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Are you die-hard fan of Formula 1? Are you stunned by racing cars! Running hard on race course. Do you know how much these racing cars utilize fuels and emits. We all know that petrol, diesels and various fuels are becoming a luxury for a middle class being. We all know how necessary these fuels […]

Are you die-hard fan of Formula 1? Are you stunned by racing cars! Running hard on race course. Do you know how much these racing cars utilize fuels and emits. We all know that petrol, diesels and various fuels are becoming a luxury for a middle class being. We all know how necessary these fuels are; our day today lives moves on because of vehicles and it is the most basic and largest source of creating air pollution. The average trip speed on many Indian city roads is less than 20 kilometers per hour; a 10 kilometer trip can take 30 minutes, or more. At such speeds, vehicles in India emit air pollutants 4 to 8 times more than they would with less traffic congestion; Indian vehicles also consume a lot more carbon footprint fuel per trip, than they would if the traffic congestion was less. Emissions of particles and heavy metals increase over time because the growth of the fleet and mileage outpaces the efforts to curb emissions. This is on one side but when you will have a look on F1 statistics your eyes may pop up-

In China, a popular fill at the first round of stops was 56 liters; this got the driver 19 laps farther. The length of a shanghai lap is 3.387 miles. After doing a couple of taps on calculator, you will find out that 56 liters would get you 64.353 miles, as a opposed to the average family car getting 407 miles. To do a full race in an F1 car, you would use 2.947 liters a lap, for 56 laps, a total race distance of 189.672 miles, using a total of 165.05 liters of fuel, or three weeks’ worth of fuel to our family.

So for every race, each car on our Formula One is using three week’s worth of fuel, every 20-car grid lineup is the equivalent to 60 week’s worth fuel for an average driver. A total 60 week’s worth of fuel, and therefore pollution is emitted every race, and this doesn’t include qualifying and training sessions.

So our entertaining sport seriously costs this much as per these statistics we can assume that how much fuel gets exhausted each race, each day, each month and each year!

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This time of 21st century new fuel technology, new hybrid cars and vehicles are going to transform this scenario. Fuel would be optimally used. There is a new beginning with eco friendly cars that day won’t be too far that whole world will be equipped with hybrid eco friendly cars, it has not been just a dream but a reality which has technology to another level , Eco-friendly car run on electricity or a combination of electricity and hydrogen-based fuel. Both represent low-cost methods of transportation while also reducing the amount of the driver’s carbon footprint on the Earth. In addition, environmentally-friendly cars are constantly being enhanced and redesigned with even more emphasis on reducing pollution and waste. As a result, these cars often require less maintenance than gas-powered vehicles.

India has also stepped towards this prodigious technology which has proved to be moving towards sustainable conservation of energy, for the first time in India eco friendly car launched by Mahindra motors, Reva motors by Mahindra has added steam to the electric market in India, the company seems to have stepped on the throttle recently and has proven to be consumer friendly. Maruti has also came forward to move towards building of hybrid and eco friendly vehicles.

We had a glance on positive aspects lets’ move towards negative, hybrid cars may be partly fossil fueled and partly electric or hydrogen-powered. But these car prove to be quiet expensive and a middle class being may not be able to buy, for this cost redemption is achieved in a period of about 5 years due to better fuel economy

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Though these cars seems to be environment friendly and have many advantages but they does not fit in the wallet of an average man,  whose number is great in the usage of vehicles. Some hybrid for instance use metal hydride batteries which could, in theory kill a person if they were exposed during crash conditions. They use very high voltages.

As till now we have looked into both the aspects of hybrid vehicles, we can say that world has been moving towards change, some faults can be considered and worked out, its prices may be out of our wallet but these aspects are also considered by various eco friendly vehicles making companies. Such technology may not be acceptable at present but that day is not too far when it would be acceptable and affordable to every mediocre person. Making hybrid eco friendly vehicles is a monumental step towards saving the globe!  We can hope soon all the SUV’s match their pace with changing needs of the environment.

If these cars and vehicles become part of every citizen’s day to day life, then we can conserve our precious non renewable resources and prevent them from getting exhausted. Green house effect can be effectively controlled, healthy environment can be maintained, air pollution can be controlled which can give a better life to the living beings!

 

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