Choose the 'greenest' car


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Choosing a car that's 'green' can be tough so we've created this handy guide to help you

'Go green' is a term most-associated with recycling or perhaps growing your own veg - but you can also be more eco-friendly when it comes to your car.

It goes without saying that today's cars are far more fuel-efficient than those of only a decade ago, but we can now opt for more unconventional cars - ones powered by hydrogen, or electric, and there is, of course, the hybrid.

Manufacturers are all developing their own range of cars designed to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, and there's a fair amount of choice on the market.

Next Green Car is an independent buyers' guide to economical and environmentally-friendly cars. You'll find similar information on Green-Car-Guide.

The UK Government, in partnership with a number of leading players in the UK automotive industry, recently launched the Go Ultra Low campaign. The supporting website aims to provide a 'one-stop hub for everything you need to know about ultra low emission vehicles to demonstrate that they are a real choice for motorists today'.

The campaign follows the Government's Plug-in Car Grant which offers motorists purchasing a qualifying ultra-low emission car a grant of 25% towards the cost of the vehicle, up to a maximum of £5,000.

The scheme ends in 2015 but it's already confirmed the Government will continue to financially support the sales of electric cars between 2015 and 2020 with a further scheme of subsidies planned.

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