A car search tool has just been launched on the ‘Act On CO2’ website, aimed at helping car buyers choose eco-friendly cars with low running costs.
The tool, says transport minister Andrew Adonis, will prove to car buyers that new models will save them money – proving the merits of buying a new car.
‘Drivers could potentially save up to 3 months’ worth of fuel each every year, simply by taking time to choose their next car,’ he said.
‘When combined with smarter driving techniques, this could make a significant contribution to family budgets.’
The tool allows buyers to search for the greenest models in each category. It then displays the savings on screen for each car.
‘I hope this will encourage individuals and businesses to look for an economical car, whilst supporting the industry and stimulating widespread environmental change.’
He hopes the site’s timely introduction will help boost sales as the March plate change approaches, too. ‘At a difficult time for the economy, this will give a much needed boost to both drivers and the motor industry.’