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fossil fuelThe damaging environmental impingement of our dependence on fossil fuel is there for us all to witness. It’s essential that things begin changing very soon and one of the most effective ways to start out is with vehicles. Car manufacturers have started to develop environmentally friendly cars to try decrease the destructive consequences of fuel emissions.

car by electricityA car powered by a battery might just be the vehicle that is best for the environment. A car that runs on battery has no need for any gasoline or diesel at all because it’s exclusively powered by electricity coming from the battery.

Sounds superb as it doesn’t need gas, so it’s money-saving and it’s eco-friendly which is terrific, but there is a drawback. The automobile engines themselves are a little limited at this time but the cars are now available to the public. After a distance of approximately 100 miles, you have to to stop and charge the battery again.

HybridThe hybrid car is another type of vehicle available to customers. They run on both a battery and gasoline and are eco friendly. Here is an explanation of how hybrids actually run. It is the battery power that is used first by the vehicle. As the car calls for more power and reaches a particular speed, this is when it starts using gasoline. The need to charge the battery again is done away with as this occcurs as the gas is consumed.

One more alternative is a vehicle known as a plug-in hybrid. The manner in which they work is similar to the other kind of hybrid vehicles and they are environmentally friendly. Take note, the standard hybrid vehicle does not need to be recharged separately whereas this is not the case with the plug-in option. Both hybrids are more efficient than the typical gas-powered vehicles, however.

Ford Fusion HybridThe Prius is a hybrid model created by Toyota and is able to do 50 miles per gallon. With a price tag roughly $22,000, this hybrid car has become a hot seller.

Toyota is not the only one who is selling hybrids, though; Honda made the ‘Insight’ and in fact this car was the first hybrid vehicle to be made available to to consumers. It helped spread awareness for hybrids and opened the door for the Toyota Prius.  The Ford Fusion Hybrid, which sells for roughly $27,000, has several awards to its name. It is regarded by many as the number one hybrid in the US. A car which is thought to have zero emissions whatsoever is the i-MiEV from Mitsubishi. It was among the early electric cars to be produced by a Japanese auto company.

environmentally friendly carsThere are likewise plenty of other hybrid and environmentally friendly cars accessible to the public, and as we continue to develop better technologies, more and more efficient cars are made and are available to buy.

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