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Is An Eco-friendly Car The Right Choice For You?

An eco-friendly car may not be the right choice for everybody at the moment, but it certainly looks as if we’re in for an eco friendly future in terms of motor vehicles. More and more cars are becoming sustainable, with some of them even being turned into hybrid models so that drivers can get the best of both worlds.

You might be in the market for a new car, but is an eco-friendly car the right choice for you? Read on to find out:

 

Is An Eco-Friendly Car The Right Choice?

Eco-friendly cars run on electricity or a combination of electricity and hydrogen-based fuel. Both represent low-cost methods of transportation while also reducing the amount of the driver’s carbon footprint on the Earth. These cars are constantly being enhanced and redesigned with even more emphasis on reducing pollution and waste. They often require less maintenance than gas-powered vehicles because of this.

 

Is A hybrid right for you?

Conventional hybrid cars use an electric motor to supplement the engine for improved acceleration, while regenerative braking helps charge the batteries – such as the Toyota Auris and Lexus CT200h. Although you will get lower running costs and emissions than most diesels, conventional hybrids will only be able to be driven for a short amount of time on electric power. Hybrids are at their best when being driven in urban settings. It’s worth bearing in mind that a hybrid/eco-friendly car isn’t necessarily safer than a regular car. You won’t be immuned from accidents, so it’ll help you to have firms like Alpert Schreyer LLC on hand just in case. It’s always better to be prepared for every eventuality.

 

How To Choose An Eco-friendly/Hybrid Car

  • Go with a Lighter Color to Save Energy – the A/C doesn’t have to work as hard to keep things cool in lighter-colored cars. Darker colored cars can get up to 10 degrees hotter than a lighter-colored car.
  • Look at Sportier Suspensions – with a sport suspension, the vehicle hugs the road meaning less brake and accelerator use, so you’ll save on fuel and brake maintenance.
  • Choose a Manual Transmission – Choosing a manual transmission can boost your gas mileage and give you a little more control over your car’s transmission.
  • Ask About Fuel Efficiency – The best eco-friendly cars have a high fuel efficiency; higher fuel efficiency means you’ll save more at the gas pump.
  • Inquire About Green Features – If a car is manufactured truly green, it will emit less carbon monoxide into the environment. Is it a hybrid with a gasoline backup system? Is it an electric fuel cell vehicle? The more you ask, the more you’ll learn which car fits into your lifestyle seamlessly.
  • Read Consumer Reviews –  What’s the storage space like? The entertainment system?

Consumer reviews can include things car buyers want to know, like just how comfy your prospective new ride will be. Skip the expert reviews and find out what real drivers think.

 

Is an eco-friendly car the right choice for you?

 

 

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