How to lower CO2 emissions from cars

There is no doubt that the reduction of CO2 emissions must be something that concerns us all and concerns us, we must not stop fighting and work so that each of us contributes something in this hard task of lowering the CO2 emissions that come of the cars. Below in this article we explain and give you some tips and tricks to lower CO2 emissions from our vehicles.

Steps to follow:


The first thing we could do is change the laws so that those cars that emit more CO2 than what is acceptable should be sold and scrapped. The government is already taking steps in this direction but maybe we should go faster.


Buy ECO cars. This type of vehicle is the one that better and more efficiently develops your engine and therefore the one that emits less CO2, there is no doubt that u


The function of the catalyst is very important to reduce CO2, since in fact it is a kind of "filter" between the internal combustion of the vehicle (mixture of diesel and air) and the gas that exits through the exhaust pipe. We must know that the catalyst, like the rest of the components, deteriorates over time and worsens its functionality, so that its efficiency is lost with the passage of time and kilometers, so that at one hundred thousand kilometers approximately its useful life ends and it must be replaced.


Another important factor to reduce CO2 emissions is the weight of the vehicle . The CO2 emissions of a truck are greater than those of a conventional tourism since a greater demand for power to move and greater weight, higher fuel consumption and higher emissions.


Speed ​​is another vital factor in reducing CO2 emissions . Once the barrier of 120 kilometers is crossed, the CO2 that is emitted is exponential and proportionally superior to a moderate speed. Therefore, those who do not like speed or run when driving, already know that in a more or less unconscious way, they are contributing to reduce the C02 that is emitted into the atmosphere.


The major vehicle manufacturers have spent years innovating and researching new and alternative products to petroleum derivatives, as well as environmental programs that try to reinforce a mobility commitment as environmentally friendly as possible without undermining the performance and performance that Nowadays they have vehicles. Simple measures such as replacing the fleet of trucks that transport their spare parts from one plant to another by means of faster and more efficient transport such as trains (which is assuming an average of 50, 000 fewer trips of heavy vehicles on Spanish roads), with the development of models of hybrid or electric cars, the latter with zero CO2 emissions and projected for commercialization in the next three years or with the installation of photovoltaic panels in their manufacturing plants.


Another factor that influences combustion is the ambient temperature and that of the engine itself. When the engine is cold or very cold, emissions of carbon dioxide are higher. Now that we know this, it would not hurt to opt for public transport in winter, as long as it is within our power and in our power to substitute one means of transport for another.

  • On the other hand, we can already find insurance companies that are beginning to reward drivers who demonstrate good driving habits or those who have purchased low-polluting vehicles with policies that offer advantages and discounts in that regard.