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Green car insurance is a type of car insurance policy that is designed to be better for the planet – or to at least reduce the impact of motoring on the planet.  There are all sorts of ways different green car insurance providers achieve this, from helping people make more eco-conscious driving choices to carbon-offsetting car journeys.

These eco-conscious policies can help reduce carbon emissions associated with your driving and make sure you’re making informed decisions when it comes to fuel efficiency. Plus, some providers even offer incentives for drivers who make more sustainable choices on the road.

And this type of insurance isn’t designed to cover just petrol and diesel cars. All you EV and hybrid drivers can also benefit from eco-conscious car insurance policies.

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What makes car insurance “green car insurance”?

Green car insurance is the eco-conscious way to say goodbye to your traditional car insurance and maybe even give up car ownership altogether. It’s designed to allow you to reduce your carbon footprint while still getting around.

A green car insurance policy makes it easy to car share, and pay only for the cover you need. It may also come with additional features like carbon offsetting as well as personalised tips to become a more eco-conscious driver.

Encouraging car sharing

Temporary car insurance policies make car sharing simpler than annual policies. For example, if you only need to borrow your parents’ car occasionally, you can get insured to drive it as and when you need it.

You don’t need to be added on to their policy, and you don’t need to worry about affecting their No Claims Discount if you need to claim. That’s because a temporary car insurance policy still gives you your own policy but only when you need it. Car sharing = easier than ever!

Giving you an incentive to drive less

A temporary car insurance policy can be arranged as and when you need it and can last anywhere between an hour to a few weeks. That means you never have to pay for more cover than you need.

It’s also a great incentive to drive less. Because the less you drive, the less cover you need to pay for on the whole.

If you’re asking yourself “How much does green car insurance cost?“, the answer here at Zixty is “Not a penny more.”

Carbon offsetting your journeys

Carbon offsetting is a great feature of green car insurance policies. For instance, when you take out temporary car insurance with Zixty, you can carbon offset all your journeys up to 100 miles a day every day while you’re a customer. It’s easy. There are different ways that your driving can be offset, and so we’ve dedicated a separate article that looks at how green car insurance companies offset your CO2.

All you have to do is enable our free Zixty Miles add-on and go about your day as usual. We’ll monitor your mileage and carbon offset your journeys accordingly. No car journey needs to be in vain with Zixty.

We also plant a tree on your behalf every time you take out a new policy.

Helping you become a more eco-conscious driver

With app-based car insurance policies, and add-ons like Zixty Miles, your insurer can help you become a more eco-conscious driver.

For instance, when you have Zixty Miles enabled, you get an EcoScore between 1-10 that helps you understand how eco-conscious your driving is. If you score on the lower end, you also get tips to improve your driving.

This isn’t the only reason why we believe green car insurance is a great thing. We’ve compiled a whole article about the advantages of green car insurance right here.

Ready to make the switch to green? Good. We can help you choose the right green car insurance policy.

We’ve also got plenty of tips and tricks to become a more eco-conscious driver on our blog.

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Can car insurance ever be truly “green”?

Let’s face it, driving isn’t the most eco-friendly activity out there, and we’re not here to persuade anyone that it is. It’s an unavoidable fact that every car, whatever its fuel source, has an environmental impact from cradle to grave. But we’re not at a stage yet where we can all give up our cars and rely on fully electric public transport. So, until that day comes, driving is often your only option to get from point A to point B.

And that’s where car insurance can be green – or at least greener. It allows you to do your bit for the environment by choosing a temporary car insurance policy that aims to mitigate some of the environmental impacts of driving a car.

So if you’re trying to reduce your carbon footprint and become a more eco-conscious driver, don’t forget to check out some of the green car insurance options available.

The green choice: Zixty’s temporary car insurance

We know that owning and driving a car is, at its heart, not a good thing for the environment. But there are times when a car is the only practical way to get places, or get things done.

That’s why Zixty’s temporary car insurance exists. It allows you to do your bit for the planet while you’re behind the wheel.

If you need any more convincing that car insurance can be “green” then we take a longer look in this article about the advantages of green car insurance.

So if you’re looking for an eco-conscious car insurance policy, download the app here to get started.