Petrol or Diesel
Diesel, Petrol or Hybrid

DIESEL

Combining impressive fuel economy and low CO2 with high levels of torque, recent Euro6 Engine models boast reduced emissions that can be comparable with petrol3.

Diesel car drivers may also be able to spend less on fuel annually compared to those who use petrol.”
According to the SMMT (The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders), New emissions tests press release

A diesel engine doesn’t require a spark to start the engine which does away with the possibility of faulty electrical components on the car. Diesel models are known to emit less CO2 emissions making them much cheaper to tax than a petrol car.

the engines in a petrol car don’t last as long as in a diesel car. A petrol engine will go about 150,000 miles while a diesel goes double that. This is not to say that petrol is unreliable, it just will have more mechanical issues as the mileage gets higher.

From September 2018, all new cars produced have passed a strict new emission test in addition to Euro 6 standards. It is also worth noting that Euro 6 engines won’t be charged under the UK government’s Clean Air Zone initiative.

Many drivers love the mid-range flexibility and pulling power that a diesel car delivers. They also feel smug during their rarer visits to the filling station, even if a new or used diesel is unlikely to make sense on a purely economic basis, unless it's driven considerably more miles than the UK annual average.

PETROL

“The market for petrol engines is growing with registrations up 10.4% up on 2017 and in certain circumstances, petrol is the right consideration choice for many consumers.”
According to the SMMT (The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders), New emissions tests press release

Even though petrol cars have disadvantages, they are a very popular form of transportation. First off, the engine is more cost efficient to make than that of a diesel engine and therefore the car costs less. Another advantage is the cost of petrol fuel is cheaper. Granted, diesel will get you further but the price of the fuel is cheaper. If you are looking only to travel to work and the store and home, this could be just the type of car for you.

Enthusiast 'purists' enjoy the smoother, free-revving nature of a petrol engine, especially the torquey units now being offered on the majority of new cars, while everyone else will enjoy the refinement and avoid the extra costs of all the extra tech that diesels need to make them clean and efficient.

Enthusiast 'purists' enjoy the smoother, free-revving nature of a petrol engine, especially the torquey units now being offered on the majority of new cars, while everyone else will enjoy the refinement and avoid the extra costs of all the extra tech that diesels need to make them clean and efficient.

HYBRID & ELECTRIC

Have you been thinking about switching to a Hybrid or an Electric car?

There are a range of green cars available on the market and they are becoming more popular as we realise the need for greener cars. 

A hybrid car will suit you if you do most of your mileage in and around town because you’ll gain the most benefit from running on electric only power, which is effectively free travel.

Hybrid cars are supported by many credits and incentives that help to make them affordable. Lower annual tax bills and exemption from congestion charges comes in the form of less amount of money spent on the fuel.

If you do frequent short trips and don’t need the extra flexibility of a hybrid, then you may be better off with an electric car, which will give you cheap urban travel and no tailpipe emissions.

At Palmers Motor Company we have a range of mitsubishi hybrid vehicles including the Outlander PHEV which you can find more about HERE

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