Automobile industry is one of the worst greenhouse gas emitters of the world. However, car manufacturers are working on designs of eco-friendly cars, some of which are already available in the market. If you are planning to go car shopping, and your aim is to pick an environment-friendly car, then you can choose any of the following cars that are currently popular among the green brigade.
The Prius hybrid car is considered the best eco-friendly car running today. Among hybrid cars, Toyota Prius has the best mileage. Prius runs on combined hybrid technology. It runs on the combined power of gasoline and electric energy.
The luxury hybrid cars manufactures by Lexus run on the company’s advanced Hybrid Drive system. The models are powered by a gasoline engine combined with a high-output electric motor. The hybrid engine technology of Lexus produces immense power while reducing harmful gas emission.
This car from General Motors is an affordable high-tech hybrid car. The aerodynamic design of the Chevrolet Cobalt with special features like power window, keyless entry makes this a sought after green car.
Smart ForTwo and Smart ForFour
The green car models from Smart are running across Europe, USA and are currently making inroads to Asia. Environment friendly materials are used in the manufacture of the car. While lead, chromium, mercury and cadmium are completely banned from the production process, PVC is only used in the places where there are no other alternatives available. The engines of Smart car are made by DaimlerChrysler, Mitsubishi and Mercedes Benz.
Volkswagen Polo Bluemotion
This green car from the German carmaker Volkswagen is the cleanest car belonging to the super-mini car category. It uses very little fuel, covering over 700miles on only one tank of fuel.
Hyundai Santa Fe
The Santa Fe blue Hybrid from Hyundai runs on 2.4-liter gasoline engine combined with a six-speed automatic transmission and a 30Kw electric motor. The electric motor performs the dual function of charging the battery. This is a sleek family car that cares for the environment.
Green cars not only reduce emission of harmful gases, but their energy efficiency ensures that they are the best cars to be bought during times of rising gasoline prices.