Skip to comments.Rise of SUVs 'makes mockery' of electric car push (barf aleft)
Posted on 12/09/2019 6:18:34 AM PST by Subcutaneous Fishstick Blues
The "immense" rise in sales of high-emission sports utility vehicles means they now outsell electric cars in the UK by 37 to one, research has found. As a result, overall exhaust emissions from new cars have been increasing, not declining, for the past three years, says the UK Energy Research Centre. SUV sales are jeopardising the UK transport sector's ability to meet EU emissions targets, it said. Prof Jillian Anable of the UKERC said this made "a mockery" of UK policy. "Effectively, we have been sleepwalking into the issue," she said. "The decarbonisation of the passenger car market can no longer rely on a distant target to stop the sales of conventional engines. We must start to phase out the most polluting vehicles immediately. "It is time to enact a strong set of regulations to transform the entire car market towards ultra-low carbon, rather than focusing solely on the uptake of electric vehicles." UKERC was founded in 2004 and is funded by UK Research and Innovation, the UK government's research and innovation funding agency. It carries out research into sustainable future energy systems. The five major challenges facing electric vehicles Tesla gets go-ahead to build electric cars in China Dyson scraps its electric car project Are electric cars as green as you think? Over the past four years, there have been 1.8 million SUV sales, compared to a total of 47,000 for battery electric vehicles. In 2018, SUVs accounted for 21.2% of new car sales, up from 13.5% three years earlier. However, BEV sales are coming from a low base, as the technology is still relatively new. "SUVs are larger and heavier than a standard car, emitting about a quarter more CO2 than a medium-size car and nearly four times more than a medium-sized battery electric vehicle," said the UKERC.
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Mock UK policy. Chinese emissions dwarf all others.
How dare you pick the vehicle that fits your needs.
We journalists (who have never met a science course we could pass) are far more qualified to tell you your needs.
Folks, sooner or later we will have to make these idiots eat their words (and perhaps a good quantity of something else).
They will keep doing this until they feel pain.
Notice the attitude of the ruling class.
People around the world are getting sick of that.
Myself, I’d like to buy a mid-sized sedan with a manual transmission and engine with a six or more cylinders. This pretty much limits me to the used market or a leftover 2018 BMW 340ix stickering for $57K
17mpg in the new F150...and proud of it.
"Gas-guzzling V-8, baby!"
Translation: It is time for higher carbon taxes.
Waiting for the Electric F-150 and if the rumors are correct, towing will be great and mileage.
just don’t drive this “pickup truck” nearby any golf driving range ...
I expect they’ll have upgraded the windows to bulletproof by end of month.
...says the UK Energy Research Centre. SUV sales are jeopardising the UK transport sector's ability to meet EU emissions targets...
That won't be a problem for long. As the perfectly good recent used cars have to be phased out (sold for scrap) in the EU in a very few years, Britain won't have much to worry about, neither for that matter will the rest of the world, particularly the Third World.
Electric vehicles have fewer parts; batteries are becoming cheaper; EV range is improving; charging stations are popping up everywhere, built by the EV manufacturers for the most part; meanwhile IC engines are not coming down in cost, neither are the vehicles they power.
Chinese-built SUVs used to be built in the UK, I suspect they still sell there.
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