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Low emission cars 2020

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Below is a list of the lowest emission cars, including electric, plug-in hybrid, petrol and diesel cars, available to buy new in 2020. Selecting a low emission car is important to reduce your impact on the environment and also to reduce your fuel and tax bill. Select a vehicle class or other criteria to further focus your search and to find a suitable low CO2 car.



If you wish to refine your search by more criteria, please use the new car search.

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Petrol
Diesel
Hybrid
Plug-in
Hybrid
Electric
Hydrogen
NGC
Rating
MPG
Combined
CO2
(g/km)
NGC
Approved

VW e-up! 61kW Auto

City car OTR £20,195
NOx0 mg/km
PM100 mg/km
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NGC
18
CO2
0
Euro

AUDI e-tron 50 quattro Technik 230kW Auto

SUV OTR £59,900
NOx0 mg/km
PM100 mg/km
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33
CO2
0
Euro

AUDI e-tron Sportback 55 quattro S Line 300kW Auto

SUV OTR £79,900
NOx0 mg/km
PM100 mg/km
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NGC
33
CO2
0
Euro

VOLVO XC40 Recharge P8 R-Design 408hp AWD Automatic

SUV OTR £53,190
NOx0 mg/km
PM100 mg/km
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NGC
27
CO2
0
Euro

MAZDA MX-30 First Edition 35.5kWh Auto

Crossover OTR £27,495
NOx0 mg/km
PM100 mg/km
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NGC
28
CO2
0
Euro

LDV EV80 Panel Van 100 kW Auto

Small Vans OTR £66,400
NOx0 mg/km
PM100 mg/km
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NGC
39
CO2
0
Euro

HYUNDAI KONA Electric 39kWh SE 136PS Auto

Crossover OTR £29,900
NOx0 mg/km
PM100 mg/km
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NGC
21
CO2
0
Euro

RENAULT Kangoo Z.E 33 LL 21 i-Maxi Crew Van 44kW Auto

Small Vans OTR £33,511
NOx0 mg/km
PM100 mg/km
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NGC
21
CO2
0
Euro

RENAULT Twizy Expression 13kW Auto

Quadricycle OTR £10,995
NOx0 mg/km
PM100 mg/km
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NGC
15
CO2
0
Euro

NISSAN LEAF 40kWh Acenta Auto

Small family OTR £26,845
NOx0 mg/km
PM100 mg/km
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NGC
21
CO2
0
Euro

What are the different types of vehicle emissions?

All petrol and diesel engines produce harmful exhaust emissions including carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxides (NOx).

These emissions not only contribute to the increasing concentration of greenhouse gases leading to climate change and but also have an impact on air quality. Road transport also remains the main source of many local emissions and air pollution, more info is available in the types and impact section.

Electric cars are zero emission at the point of use, however emissions are produced during electricity generation, with the amount of emissions dependent on the type of power generation. Thus emissions from electric vehicles need to be considered on a lifecycle basis in order to include emissions from power stations. See how green are electric cars? for a high-level view on the impact of electric cars on climate change and air quality measures.

Next Green Car provides a unique lifecycle NGC Rating for all models which takes into account all emissions, not just tail-pipe CO2. This is more comprehensive than definitions of low emission cars which look at tail-pipe CO2 only. The UK government has recently defined an Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) as one which emits 75g CO2/km or less. These vehicles qualify for a 100% discount on the London Congestion Charge.

Data in the search results above are updated weekly from the Next Green Car database.

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:22nd May 2020

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