Alternative fuel cars are no longer the obvious and familiar hybrids or the converted bio-fuel cars that started the petroleum saving trend. The three finalist for the Autobytel 2012 Alternative Fuel Car of the Year each take a swing at the trend in very different ways.
Alternative fuels can mean many things: electric, combinations of electric and petroleum and now, even the increasingly accepted diesel. While not always about saving the Earth and being green, alternative fueled cars can save the real green, e.g. dollars and buyers can now enjoy all of the options avaliable in many configurations and price points.
Read on to see which three top the list and why they make the grade as Autobytel 2012 Alternative Fuel Cars of the Year.