Some Japanese and European automakers think the best way to reduce the quantity of pollution in the air is to build hybrid cars.
There are actually fifteen naval ships that do more harm to the environment than all 750 million cars that exist on the road today. That is, one massive naval ship smogs up as much as 50 million cars. Even with that, the governing bodies’ primary attention is decreasing the pollution in the cities than in the oceans. The Japanese creators from Toyota experienced a thought in 1990. They were going to create a car that didn’t pollute the environment. The Prius seemed to be the vehicle that was designed to create a revolution, but the cost was also an important aspect that affected the sales.
The Prius has been wildly flourishing in the United States but is actually experiencing tepid sales in Japan and in Europe. As an example, the sales for hybrid cars in Europe are below 1 % of the overall sales, having a market share almost comparable to the sales of the luxury cars with prices over 150 000 dollars.
Europe in general haven’t been very enthusiastic to adopt hybrid cars. Usually there are no incentives for people to purchase hybrids plus they tend to be much more expensive than regular cars. The one “bonus” made available with the majority of the European states is the elimination of the pollution tax for those cars. However the price tag difference between hybrids and regular cars with the same size are pretty big.
The hybrids are typically bought by people with secondary studies, such as lawyers, engineers, and doctors, according to Toyota. These men and women are purchasing those cars because of the low consumptions. One example is the Lexus RX 450h hybrid SUV where it has a powerful 300 horsepower engine but makes use of less gas than your basic 1.4 liter automobile.
Nearly all car companies have their own hybrid lines just like Ford has EcoNetic, Volkswagen has BlueMotion and Opel has EcoFlex. This might also be seen in diesel cars too. While diesel vehicles also consume much less fuel, diesel fuel is likely to cost more per liter than regular gasoline. Reviews show that the majority of Europeans rather drive a gasoline fueled car than hybrids or diesel cars since they are more powerful and cheaper.
Initially,Japan and the US weren’t fans of the original batch of hybrid cars, like the Blutec model from Mercedes which were considered toxic. Bear in mind all of the thousands of trucks that are on the road since the 80′s and how they must be removed.
Prius is already at its third creation, which has an emission of CO2 of 89 grams per kilometer, which is the exact consumption of a smart Diesel car, although the Japanese model is a medium one. Furthermore, Prius remains the only hybrid that can work only with the electric engine and with a speed of 50 kilometers for more than one kilometer and it also has an attractive price of only 30 000 Euro.