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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CITROEN C-Zero Electric Car High Line 47kW Auto

City car OTR £12,495 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NOx0 mg/km
PM100 mg/km
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NGC
23 est
CO2
0
Euro
EV

VW e-Up! Electric Car 60kW Auto

City car OTR £20,780 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NOx0 mg/km
PM100 mg/km
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NGC
22 est
CO2
0
Euro
EV

RENAULT Kangoo Van Z.E.

Small Vans OTR £13,651 +£60/mth battery lease
Including OLEV grant
NOx0 mg/km
PM100 mg/km
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NGC
24
CO2
0
Euro
EV

RENAULT Kangoo Maxi Z.E LL 21 i-Maxi ZE 44kW Crew CAB Auto

Small Vans OTR £24,669 +£60/mth battery lease
Incl. Category 1 OLEV grant
NOx0 mg/km
PM100 mg/km
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NGC
29
CO2
0
Euro
EV

BYD e6 82 kWh MY 2016

Crossover OTR £0 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NOx0 mg/km
PM100 mg/km
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NGC
39
CO2
0
Euro
EV

BYD e6 61 kWh MY 2014

Crossover OTR £0 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NOx0 mg/km
PM100 mg/km
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NGC
39
CO2
0
Euro
EV

TESLA Model S 60 kWh RWD Auto

Executive OTR £55,535 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NOx0 mg/km
PM100 mg/km
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NGC
38 est
CO2
0
Euro
EV

MORGAN EV3 46kW

Sports cabrio OTR £32,000 Not eligible for OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NOx0 mg/km
PM100 mg/km
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NGC
18 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 est
CO2
0
Euro
EV

BMW i3 Electric Car 94Ah Auto

Supermini OTR £27,830 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NOx0 mg/km
PM100 mg/km
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NGC
23 est
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.

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:6th Dec 2016

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