Leonardo DiCaprio Buys Blake Lively a Prius
It may not be the Heart of the Ocean, but it gets better gas mileage.
Leonardo DiCaprio is well-known for his environmentalism, and now he’s getting girlfriend Blake Lively on board. The Daily Mail reports that the actor was none too happy that Lively was driving around L.A. in an eco-unfriendly Range Rover, so he bought her a brand new Toyota Prius.
DiCaprio has been a fan of the Prius for years, and was one of the first celebrities to drive one. He once described the car as, “a gasoline-electric midsize car that gets about 50 miles per gallon. We have the technology to make every car produced in America today just as clean, cheap and efficient.”
The Gossip Girl star’s new hybrid is a black model that retails for $40,000, and the 50 mpg fuel efficiency is a distinct improvement over the Range Rover’s gas-guzzling 20 mpgs.
Of course, Lively’s not the only one getting a new ride. Although DiCaprio’s been driving a Prius for years, he recently decided it was time for an upgrade. As we told you last week, DiCaprio is the first celeb to get his hands on the new Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid sports car, which if you’re interested, will run you about $100K. That is one hot, green couple!