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- November 25, 2013
The Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid is a two-tonne, four-seat luxury sports saloon that does 167mph and 91mpg. Really? Yes, it’s true – and there’s a £5,000 government grant towards its purchase.
- November 12, 2013
The Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion has an official combined economy figure of 88.3mpg, along with emissions of just 85g/km CO2, making it the most efficient car in its class – so is this a compromised ‘eco-special’?
- November 8, 2013
The BMW i3, available either as a pure electric vehicle or with a range extender, has modern design, lightweight construction, rear-wheel drive and very low running costs - find out everything you need to know in our in-depth review.
- October 29, 2013
The Audi A3 may be familiar, but this is the new Saloon, together with ‘Cylinder on Demand’ technology giving an official economy figure of 60.1mpg; it’s good enough to turn diesel economy lovers back to petrol.
- October 24, 2013
The Volkswagen Golf GTD combines fuel economy of 67.3mpg and emissions of 109g/km CO2 with a 0-62mph time of just 7.5 seconds – all in a practical Golf package.
- October 17, 2013
The Toyota Auris Touring Sports is the first hybrid estate car, combining good levels of space and 70.6mpg economy – so are there any downsides?
- October 8, 2013
The Lexus IS 300h has a 2.5-litre petrol engine, mated to a rear-wheel drive chassis, yet it emits just 99g/km CO2 – surely it’s a company car driver’s dream?
- October 1, 2013
The Fiat 500L aims to do what MINI has done with the Countryman – offer people who like the Fiat 500 something more suitable for the family – so has Fiat succeeded?
- September 9, 2013
The BMW 3 Series Coupe may now be known as the 4 Series Coupe, but with official economy of 60.1mpg, the 420d still promises a compelling mix of efficiency and a rewarding driving experience.
- August 29, 2013
The new Subaru Forester offers an alternative for people wanting a spacious car with genuine all-weather traction, and the Boxer Diesel engine is capable of impressive real-life miles per gallon if driven carefully.
In our Green Car Guide we focus on cars with economy and emissions figures that are best in class. We have tested the new cars available in the UK on and off road, measuring their performance and fuel efficiency.