A fresh look at electric and hybrid cars with this cool video info-graphic which looks at how modern cars are so much greener. There’s so much focus on the expense of electric and hybrid cars that many people don’t seem to be aware that most new cars you buy today will be much greener than the ones they replace. It’s simply a case of knowing which shade of green you want to be.
We need to go green. Everyone knows that. The world's population is growing fast yet natural resources are being depleted and not being replaced. For many years the car has been seen as the problem. In 2006 alone, London transport produced 9.6 tonnes Co2 emissions. That's the weight of 208.5 Titanics!
But car manufacturers have improved their green standards and these innovations have been staggering. It would take 200 modern cars to produce the same emissions as the Ford Fiesta from 1976. That's quite a car collection! So what's changed?
As well as electric and hybrid cars there's a growing number of 'Eco Trim' options. These are little changes like 'low-resistance' tyres and engine start-stop functionality that make a big difference to the environment.
It's these innovations that deliver the same driving experience but with up to 20% better fuel efficiency and 15% reduced green house emissions and because driving your car accounts for 85% of its total environmental impact, it really pays off to go eco and get rid of that old banger that you love!
But with all this innovation - which model do you choose?
In reality, any car you buy today will be greener than the one it replaces. The only choice is; what shade of green do you want to be?