About us

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, hydrogen), 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.


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.

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 Content Manager for Next Green Car, responsible for editorial content and database management. With a background in journalism, Chris has worked for newspapers, 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.

Tom HalleyTom Halley is Next Green Car's Senior Web Developer, responsible for continuously delivering improvements to the Next Green Car technology stack, as well as working on new projects with a growing team of developers. Tom has over four years experience working with Enterprise level applications since graduating from Teesside University, and is always keen to learn new technologies.

Ikbal KayaIkbal Kaya is Mobile Application Developer for Next Green Car. After graduating from the Computer Engineering department at Yildiz Technical University, Ikbal specialised in mobile application development, along with contemporary software engineering practices. He has worked in a number of different industries on several projects, including bluetooth powered apps and augmented reality apps.

Caragh NewmanCaragh Newman is Zap-Map's Data & Community Manager. With a background in marketing and client services she manages all of the information generated by Zap-Map users, looks after the social media sites, and manages the background data that drives the Zap-Map desktop and mobile applications.

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

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

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

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

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:25th Mar 2019

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