SUV obsession increasing CO2 production
We’re driving dirtier cars – and contributing to climate change.
A survey by the Tages Anzeiger newspaper shows motorists produced more CO2 last year than the previous year – after several years of decline.
The main reasons is we’re buying less efficient 4-wheel drive cars – and moving away from diesel.
After the ‘dieselgate’ scandal, many new buyers are opting for petrol engines – which do produce more CO2.
But it’s our love of SUVs which is the main driver of pollution. Half of new cars sold in the country are 4-wheel drive – which consume 10% more fuel.