Pollutant levels on my Renault Kangoo Ze

Looking at my records, the Renault Kangoo Ze ZEV (60bhp) ZE ELECTRIC ML20 44kW 33kWh Business Van Electric Auto 1cc Electric Automatic has changed today, so I have updated the environmental information on my website. You have to laugh that I can beat Renault to this update!

With my deals, you get a brand new car with zero miles on the clock, delivered to your door. The new car is fully taxed and has the full manufacturer’s warranty and AA cover. It has proper New Car Smell; you know this smell? MMMMM!

On new cars for example, average CO2 has been cut by more than 10 per cent in six years. Improvements at manufacturing sites have been more significant. Published in September, the SMMT’s seventh annual sustainability report showed that average energy used � and CO2 emitted – to produce each vehicle in the UK has been halved in just four years.

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.

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My Renault Kangoo Ze ZEV (60bhp) ZE ELECTRIC ML20 44kW 33kWh Business Van Electric Auto 1cc Electric Automatic gearbox is only £202.21 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! £202.21 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.

Final word to Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary; “Worried about pollution? I’d say sell your car and walk.”

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

This site is so original.
Rory Hurren, Eastbourne, BN23 8HF
geoffery.hurren_@btopenworld.com

The other pollutants from petrol, diesel and alternative fuel engines are mainly Carbon Monoxide, Oxides of Nitrogen, un-burnt Hydrocarbons and fine particles. The first three are gases and are invisible. Fine particles are usually invisible although in certain operating conditions diesels will produce visible particles, appearing as smoke. Petrol engines will also produce visible particles if they are burning engine oil or running rich, for example, following a cold start. Unlike CO2, emissions of these pollutants are not directly linked to fuel consumption. Pollutant levels are more dependant on vehicle technology and the state of maintenance of the vehicle.

Peugeot 308 Lease delivered to Justyn Campbell in Cambridge

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New cars are like new toys to most of my customers. They get really excited. Just like Justyn Campbell. I delivered this Peugeot 308 to Cambridge then I got this very nice letter back…

Justyn says…
carLINGsCARS was a pleasure to use – quick and prompt. All slightly wacky but made a mundane chore far more fun, and free sweets too!! Recommended. Delivery good but no info given re Peugeot 308 when delivered.

Justyn Campbell
Cambridge
CB23 ***

Peugeot 308Editor Note: Hmmm, Justyn, I have kicked the supplier for the lazy delivery. They should always take time to go through the car – not to do so is bad. However, regarding the rest of the service, I am so glad you are happy and that you thought dealing with me a pleasure. Wacky is good 🙂 (I think so anyway, it brightens up the day). Thanks for letter, here is one about The Blue Lion, your pub/restaurant (the village’s only pub):

“What a great pub, we were made to feel welcome from the moment we walked in the door. The food was excellent and at reasonable prices. We had been told about the landlady’s sheep and encountered them when they came up to the conservatory and knocked on the window. We will definitely return!”

You sound Baaaa-rking, Justyn, hahaha! – Ling

Ford Fiesta Lease delivered to Karen Mcnulty in Bourne

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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 Karen Mcnulty

Karen says…
carI found the whole process surprisingly easy and refreshingly friendly. I’m also happy that I got a good deal on my car. We loved your extra touches, especially the sweets. Delivery was excellent, very prompt and professional.

Karen Mcnulty
Bourne
PE10 ***

Ford FiestaEditor Note: Brilliant! Bourne was one of the very first towns I visited when I came to the UK 12 years ago, so I know it well. Glad everything went smoothly with the Fiesta Titanium, you have a lovely car there! See you in 3 years, Karen! – Ling

New VCA data on the VW Tiguan Allspace Estate

Fuel is a fortune these days, so when the VW Tiguan Allspace Estate 2.0 TDI SEL 16v (150bhp) (7 seats) Estate 5dr 1968cc Diesel DSG Speed) Diesel Automatic has slightly changed figures, I always blog about it, because my customers say they care.

