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The History Of Hybrid Vehicles

Several Japanese and European automakers feel a sensible way to reduce the quantity of pollution in the air is to build hybrid cars.

The greatest 15 naval ships found on earth pollute the environment more than 750 million cars. A lone transport watercraft pollutes the same as of 50 million cars. Yet the government is spending their time trying to find approaches to reduce the pollution coming from cars in the city. Beginning in 1990, Toyota started planning to create a new type of car. They wanted to develop a car that didn’t pollute the environment. Toyota created the Prius which happens to be a groundbreaking car but hasn’t caught on world wide due to the price.

Despite the fact that the Prius may be breaking sales records in the United States, it has been having difficulties in the European and Japanese markets. Sales of hybrid cars on the whole account for fewer than 1% of total car sales in Europe.

Unlike the United States, the European states are still not prepared to adopt this change. European citizens don’t really have any incentives to purchase hybrid cars because they are much more expensive than regular cars. The only “bonus” that they get is a reduction in the pollution levy. The price distinction between a hybrid car and a standard gasoline car in the same category is considerable.

Toyota has been doing a review and concluded that people who drive hybrids are usually people who have college degrees or higher like doctors, lawyers and engineers. These people are purchasing those cars due to the low consumptions. For instance, the Lexus RX 450h has got 300 horse power but it uses up less than a common 1.4 liters car.

Most car companies have got their own hybrid lines such as Ford has EcoNetic, Volkswagen has BlueMotion and Opel has EcoFlex. This might also be found in diesel cars too. Although diesel autos also consume a smaller amount fuel, diesel fuel is likely to cost more per liter than regular gasoline. Statistics show that the majority of Europeans want to drive the more potent and less costly gasoline car than a hybrid or diesel car.

In the beginning,Japan and the US were not fans of the preliminary batch of hybrid cars, like the Blutec model from Mercedes which were considered toxic. Bear in mind all the thousands of trucks that are on the road since the 80′s and how they must be removed.

The third age group of Prius comes with an impressive 89 grams per kilometer of CO2 emissions which is considered the same as a Smart diesel car but much larger. Moreover, the Prius is the only hybrid vehicle that has the ability to go all-electric for about 1 kilometer at speeds around 50 kilometers and you can get this car for only 30,000 Euros.