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It used to be so simple. When buying a car you’d select the body style you wanted, along with the colour and spec. Of course there was also the fuel type ...
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Driving Green: Are electric cars expensive to insure?


When you buy car insurance, two key factors determine your premium: the type of car and your personal circumstances. So it's not just how safe the...
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Driving Green: How much is road tax for "green" cars?


For several years any car rated below 100g/km of CO2 has attracted a zero rate of vehicle excise duty (VED), or road tax...
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Driving Green: The truth about real-world mpg and fuel...


Go onto pretty much any car owners’ forum and you’ll find complaints about how it’s impossible to achieve the official fuel consumption figures...
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Driving Green: Electric car UK public charging point...


How to find a public charging point for your plug-in car...
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Driving Green: Top five plug-in hybrids and E-REVs


A pure electric car is a big investment to make, and it’s not a sound one if your travel patterns are unpredictable with this being your only transport...
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Driving Green: Top five electric cars


It's not that long since there weren’t five electric cars to choose from – and certainly not five genuinely decent models worth investing your...
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Driving Green: What are hydrogen fuel cell vehicles?


Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe, and when it’s burned the only by-product is water vapour. So wouldn’t it be great if...
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Driving Green: What are biofuels?


All fuels are a cocktail of chemicals. Creating the perfect fuel is always a compromise as there are so many demands to be accommodated...
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Driving Green: Whatever happened to LPG (liquid petroleum...


At the turn of the 21st century, it seemed that we were all going to be converting to Liquid Petroleum Gas, or LPG...
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Driving Green: Are pure-electric cars suitable?


There's a lot of suspicion around pure-electric vehicles (EVs), and for many car buyers they’re not the answer – but they’re suitable for a...
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Driving Green: What are extended-range electric vehicles...


An E-REV, or Extended-Range Electric Vehicle, offers all of the benefits of a plug-in hybrid, but with the promise of even greater efficiency...
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Driving Green: What are plug-in hybrid cars?


The problem with conventional hybrids is that they rely largely on an internal combustion engine for motive power...