An eco-friendly car is one that’s good for the environment, boasts low emissions and has a high MPG (miles per gallon) figure, all are the makings of a car with impressive green credentials to not only help the environment, but also your bank balance. At FOW you’ll discover the latest selection of eco-friendly nearly new and used cars with our commitment to choice, quality and great customer service with one of the North Wests largest selections of models to choose from.
The latest ultra clean emissions standards ensure the majority nearly new and used cars we see on the road today are eco-friendly - the onset of EVs (Electric Vehicles) ensure these models produce zero local emissions with sustainable charging options enhancing green credentials further. HEVs (Hybrid Electric Vehicles) and PHEVs (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) meanwhile offer the best of both worlds, yet we can’t ignore the latest Euro 6 compliant petrol and diesel engines, these are by far the cleanest engines ever delivering exceptional fuel efficiency with low emissions and economical running costs.
Evs (Electric Vehicles) are the number one eco-friendly option with sustainable charging options and green electricity tariffs available ensuring they are a popular choice for eco-friendly motoring. Just like a petrol or diesel model with MPG (Miles Per Gallon) figures it’s important to compare EVs against each other, the more miles per kWh an electric car can achieve, the more efficient and greener it is run. To bridge the gap between EVs and petrol/diesel models you can choose a HEV (Hybrid Electric Vehicle) or PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) - both combine the benefits of an EV with the convenience of a fuel-efficient petrol or diesel engine, HEVs feature self-charging technology and are ideally suited to urban city or town driving with a petrol or diesel engine for longer distances whilst PHEVs can be plugged-in to provide a zero emissions range of between 20 - 40 miles. Electric and hybrid models won’t suit everyone though, instead the latest selection of Euro 6 compliant petrol and diesel engines are the cleanest, most fuel efficient and eco-friendly yet with a wide selection to choose from, diesel models in particular are perfect if you travel long distances or regularly drive on the Motorway.
Not necessarily, smaller engines are perfect around town or in the city whilst larger engines are more suited to high-speed Motorway journeys. It’s worth noting however manufacturers have invested heavily in cleaner, more efficient technology with the introduction of turbocharging to smaller capacity engines, Ford’s award winning 1.0 EcoBoost engine for example is available with mild hybrid technology developing the same bhp figures as a 1.6 model from 2015. EVs (Electric Vehicles) provide instantaneous torque and performance, the kW figure measures performance, whilst kWh measures battery capacity and therefore range, some EVs also feature an e-pedal which utilises brake regeneration technology to store otherwise wasted energy to be used later in your journey – in theory you don’t need to use the brake pedal at all.
Eco-friendly cars are available in all shapes and sizes with each subjected to a Euro NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) test. At FOW you’ll discover a fantastic selection of eco-friendly models across our two locations in Winsford, Cheshire and Trafford, Manchester, the majority benefiting from a maximum 5-star rating for added peace of mind. The latest eco-friendly cars at FOW are available with all the technology and innovations to keep you safe on the move, AEB (Automatic Emergency Braking), lane departure warning with lane assist, ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control) and blind spot monitoring are amongst some of the tech to look out for.
The introduction of the Euro 6 emissions standard in September 2015 has given manufacturers the opportunity to develop some of the cleanest engines ever – these latest engines have seen big reductions in both carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions levels which we can all appreciate is a good thing. These reductions have been achieved using stop/start engine technology, this is especially beneficial in built up urban areas where localised emissions are greatly reduced, DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) and PPF (Petrol Particulate Filter) systems designed to remove harmful particulates from the exhaust system and AdBlue exhaust additive – this is exclusively available on a selection of diesel vehicles reducing harmful particulates further through selective catalytic reduction – the net result is harmless nitrogen and water. EVs (Electric Vehicles) and hybrid cars provide additional solutions, both will provide cleaner air in built up areas with zero local emissions in most cases, whilst EVs and PHEVs (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles) can be recharged sustainably via a green electricity tariff.
Drive away in your new eco-friendly car for under £400 per month with flexible finance solutions to match any budget. At FOW you’re in control with the option to tailor your repayments, term and deposit so your new car is not only affordable, but also enjoyable to own.