Choosing the right vehicle

Buying the most efficient vehicle for your lifestyle can make all the difference to your fuel bill. Fuel consumption can differ hugely - even between similar sized vehicles - so it’s wise to compare models and features.

If you want to buy the most efficient vehicle for your lifestyle, there are a few things to consider.

Suitability

Buy a vehicle that’s fit for purpose. Buying a car that’s bigger than you need may cost you more to run. For even greater energy efficiency, consider whether one of the many electric or hybrid vehicle options is right for you.

 Electric vehicles

 Hybrid vehicles

Fuel efficiency

Once you’ve decided on the right type of vehicle, look for the most fuel efficient model in that class. Fuel efficiency can differ widely between similar types of vehicles, so use the vehicle fuel economy star rating label to make a quick comparison - all new and most used vehicles will display these labels.

 Vehicle fuel economy labels