Fuel Efficient Cars By: Lewis Ricci Calvin Jacobs
Introduction • Cars are a big part in going green • People use cars every day without knowing what they are doing to the environment thankfully car manufactures are doing something about this.
Electric car • use lithium ion batteries to power an electric motor • enables cars to run a long time without refueling • can run on 1 charge for 40 hrs • charged externally
Hybrid • uses gas to power generator for electric motor • uses a lot less gas than conventional motor • engine only runs when moving off at idol • even have hybrid SUVs (Escalade, Element)
Flex fuel • E 83 ethanol or gas • ethanol distilled form corn • better for environment than gas (cleaner burning) • Making high performance flex fuel cars (Corvette)
Smart Cars • use only water-soluble paint in three colors black, white, and red • body panels are fully recyclable • Classified as Ultra-Low Emissions • An electric pump blows fresh air into the exhaust port when the engine is cold to almost completely oxidize the carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrocarbons (HC) and render them harmless
Conclusion • Benefits of these types of cars make it easier to go green • If you want to help go green this is a good start