British drivers are spending more time on the road, driving up road transport emissions at a rate that is being only partially offset by the growing use of electric vehicles (EVs), new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveals today. Road transport makes up around a fifth of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions, with actual emissions from drivers rising by six per cent since 1990. Although improvements in fuel efficiency means the rise in emissions is significantly lower than the increase in road traffic, which has increased by 28 per cent over the same period, the continued upward trend means the country is well off track for its medium and long term climate targets.
Business Green 16th Sept 2019 read more »
Britain’s greenhouse gas emissions from road transport have continued to grow since 1990 despite more efficient cars because traffic has increased by almost a third, according to government figures.
Guardian 16th Sept 2019 read more »