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You Might be Driving "Green" Cars in the Near Future

Aug 13, 2008
The global agony because of rising fuel prices brought about concept cars that you might be driving in a few years time. The future cars will be very efficient, clean, and will no longer need petrol.

Most manufacturers are exploring possibilities of building green cars for mass market. Trials runs are being conducted everyday for the road worthiness of concept cars. For now some of these cars are just good for the glitter in the showroom or the drawing board:

The Mazda Nagare

This concept car spreads its gull wing like doors to reveal a spacious interior for four passengers. The Mazda Nagare has exciting sleek design and features beyond the space age. The driver will be sitting in front while three passengers will be comfortable at the back. The manufacturers has never revealed the details about this car but gave a hint that it might run on a hydrogen powered engine.

GM Saab Aero X

At first glance, one will think that this car can fly because of the door less design which opted for a canopy entrance. The Saab Aero X runs on a 400HP twin turbo engine which purely runs on ethanol. The materials used for the body is also very light contributing to its fuel efficiency. Production date has not yet been revealed by GM but car lovers are definitely awaiting its release.

Daihatsu UFE III

This car runs on 203 miles per gallon powered by its 660 cc Atkinson engine and two electric motors. The aerodynamic design of the vehicle even adds to its fuel efficiency. Every car owner will definitely want a car like Daihatsu UFE in terms of saving gas and money.

Ford Airstream

The Ford Airstream maybe the family car of the future. The design pays homage to the classic trailers with the addition of fuel cells that runs for 41 miles given the equivalent of conventional fuel. The Airstream boasts of great interiors and entertainment system which a family will enjoy. Ford has no announcements of its release but the environment can definitely breathe more comfortably with this Ford on the road.

Toyota FT HS

The car runs on a 400Hp engine housed in a very sporty chassis which can be converted from a 2-seater to a 4-seater by retracting the roof. The cockpit instruments are well designed to provide the driver with a perfect view and easy control. The Toyota FT HS is now in production according to the manufacturer.

Honda FCX

This is a very cool car that may be in the production line in the near future. The features are excellent using the most advanced technologies. Biometrics is utilized to adjust the mirrors, steering wheel, and pedals. Controls for climate and audio entertainment are integrated to the steering wheel.

Chevrolet Volt

This car will be in the market by 2010 and it has been getting great reviews attributed to the E-Flex propulsion system that uses a combination of gas and electricity. A single tank of petrol can take the car for 640 miles. According to market speculators, the price of the Chevy Volt will be between $20000 and $35000.

Concept cars give us a preview of what to expect in the future. Greener cars will definitely help the environment be green again.
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