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Eco-friendly cars a hit in Hollywood

June 14, 2008 at 5:48 PM

HOLLYWOOD, June 14 (UPI) -- Hollywood stars and directors say they are gladly embracing the new generation of new environmentally friendly automobiles.

"Crash" director Paul Haggis said while he owns four gas-conserving Toyota Priuses, he is eager for the opportunity to drive the new hydrogen-powered Honda FCX Clarity, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.

"I want one. I want one," the Oscar-winning writer said.

Haggis's apparent obsession with eco-friendly vehicles is indicative of a trend in Hollywood away from fancy sports cars and toward more socially responsible transportation, the Times said.

"'Til Death" star Joely Fisher is another star attempting to make a global difference by thinking about the environment while car-shopping.

Fisher, who plays Joy Stark on the Fox TV series, said seeing celebrities in such vehicles can help influence the general public to think green.

"I want to do everything I can to make sure that people know that the technology is available and we are not far off from having this on the road," Fisher said.

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