Although 69 per cent of drivers have said that they are doing their best for the environment, only five per cent would be influenced by a motor’s green credentials when leasing a car.
This is according to research carried out in the Bosch: Driving Britain Green study, which surveyed over 1,000 UK vehicle owners to get a picture of how energy-efficient the country actually is.
People based in Cornwall have also been found to lease cars which are most friendly to the environment, with average CO2 emissions of just 138g/km.
When asked what factor is most influential to someone buying a car, 63 per cent of drivers regarded price, while another 56 per cent thought the size of a vehicle was more important.
Peter Fouquet, president of Bosch in the UK, commented: “Bosch is committed to helping motorists reduce carbon emissions and fuel consumption through developing innovative and environmentally friendly products.”
Recently, those who take out car leasing deals have been told by Dr Ben Lane, director of WhatGreenCar.com, that 2011 could be the best year to invest in electric vehicles, especially with the introduction of consumer grants offering up to £5,000 to those who opt for this type of motor.
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