Sometimes you must resign yourself to fact that dealer will look after a retail customer first. Your delivery might be slightly delayed because they are fussing over a damn retail customer (paying �1000’s more than you), and you have to learn to relax. Most times these delays never happen, but sometimes they do, so I’m just preparing your brain and giving you tip.

Martin Callanan (Euro MP for the North East Region) said “Ling and her unique website LINGsCARS.com displays environmental information in a way that leads the UK motor industry. Following my discussions with her about greening the business, Ling has grasped the environmental nettle and is giving UK car buyers comprehensive environmental data on all new cars for sale in the UK to enable them to make an informed choice. LINGsCARS.com gives a fantastic amount of green information on her new cars, which the rest of the UK motor industry would do well to emulate. Using the internet is already the most energy efficient way of researching and buying a new car, so well done Ling for taking the personal responsibility to push this carbon data to the top of her agenda and to push environmental awareness a big step further”

Working it out from the tables, the CO2 is just 132g/km for the VW Tiguan Allspace Estate Diesel Automatic. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values.

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My VW Tiguan Allspace Estate 2.0 TDI SEL 16v (150bhp) (7 seats) Estate 5dr 1968cc Diesel DSG Speed) Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £344.78 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!).

VWThis price on my VW Tiguan Allspace 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! £344.78 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.

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The comparative or “fridge” label, is compulsory in car showrooms – except you’ve got to DRIVE there to see it! I won an industry award for displaying it electronically for all website visitors. I am the proud winner of the 2008 Best Environmentalist 2008 Automotive Management Award. Like me, Michael O’Leary, CEO of Ryanair talks straight about cars versus planes. “The usual horseshit”, he says. One day, every car will be as Green as my Jolly Green Nuclear Missile Truck “Calm down dear!” – it’s only done 1,000 miles since 1970.

VW Tiguan Allspace Estate

Cold starts – drive off as soon as possible after starting.

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

Ling, I found your site because you are a Googlewhack!!! If you enter the words “antidisestablishmentarianism multipla” you are the only site that is found!! I am, however, glad I found you because it is a mad site!!! I think you should get in touch with Dave Gorman to tell him you are a Googlewhack!
Chris Eyre, Dewsbury, WF13 4RA
leedsfan72_@hotmail.com

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The different fuels have different merits from an environmental perspective. Compared to petrol, diesel vehicles have significantly lower CO2 emissions per kilometre traveled because of the higher efficiency of diesel engines and hence have a lower impact on climate change. Diesel vehicles also emit lower levels of CO and HC than equivalent petrol vehicles. However diesel engines emit greater levels of NOx and Particles than new petrol vehicles. As mentioned earlier, emissions of such pollutants are an air quality issue, particularly in urban areas.

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Fuel economy and CO2 change on my Nissan Navara

Changing this information for the Nissan Navara 2.3 dCi 16v (190bhp) Double Cab Tekna TT 4WD Pickup 2298cc Diesel Manual, I noticed most other websites still use old values. You should trust that I work harder to give you the correct info!

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Local franchised dealer will sort out any warranty problems for free, but on most contracts (except VW group) any VAT registered garage can service car very cheap. Don’t use manufacturer agents, they are damn expensive. You never have an MOT (except on occasional 3-year contracts), car is always too young.

The VCA (the VCA is the Government designated UK approval authority) wrote to me, saying “I can appreciate the efforts you are making to improve environmental awareness amongst your customers and I’m sure that your approach will be of help to them when deciding on a new car. At this time there is no legal requirement for dealers to display this information on their websites.” Why not? I think there should be! The VCA continued, “Your comments and in depth suggestions on how we might improve the output of the data will be considered alongside any other proposals for change.”

I am pleased to say that the CO2 for the Nissan Navara Diesel Manual is now 119g/km. If you chose a different trim level, the CO2 would change, but not by much.

My Nissan Navara 2.3 dCi 16v (190bhp) Double Cab Tekna TT 4WD Pickup 2298cc Diesel Manual gearbox is only £307.30 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!).

