What's the easiest way to cut your fuel bills? Should you convert your car to LPG? Or maybe buy a hybrid vehicle? No – change your driving habits.
Environmentally sound driving is a hot topic. In the last budget, a new tax band was introduced for the highest polluting cars.
Transport secretary Alistair Darling also pledged £1.3m to help educate the notorious 'White Van Man' to drive more efficiently. The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) makes instructors study 'eco-safe' driving, which is claimed to improve safety, cut fuel consumption and save money. It might even become part of the driving test.
It sounds good in theory, but can you really learn to drive in an environmentally safe way? In the last of our Going Green features, What Car? takes a lesson in eco-driving with Diamond Advanced Motorist Training in Croydon, south London to find out.