Interested in Automotive School? These Are the Top 5 Most Eco-Friendly Cars of 2020
For any driver who wants to go green, they have a wide range of options to choose from in the 2020 model year. As an automotive school student, they’re worth learning about to better understand the future of automobiles—particularly if you’re hoping to become a mechanic, and want a better understanding of how these parts work. Between sustainable interior materials, zero emissions, and a high electric driving range, there’s plenty to like about today’s electric and hybrid vehicles.
The future of the automotive world is getting greener, and these cars are proof of that. Here are 2020’s five most eco-friendly cars.
Honda Clarity: Ecologically Friendly on the Inside and Out
With a lowest-possible emissions rating of 26 g/km CO2, Honda gives drivers a plug-in hybrid vehicle with a clear commitment to ecological friendliness. The aerodynamic body of this PHEV allows for greater fuel efficiency, and offers drivers a choice between driving in engine, electric (EV), or hybrid mode. Boasting a hybrid powertrain and up to 76 km of zero-emission driving range, the Clarity also has an interior made from sustainable resources, and an Eco Drive display to show drivers how much fuel they’re saving while in motion.
BMW i3: Mixing Both Luxury and Sustainability with Ease
Known for being one of the most iconic luxury brands out there, students in automotive school may be pleasantly surprised by BMW’s commitment to sustainability, fuel efficiency, and conservation of resources. Made of energy from fully renewable materials, the BMW i3 swaps out plastics made from petroleum in favour of kenaf fibres for its interior, and has zero emissions while being driven. It also drives at a maximum all-electric speed of 160 km/h, and has a daily range of 246 km.
Hyundai Ioniq Electric: Zero Emissions, Plenty of Reason for Excitement
With a fully-electric range of 274 km per charge while running on a 100 kW electric motor, the Hyundai Ioniq Electric is a car with much to offer for the eco-conscious driver. Not only can drivers charge it at home whenever they want, but the zero-emissions Ioniq Electric also features low-electricity LED taillights and headlights, as well as regenerative brake technology for greater fuel efficiency—all while running off energy stored in a lithium-ion polymer car battery.
Chevrolet Bolt EV: Another Car Automotive School Students Will Appreciate
As far as affordable EVs go, the Chevrolet Bolt EV is a spacious, reliable, and green-friendly option. On a full charge, the Bolt EV can drive on a range up to 417 km (an increase of 34 km from past models), and can also be charged at the driver’s home at any time via Location-Based Charging. Those doing their auto mechanic training may also appreciate the electric motor it comes with, as well as not needing to go less than a day to recharge.
Porsche Taycan: When a Luxury Car Heavyweight Goes Electric
Known for being a company with performance as its highest priority, Porsche keeps that commitment alive with its first-ever electric car, the Taycan. Running off two PSMs (permanent-magnet synchronous motors) while containing a charging capacity of up to 270kW on an 800-volt system, the Taycan’s strengths are in its acceleration, short time for recharging, and its two-speed transmission. Its dual electric motors are also known for their efficiency, and drivers can also get a horsepower rating of up to 522.
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