Sierra Magazine Rates Top Plug-In Hybrids

July/August issue features annual electric vehicle guide, the new trend of eating insects, bicycling at all activity levels, and The Green Life

(SAN FRANCISCO) – For eco-conscious drivers who also want the freedom of the open road, the July/August issue of Sierra, the official magazine of the Sierra Club, reveals which plug-in hybrids go the extra mile. The annual Electric Vehicle Guide reviewed six vehicles: Chevrolet Volt, Ford C-Max Energi, Ford Fusion Energi, Honda Accord Plug-In, Fisker Karma, and Toyota Prius Plug-In.


In addition to Sierra's feature article, there is also a new, complementary online Electric Vehicle Guide. The new EV Guide brings together, for the first time in one place, a buyer's guide, links to Sierra Club's Go Electric campaign, information on EV incentives and emissions, and current specs for available EVs – all based on where you live.

On the heels of last month's UN report recommending an increase in consuming insects for dietary purposes, Sierra's cover story, "Eat Your Bugs!," looks at edible bugs as a healthy, nutritious – and environmentally friendly – alternative to mainstream staples such as chicken, beef, pork, and fish.

To celebrate the arrival of high bicycling season, Sierra also presents several stories to inspire two-wheeled adventures. From pioneering, no-car, no-pannier routes in the Alps to mountain biking in Montana to upcycling a used tire for the sake of fashion, the July/August issue has something for cyclists of every activity level.

TV actress Emmanuelle Chriqui spoke with The Green Life about her passion for environmental activism and how an electric vehicle inspired her to get more involved. The Green Life also identifies environmentally responsible car products for drivers with an EV, a hybrid, or even a gas guzzler.

Visit www.sierraclub.org/EVGuide for the complete Electric Vehicle Guide.

About Sierra magazine

Sierra is the official publication of the Sierra Club, America's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, with more than 2.1 million members and supporters nationwide. The Sierra Club works to safeguard the health of our communities, protect wildlife, and preserve our remaining wild places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying, and litigation. For more information, please visit www.sierramagazine.com.

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