Going Green: The Dawn of Hybrid Cars
The campaign for global warming is getting more aggressive every year. It can be seen everywhere- from shifting plastic bags, to eco friendly paper bags, to using solar panels to power houses. And now, innovation gave us another breakthrough to save Mother Earth: hybrid cars.
Hybrid cars are engines that have conventional internal combustion system and an electric propulsion system. In simple terms- a car that both uses gas and electricity. This idea was first presented by Ferdinand Porsche during 1901. Although the thought was not quite successful during those times, it was improved over time until Japan released its first hybrid car in 1997- the Toyota Prius. It sold 3 million units by Febuary 2011, and it became the top selling hybrid car sold in California. It was followed immediately by Honda’s Insight which was released last 2000.
But how does these hybrid cars help save the environment? The answer is simple- it uses less fuel, thus releasing less carbon monoxide in the air, thus preventing pollution in the atmosphere. Other functions of the car are supported by its electric system so it produces minimal waste and offers the user a more light weight and more efficient riding experience. Plus, hybrid cars are more silent, so there’s less noise pollution.
The downside of hybrid cars is its speed. It can offer you a decent mileage, a city driving limit at least, but not anything faster than that. Most hybrid cars are light, so its interior may not be very luxurious. And since most of these cars are small, it can only seat four or five persons.
So, if you need a car that is stylish, light, and fuel-saving, not to mention cheap and environmental friendly, then opt to choose hybrid cars. Your choice today may save the planet in the future.