The world’s most popular fully electric vehicle, the Nissan Leaf, gets a redesign for 2018. A much needed one, since the affordable EV ran into some heavy competition with the arrival of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV and the upcoming 2018 Tesla Model 3 EV. Both of these vehicles try to compete in the same affordable EV segment as the 2018 Nissan Leaf resides in. These other cars sport cutting edge designs, the latest tech and safety tricks and most…
Eco-friendly is a collective term for versions of polluting things that have less impact on the environment. Eco-friendly cars are therefore cars that don’t have as much CO2 emissions as traditional gasoline or diesel cars. Electric cars are the best example, these cars emit no polluting substances at all. These cars are currently increasing in esteem, since the battery life and electric range improves every day.
Next up are hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, which run only on hydrogen. This type of car is not so widespread yet, since the production of hydrogen is still dependent on fossil fuels. This car does count as eco-friendly though, because it has no polluting emissions when the car uses the fuel.
Hybrid vehicles also count as eco-friendly, especially the plug-in hybrids and the ones that have the option to completely switch off the gasoline engine.
All in all, eco-friendly cars are any car that produces less CO2 and other polluting emissions, compared to regular gasoline and diesel cars.
The 2016 Honda Clarity FCV is Honda’s first mass-production Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle. The car runs solely on hydrogen and thus has zero emissions when driving. Obviously, another step in eco-friendly car manufacturing, which has been going on since the late 1990s. It took quite a while for the experimental Clarity model to finally hit the mass-production line. Only in 1999 the first model was released. Then in 2008 the first small-sale Clarity FCX was produced. Finally in 2015 the…
Toyota first released their Prius model in 1997. It was the first mass-produced hybrid vehicle and was as a trailblazer for eco-friendly driving. Then in 2003, the Prius was newly released with a complete redesign. Then, the Prius acquired its recognizable big trunk and straight hood and windshield, perfected for minimal air resistence. The Prius’ exterior and it being a hybrid gained name among the public very quickly. Although the Prius was often criticized for its lack of aesthetics, the…