Cars have become an integral part of our lives. Millions of us are heavily dependent on our cars, practically and emotionally. The car industry is growing at an unprecedented rate, with thousands of new cars being added daily to the roads. There are also vehicles which are reaching the end of their useful lives and are taken out of service every year. No need to say, there is a huge environmental impact of such large number of vehicles both on the roads and in waste streams.
Even though this form of mobility comes at a premium, as polar ice melts, megacities become suffocated by smog and congestion, and our mobility has negative implications – we need to be mobile. Having a car is a very liberating and flexible means of transportation and we need it. If done right, cars can be a sustainable and safe means of transportation. We all can do our bit in reducing our carbon footprint and there are lots of ways to do so.
Electric and hybrid cars
Electric cars are the future and we are progressing towards a future car revolution where cars will not only be environmentally friendly but also autonomous. Companies are working on concepts allowing cars to cruise along on the highway without driver intervention. Then we are already seeing positive results from Tesla Model S which is smoke free and can parallel park itself. Then are also projects for Traffic Jams under development, where cars will move along in a congested traffic area like pearls on a string along the highway – turning the commute more productive as drivers can work or rest.
Though these cars cost premium right now, they do come with great tax benefits and project you as an early adopter of new revolution and environmentally conscious person. There is also an option to opt for hybrid vehicles which give good mileage and consume less fuel. Look for great condition hybrid cars to buy and start a constructive community dialogue on Electric and Hybrid cars at Buynuse
Eco friendly car wash and products
Car owners can also contribute their bit to the environment by washing their cars at home, using eco-friendly car products or opting for eco-friendly car washes.
Unlike household waste water that enters sewers and undergoes treatment before it is discharged into the environment, what runs off from your car goes right into storm drains – and eventually into rivers and streams where it poisons aquatic life. The water being loaded with oil and residues from exhaust fumes creates ecosystem havoc.
It is best to wash your car with a biodegradable soap and keep the environment clean at the same time. Got an environmental question? You can create an environmentally friendly carwash at Buynuse and connect with like-minded people to find out more about superior, environmentally-safe cleaning products.
Regular car checks and service
Perform regular checks and maintenance on your car. This not only keeps your car in a good shape but also reduces damage to the environment. Regular air filter change makes air conditioning work at optimal level, wheel alignment check helps you be safe on road, and recommended car tyre inflation pressure decreases both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. There are tyre pressure monitoring systems available which make it easy to keep track of tyre pressure.
One of the easiest ways to keep the pollution level under control is through regular emissions testing. A vehicle’s engine constantly releases automotive pollutants into the air, including hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, etc. The heavy release of these elements creates an adverse effect on the environment and consequently on our health. Thus, it is vital that a vehicle’s emissions remain within the prescribed upper limits set by the country’s emissions standards.
Also, simple things such as switching off engine when waiting for passengers, and not needlessly burning fuel at drive-through can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The fact is that letting your engine idle for more than 10 seconds consumes more fuel than turning it off and starting it up again!
Carpooling is a great way to be responsible for the environment and at the same time save some money. At Buynuse, you can use your social networks to enable real life connections and you can carpool/rideshare with others you trust. We help you share your message with your select community and make carpooling easier and safer. So, why wait! Let’s create carpooling communities, make some new friends, save money and be responsible for our environment by carpooling as much as we can.
Car not in use
Cars are socially and economically significant. To many of us, they are beloved, person-like companions. However, it is not eco-friendly and economical to keep a car which you longer need.
Environmental care is one of our core values at Buynuse and we believe that we all can do a lot to live responsibly and care for our planet.
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