Vehicle fumes

Cleaner fuels and vehicles

Petrol and diesel engines

Petrol and Diesel engines both emit carbon dioxide (CO2) (a green house gas) and local air pollutants which can cause concern due to their effect on our health.

Types of cleaner fuels and vehicles

Types of cleaner fuels and vehicles available in the UK that offer significant environmental benefits and have lower running costs include:

  • Electric vehicles
  • Electric hybrid vehicles
  • LPG (Liquified Petroleum Gas)
  • CNG (Compressed Natural Gas)
  • Biomethane
  • Fuel cell vehicles

If you have an alternatively fuelled vehicle, you may qualify for a reduced price parking permit. "Greener" permits are available to DVLA Band A (petrol or diesel), electric or bio-methane fuelled vehicles.

Visit our parking permits section for further details. 

Availability of LPG

View outlets who supply LPG.

More about cleaner fuels and vehicles

VCA (Executive Agency of the Department for Transport) has information on alternative fuels.

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