As we’re all becoming more aware of the impact our daily lives can have on the environment, many of us are looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint. From recycling more to conserving energy, there are plenty of changes we can make. While all these small changes add up to a big impact, one major upgrade you can do is to switch your vehicle to an eco-friendly car.

How Do Eco-Friendly Cars Help The Environment?

Environmentally friendly cars generally run on a combination of electricity and a hydrogen-based fuel, or sometimes purely on electricity. These green-powered cars use far fewer fossil fuels and emit less carbon dioxide than their petrol-guzzling counterparts, making them far better for the planet. If you’re ready to take the leap to a greener future, here are the best eco-friendly cars 2020 has to offer.

BMW i3

The BMW i3 is an electric mains-charged car, making it a zero-emission vehicle. A full charge of this incredibly smart-looking car will get you 182-190 miles of travel, which is roughly a trip from London to Brighton and back home again. Its dual paint colours give a cool, modern edge, while its sport driving mode and suspension make it a dream to drive.

Toyota Prius

The Prius is one of the most well-known eco-cars. In fact, Toyota has been in the hybrid game for over 20 years with their legendary Prius model. Combining fuel and electricity, this self-charging hybrid is a great way of saving you time and money, as well as saving the planet. There are various additional extras to add on, including heated seats and JBL audio speakers, so you can build the car to suit you.

Jaguar I-Pace

This electric SUV was voted the 2019 World Car of the Year and has continued to be a top eco-friendly car for 2020. The I-Pace’s lithium-ion 90kWh battery can deliver 168 miles of range per hour. Do you think electric cars compromise on power? Think again. This car achieves 60mph in 4.5 seconds, all with Jaguar’s signature classic style.

VW Passat GTE

The Passat GTE may be powered by a zero-emissions electric engine, but don’t let the quietness of the engine fool you. The eco-friendly model goes from 0 to 60 in just over 7 seconds. Available in both saloon and estate models, the sporty exterior and sleek interior make this a green family car with style.

Vauxhall Astra 1.6 CDTi ecoFLEX

The Astra has long been a popular choice for an affordable, reliable family car and they’ve now ventured into the world of hybrid. If you love the Astra’s look, feel and drive, then you’re sure to love the ecoFLEX.

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