Dec 042011

ford_fusion_hybridAs we keep using fossil fuels for our energy, we see more and more the consequences of the pollution that result and the damage it’s doing to the environment. It’s essential that things begin changing immediately and one of the best ways to begin is with cars. Car companies have begun to develop eco friendly vehicles in an effort reduce the detrimental effects of fuel emissions.

The most environmentally friendly car, from the wide choice there is, may well be the car that is powered by battery. It doesn’t require any gasoline or diesel at all because it’s solely powered by electricity coming from the battery. While this looks great from the point of view fuel savings and the effect on the environment, there are downsides. The auto engines themselves are somewhat limited right now but the cars are now available to customers. This means that you will need to recharge the battery after about 100 miles, so it doesn’t run very far on one run.
The hybrid car is another kind of car for consumers. They run on both a battery and gas and are not harmful to the environment. So if you are interested to know, this is how a hybrid vehicle operates in practical terms. It is the power from the battery that is used initially by the car. When the car achieves a particular speed, it starts using gas, giving the hybrid plenty of power for the highway. The need to charge up the battery is rid of as this occcurs as the gas is utilized.

There is likewise another type of vehicles, known as plug-in hybrid cars. These are also eco friendly and work in a similar way to the hybrid cars referred to above. There is one difference and that is that plug-in hybrid vehicles should be hooked up to an external source of energy to charge up the battery, whereas the regular hybrid vehicle can automatically charge itself. When put side by side with standard cars, you will see that hybrid cars are great for fuel efficiency.
Toyota has created a hybrid car, referred to as the Prius, that does roughly 50 miles per gallon, which is very nice. This hybrid car is one of the popular hybrids and is priced at around $22,000. Honda’s Insight was the first hybrid to be made available and before Toyota arrived in the market for hybrid cars. It was not welcomed in the same fashion as Toyota’s Prius but it started off the consumer market for hybrid vehicles.  The Ford Fusion Hybrid, which sells for about $27,000, has many awards to its name. It is considered by many as the number one hybrid in America. Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV is said to have a zero emission level. It was one of the early electric autos to be developed by a Japanese automobile manufacturer.Mitsubishi i-MiEV Electric Car
We can expect to see ongoing development for this sort of automobile and many options for  customers looking for vehicles that are eco  friendly.
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