Green cars

As part of the ever growing trend / need to ‘go green’ cars are of course among the large targets in the UK. It seems like green cars is quite a new thing as they are getting pushed more in to the public eye but I think people don’t know / release that some hybrid cars have actually been around since the year 2000.

As the hybrid is becoming more popular and the much better option to the all electric cars more and more car companies are starting to look at bringing out there own hybrid.

As a side note to why the hybrid is a better option than the electric car, the electric car has a rather pointless range and too few charge points, I for one who, when I travel, drives around 3 hours south of my location and of course the electric car would not make that in one go. Not a great problem ‘if’ you can find somewhere to charge it but my big issues is having my 21 month old son in the car so stopping to recharge the car is more hassle than it’s worth!

With hybrid cars Toyota have of course been leading the way for some time. The cars have plenty of ‘mod cons’ great MPG and look.. well ok. One of the let downs to their range of cars is the price. For a top of the rang model you are looking at £24,000 (or around there) which is not cheap.

As the time passes though and the technology gets better the prices should drop and hopefully more people will buy the cars which should help with all the pollution we face today on the roads.

Speaking of the pollution, how long before we see hybrid busses.. I don’t know if there are any working hybrid busses yet but it would be nice to see some.

Posted on May 18th, 2011 in Green Cars by JP No Comments

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