Posted by: jdavis | May 26, 2008


Car industry has undergone vast changes through the years. Remarkable innovations and trends have emerged which led to the demand of cars in the market. More superb and affordable cars are coming out that is why more people can afford to get themselves a car. Of course, we cannot hide the fact also that the people alone have changed a lot also. People used to be contented of just walking or using their bicycles for running errands but these days it seems impossible to move around without the aid of an automobile. People have become so dependent on their cars that when it is busted, they find it hard to leave the house and go through their usual routine (correct me if I’m wrong though). With these considerations, I can say that car has become one of the most important things in a person’s life. Well I do agree that when it comes to mobility, the importance of a car cannot be outdone.


However, at this point we are confronted with major issues which greatly affect the world of automobiles. One is environmental concern. That remarkable film entitled An Inconvenient Truth is truly an eye-opener on how our environment is greatly affected and how it responds to the cruelty and negligence of the human race to take care of it. Climate change and global warming are two of the most devastating effects of pollution. As the one-liner goes, what goes around comes around. Nature has its own way of giving us back the price of what we are doing. In the news, it can be noted that a lot of calamities have struck the different parts of the world. It is very evident that our environment has deteriorated and if we do not do something now, it will keep on deteriorating. I hope you will not take it against me if I say that cars are indeed one of the top contributors in the worsening condition of air pollution. A car even when properly maintained emits harmful byproducts, so much more those cars which are literally emitting black smoke from its exhaust. When will people start to care? About the environment…About the future…


Aside from the pollution issue, another alarming thing is the high price of fuel. I was watching the news the other day and car owners are greatly devastated with the very high price of fuel. As a result, car manufacturers do fear that people will be discouraged already to buy cars. Hence, these two issues confronting car owners, car manufacturers and the entire populace post a huge question. What can be done about it? Is there a way to overcome these problems? Car manufacturers on the other hand are confronted with the huge challenge of creating a car that will cater to the needs of the consumers. The automotive industry has proven already that with the birth of state of the art technology, nothing is impossible anymore. And so the quest for an environment-friendly and fuel-efficient car has already began and still continues.


At this point in time, hybrid cars are the present solution available for the major problems threatening us. Hybrids are environment-friendly and fuel-efficient. Hybrids were created combining the best features of gasoline-powered and electric-powered cars. If you care enough about the environment and you want to make a difference, go hybrid. If you worry about the high price of fuel and it is eating a lot of your budget, then go hybrid. Maybe in the near future, a new car will be created with zero emission and very minimal fuel consumption. It is not far from being possible, but for now what we have is the hybrid. If you are to purchase a car, try to make a difference…get a hybrid!


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