Changes to the London Congestion charge means that from June the limit for Co2 emission exemption is being reduced from 100g/km to 75. With this in mind, Diesel Car picks out the top 5 congestion charge busters.
The Volvo emits just 48g of Co2 for every 100km it travels, yet still retains everything you’d expect from a Volvo. With that unique Swedish style it not only looks great but it’s refined, comfortable and safe.
Toyota Prius Plug In
The Prius, in many ways, started the hybrid ball rolling, Prius has almost become a by-word for hybrid. The current Prius emits just 49g/km of Co2, putting it well within the new London limit.
Porsche Panamera S E Hybrid
For the environmentally concious with a taste for the finer things the Panamera S E-Hybrid is a dream come true. Like any other Panamera it’s quick, with 416bhp on tap, is capable of 91mpg when fully charged up, and emits just 71g/km of Co2.
The Ampera, and it’s brother, the Chevrolet Volt emit just 27g/km making it perfect for the congestion charge commute. Not only that, at £29,995 after the Government grant, it compares favourably to some traditional diesel-powered rivals.
The Leaf is different to the rest of the cars in our Top 5 – it’s not a hybrid, rather a pure electric vehicle. The Nissan succeeds where so many electric vehicles have failed previously by being a normal car. It’s a five door hatchback and there’s very little to tell you it’s an EV. For the low-mileage commuter with access to a charge point, the Leaf is a winner.