HPI updates CO2 certificate
Motorists are continuing to make greener and more cost-effective choices when purchasing a used vehicle. To help buyers make an informed decision about their next car, HPI updated the CO2 bandings on its CO2 Certificate for used vehicles on 1st May in order to bring the certificate in line with the government colour-coded environmental labels for new vehicles. This change introduced the additional bands H to M, increasing the bandings from 7 to 13. This means consumers who purchase the HPI Check continue to have access to the most up-to-date emissions information instantly – giving buyers the full picture on their purchase.
Free with every HPI Check, the CO2 Certificate highlights the level of CO2 emissions a vehicle creates, using the industry standard CO2 emissions rating chart – reflecting those already being displayed on new vehicles.
Nicola Johnson, HPI’s Consumer Services Manager, comments, “Although the environmental impact of vehicles has been at the forefront of everyone’s mind for some time, increasingly motorists are becoming aware that a better environmental performance also means lower running costs and, with the changes to VED, lower road tax. Therefore it is more important than ever for used car buyers to know what the potential environmental and financial implications of their purchase are. HPI’s updated CO2 Certificate makes it easy for consumers to take emissions into account when considering a vehicle.”
The new certificates now have 13 bandings, with category A identifying the lowest CO2 emitting vehicles, through to M being the highest. This gives consumers the environmental data they need when determining a suitable vehicle for their needs. The sheets also offer practical advice to motorists on factors such as the impact driving behaviour has on fuel economy. Car buyers simply conduct a HPI Check online or by phone and will automatically receive the updated environmental information sheet*.
Johnson concludes, “As the recession continues to hit UK households, consumers are looking for new ways to reduce their outgoings. Choosing a used car with lower emissions can not only help save the planet, but can save motorists money too. HPI’s CO2 Certificate offers a quick and easy reference guide to help buyers make the best decisions.”