Which gas-powered vehicles can help lower your greenhouse gas emissions?

Gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles produce a mixture of greenhouse gases (GHGs), including carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide. These emissions can contribute significantly to global warming. If you’re looking for your next vehicle and want to reduce your GHG emissions, here are your best bets.

If you can, opt for hybrid models, especially rechargeable ones. Even if they use gasoline for various functions, they offer the net advantage of letting you drive your first tens of kilometres entirely in electric mode. Gasoline comes into play only after the battery runs down, reducing your environmental footprint. The models praised for their low carbon emissions include the Audi A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e quattro, the Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring, the Kia Niro and the Hyundai Elantra Hybrid Blue.

Don’t worry! There are several favourable options if you prefer a fully gas-powered vehicle. Many car manufacturers offer energy-efficient models in all categories, including sedans and vans. Here are a few intelligent choices: the Mazda MX-5, the MINI Cooper Convertible, the Chevrolet Spark, the Chevrolet Silverado and the Ram 1500 HFE EcoDiesel.

Rigorous vehicle maintenance has an equally strong impact on your greenhouse gas emissions, mainly because worn components like the tires and brakes contribute to increased fuel consumption. Whatever the age and make of your vehicle, entrust the service to your nearest M 360 Mechanic.

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