(This is a Guest Post)
Short of selling your car, the easiest way to make a serious dent in your annual driving costs is to reduce on fuel consumption. With oil prices the highest they have ever been (and still set to rise) there are only so many ‘non-essential’ journeys that can be saved. Anyway, driving a car is not meant to be about not driving places, is it?
The latest news is that cars for sale in the UK are now focusing on the latest generation of dual engine hybrids – with the new Honda CR-V about to hit the market you’ll be quids in at the petrol station. The tweaked, refined and aerodynamically overhauled version of the world popular CR-V is one of the most fuel efficient cars of its class, style and power to be launched in the UK.
If you’re not yet familiar with hybrids – the semi-electric motor uses so much less fuel than a conventional engine that it would be almost insane to not look in this direction for anyone about to buy new. Hybrids take the middle road between diesel/petrol engines and all electrics and come in all shapes and powers: tiny smart city cars to family SUVs all the way to high end luxury sports cars.
At the same time as using less fuel, the latest generation of cars for sale in the UK have better eco credentials than ever before – with the Honda CR-V clocking up a lower C02 rating than any previous model. With conventional cars currently producing half of all transport CO2 emissions (which in turn add up to 16% of all CO2 contributions to green house gases) – these more eco friendly fuel efficient cars are one of the most viable ways all big car manufacturers are now looking to reduce their own carbon footprint as well as that of their buyers.