As a collective, we’re starting to become more conscious about our impact on our planet. After all, it’s the only one we have. More and more homes are recycling, becoming aware of our carbon footprint, minimising water wastage and now we’re moving towards green cars. For those who are conscious about their impact on the environment, green cars are the obvious choice. One of the biggest draw cards for those who wind up buying green cars, is the financial savings… they can be really huge. The cost of driving a green car can be as little as $0.08 per mile. You might find the initial investment a little expensive, especially as there aren’t many second-hand green cars on the market, but overall you’ll find your wallet a lot fuller when compared to a traditional petrol car.
Because green cars from BMW are a relatively new development, any green car you buy is going to be very modern. That means it’s likely to have great safety features, be extremely fuel efficient and comfortable to drive. Just because you’re thinking of the environment, doesn’t mean you have to compromise on quality. There’s even a range of high end green cars from BMW that are both luxurious and stylish.
I know we’ve already mentioned it, but $0.08 per mile is an amazing return every time you fill your tank up. Think about how much you currently spend on petrol each week, multiple it by the month, the year… that figure creeps up quickly, doesn’t it? What would you be spending on your daily commute for only $0.08 per mile? A lot less, I bet.
Good for the Environment:
This works in two ways, namely you’re no longer using petrol so it’s minimising the demand for this limited supply of fuel. Secondly, your emissions are a lot cleaner, which directly impacts the air quality. If you’ve spent any time in polluted cities such as Bangkok or Beijing, you will understand exactly how much of an impact poor air quality can have on your health and wellbeing. Like I mentioned earlier, we only have one planet so that means every one of us is responsible for ensuring that we preserve the planet for future generations. Changing your car to a green car is one way that you can help reduce your negative impact.
Many countries are offering tax credits for people who invest in a green car, as a way of encouraging a shift away from traditional petrol cars that harm the environment. This tax credit will, of course, depend on whether your country offers one, but I have read about some countries offering as high as €18,000 in Estonia – that’s huge! Think about the tax credit as a saving off your vehicle and then factor in the amount of money you’ll save on petrol and it becomes obvious that this going green is a great idea.