Vehicle manufacturers have recently invested more of their resources into producing the next generation of cars with less concern about speed, and more focus on MPG and CO2, but what can we expect future green cars to look like? Here are some of latest eco cars to come out of the design studio and onto the production line.
There were a number of key messages that came out of the 2014 Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership Conference, which we cover below, but one of the main themes was how the UK economy has benefited from the recent growth of the automotive industry, and how low carbon policy has assisted with this.
There’s much talk about green cars, but less coverage of green vans, so if you do want a van with good fuel economy, what’s choice do you have?
We’ve already established that the most efficient cars, rather than the most powerful cars, set the fastest lap times at this year’s Cholmondeley Pageant of Power, so which were the most efficient cars at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed?
You may wonder what the ‘green’ link is with an event such as the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power, where the main action is cars racing on a circuit, but if you look at the results of the Supercar class, you’ll see that lightweight efficiency is the winning recipe.
Most Electric Vehicles can charge at home, but to get full value the ability to charge away from home is essential. The networks are there and growing rapidly – however networks (plural) is where it becomes a little less straight forward.
Our Vauxhall Ampera has shown that it can return over 100mpg, and that it also works on motorways – so how much does it cost to run, and do the overall financials make economic sense?
We’ve already driven the Vauxhall Ampera on many occasions, but when Vauxhall offered us one for four weeks, we were keen to see how an extended-range electric vehicle (E-REV) could fit in our life…
The Green Car Guide Car Running Costs Comparison tool allows you to compare running costs for all new cars on the market.
Vehicle tax rate tables showing the cost of tax discs starting from 1 April 2014. You can also find the VED band, as well as CO2 and mpg, for all new cars in our Car Running Costs Comparison tool on the Green Car Guide home page.