Environmental Benefits of hybrids
Are Hybrid Cars Environmentally Friendly?
Reduce your carbon footprint
Transport accounts for 50% of the UK’s CO2 emissions and driving a hybrid can help reduce your personal impact on the environment.
Plug-in hybrids in particular are able to do a lot of miles on pure electricity when the journeys are shorter.
Better in traffic jams
Hybrid cars are better for the environment
Hybrids produce less exhaust emissions than their petrol counterparts and are particularly good at helping to improve air quality in urban areas where large numbers of vehicles tend to idle, because they’re able to switch the petrol engine off and still respond quickly when traffic starts to move again.
Clean Air Zones
Euro 6 Emissions Standards
All hybrid cars conform with the Euro 6 Emissions standards. This means they benefit from lower VED costs and better company car tax rates. They’re also exempt from Clean Air Zone charges, which is designed to reduce the numbers of older, more polluting Euro 5 or earlier standard cars on the roads.
Plug-in hybrid versatility
Cut your own impact
Driving less is the most obvious way to reduce your own personal footprint. Don’t drive the ½ mile from the office to the sandwich place at lunchtime, walk it. Its exercise, it clears your head, and a change of scenery can work wonders for your afternoon mood.