Low emission cars 2016

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Below is a list of the lowest emission cars, including electric, plug-in hybrid, petrol and diesel cars, available to buy new in 2016. Selecting a low emission car is important to reduce your impact on the environment and also to reduce your fuel and tax bill. Select a vehicle class or other criteria to further focus your search and to find a suitable low CO2 car.

The selection criteria for the list of low emission cars is tail-pipe CO2 emissions which do not tell the full story; Next Green Car has developed the NGC Rating, a unique lifecyle rating which takes into account not just the tail-pipe CO2 emissions but also the CO2 emissions and air pollutants across the life of a vehicle. To calculate emissions for a specific vehicle and distance use the Car Emissions Calculator

If you wish to refine your search by more criteria, please use the new car search.

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Petrol
Diesel
Hybrid
Plug-in
Hybrid
Electric
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NGC
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Combined
CO2
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TOYOTA Mirai 113kW Auto

Large family OTR £61,500 Automatic
NOx0 mg/km
PM100 mg/km
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NGC
41 est
CO2
0
Euro
EV

NISSAN Leaf Electric Car Visia 24kWh Auto

Small family OTR £21,530 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NOx0 mg/km
PM100 mg/km
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NGC
27
CO2
0
Euro
EV

FORD Focus Electric Electric Car 107kW Auto

Small family OTR £26,895 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NOx0 mg/km
PM100 mg/km
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NGC
28
CO2
0
Euro
EV

HYUNDAI ix35 Fuel Cell 101kW Auto

SUV OTR £53,105 Automatic
NOx0 mg/km
PM100 mg/km
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NGC
34 est
CO2
0
Euro
EV

KIA Soul EV Electric Car 81.4kW Auto

Crossover OTR £25,495 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NOx0 mg/km
PM100 mg/km
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NGC
34
CO2
0
Euro
EV

BMW i3 Electric Car 127kW Auto

Supermini OTR £26,480 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NOx0 mg/km
PM100 mg/km
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NGC
23
CO2
0
Euro
EV

TESLA Model X 75 kWh Dual Motor AWD Auto

SUV OTR £72,335 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NOx0 mg/km
PM100 mg/km
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NGC
40 est
CO2
0
Euro
EV

RENAULT Twizy Cargo Electric Van 13kW Auto

Quadricycle OTR £7,795 +£45/mth battery lease
NOx0 mg/km
PM100 mg/km
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NGC
18 est
CO2
0
Euro
E6

HYUNDAI IONIQ Electric Premium Auto

Large family OTR £24,495 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NOx0 mg/km
PM100 mg/km
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NGC
22 est
CO2
0
Euro
E6

MERCEDES-BENZ B-Class Electric Drive B250 e Sport Auto

Large family OTR £28,170 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NOx0 mg/km
PM100 mg/km
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NGC
31
CO2
0
Euro
EV

What are the different types of vehicle emissions?

All petrol and diesel engines produce harmful exhaust emissions including carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxides (NOx).

These emissions not only contribute to the increasing concentration of greenhouse gases leading to climate change and but also have an impact on air quality. Road transport also remains the main source of many local emissions and air pollution, more info is available in the types and impact section.

Electric cars are zero emission at the point of use, however emissions are produced during electricity generation, with the amount of emissions dependent on the type of power generation. Thus emissions from electric vehicles need to be considered on a lifecycle basis in order to include emissions from power stations. See how green are electric cars? for a high-level view on the impact of electric cars on climate change and air quality measures.

Next Green Car provides a unique lifecycle NGC Rating for all models which takes into account all emissions, not just tail-pipe CO2. This is more comprehensive than definitions of low emission cars which look at tail-pipe CO2 only. The UK government has recently defined an Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) as one which emits 75g CO2/km or less. These vehicles qualify for a 100% discount on the London Congestion Charge.

Data in the search results above are updated weekly from the Next Green Car database.

Ben Lane

Author:Ben Lane
Date Updated:2nd Aug 2016

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