This title isn’t as stupid or as ambiguous as it reads. I warn you though, the contents in this article are so exciting it could be detrimental to one’s health, so petrol heads with a heart condition, I’d just Google the next KIA release and give this a wide berth. Of course, you’ll be tempted now, won’t you? Well, be it on your head.
Remember the coolest car to ever hit the big screen? You know the one, the shiny one that could time travel. Well, it’s back from the past and into the future as a faster eco version scheduled to go into production in 2013.
If going green is one of your New Year’s resolutions this year, work one of these eco-friendly practices into your budget and lifestyle: Dubbed the “world’s first affordable, zero-emission car” by Nissan itself, the LEAF is an all-electric car that seats five adults and can travel about 80 miles on a single charge. It and other electric vehicles (EVs) are a popular choice for those wanting to eliminate tailpipe emissions and spend their car-powering money at the local utility company instead of overseas oil companies.
What with global environmental concerns on the rise, and the improvement of green technology, people are starting to buy more hybrid vehicles. But there is a little green-eyed monster lurking in the trunk that we seldom consider before making a purchase. I am not talking about a Shakespeare reference to Othello but rather the little monster I speak of is the car insurance creature that tends to sink its fangs deeper into the meat of green vehicles.
Among Canada’s most popular hybrid cars, there are three Toyotas, a Honda and a Ford. The list includes the Toyota Prius, Camry Hybrid and Highlander Hybrid SUV as well as the Honda Civic Hybrid and the Ford Escape Hybrid SUV.
There are lots of rumors about hybrid vehicles, and how different they are to insure compared with non-hybrid vehicles. You may have read somewhere that hybrids cost significantly more for car insurance compared with a non-hybrid counterpart, for a number of different reasons. This rumor simply isn’t true, and hybrid vehicles may even end up costly a lot less to get covered compared to any other car.
The rising prices of fuel every year have affected the pockets of billions of people all across the globe. In addition, rising level of pollution has damaged the environment greatly in the past one decade. Thus, people now prefer to go for things that could save them a few bucks; looking for alternatives of utilities high on cost.
A fuel efficient car in the roads as of now typically gives about 40 miles per gallon of gas. The fuel economy or how efficient a car is now is measured by the distance it can go with a gallon of gas plainly referred to as miles per gallon or MPG. A hybrid car such as a Toyota Prius gives about 52 to 57 miles per gallon but this, like with every other car, depends on how one drives, the speed, terrain, traffic, weather conditions and the state of the car.
Going green is the hottest trend in the contemporary era and buying a green car is the most advantageous purchase in this league. From saving taxes to fuels and gaining brownie points on green car insurance, an eco-friendly cruiser can definitely benefit you and the world, especially the environment.