Harmful emissions on the Skoda Karoq Estate

I am Ling and my Skoda Karoq Estate 1.0 TSI 12v (115bhp) SE Technology Estate 5dr 999cc Petrol Manual has a new CO2 value today. So I post it here in my blog. I always update very fast. Can anyone name another website that can do this stuff as fast as me?

Skoda Karoq Estate

Your car belongs to the finance company on whose documents you agreed to the contract. Many different wear and tear agreements are issued, but it is safe to say that they all are similar to the industry standard issued by the BVRLA (British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association). I have condensed the advice into an easy to read PDF file. If you have things to fix, I recommend 1st call to people like Dent Devils, mobile Glass Repair, etc. Cheap and often works. They usually come to you, in van. Easy. Treat this car like your own car and you will not go far wrong. If you sold a 2-year-old car privately, you would fix exact same problems. Common sense helps!

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I have researched this environmental subject widely. I have corresponded with the Department for Transport, have been in discussions with the VCA (the VCA is the designated UK approval authority which compiles the UK vehicle environmental data) and the SMMT (the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders). Sir Nicholas Stern would not return my calls 🙂

For this brand new Skoda Karoq Estate Petrol Manual, the latest CO2 figure is just 119g/km. When I chose this trim, it was because I have a few of these available. Different trims will have different CO2.

My Skoda Karoq Estate 1.0 TSI 12v (115bhp) SE Technology Estate 5dr 999cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £215.29 inc VAT per month with 6 months initial payment, followed by 35 payments on direct debit. Business customers, make sure you deduct the VAT, when making decisions. As I can’t tell what type of customer you are (business or private), I can’t display the price any other way but to show VAT seperately (sorry!).

SkodaThis price on my Skoda Karoq Estate includes full road tax for the length of the contract, on all of my cars and vans! Free delivery to your home or work and free collection from you at the end! £215.29 inc VAT per month is based on you driving 10,000 miles per annum, but higher mileages are usually available at a small extra cost. If you go over the allocated miles, you can pay a small excess mileage charge, usually between 3p and 15p per mile.

Skoda Karoq Estate

Winning the environmental award (2008 Best Environmentalist in the car industry) was very pleasing for me as it meant I was being recognised for my hard work. I’m the the ONLY new car supplier to display and promote environmental info for ALL new cars, on the web! Please note I have pioneered availability of environmental information on the internet. Using the internet to research and buy new cars is the most environmentally friendly method, by miles.

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Use higher gears, as soon as traffic conditions allow.

Read this, I have this comment up, displayed on LINGsCARS.com:

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What a great site – I didn’t know that leasing a car could actually be funny. If I buy a car, can I pay in Yuan?
Noel Ryan, St Neots, PE19 1NP
noel_ryan_@tiscali.co.uk

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In 1993 exhaust emission limits, (generally referred to as the Euro 1 standards) were introduced for new cars which resulted in the adoption of advanced emission control techniques, e.g. catalysts. More stringent emission limits came into effect in 1997 (Euro 2) and 2001 (Euro 3) and 1st January 2005 (Euro 4). Euro 4 came fully into force on 1st January 2007 and now covers most new cars on sale.

Ford Mondeo Lease delivered to John Hollows in Leigh

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Inbetween all my bills and bank statements, I receive customer letters. Here one I pulled out to read from John Hollows, but I actually got it a while ago. It is about the delivery of their Ford Mondeo.

John says…
CarLing,

Just to let you know… the Mondeo has arrived! I am very happy… can’t thank you enough for the work you did to get it here and the great customer service that you offer.

Am off to drive around in it, thanks again

John Hollows
Leigh
WN7 ***

Ford MondeoEditor Note: John, as you are a Director of an engineering firm, I take your views very seriously. Thanks for such kind words. New shape Mondeo is a fantastic car. Look forward to talking to you again in 2-years. – Ling

Honda Jazz Lease delivered to Giloria Cowan in South Brent

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Customers often send me letters, I have 1523 in total! It keeps the postman busy. These letters are all hard copies, and none are invented. This one is from Giloria Cowan

Giloria says…
CarHi Ling, I have heard lots about you from Bruce and thought I would send my own message of thanks. The car (Honda Jazz – Ling) is great and the whole process went really smoothly. We would certainly recommend you to friends & colleagues and tell them how friendly and professional your service is. Have a great 2006!

