By Louise Sheehan.
Change is quite normal and natural. Everybody changes, even our society and the world we live in. But it is a bad thing when these changes have more negative effects than positive ones. Regrettably, we are not the only ones who are affected by our actions, many of them careless. The environment and the wildlife have the most to suffer, as they can hardly do anything to protect themselves. Ecologists claim that the Earth undergoes several destructive changes which are going to affect both us and the environment. Some of them are felt now, one of the worst being global warming.
Global warming is caused mainly by pollution, whether it is air pollution, water pollution or any other kind of pollution. When it comes to air pollution, one of the main substances that pollute the air is the smoke which comes from cars. Consequently, car makers have begun to take into account the production of ecological cars so as to decrease the emissions of carbon gas. In addition to this, they have also analyzed the fact that petrol is not a renewable resource and it will disappear soon. Because petrol and fuel prices keep going up, people need something to replace their high-consuming cars. And that something is ecological cars.
There are several kinds of ecological cars: cars which function with solar energy and therefore have solar panels, cars which use electric energy and have rechargeable electric batteries, cars which consume both petrol and electricity and are called hybrid cars, and cars which use alternative fuels like biodiesel, compressed natural gas, or hydrogen.
Ecological cars have some advantages, too. An electric car, for example, does not pollute at all as there are no gas emissions in the air. In the case of the other cars, the gas emissions are fewer so pollution is less. Then, an ecological car will help you save money because the fuel costs are lower. You can also save money because you will not have to buy component parts so often. Also, because ecological cars are usually quite small, they are easier to drive in the narrow streets of the city and even finding a parking lot is easier.
Nowadays, ecological cars may be more expensive than traditional gas cars. However, they will help you save money eventually so they are worth buying. In the near future, there will be a greater competition in what price is concerned between electrical cars and gas-powered cars. And the first will win.
If you buy an ecological car, you will eventually save money even if, in the beginning, you invest more in it. And also, if you worry about the environment, then you have made a very good choice when choosing to buy or even rent an electrical car.