How cars are going green
The UK is fast becoming more and more aware of its responsibility to look after the environment. Scientific research into the world’s climate has shown the planet to have been gradually warming since the 19th century - coincidentally or not, around the end of the Industrial Revolution.
While the extent to which humans are contributing to the change in the Earth’s temperature is still fiercely argued, the fact that we are contributing in some way is not up for debate. While there are numerous natural factors which contribute to the greenhouse effect, our own emissions of harmful gasses are only exasperating the situation.
In the UK, road traffic account for 13% of all greenhouse gases emitted – a staggering figure which makes it hardly surprising that the automotive world has gone green, so to speak.
Hybrid cars released by Honda and other manufacturers offer a greener alternative which can also save you a surprising amount of money over the course of a year. Hybrid technology is based upon using an electric motor to send extra power to the car’s engine where possible. This not only cuts down the amount of fuel used by the vehicle (which will in turn help to slow our use of vital resources) but it also reduces the amount of gases the car emits.
Hybrid cars consistently outperform traditional vehicles both in fuel consumption and emissions tests. Most hybrids emit less than 100g of CO2 per kilometre; far lower than the national average.
An added benefit to this low emission rate is that you are eligible for the minimum rate of road tax in the UK, as well as being completely exempt from paying the fee to enter London’s city centre in a vehicle.
It is not only the combination of electricity and petrol which sets hybrids apart. Hybrid cars also utilise a number of waste-reducing features which focus on storing energy wasted in conventional engine for later use in vehicle propulsion. For green cars UK markets are a strong area of growth, with more and more drivers turning towards eco-conscious options as environmental issues are brought to the forefront of public knowledge.
The heightened awareness of our carbon footprint in the UK is quite tangible in the car market today. More people than ever before are making the switch to hybrid and other low emission vehicles.
Hybrid cars are not the only green option for the road, however. Honda also produces all-electric vehicles which have no emissions at all. While the all-electric car has a few more drawbacks than the hybrid which might affect you if you are considering the switch, it is by far the most environmentally friendly option on the market at the moment.
Regardless of your particular preferences with cars for sale UK markets offer a more than diverse selection which have embraced the green revolution. Whether you want the perfect combination of performance and efficiency offered by a hybrid or the superior eco-friendly credentials of an all electric motor, UK dealers are sure to have the perfect car for you.