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Gorgeous and green sports cars for the wise gearhead

The concept of sustainable cars has become popular in last ten years due to their capability of reducing the carbon emissions and fuel bills. Electric cars are popular choice of sustainable cars but most of the electric car models look cramped and ugly. It has other limitations that serious auto lovers do not prefer. Continue reading Gorgeous and green sports cars for the wise gearhead

Green vehicles that love the environment

The pace the number of vehicles is increasing around the world and contributing in environmental pollution, need for additional green cars or vehicles have been felt more than ever before. Though controlling the number of vehicles in this era of rapid industrialization is not possible, but car manufacturers can easily shift their focus on the production of green, fuel-efficient cars to help sustain the environment. If you are planning to go green with your daily commutation, here are some of the best environmentally friendly cars to help sustain the environment. Continue reading Green vehicles that love the environment

What are the Best Eco-cars to Buy?

 

When looking for a more eco-friendly car there are a number of factors you need to consider. Firstly, you don’t have to exclusively look at hybrid or pure electric cars; the technology and design that goes into modern engines can see you getting both excellent fuel economy, lower emissions and high performance that can result in a zero tax band. You need to think about what you will use your car for; for example, will it be a family vehicle, or a run-around? Are you likely to undertake the odd long journey? The final thing is how much you intend to spend.

If you are looking for something that drives well and offers decent MPG then there are some with extraordinary fuel economy available. This doesn’t mean you need to break the bank though; there are some great deals online in the used markets if you shop around. To point you in the right direction here are a few examples of the best eco-cars you can buy.

 

Renault Clio 1.5 dCiDynamique (2013)

This is an excellent choice for an inner-city driver thanks to its compact size and comfort. This particular Renault combines style with superb performance and handling, while at the same time the 1.5-litre engine can is good for motorway driving. The efficient diesel engine can give up to 88mpg and low C02 emissions of 83 g/km, so is definitely on the eco-friendly side.

Toyota Prius 1.8 VVTi T Spirit 5dr CVT Auto (2012)

While you don’t need to exclusively look at hybrids there’s a reason they are so popular, in particular the Prius. This automatic hatchback is a great family car, with superb fuel economy and performance, as well as being incredibly eco-conscious thanks to its hybrid engine technology.

Ford Fiesta 1.0T EcoBoost 125 Titanium 5-door (2013)

Ford Fiesta 2013 5 door

What might surprise you most about this seemingly small car is how quick it can be. The turbocharged 1.0 litre engine might sound like a contradiction but it can really pack a punch. Also the 5-door model can make this a good choice for a family car as well as a run-around. The further benefits are that it can offer you excellent Ford build quality and up to 66 Mpg, as well as an ‘A’ green rating.

Skoda Octavia Greenline III 1.6 TDI (2014)

If you are looking for a bigger hatchback for driving longer distances, then this Skoda is the ideal choice. Much like the name suggests this ‘Greenline’ model can offer 88mpg and thus low carbon emissions of 85 g/km, despite its 1.6-litre diesel engine. What this may lack in speed, it makes up for with driver comfort, lots of interior space and impressive fuel-efficiency over longer journeys.

Finally, if your car is likely to be used in urban areas over relatively short distances, electric cars such as the Nissan Leaf are now coming on to the used car market – with some very good deals to be done.  Such cars are going to become more acceptable as the number of charging points increases.  Even so, with zero emissions, running costs below 2p per mile, no London congestion charge and zero tax this is certainly an attractive option.

 

 

Can You Buy an Economical Audi?

 

When it comes to reliable and established makes of car, Audi are certainly up there among the greats. Even the worst motoring novice would be able to identify Audi as a prestigious make. Despite this though, there’s still an unfortunate negative association with such brands, as they are often criticized as gas-guzzling polluters.

This raises the question then of can you buy an economical Audi? It seems a shame that such an excellent range of cars could be ignored because of certain opinions regarding their eco-efficiency. You’ll be please to know though, that the answer to this is quite simply ‘yes’. While there are some larger models that aren’t perhaps the best for fuel economy and carbon emissions, there are many new Audis that are very environmentally friendly and cheaper to run. So which Audis are the best choices?

