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Why your vehicle won’t achieve its official MPG

Why your vehicle won’t achieve its official MPG

Beating Spirit has spent 10 years reviewing cars to see how they drive and how economical they are in real life. Our reviews publish our real-life MPG figures, which are always worse than the official figures. Check out this infographic to find out why.

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Volkswagen Golf GTE on the shortlist for the BusinessGreen Car of the Year Award 2015

Volkswagen Golf GTE on the shortlist for the BusinessGreen Car of the Year Award 2015

Beating Spirit editor Paul Clarke, chief judge for the BusinessGreen Car of the Year Award 2015, can now reveal that the shortlist for this award has been announced and it includes the Volkswagen Golf GTE.

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Why you should consider buying an all-electric Nissan LEAF in 2015

Why you should consider buying an all-electric Nissan LEAF in 2015

With the media full of stories about the dangers to our health due to the emissions from diesel vehicles, there’s probably never been a better time to consider buying an all-electric car such as a Nissan LEAF.

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How to save money on the real cost of owning a new car

How to save money on the real cost of owning a new car

If you’re considering buying a new car then you might be surprised at the extra costs associated with such a purchase, but there are ways to minimise these – read on…

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Winter driving – everything you need to know

Winter driving – everything you need to know

Winter is here, so what do you need to do to keep your car mobile in the face of ice, snow and floods? – read our winter driving summary

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The benefits of going green

The benefits of going green

Honda-Civic-Diesel-2013.jpgThe benefits of going green are perfectly demonstrated by the Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC and its official combined economy figure of 78.5mpg, which will save the average motorist many thousands of pounds in fuel bills over the lifetime of the car. 

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Ford’s Greenest Cars

Ford’s Greenest Cars

If you want a Ford, and want it to be eco-friendly, then here are our top three recommendations: the Ford Fiesta 1-litre EcoBoost, the Ford Focus Electric, and the Ford C-MAX Solar Energi.

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Honda and Subaru come out on top in new crash test safety ratings

Honda and Subaru come out on top in new crash test safety ratings

A new report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has stated that Honda and Subaru are two of the safest car manufacturers currently on the road, with the Audi A4, Jeep Patriot, Kia Forte and a number of other cars failing to make the grade.

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New Year’s Resolution – buy a new car that is more economical

New Year’s Resolution – buy a new car that is more economical

bmw-i3-000.jpgLast year some of the most economical production cars ever hit the roads. This year, cars that achieve in excess of 60 miles per gallon combined are going to be common. If your vehicle is guzzling fuel, you might want to consider upgrading to a new car that's more economical. Here are some great fully electric and hybrid cars to consider.

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Automobile innovations of the future

Automobile innovations of the future

mercedes-biome.jpgFuture innovations in car technologies are likely to focus on fuel efficiency and the use of new materials to make the body of the car lighter in weight. Due to concerns over the depletion of oil reserves and carbon emissions, hybrid, electric and fuel-cell vehicles are likely to dominate future markets.

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