The Coming Of Age Of Green Cars

by on Aug.02, 2012, under Car Accessories, Green Cars

Green cars are environmental friendly vehicles with characteristics that are less harmful to our surroundings.  These cars may run on gasoline, diesel or alternative fuels, or powered by advanced technologies. In some countries, green car is the term used for vehicles that complies with the norms beyond Euro 6 such as LEVs and ULEVs, as well as zero or low emission vehicles. Zero or low emission cars are hybrid electric cars, compressed-air cars, battery electric cars, fuel-cell and hydrogen cars, flexible-fuel cars, neat ethanol cars, clean diesel cars, and the natural gas cars,. Also considered are cars using blends of biodiesel and ethanol or gasohol.  Cars with high fuel economy are sometimes included in the list because they are cost-effective and reduce carbon emission.
Green cars are synonymous with efficiency because they use zero or less fuel and emit less carbon dioxide. The vehicles below are representative of green cars:
1.Nissan Micra DIG-S. This car runs on petrol/gasoline at an efficient 68.9 mpg, and 95 g/km CO2 emission.
1.520d Efficient Dynamics Saloon BMW. This is powered by diesel engines, which are more economical than petrol/gasoline engines. Fuel consumption is 62.8 mpg, and CO2 emission is 119 g/km.
2.Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion. This car is a green version of a conventional model. Fuel efficiency is achieved by improvements in aerodynamic design, reduced weight, lower resistance tires, longer gearing, remapped engine ECU, stop-start system and lower engine load from ancillary items. The green version can make 80.7 mpg and emit 91G/km CO2.


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