NissanThis price on my Nissan Navara 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! £307.30 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.

Sir Nicholas Stern, Head of the Government Economics Service, produced the UK Government Environmental Report on the Economics of Climate Change. I was so pleased to win an Environmental Award in 2008, myself. I am determined that LINGsCARS.com will go further than anyone else in this industry to exceed the legal minimum information disclosure. It is probably the case that my customers have the smallest environmental footprints of any new car customers in the UK!

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Use higher gears, as soon as traffic conditions allow.

My website comment page is overflowing. This is one of my favourites.

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I’m not very familiar with the car hiring industry, but obviously you are running a fabulous business plus amazing website! As a Chinese, I do appreciate your ability and smartness. Wish you more success in the following days 🙂
Yu Wang, University of Essex, Colchester, CO4 3SQ
mcwang_@gmail.com

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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

Nissan Qashqai Lease delivered to Peter O’Sullivan in Bacup

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How much do I spend on stamps??? It must add up because I send every customer a nice thank-you letter. Peter O’Sullivan replied with a letter back to me about the Nissan Qashqai that was delivered, new. Here it is:

Peter says…
Car“The hassle free way to lease a car”

After seeing Ling on Dragons’ Den, I made a note to try her out on our next car lease, and I am so glad I did! She was abruptly honest with delivery dates (that means I did not make up sweet promises like other companies – Ling), at risk of losing the order. And she still delivered the Qashqai 4 weeks early at the lowest cost I could find, online or off! Fantastic! Good delivery, I received my car with 150 miles on it.

Peter O’Sullivan
Bacup
OL13 ***

Nissan QashqaiEditor Note: Peter, wow, a sting in the tail of the letter, hehehe. You understand I cannot do the cheapest prices and fastest delivery, and then demand bespoke truck delivery of the dealers – I ask the dealers to get the car to you as efficiently as possible. The 150 miles will be adjusted on the contract, and my customers should note this. Often cars are delivered on trucks, but I can’t really demand that, the prices would rise. It’s such a small thing, so no moaning allowed! 🙂 So pleased you loved everything else and pleased the Mackams built your car faster then expected! Go drive!! 🙂 Free hyperlink for brilliant marketing company, askAMS, what a privilege, heheheh… – Ling

Lower CO2 on my Hyundai i30

Don’t spend so much on fuel! If you get a new Hyundai i30 Petrol 2.0 T GDI N Performance (275bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1998cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Manual, then you will spend less because the CO2 value has changed. That means more MPG.

These days, in UK identity theft is common (not problem in China; we all look same, heheh), money laundering is common, and so is fraud. To proctect themselves, and you, against these problems the finance companies like lots of ID. There are many protecting regulations. Photographic and signature proving (new driving licence or passport), and address proving (recent 90 day or less old utility bill showing your name and address). A company may want to submit a VAT return (proof of trading) or latest signed accounts, and anyone can supply a current bank statement (you can blot out the figures if you are sensitive).

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My customers drive brand-new cars. These cars are far less polluting than cars built just a few years ago. As an extreme example, it would take 50 new cars to produce the same emissions per kilometre as a vehicle made in 1970. The new cars my customers are driving have been produced on the most modern production lines, using the latest technology with much lower environmental build costs than cars produced in the past. By their nature, these new cars will be emitting the lowest levels of pollutants than they will ever produce in their lifetimes, as they get older.

Having got all the info for the Hyundai i30 Petrol Manual, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 163g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different.

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My Hyundai i30 2.0 T GDI N Performance (275bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1998cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £325.63 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!).

HyundaiThis price on my Hyundai i30 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! £325.63 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.

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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.

Drive smoothly and efficiently – harsh acceleration and heavy braking have a very significant effect on fuel consumption, driving more smoothly saves fuel.

