Ultra Low Emission Vehicles are the choice!
With vehicle technology improving at a rapid rate and new emissions taxes now in full force across the world, it’s time to look at Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEV’s) when looking to buy your next new car.
With more focus than ever on the impact that humanity has and continues to have on global warming , the spotlight has shifted to one of the major causes of greenhouse gas emission- cars.
While many of us continue to drive cars that pump out CO2 and NO2 in relatively copious amounts, car manufacturers have taken the latest vehicles from their stables to the very edge of emission friendly.
Here is a look at some of the cars that offer the carbon conscious owner exceptionally low emissions and super efficient consumption.
Audi A3 Sportback E-Tron
Beside being a great looking car , this vehicle offers some impressive emission stats- enough to make Mother Nature herself smile!
With CO2 emissions of just 37g/km, the A3 e-tron is a plug-in hybrid that can function as a 100 per cent electric vehicle, be driven on petrol-power alone or used in hybrid form.
With acceleration of 0-100km/h in jusr 7.9 seconds and 150HP this is no slouch and with Audi reliablity and super good looks, this is definitely a serious contender for anyone looking for sexy and super efficiency in a single package.
BMW- Electrifying Travel in style
This is the BMW I3 all electric city car. This has a range of 160 km and can be extended to 334 km with the option petrol range extender.
The Bavarian Manufacturer is one of the leading brands in hybrid vehicles with the all electric car topping the pot!
Beyond the emissions issue, this is a seriously stylish car with the eye catching 19″ rims and hand crafted interior and of course the trade mark BMW grille.
This is executive electric motoring at it’s finest.
Toyota – Super Efficient Hybrid
Toyota’s flagship is the Prius Plug -in. This super flexible vehicle offers drivers that choose ULEV’s a combination of electric and petrol for an uncompromising eco-motoring experience saving both cost and planet.
In all electric mode, the Prius Plugin has a range of 28 km after a 90-minute charge and for those who would like a little more range, the car effortlessly switches to petrol-electric hybrid mode, giving a total range of well over 1100 km!
For those looking at super low emissions, Outlander PHEV generates just 44g of CO2/km ,t hanks to its 2.0 petrol engine and twin electric motors.
On electricity alone the Outlander PHEV can cover up to 52km , making it a good choice for urban driving. But if you want to take the family on a weekend adventure with it’s large boot and four-wheel-drive capability, you can look at around 800km!
Volkswagen- The Golf GTE
The Golf GTE is a plug-in hybrid with a range of 928km and an official fuel consumption figure of 62.25 km per litre or 1,5L / 100km!
After a charge, it functions as an all-electric vehicle with a range of up to 31 miles, delivering zero tailpipe emissions and cost-effective motoring.
Despite the furore over the ‘faked’ emission stats from VW, they are still putting out some very impressive and legal (this time) emission and efficiency stats!
So, if you are conscious of the effect you have every time you put your foot down , the next time you are looking for a new car , put some of these in your (tail) pipe and smoke ’em!