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Nextgreencar.com – the buyers guide to economical and environmentally-friendly cars.

Established in 2007, nextgreencar.com is the UK's No.1 green car website with a mission to help car buyers find, compare and buy a greener, more economical car.

The core of the site is a database of all the new cars commercially available in the UK, through which visitors can search and compare cars according to many criteria including CO2, MPG, Car Tax Band and price.

The results are ranked according to the unique Next Green Car Rating which expresses a vehicle's environmental impact as a score out of 100 ranging from 0 for the greenest vehicles to 100+ for the most polluting, and allows for a fair comparison across technologies and fuel types.

Nextgreencar.com covers all issues relating to green motoring including guides on all the emerging technologies (electric, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, LPG), tax, car clubs and more. As part of the electric car guide, Next Green Car has developed Zap-Map the UK's most comprehensive electric car charging point map, which now operates within a separate electric car and charging point website.

Each year Next Green Car holds the annual Next Green Car Awards, to identify the greenest and best new cars of the year.

With this and all the latest green car news - Next Green Car is an essential destination for those researching a greener, more economical car purchase.

Other projects

Next Green Car Ltd is an independent company developing data and digital solutions in the automotive clean-tech sector. In addition to this site, Next Green Car has also developed and operates Zap-Map the UK's No.1 charge point platform.

In September 2014, Next Green Car Ltd was awarded the contract to take over management of the National Charge Point Registry (NCR) on behalf of the Department for Transport (DfT) and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).

Zap-Map.com

Zap-Map is the UK's No.1 charging point platform with over 40,000 cross-platform visitors each month. Available on the desktop and iOS/Android apps, Zap-Map enables electric vehicle (EV) drivers to locate, navigatge to, and update charge points for the benefit of the EV community.

In addition to the charge point map, Zap-Map provides supporting information on electric vehicle charging to help current or prospective EV drivers to make more informed choices and enjoy their electric motoring experience.

National Charge Point registry

In September 2014, Next Green Car Ltd was awarded the contract to take over management of the National Charge Point Registry (NCR) on behalf of the Department for Transport (DfT) and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).

Next Green Car is responsible for managing the NCR and overseeing the next phase of development of the UK’s official database of electric vehicle (EV) charging locations. The objectives of the development are to improve data quality as well as data coverage.

The NCR, which was established by the UK Government in 2011 to provide a publicly available database of charge points, has already played a key role in supporting the development of the UK EV market. Its continuation and improvement is, therefore, highly important in increasing the UK adoption of electric vehicles.

To discuss any of the areas of Next Green Car above, please contact us.

Next Green Car Team

Ben LaneDr Ben Lane is Managing Editor responsible for site content and the Green Car Rating methodology. His career has spanned both academic research and independent consultancy in technology and the environment and has worked within both the public and private sectors. Ben is also the founding director of Ecolane, Transport and Environment Consultancy.

Mel ShufflebothamMelanie Shufflebotham is responsible for Sales & Marketing at Next Green Car. Melanie has over twenty years experience in the area of technology and marketing and has held posts in product management, Internet marketing and business development. She has worked both in the corporate sector 3Com and T-Mobile and in a number of small start-ups.

Chris LillyChris Lilly is responsible for editorial content on Next Green Car. With a background in journalism, Chris has worked for regional newspapers and lifestyle magazines and websites as a freelance motoring writer since 2006, after studying Automotive Design at university. He is also a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers and the Welsh Group of Motoring Writers.

Russell BrayRussell Bray is the man behind our road test assessments of new cars. He trained as a general news journalist and has worked on news and business desks of provincial and national newspapers before moving into full time motoring. He has worked for The Mail on Sunday, Daily Mail, The Times and The Sunday Times.

Contact us

General enquiries
Next Green Car, Unit 66, Spike Island,133 Cumberland Road, Bristol BS1 6UX, UK
Phone: 0117 929 8855
Email: info@nextgreencar.com

Editorial
Ben Lane, Managing Editor
Mobile: 07896 299 354
Email: benlane@nextgreencar.com

Commercial
Melanie Shufflebotham, Sales & Marketing
Mobile: 07810 095 877
Email: melanie@nextgreencar.com

Newsdesk
Chris Lilly, News & Content
Phone: 0117 929 8855
Email: chrislilly@nextgreencar.com

Reviews
Russell Bray
Phone: 07989.406933
Twitter: @russell_bray

Website
Jonathan Wood, Website Design & Development
Phone: 0117 929 8855
Email: jonwood@nextgreencar.com

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:28th Apr 2017

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