While many people think that pollution is pollution, there are actually several different types of pollution. Types of pollution include air pollution, sound pollution, light pollution, thermal pollution and much more.
Air pollution is not the only thing the Nissan Leaf helps reduce. The Nissan Leaf also has a completely silent motor which reduces noise pollution as well.
Toyota has also been producing a line of cars known as the Toyota Prius family. The Toyota Prius has a solar powered ventilation system which raises the car’s fuel efficiency.
Together, The Toyota Prius family has prevented 11,000,000 tons of carbon dioxide from being released. This car is also affordable, it only costs 24,000 MSRP.
A common feature in hybrid cars is regenerative braking. When a normal car brakes, it relies on friction to turn the car’s speed into heat. A hybrid car turns that energy into electricity and stores it into the car’s battery.
Another efficient feature in hybrid cars is electric-only drive. This feature allows more efficient hybrid cars to travel extended distances(10-30 miles) at relatively high speeds. When using this feature, hybrids use much less fuel than a conventional vehicles.
According to electric car activist Alexandra Paul, “I really haven't been cognitive of gas prices. It wasn't until I filled up my husband's Toyota Prius Hybrid that I had a moment of understanding of how people who drive gas cars feel. “
Electric cars are able to charge themselves up faster and cheaper than a regular gas-powered vehicle. With Tesla’s dual chargers, a car can drive 50 miles with only 1 minute of charging.
A Current Threat
However, survey in CMS reveals that 25% of kids surveyed has a hybrid car and a survey in 2010 has found that 1 in 7 people own or use a hybrid vehicle.
Scientists find these results unsettling; they think that people are still not taking the threat of global warming seriously enough.
The future of solar power is now with powerful features such as regenerative braking and electric-only drive, a mass amount of carbon dioxide could be prevented from being emitted into the atmosphere. It’s time to think where the future of transportation is taking us.