Reducing Your Carbon Emissions When You Drive for a Living


If you drive for a living, whether you work as a courier, taxi driver or any other type of driving work then you might worry about how much pollution you’re contributing to the atmosphere. Vehicles equate for a huge portion of the carbon emissions in the UK, with the majority still running on non-renewable energy sources such as petrol and diesel.

If you want to help the environment and cut down your CO2 emissions then below are some of the best ways to do this.

Invest in an electric vehicle

The best way that you can cut down your CO2 emissions when you drive for a living is by investing in an electric vehicle. A lot of people still have the idea that electric vehicles are impractical due to their limited range, lack of choice in models and the lack of charging points. However this is changing rapidly. Electric vehicles have exploded in popularity over the last few years and there is now more choice than ever. There are also more electric charging points than there’s ever been, with most major cities having at least a few to choose from.

Get a hybrid vehicle

If you don’t like the idea of owning a purely electric car then a great compromise is a hybrid. A hybrid car combines a standard petrol/diesel engine with an electric motor, so you have the best of both worlds. When the car is fully charged, it will use the electric motor but when it’s run out of power then it switches to the engine. This means you don’t have to worry about running out of charge will you’re working and not being able to find a charging point.

What are the benefits?

  • Lower your insurance costs – One major benefit of getting an electric or hybrid vehicle is that it will help to lower the cost of your insurance. This is very useful when you drive for a living since insurance can be one of the biggest expenses. If you work as a courier then you can get insurance quotes very easily fromĀ
  • Help the environment – Another very obvious benefit of getting a green vehicle is that you will be helping the environment. Electric cars don’t put out any direct pollution into the environment so they are a very ethical type of vehicle to own.