Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Eco Wheels

Objective : Save The Planet Earth.

"In addition to appearance, price and performance, consumers in the 21st century should also regard low emissions, low noise and low fuel consumption as references when purchasing a car, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA)

The Need of the Vehicle
The need for supportable transportation has become clear, as we face the world wide results of our dependancy on fosil fuels that has resulted in global warming. There is no greater threat to global security and sustainability than global warming. It is now time to take personal responability to make changes in our lifestyle, that can reduce green house gas emissions. By just selecting the right personal transporation is one area that each one of us can make to avoid the green house gas emissions.

It is now high time that, we should start accepting ecologically resposnable vehicles. Today, there a variety of zero emission vehicles that can address a great number of our transportation needs.

Eco vehicles are designed according to the customer's, the environment's and the society's benefit.

Automobile is one of the most popular technologies ever developed. However, automobiles are presently responsible for about 20% of global energy consumption and the effluents from internal combustion engines (ICEs) in cars pollute our air (environment). The dominant role of the automobile in the economic development of the world's richest nations and the addictive convenience of cars provided to consumers have created powerful socioeconomic momentum which will resist either shifts away from automotive transport or rapid changes in the mature technology used in modern cars. Nevertheless, substantial changes are unavoidable if cars are to become sustainable.

Eco- Vehicles - Electric Vehicles
Electric vehicles (EVs) offer considerable promise to reduce the negative impacts of automobiles on the environment. In principle, EVs are far more efficient than ICE vehicles in converting energy into motion. Most EVs currently on the market have been converted from ICE vehicles. But, to make EVs acceptable, the steps that are required are - improve performance, reduce costs, win consumer acceptance and make EV technology sustainable over the long term.

The Warning Signal
Modern internal combustion engine (ICE) automobiles convert fossil deposits of ancient forests into CO2, water, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, and other exhaust gases which foul the air we breath and warm the climate. People use cars for about 20% of global energy consumption. The hulks of discarded autos blemish the landscape and leach toxic materials into the environment. Fuel additives containing lead, which are still used in many countries, poison the air and soil and may be especially dangerous to the intellectual development of young children.

Despite the serious negative effects of cars on the environment, it seems unlikely that people will voluntarily forego the unparalleled convenience they provide. To make automobile manufacture and use sustainable over the long term, automobiles must consume much less energy per distance travelled, be readily recyclable, and not emit toxic or climate altering substances in significant quantities. Though, today EVs depend on the electricity which is generated from combustion of fossil fuels, but, eventually, EVs can be completely powered by batteries charged by solar energy. But, the requirements for EVs is to be accepted in the marketplace and, eventually, to drastically reduce the negative impacts of automotive industrialisation on the environment.

EVs - Satisfying Consumers
Convincing consumers to purchase commercial EVs will require performance similar to that available from concurrent ICE vehicles. Although environment-friendly products are popular, few buyers are willing to spend substantially greater amounts of money for inconvenient products with inferior performance. Most drivers today have the impression that EVs are expensive, slow, in both acceleration and top speed, and have very limited range. However, today's best EV technologies rival the performance of ICE vehicles in most respects. Electric vehicles can be also be expected to make rapid gains in those categories in which they lag.

The Benefits of Eco Vehicles
Eco-Vehicles improves road safety as well as the quality of the local and global environment and saves fuel and costs. Additionally Eco-Vehicle provides direct benefits to the drivers and the passengers - more comfort and a relaxed atmosphere. Eco-Vehicles reduces noise pollution as well as air, land and water pollution.

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