There is a revolution going on right now that has many consumers purchasing electric cars, hybrid cars and other green vehicles and cars as a means of increasing the efficiency of their vehicles while decreasing the emissions that their cars create while they are on the road. While one way to be more green when it comes to driving is simply to leave your car at home and to take the bus or ride a bike instead, if you absolutely must drive a car, you can turn to numerous green car options that increase efficiency while decreasing the amount of emissions that you create while driving, especially in heavy stop and go traffic. Here are some of the green car benefits that you can consider. One of the best types of hybrid cars to consider is the diesel electric hybrid electric vehicle, or diesel HEV, which provides numerous benefits to the ecosystem and your gas bill, including the following:
1 - Power on Demand.
Green diesel hybrid electric vehicles are capable of saving a significant amount of energy and cutting down significantly on emissions by providing power on demand. What this means is that green diesel hybrid electric vehicles can temporarily shut off the internal combustion engine during periods where it is not necessary to run, such as during modes where the vehicle is coasting or idling. This is because these are situations where the electric motor is providing more than enough energy all on its own to provide power to the various systems in the vehicle, meaning that the vehicle can be kept running properly without petroleum being burned to keep it going. This is an absolutely effective way to increase efficiency while reducing harmful emissions, which is why HEV vehicles are considered to be so green in nature.
2 - Smaller Engine Size.
Green diesel hybrid electric vehicles are capable of saving a significant amount of energy and cutting down significantly on emissions by providing a much smaller engine size. This is one of the largest gains that you will experience when it comes to green vehicles and hybrid vehicles, because it offer significant overall efficiency by using a much smaller engine that is naturally much more efficient as well. Most traditional vehicle engines are sized so that they can provide power for fast acceleration, though this is relatively infrequent and during most driving, the engine is much larger than it needs to be to be effective. For this reason, HEV vehicles and other green hybrid vehicles implement an electric motor so that some of the power that is delivered during the acceleration process is electric in nature, greatly reducing how much energy the internal combustion engine has to produce for the acceleration process. For this reason, a hybrid electric vehicle can be equipped with a much smaller engine while still providing the same amount of power during the acceleration process with far less emissions as a result.
3 - Regenerative Braking.
Green diesel hybrid electric vehicles are capable of saving a significant amount of energy and cutting down significantly on emissions by providing regenerative braking. This is an excellent method of saving energy and cutting down on emissions which is why it is implemented in every HEV concept or green car concept. Regenerative braking allows energy that would normally be lost through the braking process to be recovered instead, and this energy is stored within the batteries in the electric engine so that the electric motor can make use of it later. The engine powered generator produces electrical energy only when there is not already a full charge that is being provided through the regenerative braking process. In other words, you are creating powerful energy in your car every time you brake, and cutting down on energy expenditure and emissions in the process.
4 - Constant Engine Speeds and Power Output.
Green diesel hybrid electric vehicles are capable of saving a significant amount of energy and cutting down significantly on emissions by providing constant power output and constant engine speeds. This way, the diesel engine is only going to be used when it engine has reached optimum power output and engine speeds. In all series and parallel hybrids, this can be enabled when the engine is powering the electric generator, rather than providing power directly to the wheels. By allowing the diesel engine to operate more consistently, fuel efficiency can be increased while emission output is decreased.
Secondary Benefits of green vehicles include increased vehicle performance, conventional fueling infrastructure and cost effectiveness.
5 - Increased Vehicle Performance Capabilities.
Green vehicles like HEV hybrid electric vehicles can achieve excellent performance levels that are comparable in nature to conventional vehicles. Diesel hybrid electric vehicles for example offer excellent power and acceleration capabilities along with a driving range that is either equal to our greater than alternative fuel powered vehicles with direct drive.
6 - Conventional Fuel and Fueling Infrastructure.
In contrast to many other alternative fuel vehicles, one of the differences that is provided by diesel hybrid electric vehicles and other similar green vehicles is that they can use fuels like diesel, which allows for them to be refueled conventionally. While some hybrid vehicles and other alternative vehicles cannot be refueled conventionally, there has been resurgence in the number of vehicles that can refuel normally while still providing enormous alternative energy benefits.
7 - Cost Effectiveness and Availability.
Gasoline powered hybrid electric vehicles, including diesel powered hybrid electric vehicles are not completely available yet, but they are slowly becoming made available in numerous different types of passenger cars. Diesel HEV vehicles are being released in a number of different vehicle applications including mass transit busses, trucks, SUVs and other types of vehicles. This type of experience is indicating that diesel hybrid electric vehicles and other similar vehicles are going to be not only more cost effective, but also much more widely available over time, making them an excellent alternative for driving while cutting down emissions and increasing overall efficiency.
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Originally posted 2008-09-29 08:55:40. Republished by Blog Post Promoter