Eco-friendly vehicles will be leading in sales in the automobile segment going forward. Eco-friendly vehicles reduce our fuel consumption, CO2 emission and help save our environment. While hybrids are viewed as eco-friendly, there are few petrol vehicles which also offer competitive fuel efficiency. Here are a few eco-friendly vehicles that have made great strides in environmental protection.
Prius v i-Tech is a seven seater vehicle which gives a combined fuel economy of 4.4 L/ 100 KM. It has a 1.8 L engine with Hybrid Synergy Drive. On lower speeds, the Prius v i-Tech is powered by the electric battery, and as the speed increases, the petrol engine kicks in. The vehicle has safety features like a reversing camera, pre-collision safety system and park assist.
The Nissan Leaf 2017 is an entirely electric vehicle (EV) which can drive up to 107 miles when the vehicle is fullly charged. It is similar to a petrol car as it can travel at 70 MPH speed. The vehicle generates power through its 30 kWh lithium-ion battery. It requires a240-volt charging point, and the battery takes approximately 6 to 10 hours to get charged. This car gives out zero CO2 emission and is city and eco-friendly vehicle. Currently, this model is available in Europe and the USA
Mazda CX-5 may not be a hybrid or EV, but it is surely a fuel-efficient eco-friendly SUV. It is available in 2.0 and 2.5 litre in-line four cylinder petrol engine. The combined fuel economy on 2.0 L engine with FWD terrain drive is around 6.9L/100km and with a 2.5L engine with AWD terrain drive is 7.5L/100km.It can easily accommodate five passengers and has a push button start system which is simple to use. It has a boot space of 442 litres so you can comfortably store your luggage.
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Toyota Yaris is packed with excellent features, and all variants deliver excellent fuel economy. The Yaris Ascent, manual transmission with 1.3 L engine has a combined fuel economy of 5.8 Litres/100KM. The Automatic Ascent gives a fuel economy of 6.4 Litres/100KM. The SX manual transmission with 1.5L engine delivers 5.9 Litres/100KM. SX and ZR automatic 1.5 L engine produces a 6.4 Litres/100KM combined fuel economy. The Yaris range comes with 7 airbags, halogen headlamps, 15-inch steel alloy wheels and cruise control feature. It is a small hatchback which offers a lot of value for its price and is ideal to drive around the city.
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