New car buyers have never had so much choice when it comes to deciding what will power their next car, but making the wrong choice can end up costing you thousands and harming the planet more than necessary.

Petrol, diesel, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure electric powertrains suit different lifestyles in different ways, so which one is right for you?

Answer our 30-second survey below to get our recommendations, which are colour coded according to their likely suitability: green being the most likely answers to your needs, amber possible ones and red being unsuitable.