Toyota Prius also Pollutes

November 30, 2012

Toyota Prius may be a clean machine when it comes to some pollutants, but it is a bigger polluter with other harmful emissions.

While the Prius Hybrid is greener than other motor vehicles by producing less carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon Monoxide (CO), nitrates of oxygen (NOx) and sulfur dioxide (SO2), the production of electrical parts such as the batteries, inverters and electric motors consume more energy and produce more emissions.

The overall picture for hybrids when it comes to the production of these components creates more harmful nonmethane hydrocarbons as well as particulate emissions.

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