With the ever increasing concerns about climate change and global warming, many car companies have started manufacturing cars filled to the brim with technology that helps reduce the amount of carbon dioxide released by the engine of the car. Buying a ‘green’ car will not only help save the environment, it will also save you quite a bit of money.
There are many different types of green cars, some of them are completely electric while others are known as hybrids, and these have petrol and an electric engine. The latest in green technology is the hydrogen fuel cell engine, which produces absolutely no pollutants. According to the UK fuel economy labelling system, for a car to be labelled green; it needs to produce no more than 140 gm of carbon dioxide per kilometre.
The lower the amount of carbon dioxide produced per kilometre, the lower the amount of vehicle tax that you pay. Not only that, green car owners can save a lot of money in their car insurance by checking out car insurance comparison sites to find good quotes. Green cars also help save you money in fuel. Electric cars for instance, don’t cost as much to charge as regular combustion cars while hybrids and some combustion engine cars are designed to squeeze every drop of mileage from a gallon of petrol.
Lastly, drivers who make frequent trips to London will be pleased to find out that there is a 100% discount on the congestion charge for drivers who drive electric, hybrids or cars which produce less than 100g/km of carbon dioxide.
A spokesperson for a car insurance comparison website said, “Driving a green car does present drivers with the opportunity to make savings on motoring. Currently there are only a few truly green models available on the UK market, but as the price of technology comes down they are certain to become more widely available.”