Green claims for hybrid cars fail to add up, says Which? survey

Miles Brignall
Thursday May 4, 2006
The Guardian

“Green claims for hybrid cars fail to add up, says Which? survey

· Cameron’s new vehicle falls short on efficiency
· Petrol and diesel models often rate better in tests

David Cameron has just got one, cabinet ministers Gordon Brown and John Prescott already own them, and the actor Nicole Kidman was an early pioneer. But new tests suggest that hybrid cars are not quite as green as buyers may have been led to believe.

The consumer magazine Which? has put three of the most popular hybrid cars through their paces and yesterday published its results showing fuel consumption figures well short of those claimed by the manufacturers.”

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