That's just the indigenous population is not fully shared the utopian ideals of the government. New Zealanders drive on a pretty voracious cars by today's standards. And demand for new cars, including "dirty" – diesel fuel – in New Zealand from year to year.
According to statistics from MIA, the Association of New Zealand Automobile Manufacturers, for the period January-August this year, the country sold 94,298 vehicles, up 10% more than the same period last year. And last year the New Zealand entered the top 50 largest automotive markets in the world.
In a country that has introduced the world's first carbon tax, popularity could use "green" or close to such cars: Honda Accord Plug-In, BMW i3, Ford Fusion Energi, Tesla Model S and others. But the reality is quite different.
The most popular car in the "green country" are pickups. This body has five of the ten most sought-after cars in New Zealand. Leader in the local sales market – the American pickup truck Ford Ranger – the first eight months of this year, has sold 5648 units.
The Ranger is equipped with the base diesel engine capacity of 2.2 liters, which "eats" about 10 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers of city driving and at the same time emits 177 grams of carbon dioxide. Contamination of the environment such an engine almost twice as much than the "green» Chevy Volt, Prius Plug-In and Ford Fusion Energi Plug-In.
In addition to the cylinder diesel "quartet" at the pickup Ford Ranger has a complete set and with a gasoline engine and 2.5-liter diesel engine with a displacement of 3.2 liters. Last emits 274 grams of carbon dioxide per 100 kilometers. Other pickups popular in New Zealand, are supplied with a similar line of diesel and gasoline engines. This Toyota Hilux (4236 sales), Nissan Navara (2036), Toyota RAV4 (2231) and Holden Colorado (2348). All of them with "ecology" concept have little in common.
Note that even subcompact almost never occur in the ranking of New Zealand's best-selling books, what can we say about the plug-in hybrid cars and electric vehicles. Machines to mainly imported from nearby countries: Japan, USA, South Korea and Australia. The most popular brands – is Toyota, Ford, Holden, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Hyundai, Nissan, Kia and others. Interestingly, these brands have their own eco-friendly or close to the cars, but popular with New Zealanders are not in use. Apparently, all too well with the environment in the State in Polynesia.
As for Russia, here affect the fashion trends of the global automotive industry. So, Toyota RAV4 crossover became the most popular in Moscow. In Europe, meanwhile, the title of best-selling book in the "SUV" segment conquered new Volkswagen Tiguan.