The Honda FCX Clarity
The Honda FCX Clarity is a fuel cell car so it does’t produce any emissions. The only exhaust that is released is water vapor. This car doesn’t harm the ozone layer at all. The Honda gets 72 MPG. That’s a step a ahead of the other car companies. The Honda has 134 horsepower. The Honda runs on hydrogen that generates energy which is stored in the Lithium-Ion Battery which propels the vehicle.
The Toyota Prius is a hybrid that gives off really low emissions. It is a gas electric car that gets 48 MPG. The Prius is run by a 1.5L 110 horsepower engine. When driving at low speeds you are not using any gas and when you reach a certain speed the gas part of the engine takes over. This allows the car to have better city mileage than highway mileage.
Honda Civic Hybrid
The Honda Civic Hybrid uses a magnet motor to charge the battery so it doesn’t have to plug into a charging station.This car gets 45 MPG and has a 1.3L engine that produces 110 horsepower. The Civic can go 590.4 miles on a single tank.
The Smart ForTwo is a compact two seater.It has a small 1.0L engine that has 71 horsepower . The small 1.0L engine propels the car from 0 – 60 in 12.8 seconds towards a top speed of 90 mph. The Smart has a 5 speed automated manual. The Smart gets 36 miles to the gallon and costs about $15,000.
The Mini Cooper has a lot of style but if you look at the gas mileage it’s far from being a bad car at all. The Mini get 35 MPG and along with the good gas mileage it is pretty fast. The Mini has a 1.6L 4 cylinder engine with 118 horsepower and has a top speed of 126 MPG. The Mini costs around $19,000.