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Cover Story Detail: Issue Issue 30 13 Jul 2012

Cars take new place in the sustainable travel picture

Cars are no longer the enemy of sustainable travel, as new models of shared ownership and integration move up the agenda

Daniel Wright

There was considerable media coverage earlier this year when the UK’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders published its 2012 New Car CO2 Emissions Report, and announced that the automotive industry was playing its part in combating climate change. According to SMMT’s figures, a new car bought in the UK is now 18.0% more efficient than the average car in use in the UK. A new car in 2011 emitted 27.2% less CO2 than one did 15 years ago while CO2 emissions from all cars in use...

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