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25 Apr 2008 03:04:19

Green cars becoming more important, advice firm claims

Green cars becoming more important, advice firm claims
Opting for a low-emission car is more important to UK drivers now than ever before, according to car purchase advice service Parker's.

With increased public concern over the impact of pollution, as well as the introduction of London's Low Emission Zone and a recent announcement that higher-emission cars may face increased road tax premiums, the group stated it is important that drivers should examine their environmental impact.

Parker's claimed that for many people, it is difficult to determine ways in which their carbon footprint can be decreased and suggested that calculating their carbon footprint - based on the vehicle they currently drive and how many miles they travel per day - may be a good place to start.

In addition, the group recommended that buyers looking for a new car seek out the exact specifications they need - including the "carbon facts" about current models.

According to Parker's Guide to Going Green, owners of cars with 1.4 or 1.6-litre engines could find themselves paying up to £100 more in road tax when new tax bands come into place next March.

The website suggested that buyers of small cars need to be particularly aware of their vehicle's carbon emissions, as smaller vehicles do not necessarily mean greater carbon savings.ADNFCR-1235-ID-18568467-ADNFCR

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