A recent poll conducted by AA-Populus has revealed that close to a quarter of car owners (22%) are willing to opt for an EV or hybrid car as their next purchase. This comes as a result of a number of news releases regarding the harmful properties of petrol and diesel, as well as the constant increases in the prices of these fuels. Hybrids are a solution to both of these problems, as they are much kinder to the environment and much more economical.
However, it has been noted that many drivers and car owners are easily confused by the various messages regarding what is harmful and what is not. Some of the latest releases of diesel engines are said to be kinder to the environment as they produce less carbon during emissions, but few can really know if it is as little as that produced by EVs. Overall, this depends on each individual manufacturer and automotive company, but the combination of a reduction in fuel consumption and carbon emissions that hybrids provide is undoubtedly kinder to the planet.
Until recently, drivers who preferred the more luxurious and sporty approach to their vehicle investments were reluctant to choose a car that wasn’t either a petrol or a diesel. However, Tesla and the many other car brands that are behind this shift to greener roads have now created models to appeal to those with even the highest of requirements. For example, the Tesla Model S is the embodiment of elegant design and has the ability to reach 100km/h in only 2.5 seconds, with a battery capacity of more than 500km of mileage when fully charged. Considering that this is still one of the first on its level, there is no doubt that the options are set to improve exponentially.
With the benefits to the environment, cost-effective nature and impeccable technological details, it is easy to see why EVs are being welcomed into the future of car technology. Considering these benefits, the movement is likely to grow as hybrid technology continues to evolve. As a driver contributing to the state of the planet (whether you like it or not), it becomes your responsibility to make the wisest decision. It is also crucial to focus on becoming greener, rather than following the latest EV trends. Whether you choose a hybrid or you research alternative methods to own your dream car while still reducing harmful emissions, what truly matters is your individual effect on the environment.