Driving a car is the most air polluting act committed by the average person. Owning and operating a vehicle puts a strain on the world's natural resources as evident through global warming and the depletion of fossil fuels. With the help of the automotive industry and other car related businesses, we can begin a journey to a more eco-friendly world through the implementation of more energy efficient vehicles, better ways to despose of fluids and parts, building vehicles using less energy, and lessening the overall destructive carbon footprint left by vehicle use.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, an average car emits 575 pounds of carbon into the air per year. From the building process to the junkyard, cars pollute the air, land, and water. Building a car requires an enormous amount of energy and natural resources. Once on the road, automobiles are the prime consumers of oil and gas and they emit vast amounts of pollution in the form of air emissions, noise, used oil, and disposable parts.
There are a lot of ways we can all pitch in to help lessen the impact we, and our vehicles, have on the environment. From buying alternate fuel and hybrid vehicles, to recycling tires and fluids, we can all make a difference. We have put together a great resource below which can help guide you to a more eco-friendly existence with your car.
- Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Vehicles
- Electric Cars
- Plug-In Vehicles
- Tax Rebates on Hybrid Vehicles
- Incentives to Purchase Alternative Fuel Vehicles
- Green Driving - Lessen Your Carbon Footprint