TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The $195 million Envision Credit Union isoffering members a reduced rate on their auto loans if they buy acar that gets at least an average of 30 miles to the gallon. The"Go Green, Save Green" loan program, reducing drivers' annualpercentage rate by 1%, will save consumers nearly $700 on a $20,000loan over 36 months, the CU said. According to Consumer Report'sMay 2006 national survey, 37% of consumers say gasoline prices areso high they are looking at replacing their current vehicles with amore fuel-efficient model. Of those saying they might replace theirvehicles, 38% are considering either hybrid-fuel or dieselvehicles. More than half planning to replace their car (55%) saidthey are thinking about a small economy car. "With higher gasolineprices, motorists are becoming more conscious of vehicle fuelefficiency," says Ray Cromer Jr., CEO of Envision. "We want toprovide assistance to our members feeling the pressure of elevatedgas prices and offer rewards to those purchasing fuel-efficientvehicles." The "Go Green, Save Green" program runs through Oct. 31,2006, the CU said.

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