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Old 27th October 2007, 14:36   #1
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Default How environment friendly are our cars?

We have been discussing various topics varying from build quality, economy, safety, service aspects, etc.. I have not seen much discussion happening on what are some of the greenest (most environment friendly) cars available now.

Lets pick up a few parameters to decide on. Emission test measurements and FE should be good to start with.

Can we list down these to understand what are the most environment friendly cars including diesel, petrol, electric, hybrid and whatever is available.

I could not see any threads focusing on this single topic. Mods please feel free to merge/ delete if you see this being thread redundant.

For my Petra 1.6L latest readings are

0.22% Carbon Monoxide
0340 Hydrocarbons (I think this is ppm)
FE: 10+ KMPL avg.

Another observation is, it had much higher emission on premium fuel Shell Super

1.12% Carbon Monoxide and 4360 ppm Hydrocarbons.

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The latest readings for my above diesel vehicle taken on 5th Oct'07 is as below:

Km- 2.13
HSO% 60.0

FE: 12 Kmpl avg

I use normal diesel.
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I have a question to thread poster.
By "Environment Friendly" what do you exactly mean?

Do you mean only the PUC reading or Environment Friendly as in truely friendly which includes all raw material, processing on the car and all of it rather than simply exahust?
Because if its the second case the equations will become magically different
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I have a question to thread poster.
By "Environment Friendly" what do you exactly mean?

Do you mean only the PUC reading or Environment Friendly as in truely friendly which includes all raw material, processing on the car and all of it rather than simply exahust?
Because if its the second case the equations will become magically different
My intention is to figure out pollution caused by running cars. I agree there is much more to add in terms of oils disposed, etc.. in servicing and probably much more in car manufacturing itself.

My point primarily is could we be more environment friendly by being FE aware and using the right fuel that reduces pollution.

We have visibility in to PUC more than other things. If there are some knowledgeable Gurus that can enlighten us on other stuff and help us conserve environment, absolutely welcome.
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Honda Civic interior contains fewest toxic chemicals.


"The 2012 Honda Civic's interior contains the fewest potentially toxic chemicals, according to the study. The car is free of bromine-based flame retardants, has PVC-free interior fabrics and interior trim, and low levels of heavy metals and other metal allergens.

Vehicles with interiors containing the highest amounts of potentially toxic chemicals are the 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the 2011 Chrysler 200 SC and 2011 Kia Soul, the study said."

The group tested 11 interior components -- such as steering wheels, instrument panels, carpeting, dashboards, armrests, seating and hard and soft trim -- for toxic chemicals such as bromine, chlorine, lead and heavy metals. Most of these chemicals are not chemically bonded to the materials so they're released over time.

Drivers who are exposed to these chemicals, through inhalation and contact with dust, are at risk for health problems that can include allergies, liver toxicity, birth defects and cancer, according to the study."





http://www.autonews.com/article/2012...#ixzz1mkuM3x4t
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