Giloria Cowan
South Brent
TQ10 ***

Honda JazzEditor Note: Wow, thanks! Banana Frog Cars is the best car sales name I have ever come across. Not only is it great name, but both Banana and Frog are both favourite delicious food and back in China in Leshan (town of my birth) they do fantastic barbecued frog on a stick, splayed out like mini-Jesus on kebab spike. You can eat with banana sauce, maybe that is where you get company name, Bruce??? You are very nice customer. – Ling

Lower CO2 on my Citroen C1

Checking against the values I publish for the Citroen C1 1.0 VTi Urban Ride 12v (72bhp) (4 seats) Hatchback 5dr 998cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual, I have noticed a small error, so I’m publishing these new figures today. Please read.

Have you ever rented a self-drive car for a day or a week? Well, Contract Hire is exactly the same, just for a longer period. Easy, isn’t it? It’s available for businesses or for private individuals. You may have seen me turning down investment on Dragon’s Den! Read on to understand how it works. Occasionally, I can supply PCP, leasing and lease hire (but not often). If you’re reading this because you are unsure if you should use LINGsCARS.com, have a look at my 900+ customer letters.

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At the Kyoto Conference on Climate Change in December 1997 all developed countries agreed to legally binding targets to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in response to warnings over global climate change. Following this the European Commission and the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) came to an agreement in July 1998 that committed ACEA to reduce the CO2 emissions from new passenger cars by over 25% to an average CO2 emission figure of 140 g/km by 2008. This is one of the most significant industry agreements on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and it has led to more fuel efficient vehicles being brought to the market. Similar voluntary agreements have now been reached with Japanese and Korean motor manufacturers. I dread to think what the Chinese are doing…

The CO2 for this Citroen C1 Petrol Manual is better than it was, at just 93g/km. It is a bit different if you look at a slightly different trim level.

My Citroen C1 1.0 VTi Urban Ride 12v (72bhp) (4 seats) Hatchback 5dr 998cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £191.59 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 47 payments on direct debit. Business customers, make sure you deduct the VAT, when making decisions. As I can’t tell what type of customer you are (business or private), I can’t display the price any other way but to show VAT seperately (sorry!).

CitroenThis price on my Citroen C1 includes full road tax for the length of the contract, on all of my cars and vans! Free delivery to your home or work and free collection from you at the end! £191.59 inc VAT per month is based on you driving 10,000 miles per annum, but higher mileages are usually available at a small extra cost. If you go over the allocated miles, you can pay a small excess mileage charge, usually between 3p and 15p per mile.

Remember I won the best non-franchise environmentalist 2008 in the Automotive Industry Awards. Don’t let these manufacturers fool you; LINGsCARS.com is the ONLY new car supplier to display and promote environmental info for ALL new cars, on the web! I have a Master’s Degree in Environmental Quality from Bournemouth Univeristy in 2000, plus a BSc in Applied Chemistry from Jinan University, Guanzhou in 1997.

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Switch off – sitting stationary is zero miles per gallon, switch off the engine whenever it is safe to do so.

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Here is a comment about my website (I have disguised the email address)

This is brilliant!
Stephen Mitchell, Fife, KY7 6TW
fathermitch_@yahoo.com

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Hybrid vehicles combine an internal combustion engine with an electric motor and battery. There are various ways in which hybrid vehicles can operate. For example the electric motor can be used to provide additional power during acceleration and high load conditions. The battery can then be recharged by the internal combustion engine or from energy absorbed during braking, or, in some cases, from an external electrical supply. Hybrid vehicles offer reduced fuel consumption and CO2 with potentially some reduction in emissions of local pollutants.

