An increasing number of people are looking to green cars in a bid to cut the cost of motoring, one sector commentator has claimed.
Dr Ben Lane, director of nextgreencar.com, commented that the recession has caused many drivers and car leasing customers to look for a way of cutting expenditure on driving.
“Since 2008, as fuel costs have increased and disposable income has reduced, people have been turning to smaller, more fuel-efficient cars,” he stated.
He added that businesses have also realised that low-carbon vehicles are good for their bottom line as well as the environment.
Earlier this month, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) revealed that market share for vehicles with CO2 emissions of less than 100g/km increased by 65 per cent in January.
And with the UK government offering its plug-in car grant to motorists on a range of environmentally-friendly vehicles, more drivers are considering the cost savings they could make by going green.
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