The emergence of the green vehicle
There is no doubt that drivers all over the world are becoming increasingly aware of the link between the vehicle which they drive and the state of the environment generally. The impact that motoring has had and is having on the environment is no secret, and yet we have no alternative but to be heavily reliant on transport in the modern day. Rather than avoiding the issue, car manufacturers, such as Honda, are dealing with the environmental issue head on, and consumers are responding positively. The emergence of the green car market is now a necessary reality.
What green options are available?
The green car market is constantly developing but is currently dominated by two environmentally friendly designs: the hybrid and the electric vehicle. Hybrid cars combine a traditional combustion engine with an electric motor, which is able to feed off the petrol engine and power the car on its own. This results in dramatically lower carbon emissions and petrol usage. All electric vehicles use an advanced battery to power the car, seeing zero emissions and impressive performance.
The market for green cars is expanding rapidly every year, with the level of design and innovation making sizeable leaps with every season. As road users begin to recognise just how advanced these designs are, the impact that our road use has on the environment is being reduced swiftly.
What are the benefits of using green vehicles?
Obviously, the primary importance of these green vehicles is the reduced impact which they have on the environment. By cutting down on the use of oil-based fuels, they are able to achieve lower carbon emissions and, therefore, to produce less pollution. In fact, all electric vehicles have zero emissions as they require no petrol or diesel fuel whatsoever.
However, what many road users are drawn to when looking at new cars is the financial savings which they will be able to make. Whether opting for a hybrid or all-electric vehicle, the reduction in fuel consumption leads to dramatically lower running costs. Users of electric vehicles are also able to benefit from tax breaks and an exemption from the London congestion charge. Indeed, the benefits of making the leap to green cars are far-reaching and attractive.
What about the future of traditionally fuelled vehicles?
The development of green technology is not only aiding the development of hybrid and electric cars. It is also having a knock-on effect for cars which use the traditional internal combustion engine. Diesel cars today are more environmentally friendly than ever before, with cars like the Honda civic type s seeing great levels of fuel economy.
For those not ready to make the jump to electric power in their vehicles, today's car market features an impressive selection of efficient and environmentally friendly cars. While the performance of green vehicles is impressive, those looking for a bit more power can now achieve this without having to harm the environment......or their wallets.