waste £375 a year on fuel states yesinsurance.co.uk
on: December 3, 2007, 8:02 am
Release Author: yesinsurance.co.uk
Release Summary: Drivers in the UK are wasting an average of £375
a year on fuel and emitting an extra 1 tonne of CO2 into the atmosphere
through inefficient driving, according to a statement issued by
car insurer yesinsurance.co.uk
Release Body: Drivers in the UK are wasting an
average of £375 a year on fuel and emitting an extra 1 tonne
of CO2 into the atmosphere through inefficient driving, according
to a statement issued by car insurer yesinsurance.co.uk.
petrol now having passed the £1 a litre barrier, yesinsurance
says that the average motorist driving an annual total of 10,000
miles will be paying around £1,500 on fuel next year, whilst
emitting between 2.5 and 4 tonnes of CO2.
can reduce their contribution to global warming and cut their fuel
bill through simple alterations to their driving style,” said
Paul Purdy of yesinsurance.co.uk.
fast acceleration, controlling speed and completing simple maintenance
tasks such as checking tyre pressures and cleaning filters, can
help to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 1 tonne a year and save up
to 25% on fuel,” said Mr Purdy.
figures from Defra show that 120 million tonnes
of CO2 were emitted by road transport in 2005, representing 22%
of the UK’s total emissions of 556 million tonnes. Defra
describes CO2 as the main greenhouse gas, accounting for 85% of
the UK’s ‘basket’ of greenhouse gases in 2005.
of Transport statistics show that there were around 30
million private vehicles on the UK’s roads last year.
a bid to help drivers cut their fuel bills and environmental impact,
provider yesinsurance.co.uk has produced a 10-point
plan which is available on its website.
oil prices are now at their highest ever level, at almost 100 dollars
a barrel, and at the pump the price has broken the £1 a litre
barrier,” said Paul Purdy.
environmental damage and the rising cost of fuel are of concern
to today’s motorists, and they have an even greater impact
on the future we are handing over to our children’s generation,”
runs an active environmental programme in conjunction with the global
warming charity EarthFireIce. It also runs a cashback
scheme which provides a £50 incentive for owners of hybrid
vehicles who take out motor insurance with yesinsurance.co.uk.
Half of the incentive is paid back to the driver, whilst the other
half is paid into carbon offsetting projects via Climatesure.
The insurer is now looking to expand the hybrid scheme, which was
launched last year, to include other types of energy-efficient vehicles.
yesinsurance.co.uk provides motor
insurance for cars and vans, and is particularly competitive
for vehicles that are over five years old, which account for 60%
of all vehicles currently on the UK’s roads.
– E N D S –
- yesinsurance.co.uk is a trading name of yesinsurance
Services Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial
- Insurance policies provided online at www.yesinsurance.co.uk
are designed to provide competitive car insurance deals for drivers
with cars or vans that are over 5 years old, which account for around
60% of all cars currently on the road, as well as home insurance
and van insurance policies.
Details: For further information, please contact:
Hebble Brook Business Park
Tel: 01422 232528
number: 5545310 England.
Registered Office: As above
Authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority
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