How The Car Industry Is Embracing Green Technology

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How The Car Industry Is Embracing Green Technology

If someone told you 20 years ago that you’d be seeing hybrid cars left, right and centre, as well as fully electric vehicles on the road, what would you have said? Probably that they were crazy, right?

We’ve come so far in terms of embracing green technology in our cars and we’re only going greener; countries who’ve signed the Glasgow Declaration, such as Mexico, the UK and Canada, have committed to 100% zero-emission vehicles by 2040.

In what ways has the car industry embraced green technology, and how will this continue? Here’s what the experts at have to say:


About 15 years ago, if you drove a ‘hybrid’, it meant you drove one of those hideous little Priuses and were kind of smug about it. Thankfully, those days are over. Almost every major car manufacturer is producing a hybrid vehicle these days and, put it this way, they’re a tad cooler than the first generation Prius.

Take the Volvo S60 T8 Polestar or the Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 4matic+, for example. Both of these vehicles ooze cool, and they’ve got the goods under the hood to prove it: they can both hit 0-100km/h in well under five seconds.

Fully electric vehicles

Many countries have committed to the goal that, by 2040, 100% of new vehicle sales will be zero-emission cars. Many car brands are jumping on that train early, offering fully electric vehicles that are sure to wow you. The Tesla Model 3 is a best-seller here in Australia, as is the Porsche Taycan in the luxury EV category.

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

Plenty of people believe that hydrogen fuel cell technology is the next big thing – and they could be completely right. Fuel cell vehicles need two things to run: hydrogen and oxygen. They have onboard hydrogen tanks which need refilling, while the oxygen comes from the ambient air – meaning it just sucks up air wherever you are! Not only is this very environmentally friendly (the only emission here is water vapour), but it’s seriously freakin’ cool. You’re basically driving a car with gills.

Autonomous vehicles

And, last on the list – autonomous vehicles. This is another concept in which the car industry is embracing greener technology. Many believe that autonomous, fully electric vehicles are the key to revolutionising public transport. The idea is to use autonomous vehicles for the daily commutes, picking up passengers in your area and dropping them off to work along a logical route, reducing the number of cars on the road. While we’re a long way off that idea, it certainly could happen in the future.

Want to reduce your own carbon footprint and convert to green car technology? Chat with the friendly team at They’ve helped thousands of Aussies make the switch to hybrids and fully electric vehicles, saving you money at the fuel pump and helping you go greener. Carbroker have a database of over 2000 car dealerships across Australia, so they’re driven to find you the best deal. Get in touch with Carbroker today.