More than four in 10 will either go hybrid, electric or ditch cars altogether.

Almost 18 million Brits are planning to go green when the time comes to replace their cars, choosing to switch to electric or hybrid power, or even ditch cars altogether.

That’s the conclusion of a study by personal price comparison site finder.com, which surveyed 2,000 Britons and found that 35 percent were planning to “go green” with their motoring choices.

Hybrid power appeared to be the most popular choice, with conclusion of a study by personal price comparison site Finder.com, which surveyed 2,000 Brits and found that more than 40 percent were planning to "go green" next time they change their car. In total, the company estimates that some 17.7 million motorists will choose hybrid or electric power for their next vehicle, or decide not to drive at all.

More than a fifth of those questioned (21 percent) said they would opt for a hybrid car next time they changed vehicles, while 14 percent said they would go fully electric with their next car. A further nine percent said they would choose not to replace their current vehicle, with roughly half of those choosing to do so for environmental reasons. Despite this, petrol power remains the most popular choice, with four in 10 (39 percent) saying they would be filling their next car with unleaded. And following the negative press surrounding diesel in recent years, perhaps it’s no surprise that the fuel is the least […]

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