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Typically, public transport and car pooling are regarded as a green mode of transport compared to private vehicles, but for some people a better definition of green transport is one that does not involve non-renewable energy.
In fact, green transport can not only be limited to electric cars and hybrid cars. It can also include hiking, cycling and other forms of human traffic, green vehicles, solar energy transport, wind power transport, water transport, electricity transport and other forms of renewable energy or alternative energy transport.
A transport reform group called the transport alternatives has inspired a green transport hierarchy that rewards low cost, space efficiency and zero environmental impact from cyclists and pedestrians. Trucks get priority over passenger cars because the parking lot is open to the thigh curve and to eliminate problems with double parking spaces. The green transport hierarchy includes congestion prices, the pricing of all parking spaces on the street south of 96th Street, tolls on bridges and tunnels, and parking policies that prioritize commercial needs over passenger cars.
The year 2008 had been a good year for green energy transport. It was this year when many competitors came up with cars that competed with the hallmark hybrid vehicle Toyota Prius. These cars include Ford Fusion, Mini-e, Audi A1 and Honda Insight, all of which had a good impression on car owners who also liked to live green. However, the green car that got the most raves was Chevy Volt. The Chevy Volt was built by General Motors with the goal of building an electric platform that can be installed first in Volt, and later on for cheaper cars. Many have commented on irony to have a company that killed the electric car that is now building one to survive.
Important characteristics of a green car can also be small and efficient. For compact green cars, Nissan's Nuvu and the robot-assisted Pivo 2 had been launched. Meanwhile, Chrysler developed GEM Peapod while Mitsubishi brought I-Miev.
Other green cars designed to combat global warming launched in 2008 include Mazda Kiyora, a car that cleans water, a BMW's hydrogen-powered car that cleans the air as it goes through the city, and Eco-Elise from Lotus, an energy-efficient vehicle created with green materials.
Hungary also introduced its own efficient car - Antro, which has 150 kilometers per gallon of mileage. Volkswagen, on the other hand, launched a 235 mpg concept with the VW 1L. French Microjoule also hopes to produce a vehicle of 8923 kilometers per gallon in the near future.
There are many other means of green transport out in the market. Here are some basic green car tips to remember:
1. Before entering your car, consider whether you can reach your destination in any other way. Going regularly can reduce the risk of heart problems and other diseases.
2. Identify your most common destinations and check if you could get there by bus, train, bike or walk.
3. Travel to the job or school by public transport, walking or cycling once a week.
4. Examine the possibility of sharing a car. By sharing with another person, you can greet your driving costs.
5. When driving, remove any extra and unnecessary weight, such as roof rods or bicycle racks.
6. Use air conditioning carefully, as this increases fuel consumption by 15%.
7. Switch to a higher gear as soon as possible.
8. Accelerate and slow down as slowly and smoothly as possible.
9. Run at slower speeds - run at 70 mph using 30% more fuel than driving at 40-55 mph.
10. Has your car serviced regularly - an incorrectly corrected carburetor can waste up to 25% fuel. Incorrect tire pressure can also increase fuel consumption.
11. Turn off the engine at short stops (more than one minute).