Drive Green: Economic and Cost Benefits of Fuel-Efficient Cars

With the recent price reduction of fuel across the Western world, auto companies have been discounting both their electric and fuel-efficient cars in order to sell more. Buyers have a great opportunity to take advantage of the lowest fuel costs since 2009, making fuel-efficient cars and hybrids almost twice as efficient.

Honda Accord Hybrid Electric Car

With 2015 slowly becoming the most profitable year to invest in a green car, there are endless benefits that both you and the economy will benefit from.

Cost Benefits to You
At the start of 2015, newspapers all over the world published articles about the lowering of fuel prices, stating that this reduction is an ongoing prediction expected to roll over into the forthcoming months.

With fuel prices lowering, fuel-efficient cars are on a rise as their efficiency has greatened, reducing the cost of running a car by a significant amount. Not only will your petrol bill be less than before, but you will save up to 38% in fuel travelling around a city, and approximately 19% travelling on the motorway.

By selling your car on websites such as, you can receive payment for your old car which will further reduce the cost of buying a fuel-efficient vehicle.

Tax reductions are also offered on eco-friendly cars, simply so that people will be encouraged to choose the environmentally friendly option. With a reduced overall cost for running a car, choosing an electric, fuel-efficient, or hybrid car really is the cheaper option. For more information about the reduction in car prices, read this article on why low fuel prices are resulting in low prices for green cars.

Economic Benefits
Energy-efficient vehicles have created a name for being the ‘wave of the future’ as they are changing the way that buyers are affecting the environment; from driving cars that produce greenhouse gases which have a negative effect on global warming, to driving cars that release small amounts of pollutants, reducing global warming, as well as not contributing to geological phenomena like acid rain.

Electric, hybrid, and fuel-efficient cars create less smog in the air from exhausts, reducing the negative affect upon the environment, as well as being far less threatening to wildlife due to low emissions.

This article published recently in The Japan Times showcases Honda’s investment in creating a wider range of efficient cars with the aim to promote the benefits of cleaner vehicles. It also states how automakers such as Honda, “are pushing greener vehicle options as consumers benefit from the lowest gasoline prices since 2009.”

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