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The benefits of going green are perfectly demonstrated by the Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC and its official combined economy figure of 78.5mpg, which will save the average motorist many thousands of pounds in fuel bills over the lifetime of the car.
Last year some of the most economical production cars ever hit the roads. This year, cars that achieve in excess of 60 miles per gallon combined are going to be common. If your vehicle is guzzling fuel, you might want to consider upgrading to a new car that's more economical. Here are some great fully electric and hybrid cars to consider.
Future innovations in car technologies are likely to focus on fuel efficiency and the use of new materials to make the body of the car lighter in weight. Due to concerns over the depletion of oil reserves and carbon emissions, hybrid, electric and fuel-cell vehicles are likely to dominate future markets.
You may think just because you drive a green vehicle you will be exempt from paying London’s Congestion Charge, sadly this is no longer the case.
Germany has delayed the proposed 2020 EU target of 95g/km average CO2 emissions from new cars, putting forward a proposal that will set back the target until 2024.
The New European Drive Cycle (a driving cycle designed to assess the emission levels of car engines and fuel economy in passenger cars) has long been accused of providing figures unrepresentative of real world driving.
What is the future fuel for our cars? Will it end up being a gradual transition from fossil fuels to electricity and hydrogen, or will it end up remaining a combination of all fuel technologies?
Research carried out by PA Consulting Group indicates an uncertain future for the reduction of CO2 emissions and that in actual fact the car makers might be unable to achieve targets for 2015 and 2020 set out by the EU.
The threshold for exemption from the London Congestion Charge has recently dropped to 75g/km CO2, and there are very few cars that currently qualify for the exemption, but Porsche is one manufacturer that offers cars that are eligible for free driving in the capital.