The following guide explains the visions, aims and principles of the various behaviour changes and propulsion technologies currently being developed to reduce our dependance on fossil fuels, cut congestion and reduce emissions in the hope of a better quality of life.
At first glance, it appears that scrapping a car completely contradicts with the concept of sustainability. The first thing to do is check the CO2 emissions from your latest MOT and compare that with the model you'd like to replace it with.
Consumers and business buyers can get a 25% discount for eligible electric, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen (capped at £5,000) cars. The government grant will be available at the point of purchase directly from the dealership or manufacturer, so consumers will not be out of pocket or have to go through a separate application process. It works in a similar way to the Government scrappage scheme; except that you will not have to scrap your old car. There is also a plug-in grant for electric vans.
Electric and plug-in hybrid vans are now eligible for a government grant, which will be available to both private and business buyers across the UK. The scheme will be similar to the plug-in car grant, but with a lower percentage discount from the list price (20%) and a higher maximum grant (£8,000).
The automotive industry adds £9.5bn to the UK economy and employs around 380,000 people. British workers design, engineer and build cars that are sold globally. It is clear that there is an environmental and an economic imperative to to change.
Apart from the ecological impact of actually racing, the global transportation of motorsport equipment requires significant carbon offsetting. Six 747 Jumbo jets are needed to transport the F1 cargo around the world, not to mention ecological impact of the cars on a race weekend. So is motorsport travelling in the wrong direction on the journey towards zero emissions?
LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) is manufactured during the refining of crude oil, or extracted from oil or gas streams as they emerge from the ground. When LPG is used to fuel internal combustion engines, it is often referred to as autogas. In some countries, it has been used since the 1940s as an alternative fuel for spark ignition engines. More recently, it has also been used in diesel engines.