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Car trends for 2015Back

HydrogenFuelCellHydrogen fuel cell-powered cars will be available to buy in 2015, but can motorists now expect a trend towards ‘green’ cars?

At present, there are a number of hybrid and electric cars on the roads as manufacturers focus on finding new technologies to replace fossil fuels, and in 2015 we’ll see even more eco-friendly cars on sale thanks to the introduction of hydrogen fuel cell-powered cars (FCVs).

To compete with the introduction of FCVs, experts are predicting we’ll see more eco-friendly cars on sale which sport technologies such as very small petrol engines and gearboxes that help reduce the amount of fuel used. Added luxuries such as heated seats will also be stripped out of cars to lower weight and therefore reduce running costs.

The increase in ‘green’ cars will satisfy the needs of those looking for cheaper and more economical modes of transport as well as having the added advantage of appealing to those who simply want to be kinder to the environment.

SUVs are another highly popular class of car and we can expect a number of new models next year with a mixture of smaller soft-roaders as well as larger luxury five to seven seaters on sale.

Alongside Hydrogen cars which are set to arrive in the UK this summer, we’ll also see a push in more straightforward hybrid cars ( a combination of small engine and electric motors) and plug-in hybrids arriving in showrooms.

In general, 2015 will be all about the need for an alternative to petrol and diesel cars, with even the supercar brands developing hybrid and electric alternatives, although manufacturers are still plugging city cars with very small engines.

It is predicted that interest rates will remain low in 2015, so if you’re keen on purchasing a new or used car using monthly instalments, there will be plenty of personal contract plans available.

Finally, scientists and research departments will continue to develop the driverless car and the laws required to enable it to be utilised safely and legally on Britain’s roads in the coming years.



Posted by Leana Kell on 30/12/2014