Top 10 Green Company CarsJanuary 13, 2014
These are our Top 10 Green Company Cars for business drivers who spend much of their time on a motorway, so low emissions, low Benefit in Kind tax rates and high real-life fuel economy are important, along with comfort, stability and good performance for high mileage drivers.
The BMW 520d is great to drive, very refined on long motorway journeys, and it’s very efficient, with a combined economy figure of 62.8mpg, emissions of 119g/km CO2, and 18% Benefit in Kind company car tax rate.
The Mercedes-Benz E300 Diesel-Electric Hybrid has an official combined economy figure of 68.9mpg, which is highly impressive for such a large and refined executive car. It also has emissions of 109g/km CO2 and a 13% Benefit in Kind company car tax rate. The E-Class has just had a mid-life facelift.
Jaguar XF 2.2-litre Diesel 57.7mpg
The Jaguar XF is now available with emissions of just 129g/km CO2, equating to 57.7mpg, and a Benefit in Kind company car tax rate of 20%, all of which is impressive for a car that looks and feels like a luxury sports saloon.
The Audi A6 2.0 TDI has typically stylish Audi design inside and out together with an official economy figure of 57.7mpg, equating to 129g/km CO2, and a Benefit in Kind company car tax rate of 20%.
The new Lexus GS 300h has a class-leading benefit-in-kind tax rate of 13 per cent, thanks to CO2 emissions of just 109g/km, along with 60.1mpg from its 2.5-litre full hybrid powertrain. We’ve tested the more powerful GS 450h.
The BMW 520d may be designed primarily for business drivers to pound up and down motorways all day long, but if you can cope with the more compact 320d EfficientDynamics then this delivers even better fuel economy of 68.9mpg, together with emissions of just 109g/km CO2 – and a 15% company car tax BIK rate.
The Peugeot 508 HYbrid4 has a 2-litre diesel engine mated to a battery and electric motor which results in incredibly low emissions of 95g/km CO2, high fuel economy of 78.5mpg in the official European test cycle, and a Benefit in Kind company car tax rate of just 11%.
The Mazda6 is one of the best looking cars in its class, it’s also good to drive, and its fuel official economy has recently improved to 72.4mpg, with emissions dropping to 104g/km CO2, and a Benefit in Kind company car tax rate of 17%.
The Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion may not be the first choice for a company car driver covering lots of motorways miles, but it makes a very sensible business car thanks to its official combined economy figure of 88.3mpg, along with emissions of just 85g/km CO2 and a 13% Benefit in Kind company car tax rate.
The Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid has an amazing set of statistics, including official combined fuel economy figure of 155mpg, along with 48g/km CO2 emissions, four-wheel drive, 285hp, a 0-60mph time of 5.8 seconds, and a Benefit in Kind company car tax rate of just 8%.
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