July 16th, 2007
Global warming and CO2 emissions are two issues we now confront on a daily basis.
We’re all aware of the problem, but has this influenced your choice of car or transport?
If you were in the market for a diesel powered car five years ago, it was slim pickings. At the time, European stalwarts Citroen, Mercedes-Benz and Peugeot could help you, but petrol-hybrid cars were almost non-existent on our shores.
Today almost every manufacturer offers a diesel variant, from economy priced to luxury, while Honda, Lexus and Toyota all have hybrids in their line-up.
However, manufacturers have not eliminated petrol models from their range entirely – petrol powered cars still sell the most units by far. Perhaps we’re not as concerned about our car’s ‘carbon footprint’ as the media would have us believe.
With so much on offer, have you made the switch from petrol to diesel or hybrid power, and what has the experience taught you?
Or do you still have your petrol car, with no intention of switching to an alternative?
How much is your decision guided by financial or environmental reasons?
Or have you dispensed with a car altogether?