The Japanese constructors have found an effective strategy to deal with the growing costs of the polluting cars: the hybrid car, a concept that was also adopted by some European constructors.
Amazingly,15 of the globe’s biggest naval ships are polluting our environment greater than the 750 million cars that are on the road. A lone transport ship pollutes the same as of 50 million cars. Despite that, the governing bodies’ primary attention is minimizing the pollution in the cities than in the oceans. In 1990, Toyota developed the notion of a hybrid car. These people wanted to create a car that’s less destructive to our environment. Toyota came up with the Prius that is certainly a groundbreaking car but hasn’t caught on world wide due to the price.
The Prius happens to be wildly profitable in the United States but is actually experiencing tepid sales in Japan and in Europe. Sales and profits 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 able to adopt this change. Europeans don’t really have any incentives to purchase hybrid cars since they are much more expensive than regular cars. The only “bonus” that people get is a decline in the pollution duty. However, the difference between the selling prices of hybrids and other cars of the same dimensions and performances are significant.
The hybrids are mostly bought by people with secondary studies, such as legal professionals, engineers, and physicians, according to Toyota. Most of these groups consider hybrids attractive because of the low fuel consumption. A good example stands out as the Lexus RX 450h SUV which has 300 horsepower however it uses less gas than your typical 1.4 liter car.
Almost all of the car manufacturers have their own hybrid lines such as the EcoNetic for Ford, BlueMotion for Volkswagen, or the EcoFlex line of Opel. There’s also a resistance to diesel cars at the same time. Although the diesel cars are generally less consuming, they are generally used for trucks because of the higher buying price. Studies show that most Europeans rather drive a gasoline fueled car than hybrids or diesel cars given that they are more powerful and cheaper.
At first,Japan and the US were not fans of the original batch of hybrid cars, like the Blutec model from Mercedes which were considered toxic. But the trucks out of the 80′s exist on the road right now in Europe and in America and they create more harm than any of the newer cars.
The next edition of the Prius emits the same CO2 emission as the diesel Smart Car at 89 grams per kilometer but is a bigger car. Furthermore the Prius is actually the single hybrid that can operate on electricity only for 1 kilometer with a speeds up to 50 kilometers and all for a price of 30,000 Euro.