Do you drive an SUV?
If so, it’s the second largest contributor to the increase in global CO2 emissions from 2010 to 2018, according to an article in the Guardian.
The growing demand for SUVs, which doubled their global market share from 17% to 39% means their annual emissions rose more than the yearly total emissions of the UK and the Netherlands combined.
The only energy sector to produce more emissions was power. This means SUVs were ahead of heavy industry (including iron, steel, cement and aluminium), aviation and shipping.
The recent dramatic shift towards heavier SUVs has offset both efficiency improvements in smaller cars and carbon savings from electric vehicles.
If SUV drivers were a nation, they would rank seventh in the world for carbon emissions.
Is there a place in the world for these vehicles?
Would you give up your SUV to help lower emissions or do you see it as a status symbol?
In these days of trying to drive down emissions given out by vehicles, particularly diesels, can the world be justified in continuing to produce these type of vehicles.
As with small cars SUV’s are now being brought to the market which are electric so there is light at the end of the tunnel that these emissions can be greatly reduced.
So, will your conscience get the better of you and you switch to an electric variant or will you ditch them all together?
Whilst there is a freedom of choice to have one of these which is the better choice – CO2 emissions or cleaner air? Green energy