Energy cleaner cars sold in Europe in 2012
Clean energy car are cars that consume as little gasoline as possible. Consequently these cars generate fewer pollutants and global warming emissions than the average ones
Europeans choose cleaner cars according to a survey conducted by the European Environmental Agency. The new vehicles purchased in 2012 have 9% fewer pollutants than 2009 and emit 132.2 g. / Km of carbon dioxide.
At the same time, the agency expects further reduction of emissions of cars until 2020 to a number of 95 g. / Km. Nevertheless, it is emphasized that this trend is not only due to the preferences and the environmentally friendly character of consumers, but also due to improvements made in automobile industry by car manufacturers.
Moreover, it is surprising that there is a growth in sale of electric cars from 700 in 2010 to 14.000 in 2012 that shows that this kind of technology is gradually accepted in Europe.
Finally, the European Environmental Agency is recording an increase of diesel vehicles that represented 55 % of sales in European Union in 2012. It is noted that while diesels have lower carbon emissions than petrol, they produce higher emissions of other gases, such as nitrogen dioxide.
Even if the number of cleaner energy cars is rapidly increasing, there are still many things that can be done in order to accelerate the adoption of clean vehicle technology. Strong fuel efficiency and global warming pollution standards need to be ensured that they exist .It would also be a nice idea if investments are taken place for the development of clean biofuels and advanced vehicle technologies.