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Comparative label for the BMW 2 Series Convertible

I am simply faster than any other car sales website in changing these BMW 2 Series Convertible 1.5 218i M Sport (Nav) 12v (136bhp) (4 seats) Convertible 2dr 1499cc Petrol Step Auto (8 Speed) Petrol Automatic details to reflect the latest info. No one can keep up with me. Often the manufacturer websites are out of date!

You need to insure the car fully comp, as normal with any new car. The car can be used for any purpose, or driven by anyone you choose. In effect, it is your own brand new car for the length of the hire period. You can even take it abroad. I tried to drive car to China once. That was damn big mistake. I suggest you do not use contract hire car for this.

My customers have obtained their cars by the lowest polluting method possible – by acquiring them electronically from the internet. No one has had to travel to a showroom (repeatedly) or contributed to car dealers’ massive environmental overheads (heating, lighting, water use, fuel, staffing costs). The cars I supply are often delivered direct from manufacturers’ depots, or where they have been “through” a dealer, they have not required the showroom overhead (these efficiencies have the added benefit of reducing costs!).

Having got all the info for the BMW 2 Series Convertible Petrol Automatic, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 134g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different.

My BMW 2 Series Convertible 1.5 218i M Sport (Nav) 12v (136bhp) (4 seats) Convertible 2dr 1499cc Petrol Step Auto (8 Speed) Petrol Automatic gearbox is only £302.45 inc VAT per month with 9 months initial payment, followed by 35 payments on direct debit. Business customers, make sure you deduct the VAT, when making decisions. As I can’t tell what type of customer you are (business or private), I can’t display the price any other way but to show VAT seperately (sorry!).

BMWThis price on my BMW 2 Series Convertible includes full road tax for the length of the contract, on all of my cars and vans! Free delivery to your home or work and free collection from you at the end! £302.45 inc VAT per month is based on you driving 10,000 miles per annum, but higher mileages are usually available at a small extra cost. If you go over the allocated miles, you can pay a small excess mileage charge, usually between 3p and 15p per mile.

One of my best awards was the 2008 best non-franchise environmentalist, awarded by Automotive Management. The web is fickle, I have noticed LINGsCARS.com is the ONLY new car supplier to display and promote environmental info for ALL new cars, on the web! My website won “BEST non-franchised WEBSITE 2007” in the Automotive Management Awards.

Slow down – driving at high speeds significantly increases fuel consumption.

This comment is great:

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Ling, help me pick a car for my missus… she wants a car big enough to carry 3 kids and a rottweiller, that looks like a 911, with the economy of a 1.6 diesel and the luxury of a Range Rover. Any ideas? No, me neither…
Leighton Williams, Neath, SA11 3ER
lavamyz_@btclick.com

EU Directive 1999/94/EC requires new car fuel consumption and CO2 emissions data to be made freely available to consumers. Car dealers are required to have a label showing the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of each different model on display, either on or near the vehicle. Fuel consumption figures will be expressed both in litres per 100 kilometres (l/100 km) and in miles per gallon (mpg). The label will list the figures achieved in urban, extra-urban and combined conditions separately. From September of 2005, dealers had the option to produce a new “comparative” label. The new label shows the mandatory Fuel Consumption and CO2 figures mentioned previously, alongside information about the appropriate VED band for the vehicle. The new label is similar in design to the energy efficiency labels that appear on many ‘white goods’, such as fridge freezers

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Nissan Micra Lease delivered to Colin R in Morpeth

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Customers often send me letters, I have 1523 in total! It keeps the postman busy. These letters are all hard copies, and none are invented. This one is from Colin R

Colin says…
CarA very enjoyable experience, stress free with all promises, kept all in excellent price. Also excellent delivery by a nice person. My new Nissan Micra arrived on time.

Colin R
Morpeth
NE61 ***

Nissan MicraEditor Note: Great, I’m happy that you are happy, Colin. I have withheld your address for your security requirements. Morpeth is lovely place with lovely customer! – Ling

New VCA data on the BMW 2 Series Coupe

Changing this information for the BMW 2 Series Coupe 1.5 218i M Sport (Nav) 12v (136bhp) (4 seats) Coupe 2dr 1499cc Petrol Step Auto (8 Speed) Petrol Automatic, I noticed most other websites still use old values. You should trust that I work harder to give you the correct info!

