These days, if people aren’t talking about the economy, they’re talking about saving the environment. And going green in terms of transport is a very cool thing to do in Hollywood. Featured in the magazine this weekend is a story on eco-friendly cars, including the very pricey hybrid Lexus LS 600h luxury sedan. Former Beatle Paul McCartney has one of those — he paid a cool, celeb-worthy $158,000 for it. A more affordable car, the Toyota Prius (starting at $22,000) has an A-list of owners, among them Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Leonardo DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz. Miley Cyrus, Shaquille O’Neal and Redman probably spent a little more than the $11,000 list price for their Smart Fortwos.
But hybrids aren’t a star’s only means of environmentally correct travel. The actors who own hydrogen-powered BMW Hydrogen 7s ($118,000) — Hilary Swank, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Ed Norton — are like an Oscar voter’s dream team. Hollywood couple Christopher Guest and Jamie Lee Curtis plunk down $600 a month for their Honda FCX Clarity, which runs on hydrogen and electricity. (That’s Curtis and her Clarity pictured.) And who said the electric car is dead? DiCaprio, Will.I.Am and car collector Jay Leno all own the sleek Tesla Roadster sportscar (only $109,000 for that one). We recognize that not everyone is convinced, in Hollywood or not, that hybrids and other non-gasoline vehicles save the environment. So tell us what you think: Are green cars really green? Vote below.
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