Our buying habits are changing with hybrids now up over 304% in ten years through insurance searches says comparethemarket, followed by city cars and then electric models, which are just ahead of seven-seaters and SUVs.
Steepest decline in buyers have been sports cars, mpvs, coupes, convertibles and pure 4WD models.
Burgeoning demand for the fully electric e-tron SUV has been instrumental in enabling Audi to not only meet but exceed its EU fleet average CO2 reduction targets in 2020, underpinning the considerable progress already made by the German premium brand in its quest to become a provider of sustainable premium mobility.
In the broader context of the Volkswagen Group, of which Audi is a member, this progress has been invaluable in effecting a 20 per cent reduction in the average CO2 emissions of the Group’s new passenger car fleet in the EU, which in 2020 stood at 99.8 g/km, but that is just outside its EU target and it faces fines nevertheless.
Despite the lockdowns and travel restrictions, Transport for London made £86M from higher congestion charges last year.
It’s on track to see £113M by the end of April, reports Autocar Business.
The cost of internal combustion engines and their complex emissions control systems will rise and meet falling costs of traction batteries so there will be price parity in five years, says Welsh Automotive Forum chairman and leading international engineer Richard Parry-Jones.
He told an on-line conference he also believes urban air pollution taxes and congestion charges will favour EV models so petrol and diesel models will be preferred in rural areas where they will be cheaper to own and run.