You need to insure the car fully comp, as normal with any new car. The car can be used for any purpose, or driven by anyone you choose. In effect, it is your own brand new car for the length of the hire period. You can even take it abroad. I tried to drive car to China once. That was damn big mistake. I suggest you do not use contract hire car for this.

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I have researched this environmental subject widely. I have corresponded with the Department for Transport, have been in discussions with the VCA (the VCA is the designated UK approval authority which compiles the UK vehicle environmental data) and the SMMT (the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders). Sir Nicholas Stern would not return my calls 🙂

Working it out from the tables, the CO2 is just 129g/km for the BMW 2 Series Coupe Petrol Automatic. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values.

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My BMW 2 Series Coupe 1.5 218i M Sport (Nav) 12v (136bhp) (4 seats) Coupe 2dr 1499cc Petrol Step Auto (8 Speed) Petrol Automatic gearbox is only £304.96 inc VAT per month with 6 months initial payment, followed by 35 payments on direct debit. Business customers, make sure you deduct the VAT, when making decisions. As I can’t tell what type of customer you are (business or private), I can’t display the price any other way but to show VAT seperately (sorry!).

BMWThis price on my BMW 2 Series Coupe includes full road tax for the length of the contract, on all of my cars and vans! Free delivery to your home or work and free collection from you at the end! £304.96 inc VAT per month is based on you driving 10,000 miles per annum, but higher mileages are usually available at a small extra cost. If you go over the allocated miles, you can pay a small excess mileage charge, usually between 3p and 15p per mile.

One of my best awards was the 2008 best non-franchise environmentalist, awarded by Automotive Management. The web is fickle, I have noticed LINGsCARS.com is the ONLY new car supplier to display and promote environmental info for ALL new cars, on the web! My website won “BEST non-franchised WEBSITE 2007” in the Automotive Management Awards.

Use higher gears, as soon as traffic conditions allow.

BMW 2 Series Coupe

I have hundreds of these comments on my website:

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You sound like a crazy mad person. Speaking as another crazy mad person.
Jackie Hopton, Wakefield, WF2 0TF
garyhopton_@blueyonder.co.uk

Hybrid vehicles combine an internal combustion engine with an electric motor and battery. There are various ways in which hybrid vehicles can operate. For example the electric motor can be used to provide additional power during acceleration and high load conditions. The battery can then be recharged by the internal combustion engine or from energy absorbed during braking, or, in some cases, from an external electrical supply. Hybrid vehicles offer reduced fuel consumption and CO2 with potentially some reduction in emissions of local pollutants.

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Audi A5 Coupe Lease delivered to Angela Brady in Luton

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I have 1523 customer letters! This one was sent by Angela Brady after they had been driving around a few weeks in their new Audi A5 Coupe

Angela says…
carI cannot praise LINGsCARS.com highly enough for her efficient and professional service. I had originally seen Ling on Dragons Den and originally was concerned that all the transaction was carried out by e-mail but I need not have worried as Ling and her staff kept me fully advised from beginning to end of my Audi A5 Coupe order. From my first enquiry there service was second to none offering me several alternatives until finally I came to a decision and from then on I was kept fully informed of all stages of the order. Nothing was too much trouble and the whole transaction went through so smoothly without any stress to myself and the end result was a very happy customer. I would strongly recommend Ling to all my family and friends and I like to think that I can contact them at any time if I had a query. I think of Ling and her staff as friends and would not hesitate to use the company again. You will not be disappointed with LINGsCARS.

Angela Brady
Luton
LU2 ***

Audi A5 CoupeEditor Note: Angie, that’s brilliant! So pleased you are happy. As you deal with your own customers every day, glad you recognise my service. Thanks so much. Have a great time in the A5 Coupe – a lovely car! – Ling

Ford Fiesta Lease delivered to Derek Jones (Managing Director) in Llandovery

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Inbetween all my bills and bank statements, I receive customer letters. Here one I pulled out to read from Derek Jones (Managing Director), but I actually got it a while ago. It is about the delivery of their Ford Fiesta.

