The Greenest Cars Around !



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 Hiring a car either on holiday or on business is usually a decision defined by how much space you need and how much money you want to spend. However, your vehicle’s environmental impact can also be a consideration. If you want to hire an eco-friendly car, we recommend one of these models.

 

Toyota Prius

 

 

Toyota have been making hybrid Prius models for over a decade. The Japanese manufacturers have honed their electric and petrol hybrid car into an eco-master.  Low emissions of just 89g/km of co2 makes the Toyota Prius one of the greenest hybrids around.

 

 

 

SEAT Ibiza SC Ecomotive

SEAT have benefited from Volkswagen’s green initiatives, with their latest Ibiza model delivering exemplary fuel efficiency and emissions. At 88.3mpg and 99g/km CO2 emissions, there are few vehicles that can compete with the price at which SEAT’s offering retails.

 

Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion

Very similar to the SEAT, Volkswagen’s Polo BlueMotion is an ultra-efficient diesel car which comes under the 100g/km CO2 benchmark. With 88.3mpg, the VW is an eco-dream of a car.

 

Ford Focus ECOnetic

 The Focus ECOnetic is a combination of eco-technology and kinetic design, creating a car which is both eco-friendly and fun to drive. Ford have improved the aerodynamics of the Focus to create less drag, which allows the efficient diesel engine to crank out 78 miles to the gallon, with low CO2 emissions of 115g/km.

 

Smart Fortwo Diesel

The Smart Fortwo is the ultimate small car to nip around in. It’s not built to be spacious, so if you have bucket-loads of luggage, this is probably not the car for your needs, but the Smart Fortwo diesel is currently the “greenest” production diesel vehicle on the market in terms of CO2 emissions. With 88g/km emissions, this Smart is very clean and easy to park too!

 

Citroën C3

Citroën’s C3 hybrid is a beautiful car and ideal for urban city hire. The vehicle has Stop and Start technology which cuts out the engine automatically when the vehicle is brought to a halt, before pulling away seamlessly without needing to re-start the ignition.

 

Škoda Octavia Combi

If your car hire demands a slightly larger vehicle but you still want to take a green option then the Škoda Octavia Combi is an excellent choice. The vehicle runs on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) which is not only greener than petrol, it’s also cheaper too.

 

Honda Civic Hybrid

The Honda Civic Hybrid is a rival of the Toyota Prius.  It contains a super-refined engine which maximises fuel efficiency to seek out the most miles for your fuel.The Civic is a particularly lean green machine. It can achieve a very respectable 65.7mpg which is comparable to the Prius, along with 109g/km co2 emissions.

 

Volvo S40

Swedish manufacturers volvo have built an outststanding reputation around car safety but they are now also doing their bit to help the environment with their new eco-cars, which run on flexifuel. All flexifuel car hirevehicles in Sweden use a combination of bio-ethanol, an eco-friendly fuel made from renewable agricultural feedstocks rather than crude oil.

 

Mini Cooper D

While it’s certainly not the greenest car in this list, it is definitely one of the most stunningly beautiful vehicles in the assembled group. The Mini has been a style icon for decades, and with its re-launch and technological tweaks manages a respectable 104g/km CO2 emissions and can be driven at 80.7mpg, if you can resist the temptation to put you foot down!

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