A number of Japanese and European automakers believe the obvious way to reduce the quantity of pollution in the air is to build hybrid cars.
The biggest 15 naval ships of the world pollute our environment more than 750 million cars. A lone transport watercraft pollutes the equal of 50 million cars. Yet the government is expending their time trying to find approaches to reduce the pollution coming from cars in the city. In 1990, Toyota put together the concept of a hybrid car. They needed to develop a car that did not pollute the environment. The car these designers created was the Prius and it was one of the first hybrid cars on the market but overall sales have not been outstanding.
The Prius happens to be wildly successful in the United States but is actually experiencing tepid sales in Japan and in Europe. Sales of hybrid cars on the whole account for less than 1% of total car sales in Europe.
Europe as a whole have not been very eager to adopt hybrid cars. You’ll notice no incentives for folks to purchase hybrids plus they are much more expensive than regular cars. The only “bonus” presented with the majority of the European states is the reduction of the pollution tax for those cars. However the price difference between hybrids and regular cars with the same dimensions are pretty big.
The hybrids are typically purchased by individuals with secondary studies, such as attorneys, engineers, and medical professionals, according to Toyota. These types of groups think hybrids desirable because of the low fuel consumption. For instance, the Lexus RX 450h features 300 horse power but it consumes less than a common 1.4 liters car.
Most car sellers have got their own hybrid lines such as Ford has EcoNetic, Volkswagen has BlueMotion and Opel has EcoFlex. There is also a resistance to diesel cars at the same time. While diesel cars also consume much less fuel, diesel fuel tends to cost more per liter than regular gasoline. Stats indicate that the typical European wants their cars to run on gasoline, as those cars are usually stronger and cheaper.
In the beginning, the Japanese and Americans were not really big on hybrid cars when they were first introduced, like Mercedes initial line of Blutec models, which were considered cancer causing and toxic. But let’s not forget all of the thousands of trucks that are on the road since the 80′s and how they must be removed.
The third version of the Prius gives off the same CO2 emission as the diesel Smart Car at 89 grams per kilometer but is a bigger car. In addition the Prius happens to be the only 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.