Are you the greenest driver around?

Vauxhall is currently putting people to the test in order to find the most eco-friendly motorist around.

The manufacturer has run the first phase – which challenged people on their general knowledge of green driving – of its ecoFLEX experience and received an "excellent response".

The eventual winner will hold the title of Europe’s Greenest driver and also get their hands on a Vauxhall Extended-Range Electric Vehicle Ampera.

But those who have not entered the competition may want to find out more about one of the producer’s environmentally-friendly models, such as the Vauxhall Ampera.

It can reach speeds of up to 137 mph, yet it can also manage 40 miles CO2 emission-free on the battery range and more than 310 miles on the extended range thanks to a petrol-fuelled generator producing electricity to power the wheels for the remainder of the journey.

But consumers will have to wait for its emergence in the UK, although the manufacturer has stated it will appear in "less than two years time".

Moreover, competitors in the manufacturer’s challenge will have the chance to test their eco-friendly skills on a virtual driving course until June 11th and then if they are successful in England will be able to pit their wits and represent the UK against individuals from other countries.

However, there are other green motors available from the company, such as its array of ecoFLEX models.

Vauxhall has managed just less than 7,000 sales this year for its eco-friendly vehicles, which includes the Corsa ecoFLEX 1.3 CDTi. The three-door Exclusiv model releases 114 g/km of CO2 and it has a best mpg of 65.7 on the combined cycle.

People who are interested in the motor might also like to note that there is a door-to-door illumination feature, as well as speed-sensitive power steering and an anti-lock braking system.

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