Can you imagine a world without cars and other vehicles? Well it surely is impossible and in fact these days, the technology used in car making has improved so much that most of us have become dependent on these means of transport.
Cars or motor cars are not only used to carry passengers from one place to another but are also used for the transportation of goods and products. Electric cars are slowly rising up to become the future and have several benefits and advantages as well.
1.How many cars were recycled last year?
Ten million vehicles are recycled annually in the United States. It is a fact that 75% of the materials of a vehicle are currently being recycled. Recycling vehicles save an estimated 80 million barrels of oil each year.
2. The cars of the fast and furious
Some of the fast and furious 1970 Dodge Charger R/T driven by Dominic Toretto and the 1994 Toyota Supra driven by Brian O’Connor. Some other fast and furious cars are 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 and 2002 Mitsubishi Evo VII.
3. Environmental impact of cars
It is shocking to know that it will take about 68820000000 trees per year to absorb the current C02 that is being put into our atmosphere by transportation in the US whereas for India, the number of trees for the same is 19269600000.
4. Police cars of the world
In USA, The official police car is Ford Taurus Police interceptor Sedan whereas in England the official police car is Vauxhall Astra Hatchback. Vauxhall is the official police car of Northern Ireland and Nissan Leaf is the official police car of Switzerland.
5.How big our cars have gotten
The Honda Civic used to be 139.8 inches in length in the year 1973 but now it has grown to 168.1 inches. Even the size of Mini Cooper has extended from 120.9 inches to 148 inches and so has the size of Honda Accord. The Ford Explorer is single-handedly responsible for creating America’s love for SUVs.
6. The world’s most expensive cars
Mclaren F1 is the world’s most expensive car and some of its known drivers are Rowan Atkinson and Ralph Lauren. Bugatti Veyron is priced at $2400000 and this price makes it among the costliest cars in the world. Some other most expensive cars in the world are Aston Martin One-77 and Pagani Zonda.
7. Best diesel cars to buy
Audi A3 1.6 TDi is the best diesel car that a person can buy followed by BMW 320d 2.0 liters. Some other good diesel cars are Citroen DS3 1.6 HDi, Volkswagen Golf 2.0 litres GTD and BMW 420d XDrive 2.0 TDi.
8. Celebrity cars
Justin Bieber’s total vehicles’ cost is $102000 and the cost to insure these cars is $461.92/MO. Kobe Bryant owns Ferrari/458 Italia which costs $233575 and the cost to insure this car is $461.67/MO. David Beckham pays $88.67/MO for car insurance whereas Jay Leno pays $434.75/MO for the same.
9. The impact of the electric car
In the year 2009, transportation accounted for 20% of the global primary energy use. It is interesting to know that in the year 2011, the electric car sales wher 18000 whereas in 2012, these sales jumped to 62400. Obama administration target for sale of electric cars by the year 2015 is 1000000.
10. Top 10 fastest production cars
Some of the top fastest production cars are Chevrolet Corvette Z06, 2012 Maclaren MP4-12C, 2008 Dodge Viper ACR, 2012 Lamborghini Aventador and 2009 Chevrolet Corvette.
11. 5 of the fiercest police cars from around the globe
The 5 of the fiercest police cars from around the globe are Lamborghini Aventador, Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4S, Spyker S8, Lotus Evora and Porsche Panamera.
12. Life’s a gas
Cars run on gas, electricity and there are hybrid models too which work on both. Mechanics can fix combustion engines in the case of cars running on gas and this is a positive about such models. On the other hand, no oil charges are needed by an electric car and hybrids have no maintenance costs.
13. Which bond car drives ticket sales?
James bond is a popular figure and all the cars that this character has ever driven have managed to drive ticket sales. Some of these popular cars are 1961 Sunbeam Alpine Series II, 1935 Bentley 3.5 litre, 1963 Aston Martin DB5 and 1967 Toyota 2000 GT.
14. How electric cars work
The Tesla Roadster was the first highway-capable car produced in the US and in January 2010, its production reached 1000 cars. Electric cars cause less pollution and are very cheap to charge anytime. In fact the cost of maintenance of an electric car is also very less than that of the gas cars or hybrids.
15. 15 facts you didn't know about cars
The first car engine was built by Karl Benz in 1885 and in 1895, the first automobile race was held. Honda Accord was the first Japanese car to be manufactured in USA and the last car to offer tape deck option was the Ford Crown Victoria in the year 2010.
16. The world as 100 cars
White cars seem to be the favorite of car owners all across the world and Asia leads the way when it comes to manufacturing cars. Infact Asia is also a dominant market when it comes to the sale of cars. Manual cars dominate the market and most cars in the world today run on gasoline.
17. Footballer’s cars
Cristiano Ronaldo who plays for Real Madrid owns Lamborghini Aventador and a 5 star rating is given to this car. Mario Balotelli owns Camouflage Bentley Continental GT whereas Stephen Ireland has a Range Rover with pink trim.
18. The greatest cars in Hollywood
Hollywood has always shown us beautiful cars on screen and one of the greatest of those is KITT which is a talking supercar. Another great Hollywood car is DeLorean Time machine which is a time travelling car that features in the move back to the future. Some others are Chitty chitty bang bang, The Tumbler and The ‘new’ bond car.
19. Oil savings in action electric vehicles
The average cost to drive an electric car over 100 miles is $3.45 whereas the average cost to drive a gasoline car over the same distance is $13.52. So basically a typical electric car owner saves $750-$1200 per year on fuel costs.
20. The top 10 stolen cars in the US
The Honda Accord is the number one stolen vehicle in 15 states whereas the 1998 Honda Civic is the number one stolen vehicle in 10 states of the US. Some other most stolen vehicles in the US are 2006 Ford F-150, 1991 Toyota Camry, 2000 Dodge Caravan and 1994 Acura Integra.