May 29, 2012 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Green Cars
With rising gas prices and the worsening global warming situation, car manufacturers are taking the initiative to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Manufacturing more and more of these green cars is expected to help abate current environmental degradation trends, whilst helping motorists save on fuel and money. These green vehicles, which include cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, and others, are designed to be fuel-efficient, comfortable and affordable. They are made up of parts and materials that are not very harmful to the environment. These vehicles are considered environment-friendly, as they do not contribute to pollution that much. Several car manufacturers are preparing their own fleets of green cars, as motorists await them.
Mitsubishi is set to roll out the Mirage, a compact car that comes with a one-liter engine. It’s different from the kei car, which has a 660cc motor. The Mirage aiming to reach 63.9mpg and will likely be more affordable than kei cars. Mitsubishi focused on keeping the car as light in weight as possible by equipping the engine bay with high performance steel.
Honda, on the other hand, plans to expand the production of its Fit Hybrid line in Thailand. Moreover, it is set to launch three new hybrid models in China namely the Honda CR-Z, the Honda Insight, and the Honda Fit Hybrid. The production of such vehicles is part of the manufacturer’s environmental efforts. Meanwhile, Nissan is not letting itself be left behind as it boosted its line of green cars with the addition of 10 new LEAF models. The vehicles are designed to reduce carbon footprint, which can be very bad for the environment.
The new GreenTech models are what will push Skoda’s environmental campaign further. The new model features, a start-up technology that has the ability to lessen fuel consumption by 9%. GreenTech also boasts of brake energy recuperation, as well as tires with low rolling resistance. When it comes to trucks, Volvo is now pinning its hopes on natural gas to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Volvo will launch a 13-liter heavy-duty liquefied natural gas engine for its truck fleet. The engine, which is expected to be released in 2014, has high-pressure direct technology. With it, fuel efficiency will likely improve by 30%, while greenhouse gas emissions can go down by around 20%.
These are just some of the green vehicles that everyone should watch out for. Given the current condition of the environment, everyone can play a role in protecting and preserving it. Using an environment-friendly car is one of the little things people can do for the environment.