ARE MOVIE CARS TURNING GREEN?

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Green CarDo you enjoy driving your car, and I do mean, REALLY ENJOY driving it? If so, then you're an idiot, a bleeding buffoon, because the act of driving in this day and age is like being molested by a piece of jelly: slow, uncomfortable, and in dire need of some improvement. Now the main reason why I say this is largely due to the silver screen. Yep! I'm actually blaming cinema for my lack of automotive fun. After all, whenever I watch a film full of thrills, spills, and chills, I always see some square-jawed pillock driving some flash motor without anything or anyone getting in his way. I mean, seriously? Why is this constantly the case? For once I would just like to see a slightly overweight accountant with baby sick on his shirt, driving an old banger that doesn't look good and doesn't go anywhere.





Ha! Only joking. Of course I love driving my car and watching action movies (just not at the same time). In fact, I enjoy driving so much, that I would now like to share with you some information given to me by Auto Trader. You see, quite recently they've compiled a list ranking the cars featured in some of the biggest cinematic releases of the past three years, including the name of the film, the year it was released, as well as a recommended eco-friendly model the characters could have been driving instead.

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Well, cars have traditionally played key roles in a lot of the silver screen’s most suspenseful moments, from the Mini Cooper chase scene in The Italian Job, all the way to the action-packed races featured in Mad Max: Fury Road. So, with many countries set to ban production of petrol and diesel cars in the coming years, it’s inevitable that we’ll see an increasing number of electric vehicles represented on the big screen. Here, check this out...


Name Of The Film And The Year It Was Made
Car Make Model With CO2 Emissions (per km)

Comparable EV/Hybrid With CO2 Emissions (per km)

Percentage Difference
Tomb Raider (2018)
Volvo XC40 (146g)

BMW i3 (0g)

-146%
Logan (2017)
Jeep Cherokee (223g)

Mitsubishi Outlander Phev 2.0 (40g)

-82%
Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)
BMW M5 Saloon (231g)

BMW 7 Series 740e (47g)

-79%
Fast & the Furious: The Fate of the Furious (2017)
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT (216g)

Mercedes E Class E350e SE Saloon (49g)

-77%
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Audi A3 Cabriolet 2.0 TFSI (139g)

A3 Sport e-tron (37g)

-73%
Baby Driver (2017)
Subaru WRX STI (242g)

Hyundai Ioniq (79g)

-67%
Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)
Lamborghini Centenario (370g)

Honda NSX 3.5 (228g)

-47%
Black Panther (2018)
Lexus LC500 (267g)
Lexus LC500 3.5H (145g)
-45%


In an interview she gave to the press, Erin Baker, who's the Editorial Director of Auto Trader, said: “Electric cars are the future. With an increase in the range of makes and models available, as well as pioneering brands such as Dyson getting in on the action, we’re excited to see what will be popping up on our screens.” So there you have it, folks. Electric cars are here to stay, and I'm sure more will be making it to the big screen sometime soon! What do you think about this though? Is it a good move or is it a bad move? Either way, let me know your thoughts in the comment section below.



Now for any more information please check out Auto Trader’s new electric and hybrid hub as it features reviews, news, and advice from experts in the field of all things voom-voom!

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