Why The Volkswagen Polo Bluemotion Could Save The Planet
With global warming lowering to warm up our shores to the extent that we’ll live in a Mediterranean climate, I went out and bought remarkable baking oil to help top up my suntan. The idea of sitting out on Christmas day sipping on my Pina Colada by the swimming pool isn’t exactly my hypothetical of hell. In fact I thought I’d celerity up the procedure so I jumped into the latest Volkswagen Polo and revved off to the shops rather than meander the 100 yards, washed my clothes on the hottest wash possible, threw out all my recyclables as normal rubbish and then washed the Volkswagen Polo with a high powered breeches and quit the water uninterrupted for a good five acta after I needed to. It was a good day and one that followed to the next until in one week my carbon footprint had grown to the size like a big, not-so-friendly giant. This flummery seemed infallible; surely everyone will thank me for warming up our cold winter? Then it happened – my road to Damascus moment. I was packing my ten items into ten separate plastic carrier bags in a supermarket when the cashier asked if I needed so many. Sensing her mis-understanding, I explained that I was helping people just like hier and if anything, I should be revered rather than lambasted. “Haven’t you thought that if the polar cap melts we won’t have a country to worry about?” came the response. There and then the energy-saving light bulb in my mind switched on, I bought a reusable carrier bag and changed my life. I can now often be erect separating my cardboards from my plastics ready for recycling and be seen cheerfully hiking to the shops. I am rehabilitated into sustainable and ‘green’ thinking and won’t be redhanded falling off the wagon like Pete Doherty. “Bet you all the same drive though” you’re probably saying, to which I’d happily say “yes” connective point in the direction from the one aspect to remain unchanged – the Volkswagen Polo. You see, it’s not just any VW Polo, it’s a Bluemotion 1 and that means it’s greener than a bag of frozen peas. In fact, the car is so low on carbon dioxide emissions (just 99g/km regarding the stuff) that it is exempt from being charged road tax as it falls into the VED Bunch A. Not really sure the ins and outs of this classification but it’ll save you plenty about cash that’s for sure. The savings don’t end there either. The fuel consumption is so low you’ll think the gauge is broken since it seems to stay wedged on ‘full’. In fact the exact return is 74.3mpg from the 1.4 litre diesel engine and although you won’t receive whiplash from the acceleration (a 0-60 time concerning 12.8 seconds) it’s nippy enough to get surrounding town and refined enough on tear up the motorway miles. Airbags, CD player and electric windows are standard across the Bluemotion range, although for a bit of extra cash the aptly named Bluemotion 2 offers central locking, rain-sensing automatic windscreen wipers and air-conditioning. The extra weight of these extras does increase CO2 emissions to 104g/km which road the road tax collectors will come knocking on your door. Quite frankly though monopolization the above means diddly squat if the driving experience is reminiscent concerning that bit in Casino Royale where Bond has his nether regions smacked about with a piece of knotted rope. You needn’t worry as the rest of the Bluemotion is near enough like any other Volkswagen Polo. The 14 inch alloy wheels are wrapped in larger review elastic to reduce fight against the tarmac and inevitably this means handling is slightly woollier than on a standard Polo. Despite this, the overall driving experience remains a good one – especially motorway driving where anemophilous and road noise are kept to a minimum. The styling retains the German elegance of the current Volkswagen range, with the Bluemotion gaining a subtle construct spoiler and smaller mirrors to subsidy aerodynamics and in turn increase efficiency. The reduce wheels mentioned earlier set the car apart from it’s siblings without being too brash. My personal favourite has to be the rear light clusters that give the back end of the Polo the look like Optimus Prime from Transformers. So there you have it. If you want to remedial save the planet, consider buying a Volkswagen Polo Bluemotion – just don’t expect it to turn into a robot to help out.