Most shoppers think that buying a fuel-efficient new car means spending big money, but our list of green car deals and incentives proves that isn't the case. If you're searching for a green car that won't cost a fortune, you've come to the right place.

Chevrolet Volt

The Chevrolet Volt is a 5-door hatchback that boasts a plug-in hybrid drivetrain. In other words, you have to plug in the car to charge it. Then you can drive around 30 miles on electric power alone before the gasoline engine kicks in. In March, the 2014 Volt is offered with two excellent incentives. For drivers looking to finance, Chevrolet is touting 0 percent interest for up to 48 months. For shoppers who would rather lease, the Volt is available with payments from $269 per month for 36 months after $2,319 down at lease signing.

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Ford Fusion Hybrid

The Ford Fusion Hybrid is a midsize sedan that offers excellent fuel economy thanks to its hybrid 4-cylinder engine. Through the end of March, it also offers an excellent value thanks to several incentives from Ford. For qualified shoppers looking to finance their next car, Ford is offering interest rates from 0 percent for 36 months to 0.9 percent for 48 months and 1.9 percent for 60 months. For drivers paying in full, Ford is offering up to $1,000 cash back on all Fusion Hybrid models.

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Nissan Leaf

The fully electric Nissan Leaf is a 5-door hatchback that can travel more than 70 miles on electric power alone. In March, it's offered with several strong deals for drivers interested in saving the planet without paying a fortune. Qualified shoppers looking to finance, for example, can get a 2014 Leaf with 0 percent interest for up to 36 months. Meanwhile, drivers who would prefer to lease can get a 2014 Leaf with payments from just $199 per month for 36 months -- an excellent deal that requires just $1,999 down at lease signing. Of course, the Leaf also requires no fuel, meaning most drivers will save even more once they get on the road.

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Toyota Camry Hybrid

The Toyota Camry Hybrid is a midsize sedan with a fuel-efficient hybrid 4-cylinder engine and an attractive price tag. Through the end of the month, Toyota is offering two incentives on the 2014 Camry Hybrid: one for shoppers looking to lease and the other for those interested in financing. For qualified drivers looking to finance, Toyota is touting interest rates from 0 percent for up to 60 months. Those who would rather lease a 2014 Camry Hybrid can get a 36-month term with monthly payments from $239 per month after $2,638 down at lease signing.

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Toyota Prius c

Offering a hatchback body style and 50-plus miles per gallon, the Toyota Prius c is already one of the least expensive and most efficient hybrid cars available today. In March, the 2013 Prius c is an even better deal than usual thanks to two incentives from Toyota. The first deal offers 0 percent interest, a number that's available to qualified shoppers for up to 36 months. For drivers who would rather lease the small car, Toyota is offering 36-month term payments from $179 per month after $2,578 down at lease signing.

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What it means to you: Our list of green car deals and incentives proves you don't have to spend a fortune to go green.

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Doug DeMuro has a wide range of automotive industry experience, from work at a Ferrari dealership to a manager for Porsche North America. A lifelong car enthusiast, Doug's eclectic vehicle purchases include a Porsche 911 Turbo, an E63 AMG wagon, an old Range Rover and a Mercedes Benz G-wagen.

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