Derek says…
car“Always a pleasure to deal with a company that provides the personal touch. Cheap and cheerful with great personal service. Fiesta was perfectly presented and on time. Excellent!

That’s Ling!”

Derek Jones (Managing Director)
Llandovery
SA20 ***

Ford FiestaEditor Note: Whoa, Derek, you are a very long time customer and you have taken so many cars from me for your car bodyshop and courtesy cars for your ethnic, minority people garage (in Wales). So nice to still deal with some people in the car trade, glad you appreciate the service. Ddiolch iawn lawer! – Ling

New Oxides of Nitrogen data on my Renault Kangoo Ze

I am simply faster than any other car sales website in changing these Renault Kangoo Ze ZEV (60bhp) ZE ELECTRIC ML20 44kW 33kWh Business Van Electric Auto 1cc Electric Automatic details to reflect the latest info. No one can keep up with me. Often the manufacturer websites are out of date!

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You run this new car for 12, 18, 24 or 36 months depending on the term, and run it within an agreed mileage limit (usually 10,000, 15,000 or 20,000 miles per year, but different mileages are possible). If you exceed the mileage limit, you pay for extra miles at (typically) 4p – 10p per extra mile. This is known as the excess mileage rate.

Carbon Dioxide is the most important of the greenhouse gases which are contributing to Climate Change. Unless action is taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as Carbon Dioxide, the whole pattern of the World’s weather could change, increasing the frequency and intensity of heatwaves, floods, droughts and storms.

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I am pleased to say that the CO2 for the Renault Kangoo Ze Electric Automatic is now 119g/km. If you chose a different trim level, the CO2 would change, but not by much.

Renault Kangoo Ze

My Renault Kangoo Ze ZEV (60bhp) ZE ELECTRIC ML20 44kW 33kWh Business Van Electric Auto 1cc Electric Automatic gearbox is only £200.58 inc VAT per month with 6 months initial payment, followed by 23 payments on direct debit. Business customers, make sure you deduct the VAT, when making decisions. As I can’t tell what type of customer you are (business or private), I can’t display the price any other way but to show VAT seperately (sorry!).

RenaultThis price on my Renault Kangoo Ze includes full road tax for the length of the contract, on all of my cars and vans! Free delivery to your home or work and free collection from you at the end! £200.58 inc VAT per month is based on you driving 10,000 miles per annum, but higher mileages are usually available at a small extra cost. If you go over the allocated miles, you can pay a small excess mileage charge, usually between 3p and 15p per mile.

Renault Kangoo Ze

Remember I won the best non-franchise environmentalist 2008 in the Automotive Industry Awards. Don’t let these manufacturers fool you; LINGsCARS.com is the ONLY new car supplier to display and promote environmental info for ALL new cars, on the web! I have a Master’s Degree in Environmental Quality from Bournemouth Univeristy in 2000, plus a BSc in Applied Chemistry from Jinan University, Guanzhou in 1997.

Renault Kangoo Ze

Regular servicing helps keep the engine at best efficiency.

Renault Kangoo Ze

A lot of people write comments. I get them all the time. This is one of the silliest:

This is the strangest offer ever. I’ll tell all my car driving friends about your site. Cheers.
Tomoko Kawanaka, Edinburgh, EH1 3LU
embar29_@yahoo.co.uk

Dealers are also required to display a poster � in paper or as an electronic display, in a prominent position, showing the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions for all new passenger car models displayed, or offered for sale through that particular showroom. In addition to the above, the directive also requires manufacturers to include fuel consumption and CO2 emissions data in all brochures and printed advertisements, provided that the literature relates to a specific model of car. These requirements were implemented into UK law by The Passenger Car (Fuel Consumption and CO2 emissions Information) Regulations 2001, which came into force on the 21st of November 2001.