Diesel cars are suited to more than twice as many motorists as petrol cars, according to data from What Car? magazine’s newly launched What Fuel? tool. But it seems that hybrid cars are the best choice for most motorists.
The What Fuel? tool asks four simple questions to find out the driver’s typical mileage, type of roads travelled on most often and most common individual journeys. It then uses this information to assess what fuel type is best suited, financially and environmentally, for each motorist.
In its first week, more than 5,800 motorists used it to find out what powertrain they should buy in order to be most cost-effective and efficient. Around 11% found that a diesel – which has been the subject of huge negativity in