Climatic change is one of the most fiercely discussed problems these days. The car has been determined as one of the significant members to the improving problem of international heating. To reduce the consequences of vehicles on the surroundings and restrict their effect on international heating, prospective alternatives have been identified: natural vehicles. According to those who believe in international heating, the car owner must start using natural motor cars. But what exactly is a natural car and they are really going to slowly down international warming?
Electric and hybrid cars are two such types of green cars. In reality, electric vehicles are not at all environment friendly. In order to get an electric car to run, it must be “charged” in power stations. These power stations convert only 30% to 40% of the energy into electricity. When the electricity is being transferred from the station to an electric car, 30% of the electricity is lost along the electric cables. Thus, by the time the electricity reaches the electric car, much of the energy is lost. Electric autos may cut down pollution in inner cities, but they aren’t efficient at all.
Hybrid vehicles, on the other hand, are becoming the preferred automobiles by many motorists. A hybrid car has both an electric motor and a gas engine. The energy generated whenever you brake is what powers up the motor battery. Compared to electric models, hybrid autos appear to be more environment friendly — in theory, at least. In practice, however, hybrid autos are still not up to par.
Which?, a British consumer magazine put four hybrid vehicles to the test by driving them all throughout London. The four hybrid models performed poorly. George Marshall-Thornhill, the senior research at Which?, wrote: “Some of these should have performed much better.” Hybrid motorcars are not at all completely “green” either as the batteries would still need to be disposed of. They aren’t exactly biodegradable. Cost is another disadvantage of hybrid autos. For most people, hybrid vehicles are expensive compared to the regular engine-run autos. Since hybrid is a relatively new car concept, they are still not produced in a large scale so as to drive the costs down.
The bottom line is that green cars like the pure electric and hybrid automobiles end up using more energy, are more difficult to dispose of and are just too expensive for common motorists. Perhaps in a few years, green cars would be a legitimate option for motorists, but for now it still falls short of being a practical solution to global warming.