HONDA NAMED AS BRITAIN’S GREENEST CAR BRAND







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: August 2, 2012
Categories: Honda, Honda Awards

Visitors to EcoVelocity, the UK's green motor show, have named Honda as the automotive brand they perceive to be the greenest, ahead of Vauxhall in second place and Nissan in third. Mia Electric came fourth and Toyota in fifth place.

EcoVelocity the UK green motor show

Vauxhall was the brand that EcoVelocity visitors are most likely to buy within the next 12 months, Toyota second and BMW in third place.

However, when the survey was split between men and women, the results were slightly different, as Giles Brown, EcoVelocity managing director, explains: “There may well be some arguing before a buying decision is made - men placed Honda at the top, followed by Toyota and Vauxhall, while women put Nissan at the top of their list, followed by Vauxhall, with Peugeot and Honda in joint third place.” *

Giles Brown, EcoVelocity MD commented: “The Vauxhall Ampera was certainly one of the stars of the show, it’s a vehicle that delivers a no compromise option for motorists wanting to purchase a greener and cleaner vehicle.”

The full results from the EcoVelocity survey are published below.

Audience perception of green car makers

  • Honda
  • Vauxhall
  • Nissan
  • Mia Electric
  • Toyota
  • Citroen
  • Peugeot
  • Chevrolet
  • Renault
  • Lexus

What brand will you buy in the next 12 months? (Responses from visitors that are intending buying a car within the next 12 months).

  • Vauxhall
  • Toyota
  • BMW
  • Nissan
  • Honda
  • Chevrolet
  • Renault
  • Peugeot
  • VW Mercedes

EcoVelocity UK

About EcoVelocity

“Not since the Motor Show have motorists attended an event aimed at demonstrating the latest models from mainstream manufacturers, and clearly sampling the latest technology including electric, hybrid and even hydrogen vehicles was the motivating factor,” said Giles Brown, MD of the show.

Research from the 58,000 show visitors highlighted that the largest single motivation for visiting EcoVelocity was to see and test drive the latest vehicles, ranking above money saving and environmental concerns, show organisers are suggesting that this market is currently lead by early technology adopters.

EcoVelocity 2013 will take place at ExCeL in May 2013, where new data and opinions will be researched.

EcoVelocity is a ground breaking eco-car show that aims to showcase the car industry’s latest ‘clean-technology’ vehicles available in the market place today.  The show is structured to inform and educate visitors on green motoring technologies and provide numerous opportunities for test drives.

This year’s show was sponsored by EDF Energy.  Car makers involved in the show included Chevrolet, Citroen, Peugeot, Nissan, Honda, Mia and Vauxhall as well as Fisker, The Lightning Car Co, Tesla and Delta.  Exhibitors included specialist publication TheChargingPoint.com, Schneider Electric, Rolec Services Ltd, Source London, ‘Get On’ representing the two-wheel world, Michelin, Zero Carbon World, Ben and Zipcar.