The conservation of energy and need for sustainable energy sources is not usually the first thing that comes to mind when buying a car but it can actually be one of the most important factors to consider in the long run, even for those who are not actively seeking out environmentally-friendly vehicles.
Despite celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio and George Clooney demonstrating their environmental awareness through their love of electric cars, there’s no denying that fast cars with big engines are still the way many Hollywood stars like to flash their cash and this trend certainly isn’t dying.
While the rest of the population who are on an average,but stable, income would struggle to afford a Ferrari or Lamborghini, there’s still an ongoing lack of awareness when it comes to the ecological effects of driving and the fact that this continues to have a detrimental impact on the environment.
Thankfully companies like Ford, Toyota, and Volkswagen have paved the way for a more sustainable future in the motoring industrywith their electric car and hybrid ranges now so openly accessible on the market that buyers don’t need to look far for a more ecological vehicle. The Ford Motor Company is particularly notable for its range of mid-size Ford Fusions that are now available in a variety of different models.
The release of a second generation of Ford Fusion cars gave buyers four different options with a range of ecological benefits. The first is a standard engine requiring gasoline, the second an EcoBoost engine, the third a fancy hybrid model, and the fourth a plug-in version named the Ford Fusion Energi.
By doing this with the Fusion, Ford Motor Co. has paved the way for a new approach to motor sales, reshaping the market to create room for hybrids and electric cars, helping to create space for an extremely beneficial knock-on effect on the environment that will only become better as the approach is taken on by more of the major motoring companies.
By neither forcing eco or green vehicles on customers nor leaving them with no other choice but the choose a standard gasoline engine, Ford has created a space for buyers to really think about and weigh up the ecological options when it comes to purchasing a motor vehicle.
Since the release of this second generation of Fusions in 2012, the company has clearly had a positive effect on promoting these ranges within the mainstream market and Honda and Toyota have followed in their footsteps by releasing theirnext generationAccord and Camry ranges which are now available as fully-functioning hybrid vehicles.
It’s clear that the motoring industry has finally got past the idea that ecological and sustainable vehicles are not worthy of a place in the market as sales for electric and hybrid cars are predicted to rise rapidly over the next few years thanks to the appealing designs of the cars and customer awareness of the environmental benefits of their motor purchases. Whether this will actually be a sustainable approach for the motor industry is yet to be seen but for now it looks rather promising in the new model 2017 ford Fusion.