A survey revealed today claims that 66 per cent of prospective car buyers are looking to buy a greener motor.

The survey was conducted by What Car? with results that showed 47 per cent of prospective purchasers were buying green cars for financial purposes whilst only 19 per cent sited environmental issues as the key factors when finding a new car.

Steve Fowler, What Car? group editor, said: “The Government will be pleased with this news coming so soon after Alistair Darling’s Budget. However, with the cost of living increasing and with wages failing to keep up, car buyers are saying financial pressures are of more concern than helping the environment.”

Taking these results into account, What? Car have produced a guide to ‘Greener Driving’ which is aimed at all motorists, regardless of whether they are planning to buy a new car or not.

What Car? is set to showcase the latest environmental cars and technology in the Greener Driving Pavilion at the Royal Motor Show in July 2008 where consumers will have the chance to get hands-on with some of the latest green innovations available and see what’s coming in the future.

Stephen Jury


April 18, 2008

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