About Green Cars
Due to fantastic innovation and motorists that are becoming increasingly more eco-conscious, the hybrid car market has skyrocketed in recent years. Now, practically every major manufacturer has at least one hybrid available and has a team working hard to develop new technologies that will revolutionise the automotive industry.
Often, the greatest outlay associated with owning a car is not its purchase price, but how much it costs to run. If you were to add up the amount you spend on fuel, servicing, insurance, road tax, and so on over your vehicle’s lifetime, it would certainly outweigh your initial spend, which is why those who are on a tight budget need to analyse potential running expenses with an eagle-eyed gaze.
The Ford EcoBoost is a car to get excited about. Going against the grain and proving that greater size doesn’t always equal greater power, it’s contributed to changing the consumer perception of 1-litre cars, making them a viable option for even the most erstwhile motoring aficionada.
The debate of petrol or diesel is a very divisive one in the automotive industry, but recent developments shake up the argument and need to be looked at. Although diesel offers greater fuel economy and lower car tax, the emissions have come under fire and measures are being taken to deter motorists from choosing diesel in a bid to reduce CO2 and NO2 emissions.
As more and more businesses reap the benefits not just of being eco-friendly but of being seen to be eco-friendly, being able to assure customers that your company cars are green cars is increasingly valuable – and allows you to genuinely do your part to contribute to environmental protection into the bargain!
Many would like to save money and run a car that is as kind as possible to the environment, and manufacturers have focused heavily in recent years on not only making existing models greener, but developing new technologies such as electric power to provide the ultimate solution in environmentally-friendly options. There’s now plenty of choice when it comes to both saving money and saving the planet.
Green Car Guide has spent 10 years reviewing cars to see how they drive and how economical they are in real life. Our reviews publish our real-life MPG figures, which are always worse than the official figures. Check out this infographic to find out why.
Green Car Guide editor Paul Clarke, chief judge for the BusinessGreen Car of the Year Award 2015, can now reveal that the shortlist for this award has been announced and it includes the Volkswagen Golf GTE.
With the media full of stories about the dangers to our health due to the emissions from diesel vehicles, there’s probably never been a better time to consider buying an all-electric car such as a Nissan LEAF.
If you’re considering buying a new car then you might be surprised at the extra costs associated with such a purchase, but there are ways to minimise these – read on…