Nowadays, people are more concerned about reducing greenhouse gases & carbon footprint and why wouldn’t they since we have polluted the earth with gasoline/petrol vehicles and other types of pollution.
The desire to recycle, reuse, and resale is at an all-time high. It’s for a good purpose because conserving energy, fuel, and the earth’s natural resources are in our environment’s and humanity’s best interests.
The automotive industry is taking a huge part in providing eco-friendly vehicles. Auto manufacturers all around the world are developing new technologies to make vehicles more fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly.
Ranking the Top Most Eco-Friendly Cars
We rank the cars from top to least environmentally-friendly.
- Electric Cars
Electric cars are among the most environmentally friendly vehicles currently on the road. Electric vehicles (EV) do not require any gasoline/petrol and run entirely on energy. So, rather than filling up their petrol tanks, electric car owners must fully charge their vehicles. It’s easy to charge an EV, and it does so automatically whenever the driver accelerates. However, for full-charging capabilities, charging stations must also be built at home.
Electric vehicles have a limited range before needing to be recharged, which is a disadvantage. However, when you need to stop and charge your vehicle for a few hours, this can convert a day’s journey into a two-day drive.
Here are the best electric cars to buy in 2021:
- Hyundai Ioniq 5
- Tesla Model 3
- Porsche Taycan
- Ford Mustang Mach-E
- Renault Zoe
- Tesla Model S
- Kia e-Niro
- Volkswagen ID.3
- Plug-in Hybrid Cars
The plug-in hybrid car (PHEV) works the same way as a hybrid automobile with an additional socket for charging the vehicle’s battery through the electric grid. It has a bigger battery than a regular hybrid car.
When the battery in a plug-in hybrid is charged, it acts as an electric car, with the gasoline engine virtually turned off. When the battery runs out, the engine kicks in, allowing the car to continue as a standard gasoline hybrid.
Top Plug-in Hybrid Cars to buy are:
- Mercedes E 300 e and E 300 de.
- Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in
- Skoda Superb iV
- BMW 330e
- Volvo XC60 Recharge
- BMW 530e
- Ford Kuga PHEV
- BMW X5 xDrive45e
- Hybrid Cars
If a vehicle is 100 percent gasoline-fueled yet does not rely primarily on its gasoline engine, it is classified as a hybrid. They’re most recognised for being able to run partially on electricity, which saves money on gasoline. And by releasing less exhaust into the environment, they also minimize harmful pollutants.
The hybrid vehicles (HEV) is based on a straightforward concept: a combustion engine (gasoline or diesel) and one or more electric motors. As a result of its capacity to run in all-electric mode, it consumes less gasoline and emits less CO2.
The best hybrid cars you can buy in 2021 are:
- BMW 3 series
- Toyota RAV4
- Skoda Superb iV
- Volvo XC90
- Mercedes C-Class
- Toyota Prius
- Toyota Yaris
- Audi Q5 TFSI e
- Diesel Cars
Diesel-powered vehicles can be considered as the first environment-friendly cars. Diesel fuel used to be difficult to come by, but thanks to technological developments, it is now an environmentally beneficial alternative. Diesel cars consume less fuel than gasoline. In addition, they have the best fuel efficiency of any combustion engine because they inject fuel directly into the combustion chamber. As a result, diesel has a far longer range than regular gasoline and is up to 20% more efficient. These vehicles also feature high-quality engines that require less maintenance and last far longer.
Here are the best diesel cars in 2021 you can buy:
- Ford Kuga EcoBlue mHEV
- Mercedes E 300 de
- Volvo XC60 B4
- Renault Megane dCi 115
- Mercedes Benz S 350
- Land Rover Discovery SDV6
- BMW 520d
- Alfa Romeo Giulia 2.2d
Sell Your Unwanted Cars for Cash
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