Maybe the fast development of technology was one of the reason for pollution and global warming, but today things are changing and smart people use technology to find ways for creating eco friendly pieces that make life easier just like the not-so-eco-friendly ones. Here are the best cars.
1. Toyota Prius
Toyota Prius is one of the best known hybrid cars on the market. It has no less than three driving modes: EV driving mode, which uses only battery power, Power mode, which uses gas, and Eco mode, which provides the best possible mileage. The most amazing part is that it consist solar panels that enable the air conditioning work even when the engine is off.
2. Nissan Altima Hybrid
This is the most popular choice among eco cars buyers. For just over $26,000 you can have a car with 4-cylinder gasoline engine together with advanced electric drive/generator. It offers performance of 33 mpg in cities and 33 mpg on highway. It also has regenerating breaks which use the charged power of breaking into batteries, and that can be used later. It’s something like the KERS system in Formula 1 championship.
3. Lexus RX 450h
A V6-engine and 6-speed automatic is a wonderful when it comes to green cars, but Lexus really offers that. The fuel economy is 28 mpg in cities and 26 mpg on highway, which is allowed by the large battery pack that provides electrics. This car costs just over $42,000.
4. Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Japanese come out with yet another hybrid that helps for reducing the pollution. Toyota Highlander Hybrid has a button that will make the car smarter – to sacrifice some acceleration for better mileage. It costs only $35,000.
5. Honda Civic Hybrid
Honda Civic Hybrid have made efforts to save the environment including powerful battery packs and regenerative breaking, along with a number of additional features such as automatic climate control, steering-wheel mounted control and power windows, which are completely “covered” with energy by the eco battery.
6. Ford Fusion
Ford Fusion is very popular among the family car seekers due to the design, but the environment lovers would appreciate the fact that it provides amazing 41 mpg. This is one of the best selling hybrid cars in the world recently.
7. Lotus Evora
Surpsise! Here’s an eco friendly sports car! It is not very appreciated for the lack of speed, but the eco cars have nothing to do with great speed. Lotus Evora, however, is characterized by 205 g/km of CO2 as well as decent speed, so speed lovers have nothing to complain about.
8. Honda CR-Z
This is not the fastest hybrid, but the eco friendliness that provides is enough to satisfy people with awareness about environmental issues. The 117 g/km and fuel economy of 56.6 mpg are the main characteristics of Honda CR-Z.
9. Honda Insight
It’s obvious that Honda executives care about the global warming and make great efforts toward protecting the environment. It uses only 4.4 liters per 100 km, while the fuel economy is 64 mpg. Also, it is not very expensive; you can have it for $20,000.
10. Mercury Milan Hybrid
This is one of the fastest hybrids ever made. Drivers can chose from two driving modes, one of the sporty, while the other is more eco friendly. The second one features green electric power which enables 47 miles per hour.