A SUPER car of the future that sips rather than guzzles — delivering out-of-this-world miles per gallon — is probably being tested at this very moment in the Nevada Desert or some such secret place away from prying eyes.
In the meantime, many conscience-ridden motorists around the real world are playing catch-up, swapping their dirty old diesels and petrol-gulping everyday motors for something approaching a zero-emissions vehicle.
Imagine our roads entirely populated by zero-emissions vehicles. “Ain’t gonna happen,” I hear you say. Well, maybe not for a couple of lifetimes. Yet the quest by carmakers to produce even greener cars within our own lifetime continues at good speed. Take this week’s drive, the Audi A5 Coupé 2.0 TDI Ultra SE.
The clue, of course, is in the name: Ultra. Audi is arguably among carmakers at the forefront of finding ways of producing cars that are, let’s say, more socially acceptable for future generations. We know there will be a heck of a lot more vehicles on the roads as the years pass and Audi it seems to me is tackling the whole ethos of car ownership head on.
Of course, they want to sell them to you and the more the merrier. But I like the way they are trying to create a more acceptable motoring world.