Fuel Efficient Cars at the Geneva Auto Show

by : Anthony Fontanelle

The current biggest issue in the automotive industry is how to produce vehicles which will help in the protection of the environment. Global warming is an issue that has to be addressed immediately and car makers are joining the fray to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases being produced by vehicles. Hybrid cars, flex-fuel vehicles, and fuel cell powered vehicles - these are just some of the technologies being developed by auto makers in an effort to decrease the dependency on the non-renewable source of energy that is the fossil fuel.

What car makers have achieved in the field of fuel-efficient car making is being showcased at this year's Geneva Auto Show. Different car makers are showing what they can do in terms of producing vehicles that will help the environment and preserve it for future generations. Furthermore, the current discussion about emission standards in Europe has played a major role on what car makers chose to showcase at the aforementioned event.

DaimlerChrysler is one of the car makers that will be unveiling their environment friendly vehicle. They have developed a lower-emission diesel engine that will be an addition to their lineup in the near future. It can be noted that the European market is already hosting a large number of diesel engine powered vehicles. The popularity of the diesel engine in Europe is due to its ability to provide adequate power and torque while cutting down emission and fuel consumption cost.

Another auto maker known for producing environment friendly cars which will unveil another concept vehicle at the Geneva Auto Show is Toyota. The Asian brand will put on display their new Toyota Hybrid X concept. The car maker is already known for producing high quality hybrid vehicles and the concept will surely be an improvement over the already fuel-efficient cars that Toyota has in its current lineup.

The major players in the auto industry are not the only manufacturers aiming for better fuel-efficiency on their mass-produced cars. In fact, Brilliance JinBei Automobile from China will be showcasing small and fuel efficient cars at the 2007 Geneva International Auto Show. The development effort that these companies took in the manufacturing of fuel-efficient cars will go a long way in the protection of the environment. While these developments cannot immediately stop global warming as immediate as an , further expansion of studies with regards to this technology will one day provide the perfect solution to put a stop to the emission of greenhouse gases.

The public can only hope that the commitment of these car makers in the development of cleaner car technologies will not waver. As for now, the public can view these innovations at the motor show which will be open to the public from March 8 until the 18th.