Quantcast
Is your car your pride and joy, or are you ready for a change? Let us know and you could win a £300 John Lewis voucher | No thanks

Cars 'producing less CO2'

Thu, 12 Mar 2009
People who prioritise green credentials when buying a car may find more models than ever can offer them what they are looking for, if a new report is anything to go by.

A study by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) revealed new vehicle emissions fell more steeply in 2008 than any previous year – with the typical amount standing at 158 g/km.

This is some 4.2 per cent lower than during 2007.

Research by the group also showed cars are now responsible for a smaller percentage of overall emissions in the UK – at 11.5 per cent.

This reduction has occurred despite the fact the number of vehicles on the road continues to rise and those motors are covering greater distances.

Chief executive of SMMT Paul Everitt claimed: "The motor industry has made enormous progress in its work to cut the environmental impact of its products."

Earlier this month, the same group revealed new car registrations were more than 20 per cent lower in February than a year before.

Are you buying or selling a car? Click here to find out what Honest John has to say.
ADNFCR-1081-ID-19071252-ADNFCR

Comments

Add a comment

 

Ask Honest John

Value my car

Amount to borrow
Sorry. The minimum loan amount is £1000
To pay back over

My credit score

Best available rate 9.20%

Total repayment £9,304.93

Total cost of credit £1,804.93

£155.08

60 monthly payments

Apply now

Representative example

The Representative APR is 13.2% (fixed) so if you borrow £7,500 over 4 years at a rate of 13.2% p.a (fixed) you will repay £199.21 per month and repay £9562.20 in total.