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

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

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The different fuels have different merits from an environmental perspective. Compared to petrol, diesel vehicles have significantly lower CO2 emissions per kilometre traveled because of the higher efficiency of diesel engines and hence have a lower impact on climate change. Diesel vehicles also emit lower levels of CO and HC than equivalent petrol vehicles. However diesel engines emit greater levels of NOx and Particles than new petrol vehicles. As mentioned earlier, emissions of such pollutants are an air quality issue, particularly in urban areas.

Nissan Qashqai Lease delivered to Peter Hawkins in Stockton on Tees

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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 Peter Hawkins

Peter says…
CarThe only problem with leasing a vehicle via Lingscars is that you have to write one of these testimonials. There only so many times you can praise her!! And the service received. 🙂 Nissan Qashqai delivered 1st thing – for a change. Good delivery.

Peter Hawkins
Stockton on Tees
TS18 ***

Nissan QashqaiEditor Note: Peter, you have had so many cars from me I have lost count! I always nag you to tell me how things went for you and this time I asked for more than 5 words 🙂 You obliged – just, hahahaha! What a fantastic customer! Delivery time depends on how far away the supplier is, and most places far away from Stockton which is somewhere close to the end of the earth… Hehehe. – Ling

Emission figures on the Ford Transit Custom 300 L1

Everyone moans that things go up and up and up. Well, the CO2 on the Ford Transit Custom 300 L1 2.0 EcoBlue 16v (170bhp) 300 L1 Low Roof Limited Van Auto (6 Speed) 1996cc Diesel Automatic has just come down! What a result! This post is to let you know.

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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.

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…

Working it out from the tables, the CO2 is just 173g/km for the Ford Transit Custom 300 L1 Diesel Automatic. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values.

My Ford Transit Custom 300 L1 2.0 EcoBlue 16v (170bhp) 300 L1 Low Roof Limited Van Auto (6 Speed) 1996cc Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £334.67 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!).

FordThis price on my Ford Transit Custom 300 L1 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! £334.67 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.

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The comparative or “fridge” label, is compulsory in car showrooms – except you’ve got to DRIVE there to see it! I won an industry award for displaying it electronically for all website visitors. I am the proud winner of the 2008 Best Environmentalist 2008 Automotive Management Award. Like me, Michael O’Leary, CEO of Ryanair talks straight about cars versus planes. “The usual horseshit”, he says. One day, every car will be as Green as my Jolly Green Nuclear Missile Truck “Calm down dear!” – it’s only done 1,000 miles since 1970.

Use higher gears, as soon as traffic conditions allow.

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

The website is great. I love the way everything is neatly organised and easy to understand.
Lynette Allen, Darlington, DL1 4NL
wolfatnight2003_@yahoo.co.uk

Biofuels also offer a way to reduce vehicles’ impacts on climate change. The fuels are not entirely CO2 neutral because of the energy used to grow and process crops, but they can offer substantial CO2 savings over fossil petrol and diesel. Today most biofuels are sold in a blends of up to 5% with fossil petrol and diesel . These are suitable for use in all vehicles. Fuel standards may be extended in the future to allow more than 5% if it is concluded that this is compatible with existing vehicles. Some manufacturers offer ‘flexi-fuel’ vehicles that can run on bioethanol blends up to E85 – a blend of 85% bioethanol and 15% petrol, as well as fossil petrol.

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Citroen C1 Lease delivered to David Derbyshire in Bristol

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How much do I spend on stamps??? It must add up because I send every customer a nice thank-you letter. David Derbyshire replied with a letter back to me about the Citroen C1 that was delivered, new. Here it is:

David says…
carThe whole process of leasing our wonderful new car was handed professionally and courteously by Ling and her team at all times. Communication was very easy using the website. The car was delivered on time, exactly as arranged. Thanks so much LINGsCARS – I cannot recommend you highly enough! Excellent delivery – dealer was very helpful resolving one minor issue.

David Derbyshire
Bristol
BS48 ***

Citroen C1Editor Note: Call me Dave (just like Cameron), you were a delightful customer, despite the fact you work for the evil empire of AOL. I am happy that you liked the service and the car. See you in a few years! – Ling