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Top 10 Green Car Web Links

Top 10 Green Car Web Links


These are the top 10 websites that feature useful information relating to green cars. Because these websites feature this information, it means we don’t have to!

1 Road tax rates

Road tax rates keep changing – it’s difficult to keep up with it all. Road tax is also getting more expensive, so it’s pretty important to make sure you know the rates for your car. See road tax rates at:

www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/OwningAVehicle/HowToTaxYourVehicle/DG_10012524

And remember you can tax your car quickly online at
http://www.taxdisc.direct.gov.uk/EvlPortalApp/ – saving all the pain of queuing at the local post office (if you can find one) – taxing your car online is surely one of the most useful things the government has introduced!

2 Car CO2 emissions data

Find CO2 emissions and mpg data by Vehicle Make or Model for new or used cars at VCACarFuelData.org.uk, the official UK source for Car Fuel Consumption and Exhaust Emissions Figures.

www.vcacarfueldata.org.uk

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd search facility also provides CO2 data for all cars registered since January 1997.

www.smmtco2.co.uk/co2search2.asp

3 Compare emissions between different modes of travel

Travelfootprint compares the lifecycle environmental impacts of the main methods of passenger travel in the UK. It also allows a detailed emissions comparison of cars available since 2001.

http://www.travelfootprint.org

4 London Congestion Charge and LEZ

All about the London Congestion Charge, where the area is, and how much it costs, as well as other features such as a Journey Planner:

www.tfl.gov.uk

And Congestion Charge exemptions:

http://www.tfl.gov.uk/roadusers/congestioncharging/6713.aspx

5 Electric car recharging points

Electric recharging points in London including a map showing all the public-access recharge points in the capital.

www.newride.org.uk

6 LPG

All about LPG, how to convert your vehicle, and the official list of refuelling stations around the UK

http://www.boostlpg.co.uk

7 Biodiesel Filing Stations

Places in the UK where people can fill their diesel vehicle with biodiesel

http://www.biodieselfillingstations.co.uk

8 Car Clubs

Pay-as-you-go-cars

http://www.carclubs.org.uk

9 Car share

Find someone to car share with

https://www.liftshare.com/uk

10 Climate change: the facts

Facts and official information on climate change, what you can do, what government is doing, what business is doing

www.direct.gov.uk/actonco2

And three other sites you may find interesting…

Organic Home

Organic products

http://www.theorganichome.co.uk

Driving School Directory

The UK’s First Driving School Directory & Comparison Site

www.search2drive.com

Ashton Hayes Going Carbon Neutral

Aiming to become England’s first carbon neutral village

http://www.goingcarbonneutral.co.uk

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