Audi A3

Audi A3 Limousine

There’s a reason this is one of the most sought-after models of Audi, not only do they offer you a reasonably sized hatchback with a comfortable and spacious interior, they are also very economical.

This is thanks mainly to the amount of time Audi spend improving their engines and how they use the latest technology to make them as efficient as possible. Here are some examples:

  • A3 SE 1.6 TDI 110 PS 6 Speed – This particular model has the top green ‘A’ rating and low carbon emissions of 99 g/km. Furthermore it is one of the most inexpensive to run with a high mpg of 74.3. The best part for the ‘petrolheads’ out there though is that it is still quite a nippy car with its gutsy 1.6 TDI engine.
  • A3 Sport 2.0 TDI 184 PS 6 Speed – There are also some pacey ‘Sport’ models for those who are accustomed to driving faster cars, which offer excellent economy. This 2.0 litre Sport is championed for its speed and excellent handling, as well as the high 68.9 mpg and low emissions of 108 g/km.

 

Audi A1

If you are looking for a slightly more compact economical Audi, then the A1s are the ideal choice for you.

  • A1 1.6 Turbo Diesel Hatchback – this is one of the most economical in the A1 range as it can offer 74mpg and is in the top green rating with 99g/km. A perfect car for long distance journeys.

So there you have it, just a couple of examples of economical Audis you can buy. You can find a great selection online from a retailer like Orangewheels, where all the eco information will be available for you. So be sure to shop around and purchase the Audi you really want.

Cars Made Using Wood to Support Clean and Green Future

People seek pleasure in reading about cars termed as green and eco-friendly because of them being hybrid or powered on green fuel. Here are some innovative wooden cars that not just support clean and green future but also resemble a work of art. Continue reading Cars Made Using Wood to Support Clean and Green Future

Fuel efficient vehicles could give hybrids a run for their money

Environmental concerns are becoming major issue nowadays and most people are trying to inculcate eco-friendly measures into their lifestyle. The main emphasis everywhere is to reduce the carbon footprint we have by taking various steps. The world is slowly moving towards hybrid and electric cars as a means to reduce their carbon footprint. However, conventional vehicles are also doing relatively well by displaying an increased fuel efficiency that puts lower stress on the environment. Continue reading Fuel efficient vehicles could give hybrids a run for their money

Concept Cars Riding Towards Greener and Cleaner Future

With the depletion of fossil fuel and growing carbon emissions, need some hybrid cars has been felt more than ever before. These cars not just promise a comfortable commute but also have the potential to ride the future generations towards a greener and cleaner future. Here we will look at some eco-friendly concept cars, which certainly have the looks and features to attract anyone’s attention. Continue reading Concept Cars Riding Towards Greener and Cleaner Future

China is investing in electric car charging stations to encourage people to buy electric cars

China seems to have a penchant for electric cars, which is why it has decided to invest in installing numerous charging stations for electric vehicles throughout the country. The main purpose behind this gesture of the Chinese government is to give a boost to the demand of eco-friendly cars. The government has a plan to fund $ 16 billion (100 billion Yuan) for the project, but the schedule of the program and the type of electric cars that could use the chargers is still a mystery. Continue reading China is investing in electric car charging stations to encourage people to buy electric cars

Diesel v s hybrid Cars

To slender that decision down a tiny bit we are going to analyzing diesel and half and half power trains, as they are the most generally accessible choices to gas fueled autos. Shockingly better, these are both choices that don’t oblige you to exchange all your garments for shoes and hemp ponchos. So right off the bat, wouldn’t it be great if we could get down to it.

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Brain-driven hybrid car designed by Indian students

Many automobile companies have been working on futuristic car that you would be able to operate through your brain or mere thoughts. We have probably seen specimens of these brain-driven cars in futuristic Hollywood movies, and now a group of Indian students has created a prototype as part of their college project.

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