Interest in Green Cars Peaks in the UK

With all the debate around green cars, adorned from place to place with the occasional scandal, gas price increases and government incentives, green cars have slowly slipped into the public attention. More and more people are paying attention to this new segment of the automotive industry and, even if the sales numbers aren't quite ready to back the claims of various manufacturers, at least customers care and look into this type of cars.

According to the numbers provided by one of UK largest new car search portal, Motoring, the interest viewers are taking in green cars leaped by 28 percent in the December 2010 – April 2011 period.

In the UK at least, the sales of green cars have exploded as well, with the Prius hybrid, one of the most popular cars in the segment (although definitely not the most frugal when it comes to fuel consumption) registering a 51.5 percent leap in sales in the past three months. There are no figures yet for the latest entry on the market, the Nissan Leaf.

"Our research on the growing demand for greener new cars backs up the recent SMMT's figures on 11-plate new car registrations, which shows that less polluting cars dominate new car sales in 2011, so far,”
Chris Green, Motoring's sales director said.

“The demand for green cars is on the increase and this is partly due to the improvement of reliability and performance. A number of manufacturers are investing heavily in hybrid electric vehicles, as consumers becoming increasingly keen to reduce their motoring costs by cutting down on fuel consumption and qualifying for lower tax bands.”
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