Car insurance holders go green

Friday, 18 February 2011

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More motor insurance customers are now turning to greener cars due to the recession, says an expert.

Drivers have been opting for smaller and more fuel-efficient cars in an attempt to reduce their expenditure, as fuel costs have increased significantly since 2008, according to a representative from nextgreencar.com.

Dr Ben Lane, director of nextgreencar.com, said: "On the back of a petrol and diesel market which is getting proportionately greener, electric vehicle sales are starting to increase albeit in very low numbers at the moment, but the prospects look good."

Mr Lane added that the interest in environmentally-friendly cars will continue to increase as more incentives for owning a green vehicle are introduced.

This news comes after the Society for Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reported that the market share for cars with carbon emissions under 100 grams per kilometre has continued to rise.

The share increased by over 65 per cent in January.

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