SUVs emit more climate damaging gas than older cars do, study finds

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Date of Publication: October 16

Year of Publication: 2023

Publication City: London, uk

Publisher: The Guardian

Author(s): Peter Walker

Exclusive: UK climate campaign group Possible calls for ‘polluter pays’ tax based on vehicle size

The increasing popularity of ultra-heavy SUVs in England means a conventional-engined car bought in 2013 will, on average, have lower carbon emissions than one bought new today, new research has found.

The study by the climate campaign group Possible said there was a strong correlation between income and owning a large SUV, which meant there was a sound argument for “polluter pays” taxes for vehicle emissions based on size.

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