive Technology at Columbia Basin College. Peter can be reached on Linkedin and you can tweet him at The_hybrid_guy on Twitter. Find his page on Facebook at Certified Auto Consulting. Read more of Peter's stories at Toyota news coverage on Torque News. Search Toyota Prius Torque News for more in depth Prius coverage from our reporters.