So, you have £29,995 to spend on a nice new car, or your firm is doing it for you and letting you make the choice. You think about going green. But you don’t want a model that would draw disparaging glances from the Top Gear team, or their many supporters. So that rules out green? Wrong…. Continue reading
Posts tagged Vauxhall Ampera
Driving down low carbon avenue
Car manufacturers aren’t required to stress the green credentials (or, more generally, the lack of them) in their adverts. So despite the consensus view among scientists that burning fossil fuels is bad for our planet (Lord Lawson, opposing views are available) copywriters don’t do much to promote the eco-friendliness of the vehicle. They have very… Continue reading →
Slow start for electric car revolution
There’s been a slow start to the UK’s electric car revolution. 534 electric vehicles (EVs) were registered to the government’s plug-in car grant during the first quarter of 2011. So far, 213 have been delivered, mainly Nissan Leafs. UK government junior transport minister Norman Baker revealed the figures to Parliament. A government-funded incentive scheme, paying… Continue reading →
Could 2011 be the year the electric car takes off?
Could 2011 be the year the electric car (EV) takes off? UK Transport Secretary Philip Hammond believes it might. His optimistic words came as the government announced the full list of cars, each one with CO2 emissions less than 75 g/km (grams per kilometre) that attract a grant of up to £5000 when you buy… Continue reading →