Going Green with Hybrid Cars

May 31, 2010 by  
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Global warming is what you can hear from a toddler these days reason being its importance. People are welcoming the new green change. There are a number of ways one can contribute towards making our environment better. One of these ways is to adopt different methods of convenience. Today we are totally dependent upon facilities which are major carbon dioxide emitters one being the mode of transport. Our automotive emits a very large amount of carbon dioxide which makes our close-surface temperature to rise. Making people realize the importance of using a bicycle, sharing a car and good public transport will help transform this planet to a greener place but the green utopia is something which cannot happen overnight. We love our cars and would like to have a better life driving without this fact at the back of your head that you are polluting this planet.

Hybrid cars are one field where a lot of research is being done in order to provide world with a better mode of transport. Hybrid cars provide you with better gas mileage along with very low emissions. There are a lot of hybrid cars out there and this article will help you look at how these cars work and will also give you tips for buying new hybrid cars. In short we will help you drive greener.

Hybrid as the name indicates uses more than one way to power your car. Most of them available in the market are gasoline-electric hybrids, but there are different types of them. They are made keeping in mind different factors like environment, terrain etc. to achieve respective objectives. Full hybrid cars have the ability to work independently on either gas engine or electric motor and they can even work with combination both. Assist hybrids don’t run on electric motor alone rather they use electric motor to assist the gas engine together with regenerative braking. Mild hybrids belong to another class of hybrids which have starter motors that turn on and off very quickly to conserve fuel. For example, you are at a red light so it will turn off your engine and will turn the engine on when the signal turns green.

All these cars are in the market and more and more people are moving to green driving. First know about different types of hybrids which are in the market and the next thing after that is to ask yourself the reasons to own a hybrid car. This is because you will end with a hybrid car which best suits your needs. The typical question one asks is how many people should it accommodate? What terrain do you have where you are going to use your brand new hybrid? All these will help you choose a hybrid car so that you can contribute towards a greener planet for you and your children.

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