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Environmental Benefits of Fuel-efficient Cars

Malvika Kulur
Each one of us wants a car that takes up less fuel. Why? Because they don't pinch your pocket and are eco-friendly. Fuel-efficient cars benefit the environment in many ways. Know the environmental benefits they have to offer.
Fuel-efficient cars, e.g., hybrid cars, do not produce any emissions.

All cars produce fuel emissions, but hybrid cars produce lesser emissions than other cars.
When we mull over buying a car, what factors about the vehicle do we take into consideration? We see the comfort, design, features, price, other models in the same price range, etc. Very few of us stop to consider the impact that our vehicle will have on the environment.
In today's day and age, where there is a scarcity of fossil fuels, increase in pollution, and global warming, we should consider buying cars that are fuel-efficient. By doing so, we can help reduce the damage that is being done on our environment.
We are destroying our environment every day little by little by smoking, driving cars that are not fuel efficient, ruining our cars, wasting precious energy, not implementing the knowledge we know about environmental protection, etc. This write-up gives you all the environmental benefits of buying fuel-efficient cars.

Benefits to the Environment

Cleaner Air

A car that does not consume a lot of gas and gives the best possible mileage is a fuel-efficient car. How does a fuel-efficient car give cleaner air? The lesser the fuel consumption of the car, lesser is the smoke that will come out of its exhaust.
And this is because the tailpipe emissions coming from fuel-efficient cars are lesser than the cars that are not fuel efficient. As a result, the damage done to the atmosphere is considerably less.
Gases, like carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, hydrocarbons, and particulate matter are let out by all cars.
These gases are harmful to us as well as our environment. They aid in depleting our ozone layer, causing global warming, and bringing about climatic changes. Fuel-efficient cars help in reducing pollution and smog by at least 50%.

Reduces Dependency on Fossil Fuels

By switching over to a hybrid car or one that does not require too much fuel, we are reducing our dependency on fossil fuels. Fuel-efficient cars need less fuel to run, so the amount of gas that we use up in commuting reduces drastically.
In some countries, alternatives to non-renewable fuel, like propane and biodiesel in automobiles are used.
Oil exploration will reduce, specially in environment-sensitive areas, like the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, thus helping to save our environment and wildlife living in those areas.

Imbibing Environmental Awareness

By choosing to drive a fuel-efficient car, you are making yourself as well as others around you aware of the benefits that these cars have on the environment. Invariably, you are spreading the word around that our environment needs care and that you are doing something about it.
Many car showrooms today are drawing light towards our environmental issues and promoting the use of cars that are fuel efficient.
Discussing factors, like fuel economy, environmental protection, and energy conservation--which are some of the key selling points of these vehicles--help in increasing environmental awareness.
When we are planning to buy a car, we should always ask the dealer the exact engine specifications, like the size of the engine, number of cylinders used, weight and size of the vehicle, etc., as all these factors affect the fuel efficiency of the car.
Cars with smaller engines burn lesser fuel, but some big-sized cars, such as those made of lightweight material like high-strength steel, fiber glass, aluminum, plastic, and other composite material are fuel efficient.
When you buy a hybrid car, or even a car that is known to be fuel efficient, you know that you are doing the environment and yourself a favor. By conserving our environment, we are securing our future.