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Car Fuel Saving

Car exhaust fumes It is worth looking at car fuel saving tips with the cost of fuel rising to help reduce your fuel costs and cut your carbon dioxide emissions.

It is estimated that Peak motor oil may happen as soon as 2030.

Furthermore, cars are one of the biggest sources of pollution in the UK.

In the UK, there are nearly 33 million vehicles on the road.

3 in 4 households have access to a car. 31% of households in the UK have access to two or more cars.

Cars fuel emissions are mainly Carbon Dioxide which is a greenhouse gas and is part of Global warming.

So car fuel saving can benefit your wallet and the environment at the same time.

The government has introduced a higher vehicle tax for cars which have a high CO2 emission and also reclassified vehicles according to CO2. To find out the new vehicle tax rates issued in the 2008 budget look at the DVLA website.

Car fuel saving tips - Eco driving

We hear so much today about Eco driving as a way of saving our fuel. Eco driving can make a saving on both money on fuel and help reduce the impact your car has on the environment.

Fuel Saving - Getting a new car?

If you are looking to buy another car, look into alternative fuels like biodiesel or buy a smaller car with lower emissions and lower road tax.

New cars have fuel efficiency ratings which show how energy efficient they are. Cars in the 'A' and 'B' bands attract lower road tax rates, whilst 'F' and 'G' band cars attract much higher rates of road tax - up to 300 a year on big thirsty cars!

To find out levels of emissions, running costs and company car tax, look on Car Fuel Data website.

Alternative Fuel

There are several alternative fuels available that have lower emissions and benefit the environment. LPG, bio-ethanol and bio-diesel are all available in the UK.

Many cars can be converted to use the alternative fuels available on the market. We will be putting together an alternative fuel guide on this web site which will be available very soon.

Fuel Saving - Electric Cars

Mitsubishi i MiEV Electric Car Electric cars are starting to appear in the UK and are now a common sight in central London. New modules are due to be launch in 2011 including Mitsubishi, Nissan, Tata, Peugeot and Citreon. They're cheap to run and ideal for shorter daily journeys, such as commuting and shopping.

With an electric car you can make savings on fuel, car tax, insurance, congestion charge and parking in some places.

There are a variety of models available, with prices starting from under £9000. In 2011 the UK a Governement grants will be available for up to £5000

For a lot of two-car families, an electric car has become the second car and can be the ideal vehicle for the school run, shopping and commuting to and from work.

Fuel Saving - Hybrid car

A hybrid car has either a petrol or diesel engine and an additional electric motor. The motor is used when the car is in traffic or travelling at low speed.

When the electric motor is in use no emissions are released therefore a Hybrid car produces less Carbon Dioxide emissions.

Fuel Saving - Electric Bikes

An alternative for short journeys is to use a bicycle, but sometimes this just isn't practical.

An alternative is an electrically assisted pedal cycle - commonly known as electric bikes.

Urban Cruiser and Glider eletric bike

An electric bike can be ridden by anyone aged fourteen or over. You don't need a driving licence, and just like a bicycle, you don't need an MoT, tax or insurance.

Did you know?

In the UK in 2009 there were 31,035,791 cars on the road.

3 in 4 households own a car and 31% have 2 or more cars.


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