First Green Cars, Now Green Dealerships

Glenn Swanson
by Glenn Swanson
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first green cars now green dealerships

MSNBC reports there are “at least 16 green car dealerships in 10 states” where customers can cross-shop alt-fuel personal transport. The Green Car Company of Kirkland, Washington stocks PC-mobiles ranging from scooters to hybrids to biodiesel-powered trucks. Over at the Union of Concerned Scientists, senior analyst Jim Kliesch reckons green dealerships are the next big thing. For every car shopper that finds a vehicle at a green dealership “there are a hundred customers that settle at the regular dealerships, despite the fact that they want cleaner, more fuel-efficient vehicles.” Down at the Green Car Congress, Mike Millikin (and his bio-powered steam shovel) says mainstream car dealers won’t put their arms up and surrender. “As the mature automobile companies produce more hybrids, diesels and electric cars, these new vehicles will appear in the traditional dealerships and lure consumers back.” I’m sorry; who said they were missing?

Glenn Swanson
Glenn Swanson

Glenn is a baby-boomer, born in 1954. Along with his wife, he makes his home in Connecticut. Employed in the public sector as an Information Tedchnology Specialist, Glenn has long been a car fan. Past rides have included heavy iron such as a 1967 GTO, to a V8 T-Bird. In between those high-horsepower cars, he's owned a pair of BMW 320i's. Now, with a daily commute of 40 miles, his concession to MPG dictates the ownership of a 2006 Honda Civic coupe which, while fun to drive, is a modest car for a pistonhead. As an avid reader, Glenn enjoys TTAC, along with many other auto-realated sites, and the occasional good book. As an avid electronic junkie, Glenn holds an Advanced Class amateur ("ham") radio license, and is into many things electronic. From a satellite radio and portable GPS unit in the cars, to a modest home theater system and radio-intercom in his home, if it's run by the movement of electrons, he's interested. :-)

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  • JK43123 JK43123 on Oct 25, 2007

    Aren't all dealerships green? Oh, wait, sorry, I'm thinking of the green money. John

  • Whitenose Whitenose on Oct 25, 2007
    I’m sorry; who said they were missing? Somebody doesn't read Frank Williams' By the Numbers series.