UK drivers are choosing fuel efficient cars with low carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and the environment is benefitting, an official report has confirmed.
The SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) have confirmed that technology improvements, rising fuel prices and changing consumer tastes, have resulted in a 23% fall in average CO2 emissions since 2000. SMMT’s chief executive, Paul Everitt went even further when celebrating the impact of low emission cars on the UK economy: “Future environmental and economic success will be determined by sustained investment in new technology, research and development, infrastructure and consumer incentives,” he confirmed.
If you’re looking for a low emission car, here are ten cars we current have here at VCARS that are listed on the Green Car Guide website.
Skoda Fabia Greenline Estate 83.1 mpg
Seat Leon Ecomotive 1.6 TDI CR 74.3 mpg
Volvo C30 1.6D DRIVe Start/Stop 74.3 mpg
Fiat 500 TwinAir 70.6mpg
Lexus CT200h 68.9 mpg
Honda Insight 1.3 IMA SE hybrid 68.9 mpg
Honda Jazz Hybrid 62.8mpg
Kia Picanto 67.3 mpg
Volkswagen Scirocco 2.0 TDI CR 55.4 mpg
Audi A6 2.0 TDI SE 57.7 mpg