Low-Carbon Cars Could Save $19B

March 10, 2015 6:53 PM

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Hybrid and battery-electric cars have been in focus in the public eye lately. Tesla makes battery-electric cars trendy and luxurious, while older model hybrids become reliable family cars. Switching an entire nation’s fleet to low-carbon emissions vehicles would require a logistical overhaul, but it might be worth it.

A study in the UK has shown that shifting completely to low-carbon vehicles by 2030 could save the UK £13 billion ($19 billion) on fuel annually, and save the average driver £600 ($905) per year on fuel. The study, commissioned by the European Climate Foundation, also said that making the switch wou...

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