About Green Cars
You may think just because you drive a green vehicle you will be exempt from paying London’s Congestion Charge, sadly this is no longer the case.
Germany has delayed the proposed 2020 EU target of 95g/km average CO2 emissions from new cars, putting forward a proposal that will set back the target until 2024.
The New European Drive Cycle (a driving cycle designed to assess the emission levels of car engines and fuel economy in passenger cars) has long been accused of providing figures unrepresentative of real world driving.
What is the future fuel for our cars? Will it end up being a gradual transition from fossil fuels to electricity and hydrogen, or will it end up remaining a combination of all fuel technologies?
Research carried out by PA Consulting Group indicates an uncertain future for the reduction of CO2 emissions and that in actual fact the car makers might be unable to achieve targets for 2015 and 2020 set out by the EU.
The threshold for exemption from the London Congestion Charge has recently dropped to 75g/km CO2, and there are very few cars that currently qualify for the exemption, but Porsche is one manufacturer that offers cars that are eligible for free driving in the capital.
How do you recharge an electric car away from home?
Vehicle tracking devices are used by car owners to monitor a car's location, its speed and the driving habits of its user, and installing a tracker on a green car can have real benefits for owners, both environmental and otherwise.
Is car hire the most practical, most effective and most cost-effective way of travelling around the UK? With the latest economical cars, it could also be a greener way of travelling.
Fleet managers can now choose from a wide range of cars with low running costs, such as the 85.6mpg Ford Fiesta Econetic, the 135mpg Toyota Prius Plug-in, and the 155mpg Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid.