eBay launches new online platform to buy eco-friendly vehicles


eBay launches new online platform to buy eco-friendly vehicles

Greentech Lead America: eBay, a global online commerce
platform, has launched eBay Green Driving, a new site designed to provide
drivers with ways to reduce both money spent at the pump as well as their
environmental impact.

eBay Green Driving offers user-friendly tools and
resources, as well as eBay’s green vehicle and parts inventory, in a single
location, to help people determine the best ways to “green” their
daily driving routines.

“eBay Green Driving offers a one-of-a-kind
experience for car enthusiasts who are interested in more efficient vehicle
options to save money at the pump, and reduce overall environmental
impact,” said Gregory Boutte, vice president of eBay Motors and
Electronics in North America.

The new site provides information on electric
vehicles,  hybrids, clean diesels, compressed natural gas and ethanol
vehicles, as well as high-MPG gasoline vehicles.

eBay Green Driving features Fuel Type Comparison Tool,
developed with data from the Department of Energy’s fueleconomy.gov, this
user-friendly tool provides simple, side-by-side fuel technology comparisons
complete with information on driving range, estimated vehicle cost, estimated
annual fuel costs, ecological impact and more.

eBay Green Machines provides information about green
vehicles that are currently available or have been sold on eBay Motors. From a
1919 Rauch & Lang Electric Coach to the 2012 Fisker Karma, visitors can get
in-depth info on these distinctive green machines.

Users can also view information on popular fuel efficient
vehicles, such as the hybrid Toyota Prius or the electric Tesla Roadster. After
viewing the information, users can easily browse current eBay Motors listings
for these vehicles.

eBay Green Driving also provides visitors with
interesting, shop-able content such as Prius-model comparisons and fuel-saving
driving tips.

“This site combines informative content with our
extensive parts and vehicles inventory to address the growing trend towards
fuel efficiency and deliver a relevant experience that can only be found on
eBay,” Boutte added.  

Recently, eBay reported net income on a GAAP basis of
$570 million and non-GAAP net income of $725 million in first quarter
ended March 31.

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