• Consider cost, fuel availability and emissions
  • Compare the performance of the best selling cars
  • Contrast fossil with alternative fuels using our graphic

Although alternative fuel car sales in the UK are growing – in September, registrations were up 36.2% year-on-year – they still only take up a fraction of the market. 

But does rising demand signal the start of the end for petrol power and the rise of electric and hybrid cars?

To help you choose the car that best suits your needs and concerns, we've created a handy infographic that visually breaks down the key performance, cost and emission statistics of the best selling cars in each fuel category – as well as the pros and cons of each fuel.

Inspired to buy an automobile that runs on a different kind of fuel to your current car? If your car is less than a year old, you may be covered for a new-for-old car replacement.

Check out our decision infographic below.

 

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