The automobile industry is seeing a new segment of buyers more interested in going green and driving environment-friendly vehicles. There has been an increase in demand for eco-friendly cars in the salvage industry. Low price tag of salvage vehicles is a catch for the buyers and if the car is eco-friendly, it is an added advantage. With the fall of the Volkswagen TDIs as truly clean cars, we took a look at what the cleanest cars on the market really were. The market has a large variety of salvage cars for auction, here are the ones we have found at auction which are the most Eco-Friendly:
Toyota Prius C
The perfect vehicle for city dwellers, Toyota Prius City has EPA ratings of 53 mpg in the city and 46 mpg on the highway. The car has Atkinson-cycle gasoline engine, two electric motors and a planetary gearset to act as continuously variable transmission. The electric motor produces an instant peak torque, is nimble, and is more fun to drive as compared to its predecessor-Prius.
The first purely battery-electric car, Nissan LEAF has a simple design and usability. The car doesn’t need oil, doesn’t have a gearbox, petrol tank and exhaust pipe, and provides a comfortable driving experience. It delivers 254 Nm of torque immediately after a standing start and is almost silent at the top speed of over 90mph. The average cost of a full recharge of Nissan LEAF is $2.88.
Honda Civic Hybrid
The 1.3-liter engine and 20-horsepower electric motor make the Honda Civic Hybrid a perfect contender in the green cars segment. The battery of the Civic Hybrid gets charged with the braking system and thereby makes it a more energy-efficient vehicle. The car has four different operational modes – engine off, low-speed valve timing, cylinder idle, and high-speed valve timing. Honda Civic Hybrid is the perfect mix of a fuel-efficient vehicle with sporty looks and ample space.
The eco-friendly vehicle by General Motors gives an incredibly comfortable and smooth ride on gas or electric. The noiseless car feels like a spaceship when run all-electric. The 111 kW/150hp electric motor of the Volt is powered by 16 Volt Lithium batteries. It reaches up to 50 miles when powered on one battery and all the travel is emission-free. The average cost of a fuel recharge for a Chevrolet Volt is $1.55.
All-electric and hybrid cars are now a mainstream reality. Besides providing fuel efficiency, the vehicles also enable you to get tax benefits from the government. When you drive a green vehicle, you are assured of causing the least harm to the environment and saving natural resources.